Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Larry Naramore, Sep 8, 2003.
Anybody pick these up?
With A Little Help From My Friends?
The Long Voyage Home?
Just picked up the "Joe Cocker" for a $1.99 at BMG web site. I've only played it once on my computer. Don't really know if it's NoNosied or not, it didn't sound like it. If it plays *Loud* or not, didn't notice that either.
Re: Re: Joe Cocker remasters question.
No they're not "Nonoised". Compressed and EQd a bit, yes.
I think they sound fine, and, of course, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS and JOE COCKER! (as opposed to the later, exclamation point-less JOE COCKER) are five-star classics no music collection should be without. I'd prefer these two original albums to a single-disc anthology.
Number three Joe Cocker album? SHEFFIELD STEEL, with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.
Never heard it.
Great album. I think MFSL also got their mits into releasing it, yes?
With A Little Help and Joe Cocker! - The older issues sound best to my ears, although they're not perfect either. The bonus tracks are nice.
Hearing the original A&M vinyl of Joe Cocker is a treat.
Yes. A very common test record for the UK hifi mags in the early '80s.
They were HARDLY using the pale shadow A&Ms, they were using Regal Zonophone originals, which blow away the A&Ms. I LIKE the new reissues (Joe Cocker! is in my car CD at this moment), but I now await DVD-A versions, especially MD&E.
I do like the last Joe Cocker remaster... MD&E is a big improvement against the Mofi remaster.
Did they fix "Delta Lady"? I forget. It's not supposed to fade in real fast on the 1st note...
I was living in Australia at the time, and was reading a number of the UK mags, so I bought this album on their recommendation. In Australia it came out on Island. I was not aware of "Regal Zonophone".
The Aussie Island still sounded very good. I didn't read the thread properly and did not think clearly about the "A&M" reference. I always thought it was on Island - was there an A&M release?
In the US he was on A&M. In the UK, he was on Regal Zonophone (name changed to Fly Records in around 1971--the two-fer reissue came out on Fly--it also killed the A&Ms).
Larry, for me there is no doubt about it: Sheffield Steel is a MUST!!! Go and listen!
Sckott, if you think those are good ya gotta here the original UK Regal Zonophone pressings, like taking a blanket off the speakers . I had them but let a friend who was a big Cocker fan and audiophile have them. I always thought that I'd find them again. Twas not to be.
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