Different than my vinyl...again!
Speedy | Fl, MO USA | 06/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the biggest surprise i got when buying the cds of lps i already have. Of course everybody knows about some mixing differences in almost all of the catalogue, or the adding of modern bass and drums to the old tracks in Ruben & The Jets, or the added vocals on Sleep Dirt...all of which irritated many people. This was the last cd i bought as my spanish printed lp sounded good. For sure i was not expecting the changes in chorus and lead vocals of 'cocaine decisions', the extra organ which changed everything harmonically in 'The Dangerous Kitchen', the totally different mix in 'the radio is broken' or the extra song (Luiggi and the wise guys) which is not in my vinyl version.
Is it better? no, it is just another version of the same album. That Zappa...surprising till the very end!"
Get The Vinyl--the CD version blows.
Drum Blast | USA | 10/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The production on this CD blows. The scat/guitar sections, you cannot hear the guitar, whereas on the album, it's in your face. The drums on Cocains Decisons blow out your woofer, and the album is fat.
It is a known fact that this remaster for CD was done by a reverb hungry Zappa, who was ill. He did not know what he was doing on the remaster.
Do yourself a favor. Find a good copy of the album and convert it to CD. You will know what I mean."