Just a thought I have had horrible luck with new issues. Show Newport, and It's so crackly, back it goes. I guess I have to stick with mainly used vinyl. At least I'm not as dissapointed when it is a dud. Is best ignored even though some titles were pretty good. My understanding is that when Simply Vinyl licensed titles from EMI, the label used analog sources from its vault but other label sources are a crap shoot and mostly sound mediocre. Apparently no one at Simply Vinyl pays much attention to sound.
They are "simply" about vinyl. Same for "together through life". It sounds quite respectable. Leonard Cohens "Old Ideas" is digital, resolution unknown, but quite nice sounding.
In my opinion, 10 new songs suffered a bit from some wierd Pro-tools sounding stuff. Simply Vinyl has done some Elvis reissues and other LPs. The ones I have heard are uniformly crap.
I have some Elvis gold CDs that sound better. A number most? They sound great. The Chess Masters reissue, it was done all analog by Steve Hoffman. So there might be a tape that could be used for a reissue! Didn't know there was an analogue version of Modern Times. Would be a great idea for a reissue. Use the analogue tape. Love the record, it sounds just a tad muddy. Great sounding record!!
There is a limited vinyl 12" that came out for record day with 3 or 4 versions of "Get it on", Accoustic, Electric and a boogie version! Then on the other side 3 versions of I think Jeepster.
Sound is Ok, sounds digital, a bit flat. Marginal improvement over the CD. Whatever your take on Robert Palmers interpretation, the sound on that single is awesome. It is HUGE. Everything is there in three dimensional space in front of you. If you're talking about the Rhino Electric Warrior, I don't know what it was cut or sourced from, but the record itself was noisy, and I was not impressed with the sound. I wanted to replace my Reprise pressing from the eighties, and tried like heck to find any information about the Rhino pressing I could, but no luck.
Bought it anyway, and wasn't super happy. I also picked up the Fat Possum reissue of The Slider, even though my copy is still in good shape. Wasn't terribly impressed with it, either. Anyone know anything about Fat Possum's reputation? If Mikey, with his connections, can't get this information, what hope is there for us? You'd think there'd be some obsessive on the internet keeping track of this stuff.
Tell ya what though, the pressings I've been happiest with have come from Quality Records. Talk about truth in advertising! Greetings, Kevin here in The City. I have to agree concerning the 4MwB pressings.
I picked up Dylan's 'No Mercy'. The vinyl is noisy and Dylan's voice is all over the place. He mainly travels from center to right. I have a couple of other artists from that label, and they're ok; nothing to write home about. After this last purchase, and your article, this will be definetely one label that I shall be avoiding like the plague.
I can recommend whole heartedly and with a clear conscience to other music lovers, please, stay away from 4MwB. Great article and followup posts. I couldn't agree more re some labels simply putting out junk copied from digital.
When I first played it, it sounded so bad I thought there was something wrong with my system. I pulled out my original copy and, although it lived a hard life during my misspent youth, it still sounded way better than the Vinyl Lovers. It was then that I noticed that the actual tracks on the individual albums weren't in the same order as on the cover or the original, and that there were actually some additional tracks, like one of those extended cd reissues.
I can only guess what that all means, but it can't be good and can't be from the masters. Caveat Emptor. I think it's worth putting this on. This is an exchange with HD Tracks I had a while ago.
I think it speaks for itself. From: Support [ mailto:contact hdtracks. Some Girls came from the tapes, so I suppose it depended on the condition of the tapes.
They use their own mastering engineers, so I imagine they aim for the best possible result. The compression may be an aesthetic choice, or may be done so to accommodate use on portable devices.
At any case, I do empathize with your comments. My apologies if someone has already asked this. However, the LP reissue is Can you tell me please what the original sources for the HD Tracks files are? Or just As for our sources; We are provided with the best possible analogue masters available.
On top of that, our sound engineer has over 35 years of experience in cutting and mastering records for major labels. Very interested to compare to originals though. Our records are pressed in the Netherlands record Industry- one of the best in the business. This is my biggest grievance with vinyl toady. Lots of labels have cottoned on to the fact that they can make great margins from knocking out a badly sourced record so long as they put a 'g audiophile vinyl' sticker on the front.
I sometimes think these labels would do better getting a mint, native original LP, cleaning it, transferring it to 30 ips tape via a reference level set up and then cutting again. Call me crazy but I think this would sound much better. Obviously if you only want the classics then you will usually get a good deal but if it's anything that was on an independent Been reading Plain Recordings and 4 Men With Beards are one in the same and have the same mailing address.
Most of what I've read isn't positive. Not uniformly bad but definately hit or miss, and for typical vinyl prices I can't afford to take chances on labels like these. Can anyone chime in about the simply vinyl nick drake releases?
Legend states that "Pink Moon" was the only Nick Drake album that still has the existing analog, 2-track master. The rest Legend also states that because of the availability of the "Pink Moon" original tape, it is the only remaster done with an entirely analog signal path.
I purchased this album with that information in mind. The album, IMO, sounds incredible. I've never heard a 1st pressing, only CD masters until this point, so I can only compare what I have heard. It's a Universal remaster. Seems to be known for its superiority over other, questionable reissues. Is Get On Down if you're into hip-hop at all. The do a lot of reissuing of Wu-Tang LPs. Not a single one I've heard comes even close to the OG presses.
All are flat and muddy sounding. I've heard better MP3s than some of their presses. Scorpio and many other "to be avoided labels" are reissuing many hip rare underground records that the high end reissue labels aren't doing and will never do. I've been around vinyl since the 70s and many of the Scorpio records sound good and have stickers stating "manufactured by Rhino" whatever that means.
Try finding an original copy of Gris Gris. The Wah Wah label from Spain has reissued tons of obscure 70s records from France and Germany that I am glad I am able to own in the vinyl format, regardless of the source.
These "bad" labels have their place and often provide a service for people who want more than Living Stereo and certain Blue Note records in their music diet. Rhino is a division of Warner Brothers and if you see Rhino, chances are sources are good, even if the label is Scorpio.
Of course sometimes content trumps source but if the source was originally analog and the source is available, using a CD to cut a record is inexcusable. About the "manufactured by Rhino" you see on the back of the Scorpio reissues, those are legit and pressed by Rhino. John, Gil Scott-Heron. All of the Meters and Electric Prunes albums have the "manufactured by Rhino" sticker on the shrinkwrap.
I thought it was cute that Rhino used the wrong labels on the Meters and Dr. John LP's so people don't pass them off as originals like that dealer in New Orleans by using the 2-color Reprise W7 label for the Meters and the old 50's Atco label with the harp for Dr. The reissues sound nice but the original recordings weren't audiophile material.
I suspect the James Brown reissues are from CD but it's nice to see them out there, it's also funny to see a mid 60's King LP with a early 70's Polydor label with JB's picture when he had the big fro. The Electric Prunes and Reprise Meters albums sound great, the Josies are OK since the original recordings weren't that great but the music will get you moving.
I prefered a complete analog experience, that's why ilisten to Lp in the first place. So i buy my lps produce before the digital era, with warts and all. Another informative article by Mikey and terrific feedback from the many knowledgeable readers; most of whom, I imagine are far more knowledgeable than myself, which is why I am throwing my question out to the field. Is there an easy and inexpensive way I can improve my system? I built a low budget LP playback system below a few years ago and, frankly, the sound is uninspiring.
And, I still own the first LP my family ever owned - Neil Diamond's Moods from , which my mom bought on impulse as we were returning home from school and she saw the album in a record store window. She hit the brakes, put some money in my elder brother's hands he was the bravest of us three boys, although not the eldest and said "Tell the store owner that your mom wants to buy the man hanging in the window.
The album is badly in need of a proper scrubbing, and sounds as noisy as ever, but we still love giving it a spin. I know the individual components are quality pieces because I never buy any hardware or software the real subject of this article that hasn't received some favourable reviews from credible sources, so I am sure it's that they are not complementing each other as a system.
I've been toying with the idea of replacing the Pro-Ject pre with a Bellari VP tube pre amp, but I am wary of throwing money at the problem out of blind ignorance. They have also released some excellent sounding pressings, for example of film soundtracks or historical compilations—they are not a pure re-issue label, they also have original releases, though no original artists I think.
They also seem to be in the habit of clearly noting transfer sources, involved engineers, studios and plants, which is always commendable. Best see if you can find a review before purchase, or whether you can give it a listen.
Don't dismiss them outright because of the label, because you might be passing up a good vinyl. Well if the source and other info is listed on the record, of course consider that release. Thanks for that information. A lot of websites that sell new re-issues have little to no information about the pressing. And even if they did, as a new collector, is it trial and error or is there a comprehensive list out there of the good and not so good producers?
Acoustic Sounds is as good as I've ever seen in terms of having commentary on re-issues. I'm getting into this conversation pretty late it looks like but I've gotten some really great sonding Lp's on Doxy. Plus they're titles that most labels wouldn't dare put out. All these records sound very good, so I'm very happy with this label.
While the Music on Vinyl might be from a high rez digital source although given I've never seen one on HDTracks etc, maybe not , it definitely isn't just ripped from CD, as the mixes are distinctly different.
It's definitely a good effort. Wax Time reissues are sold widely by reputable record stores like Amoeba and Rasputin, and while not in the price range of the true audiophile masterings, they're not exactly cheap, either The tell-tale sign to me is that, while the jacket art is pretty close to the original, the label never is -- it's always a Wax Time label, never Columbia, etc.
Again, this is s jazz material that is in the public domain in the EU. Wax Time is made in Spain, if I recall correctly. Oft kommt Psychedelische seite zum vorschein oft aber Melodische was den mix aumacht und KoRn Sind noch runder und perfekter als noch auf SOS The Nothing macht einfach spass bis ende und ist seit jahren das beste Album.
Sehr gutes Album. Alleine das Intro der Hammer als der Dudelsack wieder mal zum Einsatz kommt wie in den guten alten Zeiten. Wer "the serenity of suffering" gefeiert hat wird auch beo diesem Werk auf seine Kosten kommen. Certaines chansons sont plus violentes "Cold" par exemple et d'autres plus calmes comme "Can you Hear Me", "Finally Free" etc Malheureusement ou heureusement???
Wie soll ich anfangen, habe mich extrem auf dieses Album gefreut da es mich interessiert hat wie Jonathan den Verlust seiner Frau in das Album verarbeitet hat. Also CD rein und gleich mal durch Erstmal muss ich sagen das Korn es endlich geschafft hat ein sauberes Vinly produzieren zu lassen.
Ein guter Spagat in die Neuzeit, es gibt nichts besseres in dieser Musikrichtung I Korn sono tornati con un nuovo album, senza di loro oggi non si potrebbe parlare di New "Nu" metal sono stati una delle prime band a rielaborare il cross-over di gruppi come Faith No More e Living Color e creare questo genere nel con il loro album d'esordio.
Il nuovo album si intitolata "The Nothing" e ci presenta il front-man Jonathan Davis per chi non lo sapesse lavorava in un esercizio di pompe funebri al suo meglio; il successore dell'album del "The Serenity of Leiden" ha tutte le carte in regola per diventare il miglior disco del , 13 canzoni ottime del quintetto Statunitense, da avere. Molto curato l'artwork si parte con la prima traccia: the end begins con suono di cornamusa suonata da Jonathan Davis , continua cold, you'll never find me alternata da cantato e growl, the dearkness is revealing, idiosyncrasy, the seduction of indulgence, finally free, can you hear me, the ringmaster, gravity of discomfort, h rd3r, this loss e ultima traccia surrender to failure.
Bei Serenity Of Suffering gefielen mir eigentlich alle Songs sehr gut, aber es fehlte mir der magische Moment, bzw. Ich kenne nicht alle Korn Alben, aber ich habe Korn 7 oder 8 mal live gesehen. Nur der Dubstep Stilwandel hat mir nicht gefallen. E' un album che in parecchi aspettavamo da tanto dopo qualche passo falso nei precedenti. E' brutto dirlo ma si sente tutta la sofferenza di JD a seguito della perdita della moglie, sono tornati dei riff che suonano familiari..
I Korn si sono fatti attendere ma alla fine hanno prodotto un ottimo album. Questo album ha soddisfatto pienamente le mie aspettative. Li vedremo a Giugno a Milano e non vedo l'ora che arrivi questa data! Potevate almeno scriverlo! Ok, schlecht ist das Album nicht Bitte nicht falsch verstehen You've read the top international reviews.
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Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Price. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I bought the Tony Bennett live record from Analogue Productions. Thank you for this highly informative and enjoyable video. Many of the records were unknown to me and I have now ordered many of them from various sources. Being 58, it seems the focus is primarily on records that are a little before my time I started getting into music in the early '70s which is probably why they are new to me.
As John Darko's reviewing focuses on music from the 80's and later I could only hope that some reviewer would dig into worthwhile records from the '70s. The Turn is not AAA. I think Pro Tools was used. Michael, Not sure where to post this inquiry Do you have any insight into the Chrysalis issue of the Ten Years After above?
It looks like it could be AAA, but the available info is incomplete about source and recording site. Mike, I've enjoyed following you on Youtube and just joined your site.
Are these newer reissues and if so where can I find them? Or are you talking about the reissues from the 80's? Good Stuff and Thanks! He's referring to the Chris Bellman reissues. Here they are on Discogs. I cherish my copies by the way. Spanky DeBrest's bass solos on my copy are nearly inaudible in the right channel from which I can hear Monk's piano at normal volume. Why did you skip this one in the video presentation? Stereo or Mono, Org or Org Music? Why not the Speakers Corner version?
Inquiring minds want to know. Search form Search. Analog Corner. News News Analog Gear News. Here's recommended all-analog LP reissues worth owning. The video runs two hours so unless you are masochistic, you might want to watch in shorter segments but covering LPs took time!
Plus there are the usual fun stories interspersed throughout. Okay, I got wrong the The Who's "Tommy"'s original issue date I said November '68, was May '69 otherwise all of the information should be correct. Log in or register to post comments. I now see Blonde on Blonde. But just one Dylan? Only One Dylan? Submitted by Michael Fremer on Thu, You need to do your homework and watch the video! AA Shops in Europe? Submitted by Ivan Lietaert on Wed, One of the best stores is actually in Europe Submitted by ViciAudio on Wed, Very impressive Submitted by Ivan Lietaert on Wed, Very impressive indeed!
I'm checking them out already! I love it because the have a Submitted by Ivan Lietaert on Wed, I love it because the have a category 'European releases'! Submitted by lefos on Tue, Not expensive Submitted by SoundWave on Tue, Submitted by MalachiLui on Mon, But I do not like impersonators Not at all Submitted by SoundWave on Mon, No problem!
The wrath of Malachi - Heir to the throne! Submitted by francisalbert on Mon, I'm 13 now. PS Submitted by francisalbert on Mon, This one is certainly missing Nice work, Michael! Submitted by Chemguy on Wed, Great list!
No Beatles mono box? Did Michael mention this Yes Submitted by vinyl listener on Thu, Not currently in print, which is nutz. Will there be a second list covering Submitted by Ortofan on Wed, I'll take advantage of this post for asking for help. If you see TML on a record, it usually means it will sound as good as that record will ever sound.
Submitted by francisalbert on Tue, Thank you! Submitted by redchaser on Wed, Great List Submitted by Rashers on Wed, AP Backordered Submitted by gmeese34 on Wed, The Music Matters is in print. Not sure if AP still has a license. I See a Mistake Submitted by randybass on Wed, My mistake. I enjoyed the hell out of this Submitted by recordhead on Thu, PS: wife is pissed. May I add one more to this list?
Submitted by elliotdrum on Thu, Neil Young microphone drop Submitted by darthlaker on Thu, Your comments on video in regards to the microphone drop during the Neil Young song reminded me of your review of the brilliant Vandersteen Sevens: "When John Atkinson came over to measure the Sevens in situ, I played him Neil Young's "Out on the Weekend," from a new edition of Harvest on gm vinyl LP, Reprise.
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