Sonic Grade: MoFi LP: D / Sonic Grade: MoFi UHQR: F
This is, I hope it goes without saying, one of the greatest folk rock records of all time, music that belongs in any collection.
I’ve been playing this album for more than 30 years [now more than 50] and I can honestly say I’ve never once been tired of hearing it.
I do get tired of hearing bad copies. I become absolutely incensed when I have to play the Mobile Fidelity version of this album, because what they did to this record is a travesty. If you want to know what the guitars on this album are NOT supposed to sound like, play the MOFI.
And if you want to hear an even worse version, play the UHQR.
Head to Head It’s No Contest
Visit our Hall of Shame (300+ strong) to see what, in our opinion, are some of the worst sounding records ever made.
Note that most of the entries are audiophile remasterings of one kind or another.
The reason for this is simple: we’ve gone through the all-too-often unpleasant experience of comparing them head to head with our best Hot Stamper pressings.
When you can hear them that way, up against an exceptionally good record, their flaws become that much more obvious and, frankly, that much more intolerable.