Dismiss Notice
We are making some updates and reconfigurations to our server. Apologies for any downtime or slow forum loading now or within the next week or so. Thanks!

Craft Recordings "Small Batch" One-Step

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PlateMail, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. PlateMail

    PlateMail Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sweden
    PBo, RiRiIII, ellingtonic and 2 others like this.
  2. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston MA
    [​IMG]
     
  3. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    I’ll definitely keep an eye on this. I’ve been pretty happy with the Craft Recordings I’ve purchased to date. The price point will be interesting. I’m guessing they’d want to undercut the UD1S price. Hope so. We’ll see.
     
  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    :biglaugh:
     
    kt66brooklyn and bRETT like this.
  5. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Sounds interesting, but potentially expensive.:sigh:
     
    Alan Beasley likes this.
  6. Bertly

    Bertly Forum Resident

  7. aorecords

    aorecords Forum Resident

    I'm really excited about the potential for this. I was reviewing their catalogue this afternoon and there's quite a few records there that will be stellar one steps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
    sonofjim likes this.
  8. PlateMail

    PlateMail Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sweden
    Maybe Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny, that's been seen on a few RSD2020 lists as coming from Craft Recordings, but never got released.
     
    Vic Trola, JoFr, nosliw and 5 others like this.
  9. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    These could be good if the can get tapes and do AAA releases for titles that were recorded and mixed in analog. Isn't Craft Recordings affiliated with Analog Spark?
     
    Twinsfan007 and snorker like this.
  10. alarickc

    alarickc Vinylholic

    Location:
    Shaker Heights, OH
    Craft Recordings is an in-house label of Concord Group, the successor to the older Fantasy label group. They definitely have access to the tapes for Prestige albums if any still exist.
     
  11. aorecords

    aorecords Forum Resident

    How long until a Big Star one step?
     
  12. elgoodo

    elgoodo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Jersey City, NJ
    A Charlie Brown Christmas and the Big Stars would interest me, and a lot of people I bet
     
    petercw2 and astro70 like this.
  13. A Fania label series would be cool
     
  14. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
  15. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Illinois
    Charlie Brown Christmas as a one step would be cheaper than the most recent AAA version even, and by a lot...
     
  16. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Analogue Productions did prestige stuff just a few years back.
     
  17. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    While not "audiophile" recordings, any CCR one step would sell like hotcakes.
     
    Don Parkhurst, caravan70 and MOON like this.
  18. alarickc

    alarickc Vinylholic

    Location:
    Shaker Heights, OH
    I meant it more in the sense that if any tapes exist for a specific Prestige album, Concord would be the one to have it. They clearly still have quite a few, if not most of them. This series could be quite exciting.
     
  19. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Understood. Saxophone Colossus One-Step would be... Colossal.
     
  20. Yes. They acquired Analog Spark.
     
  21. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    If they do that, you'll know that it's a garbage marketing play.

    there's nothing you can do to those big star masters to make them sound particularly good. They are what they are.
     
    smoke and GentleSenator like this.
  22. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    Depends if they're using the common "one step" as we know it or of that's a tentative name. I don't see craft selling $125 boxes, but I could be wrong. $55-75 seems more likely as they don't nessicarily have the reputation to charge what Mofi and others do.
     
    sonofjim likes this.
  23. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    If CCR isn't among the first batch of one steps from these guys, I'll be shocked.

    And, God knows, we definitely need another reissue of those CCR albums. There haven't been there enough.

    Craft / fantasy/milestone
    /prestige/stax/concord/etcetera has access to a huge vault of masters for good albums that have never been given a proper audiophile treatment. Let's hope they focus on those, and not just on the obvious suspects done yet again.

    Maybe we'll finally get a one step audiophile pressing of Sounds of Le Mans, from the original mono masters.
     
    ILovethebassclarinet and mpayan like this.
  24. geddy402

    geddy402 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Baltimore
    Saw this today and got excited. Craft have been releasing some really nice albums lately. Really interested to see where they go with this.
     
  25. mkane

    mkane Strictly Analog

    Location:
    Cloverdale,CA

Share This Page

molar-endocrine