Another squandered opportunity by the industry to do it right. The classical discs I own sound phenominal, so a few got it right. The pop/rock discs I own are horridly compressed crap borrowed from recent "remasters".
Unfortunately, if you don't put out new material from relevant artists (and no, Tom Petty is no longer relevant) in a way that takes full advantage of the gifts the tecnology affords, the format will fail.
The record folks had an opportunity to knock our effin socks off with this, and they blew it.
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