from Hawthorn East, Victoria Australia
I loved this album on CD and his cover of Wonderwall is one of my all time favorite tracks. The mofi release is a whole other level of sonic bliss. This pressing releases the dynamic range and intimacy of many of the quieter parts of the recordings. Well worth the money.
Just to subjectively check whether I was just naval gazing I queued it up on spotify 320kbs to see whether it was really that good. Even my wife who had just caught me ordering $800 worth of vinyl on mofi agreed that the mofi issue sounded leagues better.
Asides from how good the sound quality is on the release this is a barren album that sounds like someone crawling back to civilisation across a glacier. A song writer of a generation, like Dylan but willing to put something personal on the line every time.
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Outstanding Presentation of The Sound and The Fury
March 3, 2014
from Tarpon Springs, FL United States
Well worth the wait, mofi presents Love Is Hell in its entirety. Not all of the bonus tracks are Adams' best work; however, "Halloween," "Gimme Sunshine," and "Black Clouds" rank with some of his best work. The mix used for "Anybody Wanna Take Me Home" is not the same as the Love Is Hell CD nor Rock N' Roll; it is unique to this release (short intro and no fade out/in at the end). There are seemingly other subtle changes to the mixes, which add to this new listening experience. The title track has some noise not previously present, but that is the only flaw I noticed throughout the three records. There is a warmth and clarity one would expect from mofi. "This House Is Not For Sale," "English Girls Approximately," and "Wonderwall" are especially stunning on this pressing. If getting a low-numbered copy is important to you, I just ordered last week from this site and received #444. I've heard that some pre-ordered elsewhere over a year ago and got in the range of #2000-3000.