An unusual SACD disc - worth the xtra cost !!
Michael D. Williamson | Va | 05/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for this SACD version of the album - but I will start off with a comment about the album. I am not a big fan of the Kinks, but I've always enjoyed their singles - I've only owned "Come Danceing", "Give ... People what they want" and a '45 single of Lola.
But I really, really like this album - IT ROCKS !!! This is a remastered version of the album and I usually steer away from these - but this is very tastefully done - sounds fantastic - mastered a bit louder than most of my other SACD's - except for the bonus tracks, they do not play as loud - ODD. The biggest surprise for me was the discovery that the CD layer is an HDCD. This album sounds fantastic in SACD mode and great in HDCD mode.Open airy and dynamic in all modes. If you're a fan of this album - buy the SACD version even if you don't own a SACD player - the DSD mastered CDlayer (even without a HDCD decoder) sounds better than the regular CD (A-B'd it against my CD of Come Danceing ..)"
Robert F. Spera | 08/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best Kink's CD's. Great topical songs. Listen to the lyrics in "A Gallon of Gas" Ray Davies was a genius."