Skyfall is another example where I find the mix is not dynamic and suffers from compression for the sake of being loud. I understand why some feel it sounds more exciting but for me it reeks of limiting.
-By the way, Casino Royale apparently has a slightly more dynamic mix on the disc included in the uber Bond BR set.
In regards to Toe's concert example, I find Depeche Mode's earlier concert videos to have superior sound quality whereas the later ones sound rubbish. Devotional sounds fantastic to me whilst Touring the Angel is wretched.
The 2009 mix completely disproves, along with any other well mixed dynamic tracks, the necessity to abuse compression and limiting as heard hear. Yes, it has been done better than worse examples but that is a nonsensical rationalization to justify unnecessary compromised sound quality and fidelity; as well unnecessarily setting the bar rather low.
Wherever the decisions were made that lead to the final home mix I do not find the results justified or particularly praise worthy.
On whether this is effectively the original mix I do not know and I cannot claim with great certainty my recollection of seeing it in the theater is accurate but I vaguely recall it sounding a bit better with deeper bass.
Either way the final result leaves me unimpressed whereas the 09 film mix I enjoy more due to the virtues of being more dynamic and deeper fuller bass.
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