Thanks for your review. I'm looking forward to getting my GBMS in the mail.DBMTB wrote:OK just a little quick comparison...
Only based on 3 songs from side 2 - as it has a good dynamic range.
Promo - definitely more dynamic. Sound of treble percussion (maracas?) is less pronounced on the new version - possibly as there is audible distortion on the original mix. Generally a more homogenous sound on the new one, which also has more surface noise in quiet passages too.
Now I've previously complained about sound of the distorting (brickwalling in recording process?) maracas on the promo version - so it seems they've tried to conceal it slightly.
Ugly as I am - sounds better on the new version. Seems clearer-sounding.
Denial Twist - seems maracas seem pushed slightly back in the mix again - probably to conceal brickwalling again. Cymbals are more pronounced and have more resonance on the promo.
Sounds like this one will sound better than the promo or maybe it's just a personal preference thing. I thought the promo sounded pretty bad myself. The CD sounded so much better .... To me.