Donald Fagen DVD-A
|Morph the Cat Reprise |
Music •••• DVD-Audio Mix •••• Extras None
The best way to hear engineer Elliot Scheiner's pristine recording is via his surround mix on the CD+DVD-Audio edition. His subtle sorcery puts horns, background vocals, and breezy guitars in the center and surround channels while letting the primary music flow from the left and right fronts. You'll occasionally be startled by an effect - a wash of percussion circling the room here and there, or the tactile marimba that jabs at you from all corners on "Brite Nitegown" - but the mix mostly reflects the artist's temperament: exacting, self-contained, and adult.