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Friday, 28 December 2001 ,  Written by Richard Elen
Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee
Toy Matinee, a remarkable album, was originally released in stereo in 1990, but I was only introduced to it last summer, when a colleague used it as an aid in setting up a live sound system at an event where I was engineering. This DTS surround remix (by Elliot Scheiner) has been around for awhile, so much so that you may have difficulty obtaining it. I was first made aware of it at a recent Audio Engineering Society Convention, where someone, once again, was using it to set up a 5.1 system. Professionals are using this album for such purposes because it is a quintessentially well-produced, excellently recorded (by Bill Bottrell) and exquisitely performed rock tour-de-force, ideal for checking a system and blasting out at high levels so everyone else can enjoy it. To label Toy Matinee, in either form, the ultimate rock demonstration album is by no means doing it justice. Here we ...
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