Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jerry James, Jun 11, 2021.
I definitely did, but reports on Discogs seem to indicate that it's not an isolated incident.
My Petty was fine, a few slight pops in between tracks, but nothing distracting during the tracks, flat and sounded great
Or a painted mirror to snort lines off of.
Me too. I paid $75AU for it and there’s terrible static/fuzzy/crackle noise throughout the first track. Hoping it will come batter with a clean and a few more plays. The rest of the LP sounds fine. Considering the price I paid I expected a lot better. And I can’t really justify buying the black one now.
Well, fortunately I've got a $23 copy on standard black vinyl arriving in about two weeks. Hopefully that copy is quieter. The RSD copy is borderline unlistenable.
The track listing seems the same between the CD and RSD....any reason to get the vinyl?
I love the "frantic and energetic" sound of the Boston show...the guitar and overall sound brings me back to that era which I love. Of course I love Stewarts drumming. It is so much more interesting than some live shows that are too close to the studio versions.
I'm just not sure I need it on vinyl (especially since I didn't see it today and spent too much as it is ....I listened to the entire show tonight on Qobuz. It really took be back to my college days in Mass.
Any thoughts on the Al Green, either pressing wise or music wise? I picked it up online on a whim but feel the orchestral thing might not work haha
Thanks for taking one for the team with this one. I wanted this album badly but then saw it was a picture disk and that gave me pause. Tangerine Dream is the last band on earth to put on a picture disk because their music requires a low noise floor. Don’t think that I will be picking this up.
It’s a rough and ready blues recording. Take it for what it is. My copy is quiet and on pink vinyl. I found it quite enjoyable.
Sorry to hear that. (These Steely Dan releases were the only things on my "must-buy" list this time, and I was pleased to get them for good prices here in Tokyo.) My Two Against Nature is absolutely flawless, sounds amazing. Tiniest bit of what sounded like non-fill in two places during "The Last Mall" (Side 1, Track 1) on Everything Must Go, which was a concern initially, but rest of the LP matched up to Two Against Nature, so can live with that.
hahahaha - as it’s Steely Dan it could have been done on purpose, though, LOL.
Anyway: digital sourced or not, it sounds fantastic to my ears, with great, clear but punchy bottom end.
I expected nothing less, though..
Im on the fence with getting this. It may already be too late. I do like early Elton John.
Hm.... sounds both: interesting and a bit concerning. Will spin it today and try to get a replacement if it's too bad. Was a bit on the fence with it in the first place, but really like the album (and the band). Thx for your review!
THX for your comment. I was reluctant to spend 25 bucks on it and was counting on picking it up for much less on eBay or some sale later.
My go-to store has still plenty of copies. I might stick to the original plan, but will keep it on the list, now...
That’s a bummer. My copy was flat and quiet. How it gets better as you give it a few plays.
Any feedback on Chet Baker's "Cool Cat"?
Both Steely Dan are flawless and play perfectly. Very satisfied with both.
I've had these both on repeat play since yesterday morning and they sound phenomenal. EMG, in particular, is incredibly well done.
Listened to three last night:
The Police 83’ Disc 2
All three sounded great, and all were nice and flat.
The Frampton cuts on the Stillwater album are exceptional.
The label on the Police album was deceptive though - this was mentioned earlier. The picture is Side 3, and the words are side 4. No big deal - just another quirk to remember!
Please report back!
Listening to the Donny Hathaway - Live now. I have a UK original that like many of your originals was noisy as hell, I expected the worst after comments here, but it actually sounds fine, not a sonic marvel by any stretch, but not offensive. I still feel like it was a missed opportunity to get Bernie on the case with the tapes, because this could come out phenomenal in the right hands!
I believe two shows from Chilli:
I just listened the first disc of Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut
I would really like to talk about about the pressing, but the music totally got me and I did not focus on the pressing quality at all (seemed quiet, no pops or non fill). But what a musical treat!
There's way more then Sun Ra's influences. The role of oriental music influences is major. This, my only egyptian-jazz record, is up there with Irakere, Erkin Koray, Fela Kuti and Mustapha Ozkent in that part of my collection.
Cleaned it 3 times with a Spin Clean and played the first two tracks through another 3 times each and unfortunately it’s not any better. It must be a pressing defect. Ugh.
Glad to hear it doesn’t seem to be too common and most people’s are okay.
Listening to Quiet Kenny now, even from the opening notes from Dorham and with Art Taylor's mesmerising cymbal work. I know this is going to be phenomenal form start to finish.
There's a rather large error on the Elastica 7" box set. Two of the 5 singles have the incorrect labelling. The Connection and Line Up singles have the labels mixed up. One of my friends got the box yesterday as well and has the same mistake. A quick look online and it seems we're not the only ones. I'd be happy to bet that all 1,000 copies have tbis mistake
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