The Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels" CD

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The Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels" CD

Postby Christer » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:06 pm

The first "Steel Wheels" CD release manufactured by Columbia records was a "DDD"- CD. It was recorded, mixed and mastered using digital equipment. I cannot read who did the mastering since the text in the booklet is much too small!

Some years ago Virgin records re-released "Steel Wheels". This time mastered by Bob Ludwig using UV22 Super CD Encoding. What about the sound quality of this re-release? Is it better than the first issue?

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Postby lukpac » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:51 pm

FYI, Bob Ludwig did the original as well.

Haven't heard the Virgin myself.
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