John Lennon "Imagine" - 40th Anniversary Boxset.

Johnny Vinyl

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What an aboslute disappointment! :mad:

I bought the Macca releases of Band On The Run and McCartney some months ago, and while digitally remastered they were and are more than acceptable for repeated playing. As such I had high hopes for the JL Imagine RSD release and gladly plunked down the $45 to get it.

My system is far from SOTA, but this sounded so horrible I have almost no words to express my utter disappointment in hearing this classic album. Talk about compression and a complete lack of emotion and vibrancy. What a total waste of good vinyl.

This album may be the worst digitally remastered vinyl I have had the displeasure of listening to.
 

mep

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The semi-recent Mo-Fi reissue isn't much better. I think John recorded this album on a cheap cassette deck.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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The semi-recent Mo-Fi reissue isn't much better. I think John recorded this album on a cheap cassette deck.
Damn...that's even more discouraging! Gonna have to dig out my orginal pressing a little later and see how it stands up. I'd like to know how this crap passes quality control!
 

mep

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If the master tape is a piece of junk, all of the QC in the world isn't going to fix that problem after the fact. I think the master tape is junk.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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I'm going to dig out my orginal pressing today, but I already know it's going to sound way, way better than this current remaster. In fact, I have listened to the original hundreds of times over the decades and never did I feel disappointed in its production.
 

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