Sinatra / Capitol Sound Quality and General Discussion: "Nice 'n' Easy" - 1960*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MLutthans, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Pontus Nilsson

    Pontus Nilsson Active Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    Yesterday I bought a copy of "Where Are You" 1984 Dutch DMM that reads stereo on cover and labels but is actually mono. Posted in the "Where Are You" thread: Sinatra / Capitol Sound Quality and General Discussion: "Where Are You?" (1957 album)*
     
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  2. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff Thread Starter

    The oddness around those 1984 Dutch DMM LPs continues to intrigue me! I'd love to know the story there....why mono AND stereo releases, with identical packaging and the same catalog number on each? So odd.
     
  3. Pontus Nilsson

    Pontus Nilsson Active Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    Truly. Do you know if all these DMM mono versions are from their respective original mono source (in a digital remaster), or if some are technical errors that created "false" mono from the stereo tapes?
     
  4. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff Thread Starter

    I think that I have heard all of them (not including this new discovery), and they are all legitimate mono mixes, not fold-downs.
     
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  5. Roanoke Park Indefinitely

    Roanoke Park Indefinitely Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Was The Nearness of You supposed to open this album and was replaced by the title track? Or was there not enough space for all 13 tracks (as with the One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else on "No One Cares").
    I always think of this album as being the final straw that led Frank to want a label where he had creative freedom, but Reprise was probably already in the works by 1960 when this was released.
     
  6. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    Yes “The Nearness of You” was to be the first track and was replaced with “ Nice n Easy”- which doesn’t really fit with the rest of the album. I like to swap those two tracks and it album works better for me.

    peace and love✌Dave
     
  7. Artur Torres

    Artur Torres New Improved Full Dimensional Stereo

    Location:
    Brazil
    Yesterday, I stopped by to listen to "Nice 'n' Easy" in its entirety and, watching closely, I thought: Frank's voice, on some tracks, is rough. I think that the microphone he used had a protective net, this explains the certain "muffled" in his voice, not to mention the probable reverberation and compression that accentuate this characteristic.
     

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