Apparently mastered with no regard to sound quality, this Decca SPA reissue is muddy, dull and smeary.
How do we know that? We go out of our way to play every pressing we can get our hands on, even cheap reissues such as this. That’s our job. We play everything so you don’t have to.
Some of them are good, some of them are mediocre, and some, like this one, are ridiculously bad.
We know this music well, having done shootouts for these works. They are Demonstration Quality recordings if you have the right import pressings on Decca or London, and the performances are second to none.
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