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Phil Spector - The Philles Album Collection | Opinions

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jazzis, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Jazzis

    Jazzis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Israel
  2. Ricko

    Ricko Forum Resident

    The sound quality is superb. Best Spector ever on CD, bar none.
  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    Nice package as well.
  4. Jazzis

    Jazzis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Israel
  5. Top notch, both sound and presentation.
  6. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    If you do get this set,be aware that some tracks are repeated,and two are almost the same Lp (Crystals)...Other than those minor things,the sound is awesome!:righton:The best Philles Collection around!:thumbsup:
  7. action pact

    action pact Forum Resident

    How cool is THIS:

    Disc 7 (Bonus): PHIL’S FLIPSIDES by The Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra:


    1. Flip And Nitty (B-side, Philles single #107)
    2. Walkin’ Along La La La (B-side, Philles single #109)
    3. Dr. Kaplan’s Office (B-side, Philles single #110)
    4. Git’ It (B-side, Philles single #112)
    5. Annette (B-side, Philles single #113)
    6. Brother Julius (B-side, Philles single #115)
    7. Tedesco And Pitman (B-side, Philles single #116)
    8. Nino And Sonny (Big Trouble) (B-side, Philles single #117)
    9. Miss Joan And Mister Sam (B-side, Philles single #118)
    10. Harry And Milt Meet Hal B (B-side, Philles single #119)
    11. Harry (From W. Va.) And Milt (B-side, Philles single #119)
    12. Big Red (B-side, Philles single #120)
    13. Larry L. (B-side, Phil Spector single #1)
    14. Chubby Danny D (B-side, Phil Spector single #2)
    15. Bebe And Susu (B-side, Philles single #121)
    16. Irving (Jaggered Sixteenths) (B-side, Philles single #122)
    17. Torpedo Rock (Surfing Corrido) (from the Phil Spector International album Phil Spector Wall Of Sound, Vol. 5: Rare Masters Vol. 1)
  8. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    Of which,All but One have NEVER been reissued before!:righton:All are making their CD Debut!:thumbsup:WONDERFUL!
  9. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New York
    Should Be getting mine soon,looks like the japanese one has bigger box with the right
    size mini sleeves,saw the cheaper(Money that is) American one andthey are back
    at it making the minis the wrong size ,at least that's what it looks like
    wonder how much they save making those crappy mini's like the ones in the miles
    or Tony Bennett set,if they only made them the right size you could fit a inner sleeve
    and the cds wouldn't put out like the US Simon and Garfunkel ones

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Mini-...200694858597?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item2eba588365
  10. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Well-Known Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    +1
  11. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
  12. houston

    houston Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    exactly the same....and cheap, I got mine from an Amzon seller for $26, new, shipping included
  13. Cozzie

    Cozzie Well-Known Member

    It's absolutely essential. This is how the Wall of Sound is supposed to be. Light years ahead of the awful sounding Back to Mono box set.
  14. pobbard

    pobbard Active Member

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Really? And does it contain everything on BACK TO MONO?
  15. Ricko

    Ricko Forum Resident

    Nope. Why would it? It's an album collection - not a singles collection.

    Legacy's other five Spector CD compilations are singles-oriented.
  16. Bill

    Bill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    But the sound quality on the new box is similar to that on the other recent Sony Spector remasters like Wall of Sound and Essential?
  17. Ricko

    Ricko Forum Resident

    Indeed it is. Vic Anesini really understands The Wall and knows exactly how to get maximum impact from the tapes. The acid test for Spector is how it holds up when blasted, and all Anesinis efforts are mindblowing when cranked!
  18. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    I love his Presley Remasterings! They're perfect!:righton: And this set is great,too! Spector's Philles-Labeled Lp's never sounded better! Also,try the Legacy comp "The Essential Phil Spector",too..BTW,was that also remastered by Anesini as well?
  19. Bill

    Bill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Thanks. I'm going to stick with Wall of Sound and Essential. I think Phil's characterization of the Philles albums as two hit tracks and ten filler tracks is pretty accurate for the albums in the box, which is why I didn't buy them when they could be had on vinyl at Sam Goody's for $2.99 each.
    Now, start dipping into the archives for rare stuff such as that on the old UK vinyl Rare Masters collections, stereo mixes and outtakes and I'm there.
  20. Casino

    Casino New Member

    Location:
    BossTown
    That indeed is the ultimate test. Crank up previous CD's and they are grating and shrill. Kick up the volume on the Philles 45's and you can shake the walls without ear fatigue. The Anesini remasters are much closer to those 45's than any previous CD's.
  21. Cozzie

    Cozzie Well-Known Member

    I have actually been quite surprised by the quality of some of that 'filler'. Obviously there is nothing that matches the likes of Be My Baby and Walk in the Rain but there is some worthwhile material. I find The Ronettes album to be pretty much free of filler; that is an exceptional ALBUM.
  22. Ricko

    Ricko Forum Resident

    Yes. And it's quite wrong anyhow to dismiss Phil Spector as a follower of the industry standard for Top 40 LPs back then. Nor did he run sessions to create or fill out tracks for an album after the Paris Sisters fiasco.

    The Ronettes album comes nowhere near being "2 Hits + Filler": almost every track was meticulously recorded as a potential hit single. And that's how Phil Spector recorded in the 60s. He simply wasn't into making or selling albums per se, and when an LP was needed it was just a matter of collecting hits and tracks which didn't meet his exacting criteria for a 45 release.
  23. Bill

    Bill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Good to know. I'm rethinking getting the box. The two new best-of collections are great.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  24. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Exactly-it's been a revelation to someone like me, who was a bit of a fence-sitter when it came to Spector's "classic" work--it sounds tremendous. It's good to hear stuff that I don't know and the hits which I had grown weary of due to overexposure sound new and fresh.
  25. Ricko

    Ricko Forum Resident

    Probably a wise move Bill.

    At these prices it's a real bargain, and brisk sales can only make a case for more properly-mastered Spector!

    The worst-case scenario of course is gettin' soaked on Ebay if the box goes suddenly OOP! :laugh:

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