We're jumping back to the Gabriel era with Selling England by the Pound. This is one of the best sounding Genesis albums IMO, so maybe the good production will make it harder to vote. But then again, maybe not. It all depends on your tastes. These FLAC samples come from 4 different CD masterings. Each file is approximately 2 and a half minutes I've used excerpts from Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, Firth of Fifth, More Fool Me, and The Cinema Show. These were the songs I chose because they each highlight certain instruments or the vocals. I didn't pick these sections to give certain masterings an edge over the others. ReplayGain has been applied through Audacity so that each mastering of the songs is around the same volume. Rules and notes: In order to avoid biased votes, please do not guess or speculate which mastering a sample uses. This wasn't much of an issue with my previous blind tests, but I feel it bears repeating. If you intend to vote, it's recommended to read other people's posts after you have listened to the samples and voted, in order to escape confirmation bias. It's recommended that you listen to the samples and discuss what you heard. Discussion of compression (without referring to DR values), EQ, and different tape speeds is fair game. Comments based on visual inspection of waveforms, spectral plots, DR values, and noise reduction might condition the poll results while the poll is open. I strongly urge you to avoid talking about these things until the poll has closed. You can't view the results before you vote. You'll be unable to vote after the poll ends. Votes are publicly displayed. If you want to change your choice, you can do so as much as you please until the poll's expiration. This is entirely optional, but I'd appreciate if you could point out if you're listening on speakers or through headphones. If you don't, then that's totally fine. It does help a bit though. Dropbox links Sample A Sample B Sample C Sample D My previous blind listeing polls (from oldest to newest): Rush - Signals The Police - Reggatta de Blanc Genesis - A Trick of the Tail Yes - 90125 Genesis - Trespass Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three... @albertop @Eleventh Earl of Mar @The_Windmill @Front 242 Addict @Thievius @ermylaw @Andreas @HiFi Guy 008 @Mike McMann @jp312 @Plan9 @Black Elk @Vaughan @patel kismet @c-eling @Jack_Straw @The Slipperman @RollinHard843 @Marc 74 @Dr. Funk @ganma @Joe McKEe @ledsox @grandegi Would you guys like to join in for this? If not, that's okay, but I thought that tagging people who participated before would be the best way to notify them about a new poll. Instead of 2 weeks like the other polls, this one will be open for 18 days. 3 weeks may be a bit overkill for just one thread, so I felt that 18 days was a good compromise. Have fun!