The red book CD layers of the SACD issues are, however, identical to the
versions issued in the '90s.
On Sunday, 3 June 2012, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> One thing I've always wondered, and I'm sure Tom Fine has the answer, is
> about the Mercury CD reissues from the early '90s. In the booklets, it
> says that during the mastering of the CDs, the final CD was meticulously
> compared with the original tape to insure they were identical. But when
> the SACDs of some Mercury recordings came out about 8 years ago, there was
> a huge sonic improvement over the previous CD issues, (particularly the
> Liszt Rhapsodies, the Chabrier selections, the Nutcracker and the Suppé
> overtures and others which I can't bring to mind right now). Why would
> they not have heard these differences when they issued the CDs?
> Dave b