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||Posted: Sep. 07 2011, 07:24
More from Universal support. I just called Universal Music in London and they'd never heard of Robin Thompson and he wasn't in their global directory either. Needless to say I've replied...
Thank you for your further note. I am sorry to hear you are not satisfied with the corrected remaster. We have spoken again to the Incantations reissue team who, below, have explained more of the process and detail that has gone into this release. I hope this information helps explain how the album has been created to the highest standard possible:
“Regarding the remastered edition of “Incantations”, working closely with Mike Oldfield wishes the original first generation 1978 1Ž4 inch master tapes of the album were used to produce the new remastered deluxe edition, complete with all original edits. Throughout, our intention was to remain true and faithful to the original master tapes and original edits all in accordance with Mike’s wishes, as has been the case with all of the remastered reissues of Mike Oldfield’s catalogue. When original comments were made about an edit point on the original master tape appearing to glitch, this was duly repaired. The resulting new master remains completely faithful to the original master tapes and we are satisfied that this is the best reproduction that can be obtained from the original master tape sources. Due the paucity of master tape sources available (both 1Ž4 stereo masters and 2 inch multi-track tapes), something Mike has mentioned in press interviews recently, “Incantations” was always going to be the hardest of all of the albums in Mike Oldfield’s catalogue to revisit. The release was assembled with the same care applied to the reissues of “Tubular Bells”, “Hergest Ridge” and “Ommadawn”. Many satisfied fans have sent messages attesting to the fact that sonically, the deluxe edition of “Incantations” is the finest to be produced to date.”
I hope that this will offer you the explanation you require. In the event you are still not happy with the item we would suggest returning the item for a full refund. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate contacting us.