BOSTON – Don’t Look Back [Japan Blu-Spec CD2 remastered by Tom Scholz] exclusive
A long time contributor of this blog asked for BOSTON albums, best sounding CD reissues. Let’s go now with “Don’t Look Back”, the second, excellent album from the band.
We have been busy comparing several releases of Boston’s “Don’t Look Back”, and finally we have the verdict.
We have listened to CD-only releases, and the best of all is this Japanese Blu-Spec CD2 featuring the 2006 remaster done by Boston’s mastermind Tom Scholz himself, helped by Bill Ryan / Toby Mountain, remastered for the official Epic / Legacy / Sony / BMG version.
This Tom Scholz remaster has been criticized for being ‘too loud’. But that’s audiophile discussions, people who own high end audio equipment. It’s true this “Don’t Look Back” remaster is a bit ‘punchy’, but never saturated and perfectly clear.
This is a modern remastering job: you don’t need to crank it to enjoy the dynamics. For your regular player or the car, this version of the timeless “Don’t Look Back” is great.
A CLASSIC / only at 0dayrox
Sony Music Japan ～ SICP-30117
01 – Don’t Look Back
02 – The Journey
03 – It’s Easy
04 – A Man I’ll Never Be
05 – Feelin’ Satisfied
06 – Party
07 – Used To Bad News
08 – Don’t Be Afraid
Brad Delp – lead and harmony vocals
Barry Goudreau – guitar
Fran Sheehan – bass, percussion
Sib Hashian – drums, percussion
Tom Scholz – guitar, bass, organs, piano, percussion, producer, engineer, arranger, digital remastering, cover concept
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