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Phaseshifter is so unforgivably underrated as an album. It sounds as good today as it did in the mid 90′s.
This is the album that should be issued to children at birth. I had an epiphany of sorts about it recently: a great deal of its magic is down to the mixing. If you read Slash’s book he describes how Steve Thomson and Michael Barbiero mixed it all in real time, as they did in 1987, and how amazing they were at it. Every instrument is absolutely distinct when it needs to be, and your attention is subtly redirected constantly. Also, the ‘twin guitar’ thing has never been done better. Izzy and Slash practically become one entity.