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tresaino
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Peter Gabriel New Blood - what went wrong?

Hello all,

I just got the double vinyl version and listened to it a couple of times, nothing wrong with the music, but to my ears the sound is bad! By far too dry and without any room acoustics/echo that one usually finds with classical instruments. What's worse, every time there are louder passages I am forced to turn down the volume to a minimum. What went wrong? Is this too what we usually define as compression, this time applied to a simphony orchestra? Could JA or someone else at Stereophile test the compression level on this record please?

By the way, sonically the 24bit/48kHz free download is even worse..

Sorry PG, your reputation this time suffers, to my ears your new album is very disappointing.

Comments from others would be welcome.

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New blood

  I've only heard the CD version , I thought it was a faulty copy , so I returned it , the second one was no better , I returned it too . I wonder what would happen if everyone returned there's .

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If you listen to the chorus

If you listen to the chorus on 'Intruder' you will understand what I meant.

In any case, apologies to PG, turns out sonically the record is not that bad after all, and I had a bad tube in the preamp which made things worse.  Oh well, audiophiles.. smiley

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