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el producto no llego bien la caja llego rota bastante rota que se parte a la mitad,esto me a pasado constantemente que el producto lo envian dentro de un sobre y en el trayecto hasta su destino llega roto.lo he reportado pero no me dicen nada y no hacen nada.lo de menos es regresar el producto pero tardan bastante en recuperarlo.
I don't know what it is with cds from amazon, but more often than not there is something wrong with the cd. The rush cd has a scratch causing one song to repeat the same cord over and over. Good thing it's a song I don't particularly like. Other cds have cracked cases, tab broken or something else wrong. These things are supposed to be new!!! Maybe amazon should stick to books.
These two disc contain lots of music, but the quality of the remaster is just about as bad as it gets, the discs sound terribly compressed, the high frequencies just grate on your ears, it is worse than terrible. I can only assume it's not the remaster but rather the original material they had to work with, but no kidding, if you are an audiophile or even close, this is not the disc for you. This disc is good for one thing and one thing only, rocking out in the car with NO FIDELITY. This is NOT the disc you want to settle in at home and enjoy as the quality is beyond fixing. Imagine the music being a ball of clay, and you just smash everything together in you hand, that is what this discs sounds like, there is NO space between instruments, voices, nothing, it's just difficult to describe how poor the recording is, every song offers terrible sound. Let me just "try" and describe what you will hear with these two discs. Imagine that you have a 1960 Zenith AM desk top mono radio with a 4" paper speaker, and you crank that old Zenith one speaker AM radio up, that is the sound you will hear from these discs. So if you enjoy the sound of a 1960 Zenith AM desk top radio with a 4" paper speaker, these are the discs for you!
I am writing this review simply as a warning to those who really care about sound quality and know anything about the "Loudness War" and the ever present decay of music quality by the record labels and recording engineers. PLEASE NOTE THAT MY ONE STAR REVIEW IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MUSIC OR OF RUSH! The one star review is simply a warning to those who really care, and know what I am talking about. I downloaded this album from amazon's MP3 store and threw the files into Audacity and checked out the waveforms. dB levels are fairly maxed out and ALL songs have many, many instances of clipping. If you are thinking its because I have purchased the album in MP3 format off amazon and the CD would not have this problem you would be wrong unless amazon did not use the cd or its masters to rip the files and got them from somewhere else. The cd would have exactly the same problems.
I love purchasing music and enjoy supporting artists but as long as the record companies and artists keep insisting their records are mastered louder we all lose. I wanted this album, but the only way I could see if it was decent quality for sure (LEGALLY) was to purchase and download it. After looking at the waveforms I feel I have been scammed out of the money I spent, as I already have all the Rush albums but didn't mind spending a few bucks and having most of the hits in one place especially if it really was "Remastered"
Most people nowadays are so used to listening to poorly mastered music for so long they don't even realize it. It's been going on since the mid '90's. The problem here is that studio's keep double dipping on music and rebranding it as "remastered" when all they do is make it louder while doing that sacrifices the dynamic range of the music.
Take it for what it's worth, If you personally think it sounds better I am not here to debate you. Just wanted to let people who look for this stuff to know that this album is peaked out pretty bad.