Thanks, I never heard of this format and will check it out.
You can never assume that a particular reissue is going to be an improvement over previous releases of an album. I guess it’s hard to get it right. Some reissue labels have a better track record than others, but it’s always best to give it a listen before you buy, if that’s possible.
Glad to hear you’re enjoying the album. I’m more a fan of his Out of the Blues type stuff.
tomcy6 Agreed. It's a crapshoot at times. Boz's self-professed trilogy of A Fool to Care, Out of the Blues and Memphis is great with terrific production quality on all three plus real blues. I like Silk Degrees for what it is and do not pretend it's more.
Boz made a lot of money off that album and that's okay. It's a business. When he wants to, he can roll with some pretty heavy talent.
I have no problem with Silk Degrees or an artist wanting to make some money. They have to pay the bills too. I have a problem if everything that an artist does is obviously for maximum commercial impact. Although it can be hard to separate commerce from artistry, with some people it's pretty clear.