Kevin Gray's cut of the Eagles Hotel California LP on Rhino *

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  1. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

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    Found a mint copy in a local store in mint condition. It sounds very, very good. Kevin Gray @ ATM in the deadwax. Kevin did a nice job on this one.

    Anyone else a fan of this LP reissue?
     
  2. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the title edit. The Rhino is the one I am talking about. :)
     
  3. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    I love Kevin's work, but I find it hard to believe any pressing of this album could sound as good as my DCC LP. :righton: :eek:
     
  4. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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    I have a original US copy which sounds AWESOME !!
     
  5. tspit74

    tspit74 Forum Resident

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    I don't know. I was going to get this but haven't yet. I heard it at a friend's house. I found it a bit lacking. "The Last Resort" didn't give me the warm and fuzzies. I could swear I heard some inner groove distortion as well. I won't say my opinion is definitive or set in stone, but my first impression was rather blah.
     
  6. violarules

    violarules Forum Resident

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    If there is inner groove distortion, I seriously doubt it's Kevin's fault.
     
  7. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

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    I agree as I've never heard any inner groove distortion on anything cut by Kevin.

    The cart was probably mistracking.
     
  8. James Glennon

    James Glennon Forum Resident

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    I have an original STERLING copy of it - excellent
    The Rhino UK reissue of 2 years ago -pretty good
    The Simply Vinyl version - not very good at all
    The Mobile Fidelity version - I believe the Mobile Fidelity LP is ''one of the better sounding MoFi's'' can anybody confirm.

    Unfortunately the Rhino US reissues (Kevin/Steve) are quite expensive over here about $40.

    JG
     
  9. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

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    I had to purchase a second copy of this re-release to get a good pressing. The mastering is first rate, it's at the pressing stage where the problems originate.

    In another thread this problem with KG's "Hotel California" was briefly mentioned. (posts 7 and 10, in particular)

    http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=181383&highlight=jack+white+hotel+california

     
  10. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan Thread Starter

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    Sorry to hear about pressing problems. Mine sounds great.
     
  11. tspit74

    tspit74 Forum Resident

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    I thought the pressing was noisy too. I'm only reporting what I heard with my own ears. I wasn't knocked out. Sorry fellas.
     
  12. 51nocaster

    51nocaster Forum Resident

  13. James Glennon

    James Glennon Forum Resident

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  14. bonjo

    bonjo Forum Resident

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    My copy was badly off-center on side two, as were the other three copies at my local record hut.

    Then again, no one else here has reported getting an off-center press, so apparently these were the only four in the entire run!
     
  15. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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    Mine is "Sterling" too - no need whatsoever to ever look for another pressing IMO :cool:
     
  16. Koptapad

    Koptapad Forum Resident

    My original US sounds so good my wife went to the music room to comment how good it sounded. That rarely happens.
     
  17. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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    God listens to Hotel California on his "Sterling" pressing :D
     
  18. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    What kind of cans does he wear, 'cos I want a pair. The Sterling pressings are great, finding a quiet one can be a challenge, though. DCC vinyl is amazing, too.
     
  19. John Cantrell

    John Cantrell Active Member

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    That would help explain the Eagles' popularity.
     
  20. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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    I have it from "high above", HE has a pair of Grado RS-1s with flat pads :shh:
     
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  21. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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    Not every career is started at the crossroads .....
     
  22. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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  23. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    Ah, the Grado cans. A heavenly contribution to audio :)
     
  24. wolf66

    wolf66 New Member

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    Amen, brother ! Amen !
     
  25. 51nocaster

    51nocaster Forum Resident

    Yes, with initials "LH" for Lee Hulko.
     
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