Witness Incorporated are a band I grew up listening to. I know most of these songs backwards having heard them since the mid to late 60s.
For years I scoured the internet to find samples of the Witness Inc. catalogue to download. Most of the samples available were of very bad quality so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this collection offered for release.
The music is great as I remembered it to be, but as always if your source material is lacking in quality then your final product will suffer as well.
The technical quality of the songs included here is not much better than many of the samples available on the internet. I suspect many of the songs were just a straight transfer from a copy of the 45 rpm release.
To top it off, it sounds like during the process a convoluted stereo effect was added that gives the CD a "hollow" sound.
My recommendation is, if you are a diehard Witness Inc. fan, then this collection is a must have regardless of it's technical shortcomings. The music is still great.
If you have just a casual interest, save your money and buy some Streetheart CDs.
Hopefully someday some better quality sources for this material will be found and it will given the treatment this historical music deserves.