Abraxas - One step vs 50th Anniversay?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AndrewSlattery, Jul 11, 2021.

  1. j.barleycorn

    j.barleycorn Forum Resident

    I bought my ARS back in 1996. It’s a tremendous sounding pressing. Only had the original Columbia’s to compare to but it smoked those. Never had a desire to spend more $$$ to try anything else.
     
  2. AndrewSlattery

    AndrewSlattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I think it's because there's no mention of Kevin cutting it anywhere unless you check discogs or own the record. When Kevin initially emailed me back he said he didn't even know they'd used his mastering on it haha
     
  3. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    One dude with an agenda posting relentlessly about it and making grandiose unproven claims based on fundamentally flawed understanding of what he's claiming about it is why.
     
  4. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Actually it’s because some woman with a YouTube channel talked about it a couple weeks back. That spurred my first post a few pages back.
     
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  5. AndrewSlattery

    AndrewSlattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Oh god, jog on mate.
     
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  6. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

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    If there is no clear indication that it AAA then it’s digital.
     
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  7. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    Basically what I've been thinking since you first posted about this album. Move onto something else. You do have other albums, don't you? ;)
     
  8. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    You're wasting your time. He's been at this forever.
     
  9. AndrewSlattery

    AndrewSlattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yet you continuously comment about an album that you don't own, haven't heard and seem to refuse to pay $25 on? If you want to actually comment about the record, then buy it, and comment on the actual sound?
     
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  10. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    You know what this is about. It is the sourcing that is being discussed. Let's not go back to that again. Get with the program and understand once and for all that a digital source is infinitely far more likely. I'm done discussing this with you. A more stubborn person outside of flat earthers, I have never met. :laugh:
     
  11. Andy Pandy

    Andy Pandy Forum Resident

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    This thread is about comparing the 1 step with the Gray cut. 5 pages later there is no single comparison.

    It you do own the 1 step there is no reason to buy another version. Maybe time to close the thread?
     
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  12. NewKidInTown

    NewKidInTown Forum Resident

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    But before that happens I am curious to know if anyone can share how the 50th Anniversary may compare to a Holland pressing I have?

    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album, Ⓤ, Gatefold
    Country:
    Europe
    Released:
    1970
    Genre:
    Rock, Latin

     
  13. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

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    Well. Now I want to get KG 2020 cut, but there's no easy/cheap way to obtain it in Australia. Amazon can't be trusted, as they (or their sellers) may ship you 2016 copy instead. :/
     
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  14. AndrewSlattery

    AndrewSlattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm an Aussie and got from Amazon Australia. The listing says it's the 2020 cut. And if by chance they send the wrong one, Amazon refund on the spot
     
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  15. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

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    Could you please care to share the url of Amazon AU product page?

    The one I checked don't have any in-stock locally (AU) but refers to 3rd party sellers and Amazon US (who's out of stock).


    Cheers

    Edit: I don't really care if AAA or not. I just want to have a decent sounding copy on vinyl without paying big dollaroos .
     
  16. AndrewSlattery

    AndrewSlattery Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Sure. This is the one I bought.
    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01BLAP29G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Acoustic sounds also has the right one. $25 USD plus shipping.
    Santana-Abraxas-180 Gram Vinyl Record|Acoustic Sounds
     
  17. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Ive had my eyes on it since release, but I dont want to import for twice the price of the record.
     
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  18. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    I guess the Rumours 45 is digital then.
     
  19. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    I read this as, if you spent a lot of money, be as closed minded as you like.
     
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  20. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

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    But there is clear indication. If it has Steve and Kevin’s initials in the dead wax it is AAA. If not, enjoy your crummy digital file.
     
  21. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Guess what this release has in the deadwax.
     
  22. BackScratcher

    BackScratcher Forum Resident

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    If you have a multi-channel system, the Quad SACD released in 2020 by Sony Japan is great.
     
  23. Terry

    Terry Senior Member

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    I regret not purchasing the One Step
     
  24. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Me too, although at the time it required a very big commitment to do so, no point in regretting not seeing years into the future really.
     
  25. Riktator

    Riktator Forum Resident

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    And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
    Still wondering where the 1981 Columbia Mastersound half-speed mastered version might fall in comparison. Anyone?
     

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