I just want people to understand the distinctions between the terms used here. BGO is NOT working with original session tapes, NOT working with digital copies of each of the individual multitracks. They are working with dupes of the already-mixed tapes. These sounds are thus "locked in." So if there are imperfections (as there were plenty of) on individual tracks imbedded in the mixdowns created in the analog age), they can't access them to do much about that.
Can anyone please post a link (or send me a copy) of the song "Have You Ever Been Lonely" that is a duet between Jim and Patsy, that's been cleaned up so it doesn't have the horrible tape hiss when Jim's voice is brought in to this electronic duet?
It doesn't exist because (1) the label doesn't care and (2) no other label has access to these separate tracks in order to be able to clean them up.
Here's a suggestion: original pristine vinyl copies of those albums still sealed in shrink wrap are available online on eBay, etc., often for cheap prices.
Buy some of those and listen to them on a decent turntable. OR dub them onto a CD-R yourself for convenience.
I doubt if you do that you will be doing much less than the label is doing, and without reading their liners I have no idea if they were accurate in those.
The re-release labels are tiresome to me. If they can come up with something fresh and new, I'm always excited to hear it. But merely repackaging something is a lazy way to make a buck. And often it isn't as good as the original.
Once I hear and see the BGO product I'll comment further for anyone who may be interested in my views. But bottom line is, they are not doing something revolutionary here...
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