This WHITE HOT Stamper side two of arguably his best album lets the music come to LIFE in a way that no other pressing in our shootout managed to do. We don’t know how you feel about ECM recordings in general but we tend to think they are pretty lifeless and boring. Not so here!
This is the sound of the Master Tape — worlds better than what most record lovers have ever had the privilege of hearing. If you want to know how good this album can sound, it’s first come, first served. There’s only one, folks, and this is it.
This copy has more CLARITY, ENERGY and DYNAMICS than any pressing of the album you have ever heard, guaranteed. Where is the muck? The blurry bottom end? The smear? All gone.
And the bass is monstrous. Finally the kick drum is really kicking, breaking through the mix.
Lively and fun, who knew any Pat Metheny album could sound like this? (more…)