MoFi MFSL Vanilla Fudge 45 RPM Vinyl

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MisterBritt, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    BG did a Hotel California? Link please. Also, which version did you like, Ive been trying to get the KG for a while now.
     
  2. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    He did their entire catalog in a boxed set, in 2013, 7 years ago : Eagles - The Studio Albums 1972-1979

    Then in 2015, they released them individually : Eagles - Hotel California

    They all have their own charms, I love them equally.
     
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  3. Bob J

    Bob J Forum Resident

    This Kevin Gray mastering was news to me. When I get around to unpacking my albums, I'll check my Sundazed dead wax but it sounds so lousy that I can't imagine that Mr. Gray ever came within 50 miles of the copy I have.
     
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  4. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Decided to order a copy anyway, 60$ to Sweden is real good. As well as the Electric Warrior makin it 120$.
    My wallet is not happy with me.
     
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  5. I have that Eagles vinyl set and it is good. However I have all the originals which I give an edge to so I tried selling it here on the forum for awhile with no bites.
     
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  6. ellingtonic

    ellingtonic Forum Resident

    I listened to this last Friday and was pretty blown away. The low end was exceptional and the soundstage was wide enough that I had to check to make sure I was listening in mono.
     
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  7. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    The MFSL style of mastering / EQ should bring more bass than most other versions, I will be curious to hear how it affects other frequencies however. Ill just be glad to have a quiet and well playing copy after so many noisy originals.
     
  8. This Vanilla release is fantastic. Flat, quiet and dynamic. I compared to my original, near mint Atco mono (which is very nice sounding btw) and this MoFi release has more depth and clarity. Another winner from MoFi. Recommend.
     
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  9. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Well, looking at your thread, and where you stopped at ( $190.00 a year ago ), you'd have to drop the asking price even further, as checking both Discogs, and eBay's completed auctions, the box can now be had for as little as $130.00.
     
  10. of course. It was actually a good price based on Discogs at the time I posted a year ago. I’d sell it today for $120 shipped to the USA. :tiphat:
     
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  11. Those boxes were holding steady at $200-$250 for a long time, then they fell off quite a bit for some reason.
     
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  12. Ron Frievalt

    Ron Frievalt KarlMalden'sNoseHairs

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    Ahhh if it were only my wallet. I have the problem of upsetting the chief financial officer here at home as well.
     
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  13. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    To be honest, Im not the biggest fan of MFSL anymore, but these titles have eluded me for too long and Ive missed several deals, so I thought it best to just go for a version that will be highly regarded at least.
    But if you find a good original, or the Kevin Gray remaster on either album, that would be enough in my mind anyway. No extra side flipping either.
     
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  14. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    I would think the individual sales and the slow death of physical media both contributed. After all, why pay $42.00 per album if you don't have to ?
     
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  15. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    I just played the Sundazed mono I have. It's pretty terrible. No wonder I have never come back to this album until now. It's dull and flat dynamically, and whenever the music wants to get big, it distorts.

    I'm assuming there's none of that with the MoFi?
     
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  16. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    There's none of that with the white Rhino, I can tell you that.
     
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  17. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Is the white Rhino still in print?
     
  18. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

  19. Crazysteve

    Crazysteve Senior Member

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    San Diego
    Vanilla Fudge came well before me, but I’ve learned to trust @MisterBritt musical advice. Ordered and arriving early next week. I am stoked.
     
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  20. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    This white mono version from Rhino sounds very good and only around $20, I'm sure the MOFI 2x45 rpm probably sounds better, but I'm reluctant to spend $50 to find out!
     
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  21. I have a 1973 pressing I bought back then plus the Rhino which is good. The MoFi is on the way.
     
  22. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    After listening to it tonight, revisiting the Sundazed for the first time since that reissue was released (and buying the Sundazed was the first time I had ever heard the album completely), I'm not sure if it's a must-have album. The interpretations get a bit repetitive for me, as they essentially do similar takes on every song. They slow it down to almost dirge-like speed, and then apply hard rockm white soul to it, with lots of Hammond organ.

    At $20, I'd like a better sounding copy. At $50, I'm not sure that it's worth that much to me. Of course, that's my problem.
     
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  23. John D.

    John D. Forum Resident

    This album isn't for everyone. I was one year out of high school when this was released and it's better if you actually lived thru those times with LP's of this caliber. They still make a big impression on some of us.
     
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  24. Yes it was a pivotal album when it came out. Nothing at all like it back then
     
  25. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

    Location:
    Salem, MA
    Right. That sort of acid/white soul was sort of ahead of its time in a way, although Jimi Hendrix arrived at a similar time. But....I'm not sure if the album survives as well as it might nowadays. Again, I wish Vanilla Fudge's approach to different songs were more varied.
     

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