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Old 01-25-2002, 02:53 PM   #1
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Inferior sound on singles?

Yesterday I was listening to my CD-singles of "Please" and "If God Will Send His Angels," and something occurred to me -- not for the first time, either. Obviously the single versions of these songs are different than the album versions ("Please" has a string arrangement, "IGWSHA" has its second verse chopped and a new ending tacked on, etc.), which is okay. What *isn't* so okay is the relatively poor sound quality. The POP versions of the songs sound much clearer. The single versions, incomparison, are bass-heavy, even muffled. Is there some reason that singles should have poorer sound than albums? Is this intentional? Has anyone else noticed this? Am I crazy?
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Inferior? I dunno, I think the single version of "Please" sounds a little more bass heavy. Either way, I find it far superior to the album cut.
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