Top critical review
Classic soundtrack, rotten sound.
on November 11, 2003
I would have no hesitations whatsoever in giving this wonderful soundtrack a 5-Star rating, but the sound quality (Rather, bad sound quality) is holding me back.
Now, I'm not a CD snob who complains about minor pops and cracks that may appear in the music I listen to, but I can't honestly think that this soundtrack was remastered in any way. The strings are whiny, the horns are, as someone else mentioned, tinny, and the overall sound is nearly unbearable. I've listened to it on three different stereos and the result is always the same.
I understand we're talking about recordings from over sixty years ago, but surely Disney, with all their millions, could afford to give this soundtrack the proper remastering it deserves and bring the full, vibrant sound of the music to the forefront once again.