- This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
- Tonally correct from start to finish, with a solid bottom and fairly natural vocals (for this particular recording of course), HERE is the sound they were going for in the studio
- Drop the needle on So Far Away – it’s airy, open, and spacious, yet still rich and full-bodied
- 4 stars: “One of their most focused and accomplished albums … Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them.”
*NOTE: On side one, two marks make 5 moderate to light pops at the end of Track 2, Money for Nothing, and 10 moderate to light pops followed by 5 light ticks at the beginning of Track 5, Why Worry. On side two, a tiny mark makes 5 moderate pops followed by 7 light ticks near the beginning of Track 4, Brothers in Arms.
Fully extended from top to bottom with a wide-open soundstage, this is the sound you need for this music. There’s plenty of richness and fullness here as well — traits that are really crucial to getting the most out of a mid-’80s recording like this!
Drop the needle on So Far Away — it’s airy, open, and spacious, yet incredibly rich and full-bodied. The bottom end really delivers the goods — it’s punchy and meaty with healthy amounts of tight, deep bass. (more…)