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I can't say the same about "David Live", though. I have been listening to this album for almost as long as I've been a Bowie fan and I know every detail of my favorite tracks like the palm of my hand. When I began listening to the reissue, my first thought was: this sounds like a DVD on 5:1 mode played on a regular stereo. Well, in the booklet, Tony Visconti says "we have included a new stereo mix derived from the surround sound mix", so that explains a lot. I guess I should listen to the DVD-A on a proper system to really evaluate this new mix.
David Live has been my favourite album for around 20 years and I can play the whole thing right through in my head. I too have noticed a problem with the new mix. In some songs important (to me anyway) parts of the melody are mixed way too low. The catchy riff that goes right through Cracked actor is not as prominant. Also The width of a circle is practically missing its melody line played in the quieter instrumental parts. I too have a feeling this will be rectified in the 5.1 version of the album.
I've got my Ryco version back out and will continue to enjoy listening to it till the DVD-A comes out.
By the way on Diamond dogs, don't you mean the echo on Keep cool... (diamond dogs rule, OK).
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