September 24, 2002

The new ABKCO remaster of the Stones' Let It Bleed is 100 percent totally fecking marvy. "Live With Me" and "Monkey Man" (the latter being a song I've never particularly enjoyed, not even on the vinyl version) sound stunning, and "Let It Bleed" sounds really different -- the vocals seem lower, or something. I'll write a real review in due time, but in the meantime I'm on the lookout for information concerning exactly what kind of mojo this "restoration producer" and "sound restoration and archive coordinator" worked to make the Direct Stream Digital encoding create such a thing of beauty from a bunch of 33-year-old tapes.