The way remasters should be done
Guillermo L. Miyares | MARACAIBO, EDO. ZULIA Venezuela | 03/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a exceptionally good release. First the stereo CD is remixed so you get a noise-free, technologically advanced, beautiful rendition of the music you grew up with. You find new details,new soundscapes. The new pieces, are excellent too.To top it all, you get a 5.1 DVD-A again remixed in 5.1 thinking about owners of home theaters. This gives the music more room to breathe on its own and results in a different, better musical experience. I think King Crimson's music lends itself very well to the 5.1 treatment.
To the folks at Apple Records: See (and hear)how you missed the opportunity of your life. You should let Fripp and Steven Wilson do the Beatles catalog the right way......."
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 03/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a King Crimson fan, then you know that Red is one of their "must have" albums. But there are many versions of Red available so which one do you choose? The smart choice is this Steven Wilson remaster made especially for the fortieth anniversary of King Crimson's debut. With this reissue you get two discs, the first of which features the original album followed by three bonus tracks that are variations of a couple cuts on the original. The second disc features mostly the same music that can be listened to both in lossless stereo and in digital surround sound. It also contains four excellent mono cuts from a 1974 French broadcast.
Those who buy this version also get a booklet containing pictures, essays, and all pertinent information related to the remaster.
What do I like best? It's really hard to say since I like the entire package from the first note to the last video. It's so intense! If you are a fan who is befuddled by the large number of reissues of Red to appear and have been holding back, this is the one to buy. If you already own another release of this landmark CD, then do your ears a favor and buy this as well. This is the definitive remaster of Red and one that I will be listening to frequently for years to come."