Played two classic 80's on Vinyl..Pleasantly surprised.

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  1. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Pulled out my original pressings of Sting: Dream Of The Blue Turtles, and Maria Mckee: Maria Mckee,
    and was really very pleasantly surprised how good they sounded on my new Rega Planar 3.

    I generally play the CDs of these titles, but these really surpassed my expectations.

    Both were quiet and tonally rich. A bit of inner groove distortion on Side 2 of Mckee..but not too bad.
     
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  2. ZiltoidtheOmniscient

    ZiltoidtheOmniscient Forum Resident

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    I've been heavy into vinyl lately.My XTC Black Sea sounded amazing and was blown away by some Stevie Wonder albums from the 70's.
     
  3. ServingTheMusic

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    Stevie's albums were well pressed!!!

    I am going to play U2's first 4 albums...I bought those the day they came out back then.
     
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  4. StevenTounsand

    StevenTounsand Well-Known Member

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    I just got a sealed original Sade Promise and it too delivered such buttery sound despite early digi-production. Interesting matrix inscriptions too...
     
  5. artfromtex

    artfromtex Forum Resident

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    Get a nice clean copy of Madonna's "True Blue" and prepare to be amazed.
     
  6. ServingTheMusic

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    I have Like A Virgin!
     
  7. ibekeen

    ibekeen Forum Resident

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    Try Stevie Wonder "In Square Circle" on vinyl.
     
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  8. Malcolm Crowne

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    Yeh I was going to say, Sade 1st album, side 2 of Rio, early 80s has lots of great sounding vinyl man!
     
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  9. Musician95616

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    Sting's "...Nothing Like The Sun" and Madonna's first album both sound incredible to my ears.

    My personal audio "show-off-the-turntable" fave is Tracy Chapman's debut.
     
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  10. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm going to pull some Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Nicks, Pet Shop Boys, R.E.M, and Peter Gabriel..
     
  11. Paully

    Paully De gustibus non est disputandum

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    I think my R.E.M. and Peter Gabriel records all sound pretty great on vinyl. I have bought multiple 80’s records with songs I know well, like INXS not so long ago, and I am continually impressed with how incredible they sound. Could be I am just comparing them to how they sound in my head from repeated hearings on the radio but it is still fun to revisit songs I know well and hear just how much better they sound on vinyl over a good system versus in my car. It’s a wonderful experience. Have fun!
     
  12. ServingTheMusic

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    i have had similar experiences...but around 1987/1988 the quality begins to go into the toilet...they cheapened the pressings knowing CD would be the main format going forward.
     
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  13. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    Duran Duran--Seven And The Ragged Tiger.
    The Power Station--The Power Station

    Ratt--Out Of The Cellar

    Madonna--Madonna 1st album.

    Spun those last week and were very quiet.
     
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  14. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    were you surprised? i was....i gotta pull out Rio.
     
  15. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Yeah kind of. Meaning I haven't listened to them in a while and forgotten how quiet they sounded then. Listening to them last week reminded me how quiet they are. Definitely pulling out Rio by the weekend.
     
  16. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    ...and the first Duran album!
     
  17. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Love the first Durranie!!
     
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  18. searing75

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    Oooooh 80’s R.E.M. on vinyl! Yummy!
     
  19. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Sade --Diamond Life--1984--1985 is a killer sounding vinyl. Mind boggling sound from the Diamond Life vinyl. WOW!!
     
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  20. ServingTheMusic

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    Got that one too..
     
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  21. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    Men At Work--Business As Usual has sound that comes out at you from the darkness.

    Huey Lewis And The News--Sports and Def Leppard--Pyromania are vinyls I enjoy spinning--ear candy sound.
     
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  22. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I’m glad you had a good experience with the Sting one. My copy is very thin sounding.
     
  23. Malcolm Crowne

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    Let's all recall that by Rio Duran Duran were mega huge and no expense was spared production wise -- you're hearing the sound of money. Hard 80s dollars too, not like today's money!!! :magoo:
     
  24. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    yes, but the pressing can still suck....! See Meat Loaf...mega buck recording..horrible sounding LP.
     
  25. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    interesting...mine is really nice sounding...actually i have two copies...great midrange and bass.
     
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