MoFi screws a lot of things up.
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I have both the MFSL LP and the CD. First of all, what a great album--one of the best I've heard in many years. It will make you suicidal but......
Now the sound. I think here there are big differences between the CD and LP--and not all in favor of the LP. The CD seems more dynamic, punchy and bright. The LP is warmer with more liquid vocals and a laid back soundstage. But I have found it lacking in dynamics which really hurts on some songs. Not sure which I prefer overall--when I'm listening late at night I put on the LP and during the daylight hours I tend to pop in the CD. I had really high hopes for the MFSL version of this but it turned out to be a mixed bag. That didn't stop me from ordering Bachelor #2...........
"First of all, what a great album--one of the best I've heard in many years. It will make you suicidal but......"
I couldn't agree more. I have only heard the CD version. I also like the Magnolia sound track (mostly Aimee Mann). It is decently recorded as well.
Can't speak to the LP version though.
Also own this this vinyl album and can honestly say I was underwhelmed by the sonics. I have a number of older 80's MOFI albums and the sonics are noticeably better. I have known at least two friends that purchased Patricia Barber albums recently redone by MOFI and they were ALL returned.
The sound was compressed and lacking in dynamics and just not as good as the original albums. My one friend has contacted them to let them know his feelings. Sure hope they get it together and that these are just isolated incidents.