Monday, June 23, 2008

Tom Petty's New Release: Quiet CD

Mudcrutch, Tom Petty's old band from the 70s, is doing a vinyl release of their new material this Tuesday. It comes with a CD of the music, which is not so unusual (after all, Judas Priest's Nostradamus vinyl release also comes w/CDs). What is unusual, however, is that the CD packaged with the Mudcrutch vinyl is purposefully quieter than the standard CD that will be sold standalone. You can read about it (and other aspects of the bad quality found in today's recordings) in USA Today and The New York Times.

Bravo to their record company, who realizes that the audiophile wants good sounding music on the home stereo, in a car CD player, on ripped to an mp3 player.


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