- May 26, 2009
As my equipment gets better and more revealing, some music that I used to think sounded ‘killer’ now sounds flat, dull and well . . . obviously not that good when compared to the albums that now sound better than ever. Stuff I would rarely give a spin before I’m now listening to again because it’s so well recorded. Nils Lofgren – Acoustic Live, Bella Donna and Mezzanine were literally covered with dust on a bookshelf and are now in rotation again. I was burnt out on Hotel California, but I find myself listening to the Hell Freezes Over version now. LSD by Enigma reminds me of AM radio quality and actually makes me grimace. Albums by Steely Dan are a hard act to follow now for quite a few of my CDs. There are many others, but you know what I mean. How do you deal with this? Is this one of those take the good with the bad situations? And don’t get me started on what the word remaster means to me now.