Four Tops remasters sound quality?

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  1. Timber

    Timber Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wandering if anyone had first hand(ear?) experience with some of the more recent Four Tops remasters. The greatest hits CD I have is several years old and has a very harsh, sizzling sound. Have the recent releases been done from the original master tapes? Or just a re-EQ'd version of the crappy recording I have.

    The Four Tops are probably my favorite Motown group; along with Smokey, Temptations, Marvin,.......... you get the idea. But they are in the top two. I'm getting tired of listening to the horrible recording I have, especially since I'm getting more accustomed to the smoother sound of SACD.

    Anyway, let me hear some feedback from anyone in the know.

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    Tim
     
  2. Timber

    Timber Stunt Coordinator

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    Still looking for any feedback.

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  3. dmt

    dmt Auditioning

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    the motown message boards should give you a great answer
    at boards dot motown dot com

    and ebay has signed copies too:
    Abdul "Duke" Fakir of the Four Tops has signed each booklet of a special limited run of the Four Tops’ double-disc 50th Anniversary Anthology, numbered 1 through 100. Each CD bears the "Universal Collector’s Edition" imprint and a specific number stamp. The two-disc Anthology contains 48 digitally remastered tracks, including all 24 of the Four Tops’ Top 40 pop hits, from "Baby I Need Your Loving" through "When She Was My Girl." This is your opportunity to own an exceptional piece of music history — don’t miss it!
     
  4. Anthony Hom

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    Always thought it was unfair when Motown went to LA in the 70's they did not take the Four Tops with them. I can see at the time the hip groups to take were the Jackson 5 and Temptations, still. Sorry, this was not the subject.
     
  5. Timber

    Timber Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the responses. I found some info at that site. It seems the sound quality is hit or miss on most of the tracks. No one had a breakdown of which were good or bad, which didn't help. I may pick up the Ultimate collection and find out for myself. It sounds like a great group of songs. It'd be nice to know I was getting cleaner sound. It would REALLY be nice to have it on SACD, but that's probably big-time wishful thinking on my part.

    Tim
     

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