Newbury Comics' Tenor Madness Cut By SH/KG!

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  1. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There was a flash Newbury Comics vinyl sale of "Buy 2, Get 1 Free". They had a bunch of OJC jazz pressings, but specially done for Newbury Comics on limited edition colored vinyl. I bought 2 of them, as well as the 2015 RSD release of David Bowie 1966.

    The prices to begin with were surprisingly low (the Bowie was $11.99). While several of the OJCs were $13.98 - 15.98).

    One that caught my eye was Sonny Rollins' Tenor Madness on red vinyl. This was one of my purchases.

    I got home and checked the dead wax information, and there, written out in full is Steve Hoffman/Kevin Gray. I haven't listened to it yet, but I have a feeling I got a bargoon.

    The other album I got was The Quintet, a 1953 live set, this one on clear vinyl. Interestingly, both OJCs had the Fantasy Records address on the back (Some now have Concord Records). All 3 cost me just over $30 total with tax.
     
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  2. rxcory

    rxcory mastering connoisseur

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    Wonder if they somehow licensed the stampers from Analogue Productions.
     
  3. Tommyboy

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    I think they were old DCC stampers?
     
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  4. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I didn't realize that DCC did Tenor Madness. Anyway, not bad for just over $10. Of course, with colored vinyl, we'll see how the vinyl sounds.
     
  5. riverrat

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    I have this; it sounds very good.

    The NC teal vinyl pressing of Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus is also the SH/KG mastering.
     
  6. guidedbyvoices

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    I'm patiently waiting for their next online sale, and saxophone colossus and tenor madness are high on my list.
     
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  7. GentleSenator

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    awesome; good to know!!

    my fear with these jazz titles is that they're pressed at United, and well...
     
  8. hvbias

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    The OJC black vinyl for Saxophone Colossus and Tenor Madness should be pressed at RTI, or at least they were many years ago. If they are RTI they will have the multi digit RTI identification number in the dead wax. And United will have the U. The one thing that is a disappointment is the very low quality (including blurry album art), flimsy jackets.
     
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  9. zen archer

    zen archer Well-Known Member

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    Online sale today for Newbury Comics 20% off use the code PARTY
     
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  10. guidedbyvoices

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    You know it! Bought and grabbed a bunch of others - miles workin/steamin/cookin/relaxin, love supreme, yo la tengo
     
  11. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    @AnalogJ can you tell us where the red vinyl for Tenor Madness was pressed? Thanks.

    I'm starting to have withdrawals over selling my AP 45 rpm Hoffman/Gray cuts for Saxophone Colossus and Tenor Madness :laugh:
     
  12. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    What mark on the vinyl would tell me? I can tell you that the inner sleeve it arrived in is one of those thick, waxy translucent plasticky sleeves which RTI tends to use, so I supposed, I wouldn't be surprised if they pressed it. Having many Music Matters pressings, which were all done at RTI, the earlier ones came in these pink, waxy plasticky translucent sleeves that left a residue on the records. They changed to the clear, translucent ones, but I still put them into MoFi sleeves or similar "rice paper" ones.
     
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  13. hvbias

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    I think the sleeve is a pretty good indicator. I'm not at home so I can't check the RTI numerical code, but if you've seen enough of them you'll know it :) And the person that etches it in the lacquer writes very neat.

    As long as there is no U in the dead wax it is not a United pressing.
     
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  14. GentleSenator

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    wow, this is excellent. at the price it's going for i can't possibly pass this up.
     
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  15. GentleSenator

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    i sure wish owners of other newbury jazz titles would update discogs listings with matrix info. they have some pretty great prices on those titles.
     
  16. guidedbyvoices

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    Is it safe to assume the newbury editions of tenor madness and saxophone colossus are both mono? The discogs entry for colossus says stereo but that doesn't seem right
     
  17. guidedbyvoices

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    Can't edit my post - based on what I can tell, pre 1957 van gelder even reissues have to be mono so the 2 sonny's and the miles cookin stuff are mono.
     
  18. patient_ot

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    Same here, have both. Both are RTI pressings with DCC stampers and sound very good. This is just pure luck and I would not count on other Newbury OJC pressings to have previously released audiophile label stampers. I think one or two of the CCR releases used AP stampers, but don't quote me on that. Seem to remember a thread here about it...it definitely wasn't all of them, just one or two.
     
  19. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

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    Newbury's Exclusive CCR's Cosmo Factory and Bayou Country is also mastered by SH/KG FYI
     
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  20. GentleSenator

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    yeah, the others are definitely not. it's a steal for these two, however.
     

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