Balance is key to getting all the tracks to sound their best. Many copies we played were too dull or too bright.
One more note: having your VTA set just right is critical to getting the best out of this album. The loudest vocal parts can easily strain otherwise. Once you get your settings dialed in correctly, a copy like this will give you the kind of rich, sweet sound that brings out the best in this music.
Listen to Embrace Me, You Child on side two — on the best copies you can really hear the rosiny texture of the strings as they are bowed.
The cymbals can sound amazing — listen to how extended the crashes are on You’re So Vain.