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  UDSACD 2057
  The Pretenders: Learning to Crawl
  "Learning to Crawl"

Track listing:
  1. Middle of the Road
2. Back on the Chain Gang
3. Time the Avenger
4. Watching the Clothes
5. Show Me
6. Thumbelina
7. My City Was Gone
8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate
9. I Hurt You
10. 2000 Miles
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Reviews: 2

Review by Discspinner November 4, 2012 (7 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
One of the first titles I ever bought on the then new format of CD about 30 years ago was Learning to Crawl, and I thought it sounded great then. Miraculously, after all this time, I still have the CD somewhere, I just have to find it as I would love to do an A/B comparison. But not here, maybe I will start a thread.

This is a very strong work by the Pretenders. Maybe one weak song, but not weak enough to where I want to skip it. And of course a few hit singles.

Sonically, this is a very good stereo presentation. Vocals are clear with excellent character and distinction. Instrumentation is clear and well defined. The spectrum of sound is well represented in the high and mid-range, though I am on the fence about the bass. Could it be a little louder? I can't decide, my philosophy on bass is that less robs the music of something, but too much kills it. Perhaps it's almost right. I will have to listen to this on my a/b comparison.

I strongly recommend this. The remaster has done it justice.

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Review by Eyolf November 11, 2012 (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This sacd sounds good. I do like the Rhino remaster better as this has more punch, a bit more clarity and a bit better bottom. But this sacd still is a good job by Mofi, and it comes down to personal preference.I have a feeling that a lot of the "hifi guys" like albums to sound restraint a laid back, whereas I like clarity, punch, taking away the "wollen carpet" in front of the speakers. This way you get to hear the details and the instruments, better. In my opinion.

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