I was SO excited to see that Get Happy was getting happy with the MoFi treatment. I must have four copies of this record on lp and cd, all looking for decent sound. The lp was pressed with TOO MUCH MUSIC! There were tons of songs so they had to be pressed at low volume. To top that off, there were pressing errors in both my usa and British pressings, side two sounded especially bad. The cd sounded, well, very cd like.
So I bought the MoFi on Saturday, ran home and listened to it. OK, it has the MoFi bass bump which I am not crazy about. But the pressing was so quiet, there were no pressing problems, and the sound was the best yet! Now this is not an audiophile recording, but I can hear details and textures that had escaped me lo these many years. I could hear textures in the synth bass on New Amsterdam, and the bass guitar has lots of slides in the part, it was just muddy prior to this pressing. The keyboards seem a little recessed, but they too have more texture and complexity now. And the drums are really kicking, the details in the toms and cymbals are killer.
If you love this music, but this record! There is more there than you previously knew. Mikey REALLY needs this one.