Laura Nyro - A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums Collection 07-07-2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Luxury_Liner, May 10, 2017.

  1. Luxury_Liner

    Luxury_Liner Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Real Gone Music will release a 2 cd set of More Than A New Discovery and Eli And The Thirteenth Confession in all their mono glory.


    Can’t wait to get my hands on this!


    Out 07/07/2017

    Go to this link and check out the pdf file with the press release.


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    Tracklist
    [CD1]
    1. Goodbye Joe
    2. Billy's Blues
    3. And When I Die
    4. Stoney End
    5. Lazy Susan
    6. Hands Off the Man (Flim Flam Man)
    7. Wedding Bell Blues
    8. Buy and Sell
    9. He's a Runner
    10. Blowin' Away
    11. I Never Meant to Hurt You
    12. California Shoeshine Boys
    13. Stoney End (Original Single Version with Alternate Lyrics)

    [CD2]
    1. Luckie
    2. Lu
    3. Sweet Blindness
    4. Poverty Train
    5. Lonely Women
    6. Eli's Coming
    7. Timer
    8. Stoned Soul Picnic
    9. Emmie
    10. Woman's Blues
    11. Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)
    12. December's Boudoir
    13. The Confession
    14. Eli's Coming (Mono Single Version)
    15. Save the Country (Non-LP Single Version)
     
  2. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    It shall be mine. :agree:
     
  3. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Thanks, LL

    I've always had my doubts that Eli was dedicated, now I'll see for sure.

    Interesting about New Discovery--someone here years ago posted interview with someone a Verve who said that the mono tapes were destroyed.
    I'm betting it's a needledrop. Maybe even the one from a well known internet nd person did awhile ago.
     
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  4. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Holy ****!!!
     
  5. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    I had a mono copy and I could not tell any differences at all (Eli).
    As far as the Verve album, surely there were copies made of the mono master for other countries.
     
  6. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Really? I never knew (or saw) a mono outside the US. Certainly plausible, I jut never saw one.
     
  7. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    I'm sure the UK had a mono release of the first album, I had a US promo of Eli in mono and studied it for hours trying to pick up any differences, alas no.
     
  8. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    good to hear. I'm not crazy.
    The only 'maybe' was the louder bass on Luckie, but when I listen to the rest of the song, it's a no.
    I really thought about paying the big $ for a US promo once upon a time, but I want a different mix, not just the 'thrill' of owning a white label.
     
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  9. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    not worth paying a lot for IMO but it is one of the rarer Laura items....what I would be interested in is a quad mix of New York Tendaberry:)
    ...but as far as this set, the first album in true mono would be worth the price of admission.
     
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  10. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    I gave a cdr of the mono to Suzanne Vega this year. Her eyes got wide, big smile. Her guitarist said "Mono? You're kidding" and snatched it from Suzanne's hand.
     
  11. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

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    This will be mastered by Vic Anesini. I hope its well mastered and not like the current Sony remasters. I wish AF had done more Laura Nyro.
     
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  12. micksmuse

    micksmuse Forum Resident

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    that truly would make america and the world great again.
     
  13. micksmuse

    micksmuse Forum Resident

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    i believe i read on here from our host that he couldn't stand the shrieking in her voice when he was mastering eli for AF (one of the few times i have questioned his judgement).
     
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  14. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    I have to question that as I've seen a bit of love from Steve for Laura...that must have been someone responding in a thread about Laura.
     
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  15. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

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    True story: in 1981, I was living in an apartment with thin walls. I'd put New York Tendaberry on the phonograph in my upstairs bedroom. When Laura would get to shrieking, the 2 girls in the next apartment over would shriek back thru the thin walls! Pretty funny... :D
     
  16. GLENN

    GLENN Well-Known Member

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    I almost never comment on sound quality, but I have the current remaster of Eli and while I love the music there's something about the sound that I find irritating. I wonder if that's the mastering or the original tapes? Maybe it's the "shrieking" as mentioned on some other posts. I'm not a big mono guy but if I thought this would be easier on the ears I might have to get this.
     
  17. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

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    Its the mastering. Get Steve's AF version.
     
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  18. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    yes, if ever an album has had historically bad mastering it's this one, Steve's is a big improvement but it is a 50 year old recording and technology was simply not up to Laura's challenges:) NYT suffers the same problem, Christmas does not.
     
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  19. The 1966 mono mix of the first album, wow! I thought these tapes were long lost. This is amazing news. I've heard Eli in stereo and in quad, but not in mono so that will be a new experience for me.
     
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  20. JMarch3035

    JMarch3035 Active Member

    Hi everybody, Joe Marchese here. I'm so thrilled to see so much excitement here. As I put this release together for Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records, I can confirm that these albums are most certainly NOT needledrops. This release has been sourced 100% from tape, and beautifully remastered by Vic Anesini.

    The MTAND masters were assuredly NOT lost, and in fact, having held the original mono tapes in my hands as we discovered them is one of the great thrills of my professional life. We're incredibly proud of this release, and I hope you'll all be as pleased as we are to celebrate Laura's remarkable legacy on the 50th anniversary of her debut album. Stay tuned for our official press release soon at realgonemusic.com and theseconddisc.com. Thanks for your interest!
     
  21. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    HOLY S***!!!! F*** ME!!! I'm in tears right now!!!
     
  22. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    wonderful news.
     
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  23. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    First Dion, now this. Wow.:goodie:
     
  24. bRETT

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  25. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    and the single is a ****h to find in playable condition!
     

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