Here's an old expression: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Thanks to Mobile Fidelity, many classic rock albums are being given just that chance, and in superb sound to boot. Like the Edgar Winter Groups 1972 album They Only Come Out At Night. It stands as the band's best, spawning the instrumental mega-hit "Frankenstein."
Keyboard master Edgar Winter, quoted in the highly informative and entertaining liner notes, was searching for "the quintessential all-American rock band." Together with bassist Dan Hartman, guitarist Ronnie Montrose, and drummer Chuck Ruff, he founded a band that clicked. With the assistance of producer/slide guitarist Rick Derringer, the album was born.
Thanks to Mobile Fidelitys well-established Gain 2 (Greater Ambient Information Network) mastering process, and its transfer to stereo SACD, this album will explode from your speakers in what may very well be its best sound ever -- short of getting your hands on the master tapes (yeah, right). And just wait until you hear the mix of "Frankenstein," which might conjure up visions of surround sound. Whats that? This isnt a multichannel SACD? OK, it isnt. But after listening, tell me you are still missing those extra channels. I am betting you wont.
Top grades all around on this one. Dont miss your second chance for that all-important first impression -- no matter if it is your initial listen, or your millionth.
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