MASTERED FROM VINYL! NOT THE REAL THING!
Ovi | New York | 08/23/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"In regards to F. X. Johnson's review...The reason that that the sound quality is muffled and not crystal clear is because this and all other Cd's from this label PTG Records were mastered from VINYL! Hard to believe but true. These ARE NOT the real McCoys. If you go to the PTG website they have a small blurb where they brag about how they got such "great sound" with "state of the art" equipment from vinyl. I personally bought the STARPOINT reissues from this company and was very disappointed when I noticed that on the title track from the "ALL NIGHT LONG" CD the song cuts off several seconds too early and it's very apparent when Renee Diggs kept ad libbing until the fadeout. Now there's just a nasty chop and the song ends abruptly. ALL of the songs are like this. The reason for that I suspect is probably because they wanted to disguise the fact that it was mastered from vinyl as if they had let it fade out like it's supposed too you would hear all the rumble, ticks and pops and surface noise of the vinyl. Another dead giveaway was that their are no new mastering credits anywhere to be found in the CD booklets! So until UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP who holds the rights and the proper original master tapes decides to finally release the real CD I would urge anyone that cares about real quality to pass on this inferior product."
A fantastic 80's album!
Eric Robinson | DETROIT, MI | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Atlantic Starr really layed it down on this recording. This title along with their other recording "Brilliance" was by far their best work. I remember my days at the roller skating rink back in da day when songs like "Send For Me, When Love Calls and Let's Get Closer" was slammin'. I'm just glad that this title is finally available on cd."