Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc One Step of SANTANA, BILL EVANS TRIO, etc.*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Drew769, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

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    So many thought the same with the first Ultra vinyl release from Santana. I don't have it, but from what I've read, jaws are still dropping at what mofi was able to pull from those tapes. You can't comment until you hear.
     
  2. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

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    Agreed. Smart thing is to buy one or two and not open them. IF the word is out that the Ultra copy "shatters" any previous copy, then it may be worth opening one to hear and keep. One can almost always sell it sealed and usually gain more back than the initial investment.
     
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  3. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    That's where I am at. I will be more choosy. I already passed on two upcoming titles.
     
  4. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    Yeah, the stevie ray titles sound great on 45rpm and there won't be much of an improvement, IMO. The mastering will be different.
     
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  5. Rhinojack

    Rhinojack Well-Known Member

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    After having updated my music system with a new Pioneer Elite series receiver and new floor standing speakers, I played my OneStep "Abraxas" and was blown away.
     
  6. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    Between the increased numbers pressed and the increased price, I believe the MFSL 1-Step releases will reach critical mass. Critical mass is defined as the minimum amount of fissile material needed to maintain a nuclear chain reaction. If the sentiment represented in this forum is a good sampling of the overall market, MFSL may have achieved a nuclear chain reaction. That combined with their inability to meet self-imposed release dates on advertised titles is tarnishing a great product name. It is the strangest case of marketing suicide I have ever witnessed.
     
  7. MYKE

    MYKE My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers

    I do own the Abraxas, and I can comment on not "needing" yet another round of the SRV catalog. In my collection it would not only be foolish to think any more could be squeezed out for MY hearing capabilities, but completely asinine from a financial standpoint, after spending around $400. for all 7 albums. Also the music Santana made contains elements that made it a worthwhile undertaking, again, IMO.
    SRV and Double Trouble were a Texas Blues trio, that could blow the roof off a dump with sheer power. Santana's music was more of what my son once called " a journey."
    Let's just drop it here, nothing you can say is going to change my mind on this. :tiphat:
     
  8. MYKE

    MYKE My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers

    Exactly.
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  9. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

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    LOL. I'm not trying to change your mind about anything. I also own the whole box set of SRV at 45 rpm. I agree with you that it would also be highly unlikely for guys like US to buy it. However, neither you nor I have a crystal ball in determining what the SRV pressing from mofi will sound like. Someone else above said it will be just "different mastering." As we have seen for decades with vinyl, different mastering (RL Zeppelin for example) can make all the difference in the world. And as far as the differences in musical styles, it really doesn't matter whether one band is a powerhouse trio or not, outside of subjective differences. Bill Evans is a trio as well, and I believe his one step pressing is also receiving accolades. I believe different titles should have been chosen, but mofi doesn't let us know the reasons behind their choices. Soooo many other titles that I would have liked to see get the treatment. If I had to guess, SRV is a "safe" bet for mofi in that the albums they chose have great sounding master tapes, he's popular and I'm willing to bet the licensing fee is small.
     
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  10. rollo5

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    I’m getting every One Step until a dud is found. I was bummed that Waltz For Debby was coming out since I’d already purchased the AP 45rpm Bill Evans box. After hearing that One Step I was so glad I bought a copy because it was noticeably better than the AP. I also have the SRV 45rpm box and wish that MOFI was coming out with something other than SRV. But... I’m not missing out on those One Step SRV titles simply because they may be a cut above just like the One Step WFD.
     
  11. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    I think you mean Sunday At The Village Vanguard.
     
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  12. rollo5

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    Yes! Thank you for catching that. For some reason my mind always conflates those two albums.
     
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  13. AnalogJ

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    Sunday At Debby's??
     
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  14. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    No, there you go again. That's the one MFSL did not release. They released Waltz at the Village Vanguard.
     
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  15. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    They were going to release Waltz For Debby. I got a test pressing. :p
     
  16. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

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    Where in the name of God is the Simon and Garfunkel release????!!!!!!! Someone must know something! "Send out the word." (lol, a little word play from the Warriors movie)
     
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  17. teag

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    SUNDAY at the Village Vanguard.
     
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  18. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident

    Little known fact:

    Debbie never learned to Waltz....She was however, a fabulous jitterbugger....
     
  19. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    But did you know that while they were making the recording, that it was already Monday in Australia? The Aussie version of the record is called Monday In Australia While Sunday At The Village Vanguard.
     
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  20. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    There was also shelved versions of the album, as somehow the powers that be failed to give these a green light:

    Sunday At The Village People
    Sunday Bloody Sunday At The Harvard Vanguard (Health Clinic)
    SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY AT THE MONSTER TRUCK RALLY!
     
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  21. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    :wave:
     
  22. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Its DebbY damnitt!!!









    Sorry, I lost my jazz cool for a second

    :D

    :cool:
     
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  25. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident

    Deborah...
    ..if you want to get right down to it....
     

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