The Cardigans: First Band on the Moon
Universal (Hong Kong) 5396310
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Comment by Downunderman - March 12, 2023 (1 of 1)
This is the Swedish bands third album and was first recorded/released back in 1996.
This SACD was released as a limited numbered edition in July 2022 by Universal Hong Kong. Quite why they might have decided to include it in their release schedule is difficult to fathom. Whilst it is a good album (for mine) it is certainly no sonic marvel, and the artist is a mid-tier indie band.
It sounds like a digital recording in that it leans towards being thin sounding and a bit bright.
As far as I can tell the SACD release has not been remastered, though it does benefit from the upping of the bit rate and a DSD master done on modern equipment.
The 1996 CD is quite a difficult listen sonically and this SACD is much easier on the ear in comparison.
So, if you like the album this SACD is certainly worth getting.