What does it sound like?:
This is a four disc set. It consists of the remastered original album plus one newly mixed and mastered outtake on CD One, a 1976 full band concert from Seattle in Autumn 1976 on CDs Two and Three and a fourth disc: a DVD containing 24/96 audio of the album in both stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound. The whole project is overseen by original album producer Alan Parsons, who himself prepared the brand new surround mix. I expect this surround mix to be the highlight of the set, although I should point out that I have not heard it as I was only given access to MP3s of the three CDs. The set retails at about 50 quid, which is too expensive in my humble old opinion. I first saw Al Stewart at Kingston Polytechnic in summer 1972. He was performing solo at the time and previewing new songs from his then forthcoming fifth LP Past, Present and Future. He was very good indeed and it was evident that this was near the end of his old folky days – the new songs were cut from a very different cloth. Both Nostradamus and Roads » Continue Reading.