☼ Best Sounding The Millennium "Begin" on Vinyl? ☼

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ComeToTheSunshine, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. ComeToTheSunshine

    ComeToTheSunshine New Member Thread Starter

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    Hi! I'm new to the forum and as you can tell I'm a very big Sunshine Pop fan.


    I've been wanting this album on vinyl for a very long time. Aside from the near impossible to find original LP, there have been almost endless reissues by various labels. Which of them are the best sounding?
     
  2. ComeToTheSunshine

    ComeToTheSunshine New Member Thread Starter

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    Here's my favorite song from that album:

     
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  3. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    Original USA Columbia 360 Sound LP is really hard to top. Why not? You only live once.
     
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  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I'd stick with CDs unless you can get the original for a song
     
  5. Doctorwu

    Doctorwu Forum Resident

    The sundazed reissue sounds pretty sweet to me and so does the MOV reissue, both are significantly better then the cd, i don't have an original (i wish...)
    Btw the MOV reissue of 'begin's' sister album 'present tense' by Sagittarius also sounds superb.

    My fave millennium song is 'some sunny day', a killer song from a masterpiece LP.
     
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Sundazed 'Bob Dylan -Highway 61.
    Crap sounding, rough inner sleeve. Took that one back to Tower pronto. Then I got the DCC version. Big smiles & thumbs aloft.
     
  7. bibijeebies

    bibijeebies Forum Resident

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    In 1976 I got lucky as a Dutch CBS guy decided to rerelease this LP in the Netherlands. I bought it then and never looked back. Unfortunately, that reissue is also hard to get. There has been a Scorpio budget rerelease and a Sundazed/United one. Both are likely pressed on subpar vinyl, and the Scorpio will have a dubious source. There is also a MOV-reissue and this will be from a hi-res file sent to them by Columbia. This LP is an absolute classic!
     
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  8. ElwoodPDowd

    ElwoodPDowd Active Member

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    Was that Dutch guy the same chap who got The Silver Apples release out in Holland at the same time? I think that was released on MCA though...

    Good advice BTW.
     
  9. Doctorwu

    Doctorwu Forum Resident

    I've had my share of bad sundazed pressings but the millennium one is ok, the sound is nice, better then the cd, i own both, if 'begin'had a DCC version, i too would have a big smile on my face.
     
  10. Doctorwu

    Doctorwu Forum Resident

    As i mentioned in my post just above you :D i have the sundazed and th MOV reissues and they both sound excellent, the scorpio which i also have is ok, not great but not awful.
     
  11. bibijeebies

    bibijeebies Forum Resident

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    @Doctorwu: our posts crossed, but could you please confirm that the Sundazed has been pressed at United?
    The audiophile community probably wants another Doors 45 rpm reissue instead of this wonderful adventurous LP...their loss!
     
  12. bibijeebies

    bibijeebies Forum Resident

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    I really don't know. He had excellent taste though, as he also did Sagittarius - Present Tense plus Spirit - 12 Dreams etc...
     
  13. Doctorwu

    Doctorwu Forum Resident

    I will have to look for it (just moved to a new place), i bought it a long time ago when united were the only plant pressing sundazed vinyl, so it's a united pressing.
    I will look for it anyway just to confirm and to listen to it again. :)
    What about the 'Santana' S/t album?, it's been a month since somebody reissued it, we want another go!, i bet someone can surpass the previous three thousands attempts :D
     
  14. Summerisle

    Summerisle Forum Resident

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    I bought a reissue of it in the late 90's on Columbia. I think Sundazed reissued it shortly afterward. Anyway my copy sounds great but I couldn't tell you where it was sourced from.
     
  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I have that.
    Nectar to the ears.
     
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  16. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

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    Interesting. This is vinyl you have? I'm surprised Columbia was doing this sort of thing in the late 90's and it not being Dylan or Springsteen.
     
  17. TheeGory

    TheeGory Active Member

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    *bump* had anyone confirmed the Sundazed source? Is this an AAA release? Sorry if I missed the info, before. Thinking of picking it up and Bob Irwin is the MAN! Just wanted to see some more thoughts and opinions on this reissue.
     
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  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Has to be tbe best sounding West coast rock LP ( orig).
     
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