Elton John Vinyl Reissues

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sunsales, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. kitt1987

    kitt1987 Member

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    Ohio
    I have definitely been impressed with these reissues and for those of us in which the original DJM releases are out of reach in mint condition can be more than satisfied with these reissues. My only complaint is that no announcement has been made to cover his later releases. I am still baffled that for its anniversary that The One was not reissued. Not to mention Made in England, Peachtree Road, any of his remaining 70's and 80's releases. I also would think that a reissue of at least the first two Greatest Hits LPs would be ideal for the casual collectors.
    I am still having a feeling that once we all get these reissues in our collection, Mobile Fidelity might issue a small handful of releases on their own. Who knows but all I can say is enjoy the music!
     
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  2. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    Hmm....I'm not sure Mofi would be interested in a lot of his albums. They would only be interested in titles like Madman..., Tumbleweed, GBYBR....titles like that.
     
  3. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    I bought numerous copies of an Eric Carmen album fron Japan. Finally got a perfect copy. I then dropped my turntable clamp on top of it and watched it skip acoss it, leaving a nice grooved trail as it laughed at me. So, you're not alone in damaging an album. I felt like an idiot though. Life is full of ironies. I wouldn't have cared if that had happened on hundreds of other titles.
     
  4. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    I really hope we see Made In England. It was the last album I really enjoyed.
     
  5. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    I do really respect him for putting his career on the line and doing an album like Blue Moves. Sometimes I wish we could make ourselves love an album. I also respect that he sees that album as it is....not commercial. Yet, I think about half his fans here do like the album. I like a few of the songs, but as an album it's a tedious listen to me. Many here have suggested it would have been much better as a one disc album, but I doubt fans would agree. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when MCA got hold of it. I can't imagine they were thrilled. It might be a good idea for me to play it a few more times.
     
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  6. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    My accident was a record clamp as well. Just brushed it across the outer grooves. I did the same to a blue island copy of Solid Air that had just cost me £20+. Only two times I've damaged a record in 40 years. Now I'm ultra careful.
     
  7. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    I've done it twice too. You'll love this. It was a brand new copy of Queen's Greatest Hits II. Turns out it sounds so awful I won't play it anyway, but I too am very careful now.
     
  8. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    My only accidents have been when Record cleaning. Some records are finished really smooth at the edges and they can slip out your hand. Happened to me a couple of times...
     
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  9. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    I think for me it's that the orchestration is just so wrong. It's off or something. Very MOR.. I love what Paul Buckmaster did with Friends and the Elton S/T. Just brilliant and so modern/classic but on Blue Moves either he (IMHO) failed or was swayed by James Newton-Howrd who although talented, seems best suited on the soundtrack score style. And not in a good way. I think his work brings almost everything down.

    I too really tried to like it back in 1976. I was managing a record store at the time and would play it occasionally in-store and every time the other employees made me take it off. We didn't sell very many.
     
  10. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Trans Siberian
     
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  11. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

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    I've got a Pickneyville vinyl pressing of Blue Moves. It's a little too "AOR - adult oriented rock aka soft rock" for me, but man, this pressing has huge bass.

    I remember thinking on first listen that this sounds like something I'd hear a a bar mitzvah, and then I went to one and sure enough...
     
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  12. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    What a coincidence. This Saturday 9/9 will be the 5oth anniversary of my Bar Mitzvah. :tiphat:
     
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  13. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

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    Time to pull out the old Blue Moves, man. And congrats.
    Now, where's the Shoorah?
     
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  14. Solly Bridgetower

    Solly Bridgetower Member

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    Elton John and Gus Dudgeon had originally planned Blue Moves as a single album. It was MCA that insisted on a double-album when they learned there was enough material. Elton and Dudgeon both protested, but MCA won. I can’t imagine MCA would’ve fought that battle to the end without hearing the album first.
     
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  15. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Buy this man a Blue Move.
     
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  16. Solly Bridgetower

    Solly Bridgetower Member

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    Fair enough. But while I agree that Friends, Madman, Don't Shoot Me and the self-titled album would not have been the same without Buckmaster, my preference has always been towards the JNH arrangements. My perception of Buckmaster's arrangements is that they were always dark and moody but not particularly deep—almost ostentatious, to my ears anyway. But his work on Made in England (1995) is one of the reasons I love that album so much.

    But plenty of other stores did, apparently. Blue Moves didn’t reach number 1 like many of its predecessors but it did go platinum.
     
  17. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    I think you're wearing the wrong kind of hat in both your avatar and the emoticon you're absolutely addicted to using. ;)
     
  18. paolo

    paolo Forum Resident

    I think the emoticon is just about right for this thread at least ;)

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  19. Pizza

    Pizza Forum Resident

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    I respect your love and joy for vinyl. Still, to say you "make these points respectively" right after saying "listening to digitally sourced music is like wearing a condom over your ears" is insulting to those of us who practice safe and protective music listening habits.
     
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  20. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    My father was a calculator so digitally-sourced music feels better to me.
     
  21. JamesRR

    JamesRR Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    I agree. Buckmaster's early arrangements were a bit much (his "horror film" score on 60 Years On, as he refers to it) - but he found his groove on Madman, where I feel the strings really helped drive the tracks, and honestly made them very distinctive (think of that run right after the chorus in Levon). Later, Buckmaster did become more complementary with his scores - Made in England is a great example, and so is Songs from the West Coast. I think JNH on Blue Moves is closer to Buckmaster on MIE and West Coast - adding to but not overpowering the tracks.
     
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  22. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

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    picked this up from Rough Trade today, can't wait to give it a spin.. :goodie:
    not least because my old DJM LP is a bit beaten up and of the however many different CDs I've picked up over the years (Nimbus DJM CD, W.Germany DJM CD, MCA U.S. CD, Gus' remaster, etc.. I'm not sure I have any that are really that great sounding!?)

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  23. JamesRR

    JamesRR Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    Interesting, all you guys in the UK get download codes. We haven't gotten them for any of the albums in the series. (including the 17/11/70+ Record Store Day album)
     
  24. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    You should be careful how much information you volunteer Mazzy. A competent mathematician could calculate your exact age from that statement!
     
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  25. Lovealego

    Lovealego Forum Resident

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    Yeah the downloads are kind of not fair! Are they new Ludwig masters too? or recycled from years past....
     

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