REO SPEEDWAGON – Hi Infidelity DSD Remastering [30th Anniversary Edition] (2011)
“Hi Infidelity” is the most successful album in REO Speedwagon’s career peaking at #1 on the charts and becoming the biggest selling rock LP of 1981, eventually selling over ten million copies.
It was the Billboard 200 number 1 album for fifteen weeks, spawning six Top 10 singles.
All the earlier albums of the band are being released in Japan on October 2011 under a mark of REO Speedwagon’s 40th Anniversary, in a Cardboard Sleeve form featuring newest DSD remastering.
Also, the series includes the 30th anniversary edition of their smash album “Hi Infidelity”.
In “Hi Infidelity”, REO Speedwagon takes you on an audio tour of the soul, from moments of joy to feelings of heartbreak that every listener could identify with. All of the tracks on Hi Infidelity connect with the listener on a personal level, which is why this album is just as great now as it was 30 years ago when it was first heard on the airwaves.
It’s useless to describe this terrific album track by track . It’s a must have, and you already surely have a copy of “Hi Infidelity”.
So what’s the reason to buy this set? Many.
First of all, the second CD “The Crystal Demos”, a collection of the early takes on these marvelous songs. The sound quality is amazing, and the arrangements aren’t the same, featuring a strong rockin’ edge.
The instrumental version of “Shakin’ It Loose” stands out, as it pulls you into every note, and you find yourself just tapping your foot in time.
Second reason: you have this Classic album in all its glory. If you’re skeptical about the sound of this set, go ahead and buy it, and then tell me.
I’ve compared the audio quality with the 2000 remastered version, and trust me, this 2011 DSD Remastering blows the previous one out of the water.
This CD sounds crisp, detailed and perfectly balanced, a real audiophile’s dream.
If you’re a fan of this album, it will make you smile as though you’re hearing it again for the first time.
A Must Have.
Kevin Cronin – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Gary Richrath – guitars, vocals
Neal Doughty – hammond organ, keyboards, piano
Bruce Hall – bass, vocals
Alan Gratzer – drums
BUY IT !