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Nice way so start a Saturday morining here with light rain. This is a nice LP I found yeterday, being the original motion picture soundtrack, by Ennio Morricone. The record and cover is in near new condition. I love this movie and the soundtrack.
A little story about this one: I got this copy while on travel at San Francisco some years ago. Original RVG 60s pressing. Some scratches and stuff, but cover was OK - $5 for it. Not bad eh?
Well thing was the same store had another copy in much better shape for $20. Being tight on money I refused the offer. I shouldn't have. My copy plays OK but there are two or three ugly points where the cartridge skips all the time. At least the DV 10x5 cart I just installed is good to perform miracles on these battered records and make them listenable again.
I'm a little dinosaur
be in the offing?
There's nothing like the work of a Craftsman, I always say something old brought back to life holds more panache than than anything I could buy new, might not be as good, but holds more panache!
Does it sound anywhere near as good as it looks?
Thanks! I have installed a Pickering NP/AC bridged for mono playback in this changer. I have found that this provides very good sound with minimum rumble from a machine that was never a "hifi" product to begin with. It's really cool to stack 15 45's on that spindle and kick back to the oldies. I have been restoring these for several years now and have always been pleased with the sound I get.
Not sure what's next, but I'm looking at Steely Dan - Goucho
I only use my gun whenever kindness fails
a friend gave me these and I thought, "Geez, thanks!" But this stuff is purty.
"Bulgarian and Russian Orthodox Chants"
male choir conducted by D. Rouskov
Balkanton record label, made in Bulgaria
(Above picture is a similar record label.)
I've got three different records on this label, another one on HarmoniaMundi, and one duplicate on Angel[orig on Balkanton]
The recording is wide and the sound of the church is deep and high with rich echo.
The records are almost mint, without a mark except for what looks like recent smudges.
This is all male choir, no instruments except voice. A lot of recorded choir stuff usually get shrill or overloads the space. But this stuff almost perfect. The sound bathes rather than blasts.
Just picked up some JB that I'd been searching for. On a gloomy Saturday here in Hershey it fits the bill.
I have the album, and it's a great album too. The 78 single I got today has Bluejean Bop paired with Who Slapped John (both from that album)
It was a good morning on the streets today!
"Do I have to spell it out?
C --- H ---- E ---E ---- S --- E
A --- N --- D
Curtis Mayfield wrote and produced this lost gem. Aretha soars on this one.
Oh, yes... I like her... I have a few of her Lp's.
I really like her older stuff.
Saw here at the Strawberry Bluegrass Festival at camp Mather back in 88 and have been hooked ever since.
Merle's cover of "My Rough and Rowdy Ways" is killer.
i just found this two record set at a thrift for .25 and it sounds better than any other recordings i've heard.
With the rain outside, it's a vinyl type of day.
Didn't know that Stevens is available on vinyl. Been listening to "Illinois" on CD this week - outstanding album. Do you know if it's on the black circle too?
It is! MusicDirect has it - see below.
I have seen a few local L.A. purveyors with Illinois(e), Michigan and Seven Swans.
- http://www.amusicdirect.com/products/category.asp?category=50&filter=&fl=S&sort=&order=&page=6 (Open in New Window)
B. Terfel/R. Fleming cd, followed by Brendel Beethoven Murray Hill, then on to Fistoulari Opera Ballet Music, Judy Collins Colors of the Day, Beatles Abbey Rd. Something, Basie Pablo.
is this the original with the inside sleeve with a dowel?
I found one of these in incredible condition. And the cover photo is really good. haunting. i get weird vibes when finding these old records from time to time. as if i can see the old ones moving through the room in spats, etc. - weird, yes, i know, and i don't believe in ghosts, et al, but these old items have a character which is sometimes strongly evocative.
A fairly recent find of mine, awesome sound. Their take on Sly Stone's "Thank You" is killer diller.
I own two sets of the MoFi CD release and the box set release on CD and neither sound as good as my plain old vinyl copy!
I'm not surprised your vinyl copy sounds better than CDs but there are quite a few vinyl releases, so I'm not sure which one your "plain old vinyl copy" is.
You might be innerested in this link:
There's also the live concert of "The Wall" which Roger Waters did in Berlin in 1990. The LP version is Mercury 846 611-1. This is a fantastic version with (as well as RW) people like: The Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison, Ute Lemper, Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O'Connor, Andy Fairweather, Snowy White etc. etc.!!
Interesting link on the DSOTM. I started collecting different vinyl copies about ten years ago from used record shops. I have the Harvest release, but I am unable to tell if it is a U.K or U.S release, but it just says recorded in England. I also have a German Harvest copy complete with poster and cards that is in fantastic shape, I paid $3 for it at a used record store. I also have 3 copies of the MoFo vinyl, 2 with the straight lettring on the top, and one with the slanted lettering. One of my MoFi copies is a demo disc as well. I also have the EMI 100 release on vinyl. The Capital release on vinyl, and finally I own the box set Pink Floyd the 97 vinyl collection, which also has Dark Side Of The Moon.
On digital I have the box set copy, MoFi, and the SACD.
I guess I am a little over the top on my DSOTM collection.
If you are referring to the Columbia (US) release, then I would'nt doubt that it blows the CD away. Mine sounds absolutely fantastic. That LP is a trip. I love it. Ever read about it? There's s lot of stuff on the net. Here's one example. Nothing too profound, just interesting (to me, anyway).
I am doing a side job for the record shop today, half a dozen "Christian Rock" records to transcribe to CD.
what albums and genre? people found out that this Christian audio and music buff (yours truly) likes LP's so they gave me a bunch of those from the 70's and 80's. some good, some not re sound quality. how do you dub? send me to a search or link, if you have the time. thanks.
...I use my Thorens TD-125MkII w/ a Thorens TP-16 arm and Shure M97xE cartridge through either a Dynaco Pas or a Hafler DH-101 preamp's tape outs to my PC's M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 soundcard. I use an old copy of Cool Edit or Roxio's sound editor to mark and edit the tracks and burn with Roxio's easy CD creator.
This rig works well, is very flexible and sounds indistinguishable to the source record to me.
As far as the records I have to transcribe, so far I have liked Noel Paul Stookey live a Carnegie Hall, the record it titled "One Night Stand". This record has it all. Mr Stookey seems like he was blessed with a bit of talent (kinda "folky") and the recording is first rate, very nice.
The dreck so far has been a record by Randy Stonehill titled "The Sky is Falling". This is terrible, Rock-N-Roll wannabe, wank-O-rama.
I was ok with Daneil Amos's "Shotgun Angel", not great but not grating either.
I still have to do Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart "Sheep in wolves clothing" and Danny Taylor "live". The cover of Mylon LeFevre makes it look like it's gonna be along the lines of the Randy Stonehill record tho... I think I'll save that for last.
and ya don't hafta agree with me, mah man Al, but Randy Stonehill does indeed have a fair amount of talent and puts it to good use here and on other albums. He was one of the early progenitors of the genre of Christian rock, along with Larry Norman, Phil Keaggy, and Mark Heard. He mines a deeply evocative vein and is prone to a brutally humorous bent. The guy thrives on parodies of self and rock in general, which is anathema to most Christian artists. His songs often reflect that vivid self-parody, so I understand from whence the wank-O-rama remark stems.
He's not everyone's cup-a-tea, so it's okay not ta like him. I just listened to his Welcome to Paradise, an elpee that I picked up a few days ago.
On a related note, he performed a coupla times at my former church, the one we affectionately called "The Dirty Little Church in the Park." Oddly enough, and quite by accident, about three years ago, I found myself sitting across a table from him and his friend/producer at a David Wilcox concert, another performer who does not often get the respect he deserves (or gets it in small audience doses).
Below is a link to another person's opinion:
The whole genre is just not my cup of tea and yes, I was pretty hard on the Stonehill record.
and the tone/tenor. I don't know re how to do the process yet, and never had a burner.
I am a Christian who loves to study history and love Stonehill's own testimony on FirstLove video. As the other poster, he parodies himself and admits his weaknesses (and sin), which is hopefully our humble testimony to the world. And all can decide for themselves.
What I wanted is your perspective and I got it--much thanks for your advice. I also have an old PAS and had it repaired and crucial caps replaced. It sounds great. And an old Hafler 101 is living in storage at my brother's place, ready to do battle soon in his kid's room. And I am still enjoying my PAS. I have an old TT which can do this work, and a new laptop with burner. But you folks always mention sound cards.
What hookup wire & setup? Do you just go from the pre amp out to something on the Dell 6000? I have a "Sonic" burner, and also it appears to have the new Windows Media Player 10 and something called Dell Studio. Next step, guys?
Use a patch cord from the tape outs of the preamp to the line in jack on the PC, a simple Male RCA pair to Stereo male 3.5mm cord works for most computers. Easily found at your local Radio Shack (expensive) or electronic parts supplier (much cheaper/better quality).
My M-Audio soundcard has female RCA jacks for the line input so I can use any standard patch cord terminated with male RCA plugs.
If the built in soundcard in your laptop doesn't deliver the quality you are looking for there are stand alone USB based options out there that are quite nice.
I have never tried/used Windows media player to record anything to my hard drive, I don't even know if it works that way.
Born to Tinker!
Ya didn't offend me. I was merely offering a different perspective.
Found a sealed copy. Pretty nice sounding LP.
"fat man sitting on a little stool / takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you" Classic. god have mercy on the man, who doubts what he's sure of...
Through my just-salvaged-from-Goodwill Boston A200s and Carver preamp, along with previously ebay'd Proton and AR ES1. Awesome 80s.
I was given Avalon for Xmas last year, it's the Simply Vinyl edition that a relation picked up for a fiver(£5.00).
This is one of their better pressings which is worth tracking down, sealed copies surfacing on Ebay periodically.
It sounds richer than the CD but I guess mine got played with a little rough so that the surface noise is awful. Hopefully this isn't endemic to this pressing.
Mine is virtually mint and sounds great. I just did a re-clean on it with RRL and the KAB EV1 and have not played it yet, but I'm sure it's going to sound very good.
Mine is bad too. But I think it's just worn out.
Steve Winwood: "Back in the High Life"
The Beach Boys: "Pet Sounds" (recent stereo re-mix)
Iain Matthews: "Walking a Changing Line"
Interior: "Hot Beach"
Windham Hill Sampler: "Soul of the Machine"
Mozart: "Symphony No 40"
R Strauss: "Also Sprach Zarathrustra"
PS: Need to finish that DIY RCM - and soon!
Nobody does the electric blues in the style of Jr Kimbrough, Fred McDowell, et al, like two white kids from Akron, Ohio, that is, to wit, specifically, Dan Auerbach (guitar on all songs/bass on four songs) and Patrick Carney (drums). Saw them in concert back in September, and they were utterly phenomenal. Their cover of Lennon and McCartney's "She Said, She Said" is contained on this, their first album (2002), "[r]ecorded by Carney in a steamy Midwestern basement".
TitR is emo, so if you don't like this modern rock subgenre with dual (duel?) male vocalists and guitarists, flee from it! Me likes it, so scuse me; I be lissenin'.
Like a lot better than "Rubber Factory". The white vinyl is cool too.
Been listening to this one everyday for this past week -- it rocks. I like it better than the first one overall. Love the beefheart cover "grown so ugly".
I like "Rubber Factory" also; that's what got me into 'em.
Do you have it on vinyl or that other format?
I liked it enough to try The Big Come Up. Sometimes on further listening I appreciate things I didn't pick up on the first couple listens.
But this vinyl is rather warped. I need to check out their earlier stuff and stupidly didn't go see them when they were in town. I heard their shows are darn good and loud.
when held up to mirror upside-down the graphic text reads: "Ugly Rumors"
The album was recorded at the Columbia Records studios in the south of Market area of San Francisco. The Mars Hotel was a low-rent residential hotel (euphemism for flophouse) in the same neighborhood, and the band members passed it on the way to the studio every day. The hotel's lobby was generally populated by ugly roomers.
..got pulled over and the cop asked me for my poetic license.
I bought it a little while ago and have listened a couple times. So far, I like it, but haven't gotten that into yet.
By the way, thanks for the Joni Mitchell suggestion for Hissing of Summer Lawns, SYLA UK pressing. Found one for $10 US plus shipping from UK. It's great! Just listened to it now.
It's not in as high rotation for me as some other stuff, including their other records, which I listen to at work more (CD ripped to HD). Still, I like the challenge of it, and the package itself is gorgeous.
black/rainbow Capitol stereo in really nice shape.
Ripped it, gonna burn a copy later.
What compositions are on that LP? Appalachia? Brigg Fair? Florida Suite? Over the Hills and Far Away? On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring? Is it on EMI, Angel, or Seraphim?
I could go on, but I'll spare ya. I really like Freddy D wif either Sir Tommy B or Sir Johnny B conducting. Very contemplative mewsik.
P.S. I usually gather my toothless mountainwilliam neighbors over fer a lissen, and we gets ta drinkin' and then we sits back an' ponder the nature of the universe.
and a few other short pieces. I have another Delius with Beecham that will have to go on soon. Very enjoyable.
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