The Band "Music From Big Pink" & "Stage Fright" MFSL hybrid SACD & DCC Gold dilemma

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by street legal, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Tank

    Tank New Member

    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Most here will probably say the AF and I'd probably agree, but the original Capitol is also very good.
     
  2. Pureprairie1972

    Pureprairie1972 New Member

    Location:
    USA Heartland
    Moondog and Islands sound teriffic on the Japanese Pastmasters CD's.

    Seek 'em out. They're the best digital versions IMO.
     
  3. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I was wondering how the original CD release was regarded. I have a possible line on that CD.
     
  4. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    How is the original Japanese CP21-6026 CD of the S/T album regarded on here?
     
  5. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    I don't have that, but I do have the Capitol CP32-5417 JPN. I regard this as the equal of the AF.

    As a tribute to Levon Helm, I'm listening to The Band tonight. "Big Pink" (MFSL) is playing at the moment.
     
  6. apple-richard

    apple-richard Overnight Sensation

    Thanks for the tip.

    "Moondog Matinee" I have the original Capitol CD and the remaster. Another one of those titles I used to have on 8 Track back in the 70s to play in the car. :)
     
  7. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Well, I just got a near mint copy of the S/T album from the original Capitol CD for $8. Hope it sounds OK, as I really didnt want to pay the $60 that the AF version was going for on ebay!
     
  8. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    Location:
    albany, ny
    Thank you Steve and all others who posted some real neat information on this thread. I couldn't resist, and just snagged me a Gold disc off EBay. RIP Levon, your music will surely outlive all of us.
     
  9. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member

    Location:
    Riverside, CT
    Played my MFSL SACD of STAGE FRIGHT yesterday and it's terrific. I have the DCC gold CD and the Capitol Records CDs plus a Japanese mini-LP sleeve CD, too, but haven't compared any of 'em.

    RIP Levon.
     
  10. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    I concur. Great SA-CD.
     
  11. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    I play in the memory of Levon Helm "Forbidden Fruit" and "Ophelia" from the (amazing) MFSL SACD of "Northern Lights - Southern Cross".

    RIP.
     
  12. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member

    Location:
    Riverside, CT
    Great choices!
    Add "Ring Your Bell" and you're there.
     
  13. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    Location:
    albany, ny
  14. btombaugh

    btombaugh Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Did the MFSL SACD come with a booklet? Mine didn't, but all of my other Band MFSL SACDs did.

    Thanks!
     
  15. sberger

    sberger Grumpy(but grateful) geezer

    Nope.
     
  16. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I just got the original CD release of their S/T album and it sure does sound sweet to these ignorant ears. I would love to get the AF copy, but I'm VERY happy with the quality of this CD for the $8 I spent for it. It's also the first album by The Band I've ever owned. What a revelation my first listen through was. The way I felt listening to it is the reason I love music so much. I felt 100% transported back in time and almost forgot where I was while the tunes played. Levon was something else. Singer and swinger all in one package. What a huge loss.

    Edit: this album was enough to convince me to order "Big Pink" and "Stage Fright" onn SACD. Time to buy another rack for my CD's!
     
  17. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    I've finally got my Hands on a copy of Steve's AF CD for £35 ($56.79), it's a bit more than I wanted to pay yet cheaper than other prices I've seen so I grabbed it while I could. It's by far the best CD version of this great album, well done Steve!!
     
  18. Still learning...but I have listened to the CD layer of the "Big Pink" MOFI SACD and I hear some slight pops here and there. I also here the same things on the SACD of Let's Get It On and the Marshall Crenshaw SACD. When I first hear these I thought it was just tape noise. How can you tell?
     
  19. MusicalHeaven

    MusicalHeaven Well-Known Member

    How intrusive are those clicks? I'd like to get this but I won't be getting an SACD set up for a few years at least and I'd at least like to enjoy the CD layer.
     
  20. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan

    Location:
    Atlanta
    I like both.
     
  21. They're only really noticeable on headphones, I can live with them for general listening, but YMMV.
     
  22. The MFSL SACD's of the first and third, 'Northern Lights/Southern Cross' and Steve's AF 'The Band' are all worthwhile. I had high hopes that the MFSL SACD would help me like 'Cahoots' more. Nope! The album is still a clunker. The well had really run dry for Robbie Robertson on this album. :(
     
  23. pmckeeaalaska

    pmckeeaalaska Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Does anyone know who mastered the Big Pink SACD from MFSL?
     
  24. Lucidae

    Lucidae AAD

    Location:
    Australia
    My copy says Shawn Britton on the back.
     

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