Interesting range of thoughts on So.
To me it's a difficult one, it is really well mixed and produced in that I can hear everything distinctly, but there is something 'off' about the sound to me when I compare it to recordings I really like. Given the comment about all analogue I googled a bit. . .
There is an interesting bit here https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ ... ly.187166/
One part that stands out to me is :
"The process of getting stuff back from slave reel number five to master reel number one involved sometimes lining up the 2-inches and flying between them manually, bit by bit. In July we got an AMS sampler with 14 seconds of sampling time, so we could actually sample four or five measures of music and fly it in that way, which helped. By September we had everything over to the 32-track machine."
To be fair my Cd is from the time the album was released so it will have the faults of early digital media, so maybe remasters sound better.