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This collection comprises of three discs worth of Muddy Water's songs, many of which were released by Chess records during the 1950s. The selection is good, as is the price, but for me the sound quality is terrible. The pack comes with the label 'digitally remastered' as do so many other re-releases of old material - but what does this actually mean? Anyone can take a tune, apply a bit of 3-band equalisation and claim they have 'remastered' a song. The majority of the material on this anthology is either horribly distorted or sounds as though it has been taken from a copy, 'remastered' and then re-encoded which seems to have resulted in a further reduction of quality - many of the tracks sound like lossy re-encoded MP3s.
I returned my copy and purchased '101 - Got My Mojo Working: The Best of Muddy Waters' and 'The Anthology' (2007) which offer an excellent selection and far better audio quality. You can also try these before you buy.
Muddy Waters, the man, I had probably heard something by him years ago as I don't often listen to the radio these days, prefer CD's as I can't stand the inane chatter on the radio by the DJ's, So again, via Rory Gallagher who was a massive admirer of Muddy Waters I bought this Anthology. Brilliant, I love it and its expanding my musical knowledge and appreciation for the better.
Che ti piaccia o no il caratteraccio del personaggio Muddy Waters, non si può non amarne tutta la vena artistica che ha accompagnato tutta la sua discografia. In questi 3 cd c'è un completo riassunto di tutta la capacità espressiva che questo chitarrista ha saputo dare a l blues. Ami il blues? Devi avere questa raccolta.
Great music ! You hear both traditional heritage and forefront innovation of modern blues. A true giant. Arrived early and in good shape which is fine cause CD / DVD case often suffers life on the road ! Great product.
this is the set you want for your collection. Everything that made Muddy is here for your enjoyment. The sound quality is as good as can be. Blues was never better than with Muddy, and he is one of the pi;;ars of the genre...