A chance to hear the Byrds in SACD - but MONO??
William Fletcher | Little River, CA USA | 08/05/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really am enjoying hearing these high quality releases of music in DVD-A and SACD. But this is an odd offering in MONO. I knew this producer well and know that his stereo mix is by far the intended mix. By this time mono was a quick combining for AM radio. Columbia must have damaged the stereo masters to bring this album to us in mono instead of stereo. It is definetly not as enjoyable a listen in this format."
Judging a rescord by its cover
Gregory Starr | 03/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Notorious Byrd Brothers is a great record, though as Mr Goodwin notes, the recording is kind of muddy. I bought this SACD recording on Mr Goodwin's recommendation. He will not want to meet me for a few weeks. The Mobile Fidelity SACD issue is frankly no better in any way than the Columbia Legacy stereo mix. And if you can hear any difference between the mono and Stereo mixes, then you are concentrating 100% on every note being played, and probably being victimized by your imagination. The cover says the record is SACD. So you should expect a better quality of sound on SACD equipment. NOPE. That is not what you get. On my SACD Pioneer player, the "SACD" sound is no better than the Columbia Legacy issue. A mono mix that is really the same as the stereo. And a sound that SACD did not improve. And an attractive cover. That is what you get when you buy this.