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  UDSACD 2098
  Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
  "Blood on the Tracks"

Bob Dylan
Track listing:
  1. Tangled Up in Blue
2. Simple Twist of Fate
3. You’re A Big Girl Now
4. Idiot Wind
5. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
6. Meet Me in the Morning
7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
8. If You See Her, Say Hello
9. Shelter From the Storm
10. Buckets of Rain
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Review by analogue December 17, 2012 (13 of 14 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
A truly great Dylan album from 1974......a come back of sorts while paving the way for new expressiveness and what is most likely his last truly great release.

I own the original Sony sacd and it has decent sonics. However having said that it is also compressed, a tad bright and severely etched in the detail department. It is far to busy and "uppity" for its own good.

Once this new Mofi sacd is played.....right from the get go.....its obvious that the sound on the new disc is much better than the previous sacd. For starters a very nice mellowness that the listener can relax to starts the proceedings. There is no hyper quality that raises the heartbeat and no edginess. Tape hiss is far more prominent on this new sacd that the previous one. Dylan's voice is more husky at times...guitar strings do not twang as much. This new release is slightly darker in the best meaning of the word. Its also richer and slightly fuller.

The previous sacd was fussed with far to much. A good example is the first track, which is busy to begin with. The Sony sacd had each instruments competing with each other and also with Dylan's voice. It was far to busy and hyper. When the new MOfi is played the sound is like a little river winding its way through a brook. Gentle and inviting. And highly crankable by comparison.

Musically this is an amazing album. Dylan PAINTS GREAT STORIES WITH HIS WORDS. Great storytelling. Virtually every song is fantastic.

Mofi did a terrific job on this sacd. Interesting that the same tape source was used and that the differences between the two are merely the human aspect behind the mastering. It sounds to my ears that Mofi simply let the tapes play and record them to Dsd. In between tracks tape hiss is clearly audibly as well as some crunching sounds. I wonder of the condition of these master tapes.

This is a good recording but certainly not audiophile quality. It doesn't matter either way. Its the music that counts.

Its all good with this sacd.

Highland recommended. Very good job MOfi.

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Review by p59teitel September 11, 2014 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Compared to the punchier, faster paced Columbia SACD, this sounds more like a mid-hall perspective.

My preference is for the former: more drive, weight, immediacy and guitar detail. It draws me in and holds my attention much more than the overly-refined flow of this MoFi effort does.

I'll acknowledge that some may prefer the MoFi's smoother flow by giving it a 4 for sonics.

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