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Sorry. I had to laugh at your post. "...Are these versions on par with the latest recording quality? No, but we have to remember that they recorded the 3 first albums between 1968 and 1970. So these hi-rez version do not have the dynamics and transient response of today's recordings..."----Today's rock recordings mostly suck big time. Dynamics? There aren't any in modern rock recordings. You do know what compression is right? In fact many of the older recordings from the late 60's, early 70"s have far better dynamics than today's recordings. That being said, technology has improved digitally so these may be better in other ways. So are they dynamically compressed due to being overly loud?
Agreed that today's run of the mill rock recording quality are most of time very disappointing. However, there are some artists like Smashing Pumpkins (Melloncollie and Infinite Sadness), Dead can Dance (Spiritchaser) and Riverside (Rapid Eye Movement), that take good care of their recordig quality. My point was that the best disc mastering technology available in the 70's will in general not sound as good as the best mastering technology available today.
I have just purchased Led Zeppelin in Hi-rez (96 KHz/24 bit) from HDTracks.
I am a bit disappointed as I was hoping that the remastered flac version was going to sound better than what they do.
Big Zeppelin fan and never miss Get The Led Out when they play here at the Calvin Theater in NoHo MA.
They are a must see!