I'm partial to the Nautilas 1/2 speed lp. Have not heard the speaker's corner yet. I tend to like vinyl when the original recording is analog.
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.....my apology for not answering your thread, but would like to add that this is truly an amazing album / disc. This music is almost 40 years old.....and one of my personal all-time favorites and definitely an '' island record'' that I would take with me. All I have is the Redbook CD ( did have the album about when it came out ) and wish there was a better CD recording for this one. I will enjoy the music on this one for many more years to come.
Not suprised re: Vinyl / CD comparisons here. I'm reading Neil Young's new book right now and as it points out that in the digital format(CD) the most you can extract from what was recorded in the studio is 15%.That means 85% of the music ain't there. Where is it,it's still on the master tape,and it is mostly warm,smooth,soothing bass.
I think people need to start to realize that digital and the CD medium was forced upon us for one reason and one reason only,to maximize the profit margin of the recording industry.We were duped people.
This has always been my favourite Doobies album by far. The only version of this album that I've heard is the one I bought back in the 70s and still play - the original US version. I always felt that it was an above average recording and, good though Speakers Corner records usually are, I doubt that their remaster would beat the original pressing. If anyone has heard both I'd be interested to read your thoughts.