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    Received the 'Un-mastered' Cafe Blue on SACD today and all I can say is WOW! This is the version they should have put out first! Richer mids, more palpable voices and instruments that aren't drowned out in (artificial?) reverb like the other masters. I compared to the MoFi SACD that I have and the Un-mastered version beats it handily! Highly recommended!
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    Still deciding if this is pretentious fluff music.
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    • #3
      TBH, that's how I feel about her music now. But when the first few albums came out, including this one, man I was floored! I think Companion is my favorite. But her dark rhetoric can get tiring listen after listen...

      But if you like the above album, and there are a few tracks I really like, this is the version to get (on digital).
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      • #4
        Originally posted by allenh View Post
        TBH, that's how I feel about her music now. But when the first few albums came out, including this one, man I was floored! I think Companion is my favorite. But her dark rhetoric can get tiring listen after listen...

        But if you like the above album, and there are a few tracks I really like, this is the version to get (on digital).
        I like Companion and Split too.

        Did you hear the reissued Cafe Blue LP? There's less reverb on that reissue too. But I totally agree that reverb is annoying. Because of that, I like the listening to her group sometimes more than her singing.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by mep View Post
          Still deciding if this is pretentious fluff music.
          She was wonderful performing last year at Axpona!!! I forget the song, but she did a wonderful cover!
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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          • allenh
            allenh commented
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            I seem to prefer her covers more than her own original work.
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