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Review by lampertb January 28, 2011 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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Are you kidding me?! No one has reviewed this title yet?!

I have all three MoFi Doobie Brothers releases, and this one is by far my favorite.

Musically, this album is a real treat, mixing the rockers that you hear on the radio with cool (often acoustic) bluesy and/or folksy numbers... plus the expected and enjoyable "bar band" stuff. I had never heard the whole thing before I bought it, but SHOOT if I'm not glad that I did buy it! This album is really great!

Sonically, there are only two MoFi SACD releases that I have (I own approx. twenty-five) which can compete with this one in terms of both stereo separation and analogue-feel: "What's Going On" and the self-title BS&T release. Actually, forget the analogue-feel comment... this SACD is perhaps better than both of those other two.

Sweet, sweet acoustic guitars!

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Review by Eyolf November 28, 2011 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Very good sound on this one from Mofi. I was really glad when I played it. The music is really really good and the sound likewise. The music pops out and it flows out of the speakers with clarity, good weight and bass. Highly recomended. Why is this so good and the other Doobie Mofis so bad sounding?

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Review by pvcmusiclover April 11, 2012 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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This album has sonics that are more comparable to late 70s/early 80s releases and top-notch ATR machines (think EWF and Chuck Mangione) than early 70s rock & roll. Slightly bright, but defined treble and tonal color, not to mention a very wide "depth" of sound stage.

The MFSL release really lays everything bare, beating out any other version with their characteristically tight, detailed reproduction. Easily one my top five SACD titles. Throw out every other version you own - this is THE version.

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Review by The Mule April 30, 2012
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Fabulous sounding SACD. I mean it makes it known immediately that you're listening to this album on a whole 'notha level from the first note. Love it. Strongly recommend for any rock & roller wishing to add to their SACD collection. Also great that you can get it for so cheap!

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Review by Marpow March 14, 2015 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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The Doobie Brothers: Toulouse Street Hybrid SACD Stereo Only

As a hobbyist I enjoy writing reviews as it furthers my knowledge on the music that I love, and sometimes don't even like at all.

I will be brief in my 4 reviews of The Doobie Brothers, as they will all be redundant as MOFI's releases are all great and equal. I will do them in order of there original release dates.
Note: The disc Captain And Me, I only have as a DVD~A and it is one of the best surround discs I have ever heard. That is why I will not purchase MOFI's stereo version.

My MOFI #05247.

Performance: As a Bay Area native having seen The Doobie's three times, I have never not liked them. This disc plays more on there rock and soul roots. It is the first time that I heard a rock band sing about Jesus, with the song Jesus is Just Alright, I always thought that was pretty cool. Speaking of which you can here there twin drummer sound really well in the opening of Jesus. This disc released in 1972, there second.

Stereo Sonics. Very open and with great separation, vocals and solos come center. Guitars can solo either right or left, Track 9 the twin right/left guitar solo is to die for. Plays well at any volume. Drums are up front in sound stage, can hear cymbals being hit by sticks and good resonating of instruments on all tracks. No shrill vocals.

Packaging: Perfect mini cardboard gatefold reproduction including texture of paper. Like the texture of the famous Atlantic LP's. Original and 2009 MOFI liner notes.

Glad I have it.

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