This import pressing has some astonishing qualities, qualities we are not used to hearing on vintage Golden Age recordings such as this (or or any other recordings, truth be told). This 1964 release — our pressing is the whiteback reissue, which we tend to prefer — has 3-D-like clarity and spaciousness that we could hardly believe. The stage is DEEP and you can hear all the way to the back of it. The width of the stage is dramatically wider than practically any record I can remember playing in the last year or two. I felt as though my listening room got bigger when playing this record.
And the dynamics are explosive. This pressing can really get LOUD when it wants to.
In some respects it’s hard to beat. But not, alas, hard to fault.
It lacks weight down low, whomp as we like to call it.
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