Rolling Stones Let it bleed ABKCO vinyl Digitally remastered from original master ..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dgstrat, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Islip, NY
    I saw a Let it Bleed LP in a used shop today that is on the Abko label with a "digitally mastered from original master recording" banner across the red Abko label. also states 100% virgin vinyl on the jacket. Is this the DSD sourcedLP. If not, what is it, and is it highly regarded?

    Thanks
  2. QuestionMark?

    QuestionMark? Forum Resident

    It's the 1986 remaster that matches the cd of that same year. I have not heard it.
  3. -Ben

    -Ben Active Member

    Location:
    Washington DC Area
    NO :wave:
  4. Adam9

    Adam9 Formerly jbohdan

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    It sounds like this the first Abkco remastering, not the current DSD remaster.
    These masterings are not very highly regarded
  5. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Islip, NY
    OK thanks....................Are the DSD sourced Lp's marked as such on the jacket? Is there anything that distinguishes them?
  6. -Ben

    -Ben Active Member

    Location:
    Washington DC Area

    Yep... Look for DSD on the jacket.
  7. LeeS

    LeeS Tubes Rule

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Yes, it says DSD on the jacket. Sounds good too. :)
  8. dgstrat

    dgstrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Islip, NY
    Thanks.............You guys make life easy
  9. Rael

    Rael Forum Resident

    Location:
    Newport, NH USA
    I'll give those 1986 vinyl issues this much: the vinyl surfaces are dead quiet. I bought most of these when I was in high school over 20 years ago. Not too long ago, I took out "Between the Buttons" and it sounded almost brand new.
  10. -Ben

    -Ben Active Member

    Location:
    Washington DC Area

    :agree:

    100% Virgin Vinyl I believe pressed at RTI
  11. James Glennon

    James Glennon Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland

    Also, the DSD LPs were mastered by Don Grossinger and all the European pressings have 'Don Grossinger' handwritten in the deadwax.

    The US Led It Bleed doesn't have this in the deadwax, the European LP does.

    JG
  12. Dinsdale

    Dinsdale Dixie Fried

    Location:
    South Carolina
    I've had the same experience. At the time I was happy to get them. They sound way better than the old fake stereo versions.
  13. joelee

    joelee Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Houston
    Another vote for these. If you see them for $15 or less snag 'em. Dead quiet vinyl and very good sound. I've been wanting to pick up a DSD Vinyl but not at 30+ $. I can live with the SACDs.
  14. Evan L

    Evan L Beatologist

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    The 1986 vinyl issues actually sound better then the CD's issued at the same time.

    Evan
  15. tiguwagu

    tiguwagu Active Member

    That doesn't surprise me.
  16. paolo

    paolo Member

    That's interesting because I got Their Satanic Majesties on DSD vinyl last week. The album LOOKS like an RTI pressing, and the label says made in USA but the dead wax has Don Grossinger. The cover says "Made in EU". Go figure :)
  17. fortherecord

    fortherecord Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Upstate, NY
    That's true but I find they lack the midrange of the original Londons.
  18. Baron Von Talbot

    Baron Von Talbot Well-Known Member

    IF this sounds half as good as the original 1968 DECCA Pressing you're in for a sonic Treat. Let It Bleed and Beggar's Banquet are among my best sounding Records of all times.
    Back in those days LP's were really expensive. a normal worker had to spend 1 or 2 days income to afford a copy, so these albums sound accordingly.
    All ths changed after 72 when it became a mass market, in the eighties they got lazy and waited for CD's to substitute Vinyl.
    At least that's what my impression is. All those LPs wth spectacular Sound are from 1968 to 1970.

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