Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Near Baltimore, MD. I know there have been threads on this question in the LP) I've read some. But most are dated, and it's almost I would like to make some sense of what's available vs. So I started on a "project". In addition to sound quality, I was trying to determine which songs on which comps had reversed stereo.
I started with vinyl. Having worked in radio in the 70s, I'm fortunate to have copies of their US hits on 45, and my first step was to compare them to my vinyl copy of Abba's Greatest Hits, Chiquitita - ABBA - Love Songs (Vinyl. I actually took some notes to help me determine which re-masterings were reversed and which weren't.
Dynamic with nice sound, except for a couple of tracks "Waterloo" being one of them LP) it sounds quite bright to me and just a total mush of sound. Maybe that's the master? Of the songs I could compare, none are reversed compared to my 45s and LP copy. Greatest Hits, Vol. I found that 6 of the songs are in reversed stereo. In my comparison, nearly all the songs on the Gold and More Abba Gold are in reversed stereo.
There were some songs that I did not have vinyl to compare to - and the only song I could tell for sure was not reversed was "Fernando". BTW - Is reversed stereo an "issue" for you? The way Abba songs were produced, sometimes it was really hard to tell. I mean a reversed stereo of Sgt. Pepper would be a deal-breaker to me.
It's less of an annoyance with Abba I think. The rest were not reversed. However, this comp is renowned for it's aggressive remastering.
Have I heard worse? But I find this CD very fatiguing to listen to. I honestly can't think of any reason to keep it in my collection.
So, where is all this going? I am not really into this group beyond owning a comp or two. Abba was not really recorded for audiophiles. Although I would really like for an audiophile remastering engineer to tackle a comp on this group! But have there been any other comps that I don't have that are worthy of the fans on this forum and some consideration on my part?
Are any of re-releases Chiquitita - ABBA - Love Songs (Vinyl Gold and More Gold worth replacing what I have? Is it worth buying is to replace anything I have - or is it more of the same? Thank you!! Batears52Oct 6, Location: Copenhagen, Denmark. SteveMsathvyreGalley and 3 others like this. Location: Florida. I would avoid anything post Skip to main content. Watch this item. Bidding has ended on this item. Posts to:. This amount is subject to change until you make payment.
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