SH Spotlight I'm asked stuff: Favorite mastering engineer, best BOSTON CD, best TRAVELING WILBURYS CD, etc..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Senior Member

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    Interesting. It was reported that the Chess masters were generally burnt to a crisp in that ****ing fire, but they also mentioned that a substantial number of master tapes (in general, not for Chess specifically) survived simply because they had been licensed out and weren't back in the warehouse when the fire happened. Maybe this was one of them?
     
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  2. FritzL

    FritzL Adrift & Dumbfounded

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    Does anyone have a link or a cd number for the Howlin’ Wolf “Moanin’ In The Moonlight” Remaster Steve did?
     
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  3. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    It was LP only (unfortunately).
     
  4. FritzL

    FritzL Adrift & Dumbfounded

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    Thanks. I was starting to suspect that...Godfrey Daniel!
     
  5. rblz17

    rblz17 Forum Resident

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    Did you also cut the lacquer here or just master? Any insights you could provide on the mastering?

    Did you also master Couldn't Stand The Weather on the Pure Pleasure label?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Derek Gee

    Derek Gee Senior Member

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    Geoff Emerick explained in his book what happened to the multitrack tape on pages 118-119:

    “The verse begins, “As we live / a life of ease,” but you don’t actually hear John’s voice until the third and fourth lines. In fact, I had recorded him repeating the first two lines also, but a few days later, Phil McDonald accidentally erased the beginning of them – one of the few times his usually accurate drop-in skills failed him. From his station in the machine room, he got on the intercom and let George and me know of his gaffe while The Beatles were out of earshot. I could hear the distress in his voice and could sympathize – almost every assistant had made a similar mistake at one time or another.”

    “John realized the line was gone the next time we played the multitrack – nothing ever got by him – and he wasn’t too happy about it, but rather than pin the blame on Phil, George and I quickly concocted a story about needing the track for one of the overdubs. We all tended to close ranks and protect one another at times like that, and I know that Phil was very relieved that he didn’t have to face John’s wrath.”

    The song was fixed digitally by flying in the missing line from the mono master when the stereo remix was done in 1999 for the Yellow Submarine Soundtrack (and later remixed by Giles Martin for "1").

    Derek
     
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  7. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    No, that's another Emerick fantasy.

    Those Lennon lines are *loud* and clear on the Anthology/Real Love remix. Nothing flown in from the mono mix.
     
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  8. Derek Gee

    Derek Gee Senior Member

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    That's what was reported at the time of the YSS remix. Anyone have Phil McDonald's email? Let's ask him...

    Derek
     
  9. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    Reported where?

    It also doesn't make sense on its face: no recording was performed on Yellow Submarine between the mono and stereo mixes. The basic track (take 4, and reduction mix take 5) was recorded on 26 May, the "party" overdubs were done on 1 June, a rough mono mix was made on 2 June, the final mono mix was made on 3 June, and the stereo mix was made on 22 June. There wouldn't have been anything for McDonald to poorly drop in.
     
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  10. Derek Gee

    Derek Gee Senior Member

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    I think it was in an interview with one of the folks associated with that project, maybe Peter Cobbin or Allan Rouse? It was 21 years ago, so my memory of it is a bit fuzzy. I'll see if I can locate more information.

    Derek
     
  11. Vignus

    Vignus Digital Vinylist

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    Hi Steve,

    Is there any online place to buy digital versions of your remasters?
     
  12. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    I have NO idea! I doubt it though...
     
  13. Vignus

    Vignus Digital Vinylist

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    A real pitty!
     
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  14. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Senior Member

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    Steve, I believe you stated that the original Neil Young CD of Harvest was a flat transfer from the original master. Is there any other Neil Young original CDs that are flat transfer or that you would recommend?
     
  15. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    ZUMA and two others, sorry, my brain is on Sunday/Off..
     
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  16. willied

    willied Forum Resident

    Hello Steve, do you know a good sounding billie holiday mono vinyl compilation from the 60's.
     
  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    From the 1960s? No.. She wasn't "in" yet. Had to wait until the 70s..
     
  18. SoporJoe

    SoporJoe Forum Resident

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    Can’t you buy the CDs online at the usual places?
     
  19. willied

    willied Forum Resident

    Ok, a good sounding billie holiday mono vinyl compilation from the 70s.
     
  20. Downsampled

    Downsampled Forum Resident

    I think the OP was asking about digital downloads, not compact discs.
     
  21. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen I've Got A Little Black Book With Me Poems In

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    Why don't start your own shop with links to the physical/digital product? You can have a spot for it here on the forums.
     
  22. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Most of it's out of print-
    His links would most likely be to discogs or ebay -second hand market.
    https://www.stevehoffman.tv/discography/index.php
     
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  23. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Senior Member

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    Are the old CD's generally preferable over the HDCD remasters?
     
  24. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host Thread Starter

    For me, yes. I have every one.
     
  25. Vignus

    Vignus Digital Vinylist

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    Exactly
     

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