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SH Spotlight Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 45 & 33 1/3 RPM Hoffman/Gray vinyl mastering & equalization notes..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Grant

    Grant I'll be watching you

    United States
    If I remember it right, the only way to tell is if the sticker on the wrap stated it was pressed at Pallas.
  2. Tim Glover

    Tim Glover Well-Known Member

    Monroe, LA
    Thx..I removed the wrap a couple of years ago. I think I have the legit SH & KG mastering version.
  3. This 45RPM resissue is of the finest in my modest 1200+ vinyl collection. The original fine china dishes and fine crystal in my mothers cabinet I inherited gets jealous at the attention it receives from guests.
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  4. Stefan

    Stefan Forum Resident

    Montreal, Canada
    You can also check the printing credits on the back of the album jacket. If it's US then it's the Hoffman/Gray.
  5. blue

    blue Mastering rules

    sweet spot
    Just heard the 45 RPM US Rumors today again and it sounds so damn good and rich and crisp, probably one of the best sound of music from this era, which mostly sounds too lean otherwise.
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  6. Billion$Baby

    Billion$Baby Forum Resident

    Just picked up Ken Perry's RIAA Gold Record for this album....Nice shape for a 40 Year old piece!!

  7. russellsd

    russellsd Well-Known Member

    Barrie, ON. Canada
    I am very fortunate to have just found a copy of 45 rpm at Deep Discount for a good price. (looks like it was the last one they had) Spun this last night and my jaw dropped several times. Easily one of the best sounding albums in my collection.

    My question is how do I distinguish the 33 1/3 version. I was thinking of picking that up for my bro for Christmas.

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  8. onlysleeping

    onlysleeping Forum Resident

    Chico CA, USA
    I got the 45 rpm for Christmas. Into the first track, my mom commented how clean and good it sounds. She and my sister didn't believe 45 rpm full sized records existed, they only knew of singles!
  9. Muriel Heslop

    Muriel Heslop Night is young and the music's high

    I am on my 4th listening.

  10. brownsound2112

    brownsound2112 Forum Resident

    I think I’ve listened to mine around 4 times too. Arrived on Tuesday. Really, a beautiful thing.
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  11. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    I played the 33 1/3 RPM cut we made today, had been a while.

    Such a wonderful album. So nice, they mixed it twice!
  12. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    I play mine regularly. Terrific work! :righton:

    Great songs, great performances, and great sound. Doesn't get any better, IMHO. :)
  13. wwright

    wwright Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA.
    I recall picking this up at Amoeba a few years back, without the benefit of the back story - just grabbed it out of curiosity.

    And yes, it’s all been said here - what a great surprise when the needle hit the vinyl. It was a terrific job by all involved.
  14. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

    Kailua, Hawai’i
    I agree!!
  15. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Yeesh, gives me a headache just looking at it.
  16. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    How did THIS get on this thread?
  17. Anthrax

    Anthrax Forum Resident

    That doesn't really matter. It was a great read. :agree:
  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    It was an adventure, that's for sure.
  19. OldMusicOnVinyl1

    OldMusicOnVinyl1 Forum Resident

    This entire thread is a treasure trove of valuable information. :righton:

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