On 03/06/2012, Dennis Rooney wrote:
> Dear Carl,
> We stood across from one another at one of the Rochester coffee
> breaks. I'm sorry I didn't introduce myself but I was primarily
> occupied in getting some caffeine in my bloodstream. Thanks for your
> kind words.
> The sound of the Columbia Lps of the composers you cite may have been
> influential but did not accurately reflect what was on the masters. In
> CD reissues, we endeavored to be aware of the original released
> product but did not feel obliged to perpetuate bad original sound with
> a purposely boosted mid-range and levelled dynamic range. From my
> perspective, the CD reissues after 1992 ALWAYS sound superior to their
> Lp counterparts. *Au fond *, the Japanese CD reissues were in large
> part substandard work that was supervised by a former Executive
> Secretary, much the way the initial batch of SACD issues were run
> through the hardware side with no A&R involvement and used two-tracks
> as their source.
It is a pity that EMI reissues haven't improved as much as Sony's.
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