Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Love Rocks, Vol. 2: Tonight's The Night
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Got Some Big Hits...But Remastering is shaky!
charlie bear | Big Sky Country | 01/03/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Love Rocks Series is a budget line that collects a pretty good grouping of hits. Released by Simitar ( some former K-Tel people I understand and that's rather scary ) as a sidebar project for "Capitol Special Markets" one would assume that Capitol would provide them with the first generation masters. Or at least the second. Of course you've got to have engineers who have a clue too.
Strangely, the songs that Capitol-EMI owns the rights to sound the worst on this project!! Especially the Raspberries "Let's Pretend" which is very low level and sounds like a poor cassette dub. Also on People's "I Love You"...which is a Capitol owned song, the stereo is off-center. The vocals and most of the instruments hang about 30 degrees to the left.
I can't speak for all of the other volumes but on Vol 2, the db levels are all over the road. Some songs sound very good... like "Baby Come Back" by The Equals and "My Maria" by BW Stevenson. Others are so-so and amazingly, "Venus" and "My Pledge of Love" are not even in stereo.
I was primarily after 2 or 3 of these songs and I got lucky in that they happen to be the ones that sound good. I feel sorry for anyone who buys this expecting Rhino or Varese type sonics."