Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Dec 2, 2013.
I thought it was the worst sounding LP I ever heard on my Zenith portable in 1968.
The complaint about the mono sound on „Pet Sounds“ is my favourite
The one about Purple's Made In Japan is unbeatable for me.
That comment is also unbelievable. It would rather be a problem if the album is not the same
I once returned two CD copies of Gaucho to the record store where I worked because of the tape issues on “Time Out Of Mind” that I didn’t know existed. (I won’t tell you what Customer Me told Clerk Me, but I guarantee it included strong language and sexual situations.)
Thankfully, I had a considerate manager who explained mastering problems in a way I could understand, as well as a shrink wrap machine to put those perfectly fine CD’s back into stock. I still can’t hear the track and not think “the customer is always right,” but only when I’m the customer.
Boy, postage was cheap back then, eh? ....or the label guys were cheap...
Sounds exactly like this forum sometimes.
Steve Miller Band:“Guinea pig on Jungle Love too happy not sad like I remember.”
lol what did you do to poor Art Pepper ??
"Too many sour notes." Classic.
Not quite a return, but I did sell my DCC Fresh Cream CD because the stereo mix is so atrocious. At the time, I was accustomed to the late '90s remaster, which folds the channels in for a less wonky balance. I've since bought another copy of the DCC. (I guess you could call that a "return", heh.)
I tracked down the 2014 SHM-CD (supposedly a flat transfer) for the mono mix, but unfortunately it's not an improvement. There's no punch in that mix. (Admittedly, there's not much in the stereo mix either, but still.) Side two is sourced from a horribly distorted tape as well. This is an album that badly needs a remix - I hope the multi-tracks haven't burned in one of the many fires throughout the years. I know they were still usable as recently as 2005.
Our Sly Stone mono greatest hits disk on Audio Fidelity, got a note saying something like: Really bad stereo sound.
I used to work in a record store in Johannesburg, South Africa. One Saturday afternoon, a couple walked in and asked to return a copy of Ten Summoner’s Tales by Sting. I was not surprised.
Customer: I have never played this CD. I decided I don’t like Sting.
Me: No-one likes Sting (I was a wise-ass in those days). It shouldn’t be a problem to exchange it for something else if it’s unplayed.
Me (examining CD): This CD is heavily scratched!
Customer: No, it is not. It has never been out the box.
Me (opening booklet and several grains of beach sand falling on the counter): There’s beach sand in here!
Customer (turns to wife): Honey, did we buy the CD before or after our holiday to Mauritius?
Maybe their speakers were out of phase.
Or stuff was in the way, blocking a true mono picture. It happens..
Maybe they forgot to turn on the surround mode.
"I can't detect any stereo separation whatsoever!"
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