Found a bunch of MFSL half speed masters in my basement

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  1. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Forum Resident Thread Starter

    On Sunday I found a MFSL Half Speed Master of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in my basement. YIKES!!!!

    Last Saturday I connected my turntable to my new system. This is the first time in over five years that I have been able to listen to vinyl.

    Anyway, on Sunday I unpacked all my LP’s and 45’s. I found the following MFSL half-speed masters:

    Beatles--- White Album
    Moody Blues--- Days of Future Past
    Fleetwood Mac---Fleetwood Mac
    Barbara Streisand---Greatest Hits Vol.2

    I also found a bunch of Dave Clark Five LP’s., unfortunately most are in reprocessed stereo. However, I did find a mono LP of “I Like It Like That”.
    My wife is out of town this week.

  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    That's pretty neat! Buried treasure in the basement.:thumbsup:
  3. mcow1

    mcow1 Sommelier Gort

    Orange County, CA
    Jeez, first the Beatles EP now MFSLs. You need any help with that basement?
  4. Patrick

    Patrick Forum Resident

    MFSL never did Thriller or Streisand, either they are bootleg or they are on Columbia Mastersound.
  5. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

    Atlanta, GA
    Hey...I found one of these in my attic. Dave, weren't you looking for this some time back? :D
  6. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Forum Resident Thread Starter

    You know what, now that I think of it, you are correct.
  7. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Sagamore Beach, Ma
    That's still a lot of great stuff you've already unearthed in the basement. True, you got hurt on that HT deal, but what's with this neat basement finds again and again?!? I wish I had a basement like your's! ;)
  8. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    MagicAlex, ROTFLMAO!:laugh:

    It's funny because it ain't real, for those who didn't know.

    Nice work BTW Magicman!;)
  9. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    It's a magic basement.......

    Hope he did not find my hiding place! :eek:
  10. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Forum Resident Thread Starter

    If I'm lucky, maybe I'll find a lost bag of "the evil weed"!!!
  11. That Michael Bolton find got me all worked up . . .so I slouched off the couch and went down into MY basement to look for those missing cd's . . .

    Well, I'll be darned. Next to the remains of Jimmy Hoffa was this STILL SEALED cd. I'm a gonna eBay! the mother tomorrow after I recover from this hangover.
  12. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Babs Streisand - Greatest Hits Volume 2 was released by Columbia as a Half Speed Master Recording - Columbia HC 45679.

    According to a Michael Jackson fan site, the Thriller - Half Speed Master Recording is mega rare.
  13. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

    Atlanta, GA
    :thumbsup: :D
  14. Sound

    Sound Member

    Yes, they are CBS Mastersounds.
    The Jackson CBS is not mega rare, it and the Streisand LP are a dime a dozen.
  15. RetroSmith

    RetroSmith Forum Hall Of Fame<br>(Formerly Mikey5967)

    East Coast
    Hey, the "I Like It Like THat Lp" is a great Lp. Crank up "I Need Love" ...a killer!!
  16. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Dig that haircut!!! He looks like Moe with sideburns.:laugh:
  17. Patrick

    Patrick Forum Resident

    Question on those Michael Bolton and Bobby Goldsboro gold discs, which sounds better, the UD1 or The UDII ?
  18. Patrick

    Patrick Forum Resident

    Half speed Thriller: As mastersound half speeds go this is one of the more "rare" issues, it used to command a higher than average price for a Mastersound, but like almost all audiophile vinyl of that era ( except for the DCC's and MFSL's ) it has dropped a lot in value over the last 5 or 10 years.
    The M.J. website statement could be considered at least partially correct for that reason, and the fact that compared to the millions and millions of standard pressings the half speed is "mega-rare", relatively speaking.
  19. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

    Atlanta, GA
    The UD1 for sure! Maybe we could do a/b comparisons.
  20. Ed Bishop

    Ed Bishop Incredibly, I'm still here

    All we need now is an MFSL SOUL PROVIDER, some Lionel Richie, then we'd really be in business.....:D

    BTW, Magic, great job on the Bolton. Now all you need is a gold disc to go with it, and presto! Instant of a kind, even....

  21. Jeff H.

    Jeff H. Forum Resident

    Northern, OR

    I'm afraid the only collectibility a Michael Bolton gold CD would have, is for recycling the gold for future cavity fillings!!!!:D :laugh:
  22. Craig

    Craig (unspecified) Staff

    North of Seattle
    I think what you meant to ask about the Michael Bolton is which one sounds less bad.:(
  23. I played the Bobby disk last night to verify condition. I don't know how the UDII behaves, but the needle slid right off the UDI. Mebbe I need to adjust my vertical tracking angle.

    These two disks (found at the same time) played all the way thru, albeit with minor surface noise.
  24. and . . .
  25. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

    Atlanta, GA
    Hey...I've got that one too! Great album!
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