Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Street Legal remasters: how good are they?

Like most listeners, I’ve long been aware that the original Street Legal album, while comprising impressive Dylan material and performances, suffers from poor sound quality – muddy, muffled, insufficient separation , blah, blah…

Listening to the original CD release today on a poor quality “hi-fi” (who’s kidding whom?) in my daughter’s car, I was stunned anew by just how bad the album sounds.

Is it worth replacing the original CD with either of the subsequent releases? Do they improve the sound sufficiently to justify the effort of acquiring?

Your thoughts welcome.

Gerry Smith