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Jeff Beck: Truth

Jeff Beck: Truth

Mobile Fidelity  UDSACD 2223

Stereo Hybrid

Pop/Rock


Jeff Beck


MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES, LIMITED TO 2,500 NUMBERED COPIES: SACD PRESENTS MUSIC WITH UNLIMITED DYNAMICS AND EXCEPTIONAL CLARITY

The core lineup – Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Mickey Waller, Ron Wood – responsible for the groundbreaking performances Truth alone qualifies as a watershed accomplishment. That the 1968 landmark predated and impacted Led Zeppelin's debut; involved members of Zeppelin, the Faces, and the Who; continues to be cited by many experts as the blueprint for hard rock; and unspools with indescribable guitar wizardry and primal energy put it into rarefied territory. Among the most influential sets ever released, Beck's solo debut has never spoken with more truth than on this exceptional reissue.

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Comment by Downunderman - September 24, 2021 (1 of 1)

There is now an additional Truth in the SACD domain!
Mastered for SACD by Shawn R. Britton, assisted by Rob LoVerde and comes with a booklet.

And it is very good - better than I had been expecting, given the era (1968) of the recording and it being an 'amped up' album.

It sounds very natural, well balanced and detailed. The bass is nicely weighted in the mix, with just the right (smallish) amount of bloom. The disk is also full sounding without seeming to be pumped up. There is reverb present, but again it is nicely weighted.

The average DR is 10. This compares to an average DR of 11 for the Audio Fidelity SACD from 2017. Commentators who have heard both (which I have not) have indicated that the MoFi sounds noticeably louder - more so than you might expect from the respective average DR values.

If you are looking to obtain this title then this version is well worth getting. The Audio Fidelity version (whilst well regarded back in the day) is long OOP and expensive in the after market.

Here's hoping someone who has heard both versions will weigh in with a comparative opinion.