We look at the title track on one of the best recorded albums that you will ever find.
We have seen that often when new issues or runs of CDs are made, they are often quietly remastered to make them louder, as if that is going to make them better.
This is no exception, and I do not have a CD of the original to make the case, but this one is squashed and pushed to clipping in a way that Doug Sax would not have done on the original.
I remastered the screwed up version by fixing the waveforms (a few hundred clipped samples) and setting it at what I believe to be the standard for all properly mastered tracks...
-1 dB true peaks and -16 dB LUFS.
Next time we will look at the 2000s.
Good recordings are harder and harder to find, the further we go in time.