Some time ago we already featured here "Big Life", the last '80s album recorded by NIGHT RANGER in its remastered Japanese SHM-CD version. It was a limited edition / sold out, but few months ago Universal Japan did a fresh reissue.
It supposedly uses the same, last remaster, the same manufacturing process, the same material for the physical disc, but... this one doesn't sound the same.
Call me nuts, but while the original SHM-CD release (featured HERE) delivered a bright sonic spectrum, this recent 2016 feels different; not better, not worse; different.
This "Big Life" 2016 SHM-CD release has a higher dynamic range, and in the case of a rocking album like this, it's benefited to a punchy output while keeping the warm sound and avoiding brickwall.
Needless to say, if you don't have any copy of this luxury, glossy produced album, your Melodic Hard Rock collection is missing a true gem. Get this remastered SHM-CD and you'll be in Heaven.
On the other hand, if you already have the previous SHM-CD release, try this new one and esteem your own sonic palette.
Musically, Night Ranger's "Big Life" is a must have.
Universal Japan ~ UICY-25635
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01 - Big Life
02 - Color Of Your Smile
03 - Love Is Standing Near
04 - Rain Comes Crashing Down
05 - The Secret Of My Success
06 - Carry On
07 - Better Let It Go
08 - I Know Tonight
09 - Hearts Away
Jack Blades - lead and backing vocals, bass
Brad Gillis - lead and rhythm guitars, vocals
Jeff Watson - lead and rhythm guitars
Alan Fitzgerald - keyboards, piano
Kelly Keagy - lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
David Foster - additional keyboards
Kevin Chalfant - additional backing vocals
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