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VA - Atlantic. Soul Legends (20 CD) (2012)

Jazz, Blues, Discographies | Author: MusicBox | 10-07-2018, 17:39
VA - Atlantic. Soul Legends (20 CD) (2012)Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Atlantic. Soul Legends
Year Of Release: 2012
Label (Catalog#): 101 DISTRIBUTION
Country: USA
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Blues, R&B , Funk
Quality: FLAC (*tracks+covers)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 10:53:39
Full Size: 3,50 gb

Released Monday 1 October 2012 in the UK (9 Oct 2012 in the USA) - "Atlantic Soul Legends" is a European made Mini Box Set on WEA Music/Warner Music France/Rhino 8122797264. It contains 20 CDs in 5" x 5" Card Sleeve Repros with a 32-page booklet - and breaks down as follows
No doubt, this is a good deal, provided that A. you really like all the artists that are included, B. You are willing to dig deeper than that artist's compilations, and C. that the remastering is good. To be fair, some of the remastering is very good, particularly Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers. I've got Rhino's LP reissue of that title, and this CD absolutely blows the LP away, which surprised me. But other titles don't fair as well. Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" LP is "remastered" from a fake stereo copy, i.e., mono, with way too much bass on one side, and way too much treble on the other. Can't believe they did that, but indeed they did. So, quality control here is on the very shaky side. Ray Charles's "What'd I Say" LP is very poor compared to the same material released on the Complete Atlantic Recordings box of several years ago. I'll add that the inconsistancy has continued as I've worked my way through the other titles. Just some food for thought, before you spend this kind of money.

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