picturefan wrote:So....my legacy edition of "today"arrived.
Unlike most fans , who let their elvis -product for weeks unopened and still shrinked-wrapped, I opened it and did listen.
Nice package, good liner notes, not over the top written and balanced.
Nice pictures with a lot of them in sharp quality.
And for 8 bucks incl. shipping good value for money.
BUT when I heard the first track "T-R-O-U-B-L-E " (master, of course) i was surprised in a negative way.
The same track on the 70s box from 1995 (!!) sounds there not only just louder but also has a lot more punch compared to the legacy edition version.
I am disappointed on this issue so far.
Ps: but the piano sounds on the said track on the legacy edition cleaner, especially on the opening riff.
The 70s box from 1995 still sounds great....almost 25 years after release.
IMO Lady Madonna sounds much better on that box compared to the NOW-FTD version....more punch as you say.
But I have heard of many who doesnt like the sound on the 70s box so its impossible for Sony to make everybody happy.
Many years ago I made a CDR of the original Country 1971 album with all songs from the box because I like the mix so much.
Unfortunately all tracks from the TODAY album isnt on the box so no point in making a CDR....
In my view Steamroller Blues from memphis sounds much better on Platinum compared to the Legacy edition of the original album.
My favorite version of the TODAY album is a reissue released in japan in 2008 butI still like the Legacy edition...
Have you listened to the TODAY tracks from The Album Collection (60cd) box or The Complete Masters (30cd)box set...maybe the sound is different vs Legacy aka better?