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I am eagerly awaiting my CCR "best of" 45rpm discs. Should receive them sometime within the next 10 days (ahhh the joys of being an audiophile and music lover in Australia) so I will post my subjective opinions ASAP. I have my fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed that they will sound fantastic and that all discs will be super flat and free of surface noise after a good vacuum cleaning on the VPI 16.5. I am also waiting on the Patricia Barber 45rpm albums that I pre-ordered way back in August, seems MoFi will be releasing them at the rate of one album per month starting in November.
Like most other Analogue Production 45's the CCR ones I have are very well done. Strong bass, good detail and that 45 air. If you like the singles they've put on the one's you buy it'll be a good but unfortunately short listen. I have some original Fantasy's, some 33 AP's and just got the Willy and the Cosmo's on 45. If you like the 33 AP's then you'll really like the 45's.
To my ears the 45's are the best and the 33 AP's are good enough to not even bother looking for a quite Fantasy.
In the same order I got the new "In Blue" by Karrin Allyson. It's another really nice one from Pure Audiophile. They just seem to just keep putting out very high quality pressings. If you like Allyson it's one to get.
> > “To my ears the 45's are the best and the 33 AP's are good enough to not even bother looking for a quite Fantasy.”
Well, all of CCR's original Fantasy LPs and 45s (not including reissues or repressings) were actually pressed by RCA - and their original Fantasy LPs were generally pressed on that infamous “Dynawarp” (Dynaflex) vinyl. And RCA-pressed 45s are generally on the noisy side, as well. Thus, you'd be lucky to find a copy of an original CCR Fantasy that’s been play-graded in even VG+ condition.
I rather like my completely quiet Fantasy 8410 Pendulum. Listening to it right now. The organ, especially the sax and Fogerty's voice all come across as natural with good presence. I do like the 45's better though.
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