from New York, NY United States
Wow. I'm not sure I've ever heard recorded music sound better. There's not a hint of shrillness on the harmonica and no sibilance to speak of, though the overall presentation is bright and detailed. My only gripes sonically are with the mix; the bass sounds a little funny being hard panned, the organ in Visions of Johanna is too low, etc., but that's not on MoFi. This is as good a presentation of the 1999 mix as possible. The mono mix rocks harder, but the detail present in the MoFi LPs is simply impossible with one channel. For the record, I have the earliest press US 1966 stereo copy. The MoFi blows it away (though I do miss that organ on the original stereo 4th Time Around).
The packaging is underwhelming. Comes in a plain black box with the tracklist on the back and the cover pasted on to the front. The inside booklet is printed on thin, glossy paper, stapled, not bound.
Still, the packaging is not why I bit the bullet on this one. If you're on the fence, do it.
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September 25, 2013
from Arnold, MD United States
I just finished my first listen. All I can say is that I am floored by the fidelity and the soundstage of this remaster. Don't wait. This must be part of every Dylan fan's collection.