Herb Alpert - all CDs are now available

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Humbuster, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    "Mexican Shuffle" on the new South of the Border CD is mono-?
  2. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Sadly no.
  3. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    "Mexican Shuffle" has never been a true stereo track. On its original album (SOUTH OF THE BORDER), its balance was shifted slightly left to give it a slight simulated stereo effect, but it was always a mono track. In all of the many stereo compilations that have used the track, it has always had that slightly left shift. EXCEPT, when it appeared on the Shout Factory reissue of SOUTH OF THE BORDER. Then, and only then, it was given a true mono appearance.

    Of course you can also find the true mono sound on the original single, original mono album, and the rare DEE JAY SAMPLER mono edition.
  4. Steve Sidoruk

    Steve Sidoruk Active Member

    BLOW YOUR OWN HORN will be released on 2/24/17, with BULLISH and HERB ALPERT / HUGH MASEKELA.
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  5. mavisgold

    mavisgold Forum Resident

    bellingham wa
    Herb Alpert had stated "Volume 2" was not His Favorite TJB Album,because of all the Audience noises A&M put on
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  6. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Great news to get these back on the market.
  7. Daily Nightly

    Daily Nightly Well-Known Member

    New Jersey, USA
    Does the sound quality on the bulk of "SOUNDS LIKE..." now -try?- to match-up with the eq of the Casino Royale track?
    I understand: different studio/different location (U.K.) --- but, one of my peeves about every original incarnation of that album has been: 95% of it always sounded so dull and muffled. Then, boom(!), Casino Royale comes on and there's treble again:goodie:!
    Have these reissues fixed that?
  8. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

    Listening to Warm again now - it sounds like a Needledrop - lots of drop-outs and crackle and distortion...Anyone agree / disagree?
  9. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    There is a lot of distortion, particularly on the majestic opening track, "The Sea Is My Soil". Apparently there has been some damage over the years to the master and that's the best it gets. I still use my old LP as the go-to for that track.

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