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But by being a compact 12 songs, this album feels like the Preamble or the Old Testament of Rock and Roll. Brian was asked what his band was called, he looked down at the back cover of this album, the name of one of songs, Rollin' Stone, caught his eye, and the rest was history. Furthermore, I have the later and more expansive Muddy Waters Anthology, and yes there are many more tracks, and the sound is remastered.
If you get this CD then you should also get the Anthology. But here are some different mixes, probably original ones, and in a few cases it feels as if vinyl records are being transferred to the CD. It gives this CD an authentic feel, as if you are listening to the same album Brian and Keith listened to.
This is the music that helps give birth to the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, to Bob Dylan's best song, and to the rock magazine that chronicled it all and still does. But mainly, this music is damn good! My copy came from the UK I thought that was cool. This album came to my door brand new, but looked like it was in used condition after I opened it.
Bad-Bad-Bad production! By Brian Dryer on March 21, Images in this review. Cheap,paper thin vinyl, received scratched. Missed the return window. Very cheap, paper thin vinyl. Scratched tracks. I opened the record past the return date. This vinyl does not do justice to such a great artist. This is a reissue of the late s lp collecting Muddy's best early sides, 10 from , 2 from It's the way people heard Muddy's classic stuff in the s.
All these tracks plus 8 more are on His Best, All of those extra tracks are great in their own right. But there is more undiluted power in this configuration, and a better cover.
About the sound: all these tracks or almost all come from 78s and 45s that reflect the way this music was originally heard. There are some clicks and pops and even some distortion. But if you compare tracks like Honey Bee you hear power in Muddy's voice and sting in the guitar that aren't in the more recent issue haven't heard the Chess box.
The more recent issue has clearly used some noise reduction and compression, and while it's not bad enough to ruin the music, some of the life and edge has been burnished off of this truly elemental music.
The world of music changed for the better when Muddy plugged into an amp. Just ask the Rolling Stones! What a great way to start the day, waking up and seeing this collection as the daily special on Amazon!
Good stuff that just made its way to the top of my current rotation. But it's Muddy. It's a decent recording. Lots of static and pops and clicks. Might be from the recordings they took it from. It's really good stuff. Beautiful brown vinyl. Overall a good buy if you can stand a bit of noise in the tracks. Arrived in great condition and sounds great! See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. I believe DOL are a russian re-issue label.
I've read a few disparaging reviews of their re-issues. Apparently they are all re-issues of albums where the copyright has expired and are pressed from digital copies of the recording. For the price I thought what the hell if it's really bad I'll return it but if it's not too bad I'll keep it. I've bought vinyl albums for three or four times the price which have been very noisy pressings with lots of crackle and pops but didn't return.
I wish I had because I can't bear to play some of them, and at the time thought it would involve a lot of hassle. I've since learnt amazon returns are quite easy.
Plus I think we should return defective vinyl albums so the companies up their game. Anyway all i can say is this pressing is very quiet and I can't fault it. As regards the recording quality I can't comment on it too much as I have nothing to compare it with.
Speaker's corner released a version which i believe is excellent but the review I read said on these early recordings some songs have tape hiss and lots of crackle and pops as they were transferred from a 78 record. Only one of the songs has lots of tape hiss but I've not noticed lots of crackle and pops on any of the songs. I always listen to the treble which often sounds terrible on digital recordings but on this release it's not too bad in my opinion.
His voice intimates threat, never more so than when he unleashes his gripping repertoire of moans, howls, hollers, hums, groans and growls. Charms, spells and erotic magic suffuse these songs. These artists in turn took their love and appreciation of Waters to millions of listeners and aspiring musicians, creating a timeless feedback loop that continues with each generation. The re-release The Best of Muddy Waters gives fans a chance to examine this masterpiece again, a classic work of art that both inspires creative genius and entertains casual fans in ways that changed popular culture.
Side A 1. Long Distance Call 3. Louisiana Blues 4. Honey Bee 5. Side B 1.