What new remaster are you refering to?
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If the Moody Blues remasters sound anything like the Time Traveler Compilation, then the MoFi cd's are much better. I have been a big fan of theirs since around 1968 and of course, have all of their recordings, but, unfortunately, the sound quality of their recordings has never measured up to their musical quality.
The new remastered CD I was referring to is "Days of Future Passed". These remasters were done in 1997 and I believe were released at the same time as "Time Traveler", which I also owned for a while. I was never impressed with the sound of that set. In fact, the sound of the remastered "Days.." reminds me a lot of the sound of the "Time Traveler" CD. I guess until they see fit to put it on SACD or DVD-A, the MoFi's are still the best set available. At least I am happy that MFSL released all of the Moody Blues' albums from "Days" through "Long Distance Voyager" - a much better representation from MoFi than any other musical group I think! On another note, a friend of mine is bringing over his Robin Trower "Bridge of Sighs" CD and we're going to A/B that with the MoFi copy I have. If anyone's interested, I'll post my observations here later.
I agree that the Mo-Fi releases are the best issues of Moody Blues Music except for the following: DOFP is also released in DTS CD-incredible! Seventh Sojourn is also. The live concert in dts DVD is also incredible as is the Justin Hayward concert in ac3. Note that Octave and Blue Jays were not recorded by Mo-Fi directly. However, the West German imports (like the early Stones) were recorded by Mo-Fi and in fact sound just as good. (although they are aluminum discs. I have the set of cd's in both Mo-Fi and West German printings!
Thanks, Madhy, I forgot about the DTS releases. Unfortunately, I don't have a system capable of playing back DTS but when I do, I'll definately check those out! You're right, Octave was never "officialy" released by MoFi. I'm not sure how to get hold of the West German copies though. Any thoughts? eBay perhaps?