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DCC Archive The Best of MoFi

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jeffrey, Nov 6, 2001.

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  1. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    South Plymouth, Ma
    I can't say I'm a big fan of SV at all, but I've talked with a few people there, and like I said, returned a piece to them, and they've complied with solid, polite customer relations. What they release on Island (Free, Traffic) has been great, but the same or better releases of Sandanista (Clash) and other ones I've tried don't beat a decent $13 used UK copy of...anything. In fact, I'd say if you're going to reach for a SV, scour a few other in-city record stores for mint used copies of stuff, German, US, UK or otherwize. I've had stuff in the used bins going for $4 that beat the holy hell out of SV titles of the same name.

    What gets me is the price, and the way they go about saying they use "heavy sleeves (yah, right!) heavy vinyl". Fact is, a SV is usually mastered right from the DAT or CD the record company has, the LPs are mastered from perspecitve UK record companies, produced quickly, and shoved in a sleeve with the "SV" holograph, and the heavy polybag does most of the work in stiffening the product to a stronger handful of record.

    The pressings themselves are ordinary. The quality is usually dissapointing. The quantity is staggering, and young yuppies are buying them occasionally. I think what will hurt them is the price. Fact is, someone willing to pay for SV stuff are USUALLY audiophiles, and bad news travels fast and effectively. An audiophile will sell his bicycle for a DCC, Classic Recs or MFSL of good standing, really! The fact that the SV items are going for occasionally even MORE as "new" is just insulting, and I have to agree with Mr F. totally. It's not worth dragging out good money after travel to find those SV's are plastered everywhere.

    What also gets me is how the Boston album got out sounding 5% fast, as anyone with 1/2 a brain and who'd listen to the album more than 2-3 times could easilly spot that poor flaw. According to their website, they're up on quality control. I say they move too fast to have QC at all. /rant.

    But I'm still guilty of owning a few....
  2. Randy W

    Randy W Original Member

    Steely Dan - Aja
    Supertramp - Crime of the Century
    Muddy Waters - Folk Singer

    Pink Floyd - The Wall (UD1)
    Elton John - Madman Across the Water (UD1)
    Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn

    Regarding SV, the Nick Drake albums are very nice, but avoid Astral Weeks!
  3. Unknown

    Unknown Guest

    Weren't these *only* UD1s?
  4. Randy W

    Randy W Original Member

    Don't know, that's just what I have.
  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Greater Vancouver
    Yes Patrick you are right. [​IMG]
  6. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Greater Vancouver
    And, yes Dave - I have seen the light...Ultradisc I's only please....

    Best to the Board,


    Aaahh Ben,
    As I knew you would. Your ears don't lie do they. [​IMG]

    [ November 07, 2001: Message edited by: Dave ]
  7. Unknown

    Unknown Guest

    CDs: Eric Clapton's Just One Night, Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends, Nirvana's Nevermind

    LPs: Ry Cooder's Jazz, CCR's Cosmo's Factory, Rickie Lee Jones' First,
  8. Dan

    Dan Senior Member

    Three faves that I own:

    Supertramp-Breakfast in America
    Alan Parsons Project-Tales of Mystery & Imagination
    10 CC-The Original Soundtrack
  9. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    traffic - low spark
    allman brothers - fillmore
    sting - nothing like the sun
  10. Todd Fredericks

    Todd Fredericks Senior Member

    A New Yorker

    The other problem with Simply Vinyl is that they are over-saturating the market with too many titles. I doubt Tower or Virgin would stock 2 different versions of "Who's Next" or a lot of the titles they're snatching. Granted, if their releases were from the master tapes and "tried" to be be top-notch then maybe... I would take 1 DCC or Classic Records release over 20 Simply Vinyl. I wish they would at least have the nerve to print on the credits the source of the material.

  11. NoTinEar

    NoTinEar Suspended

    John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat-Hooker and Heat
    Tears For Fear-Songs from the Big chair
    BB King-Lucille
  12. Chris Wheeler

    Chris Wheeler Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    How does the MoFi Allmans @ Fillmore East compare to the 1997 remaster?
  13. Paul C.

    Paul C. Forum Resident

    Among my few Mofi LPs, my favourite would probably be:

    Little feat - "Waiting For Columbus"

    As for CDs:

    Robbie Robertson - st
    Marianne Faithful - Broken English/Strange Weather
    Traffic - Shootout
    Steve Winwood - st
  14. Mart

    Mart New Member

    Some of my favorite MoFi albums are made by their off spring Nevada company which printed DTS.

    However, I do love their extended dynamic range & frequency response of their Gold CDs too. I still believe it to have been ideal if DCC would have purchased their digital equipment to augment their already superior analog euipment for the most advanced output conceivable. That way people like Steve could tweak the response to recover a more live sound rather than an antique banded gooshy garble stuff that often contaminate old songs. I also assume that as with high end digital equipment, phase problems plaguing some recordings, can be corrected or at least tweaked/reduced.
  15. Unknown

    Unknown Guest

    Gosh, i've heard nothing but negative comments about Simply Vinyl (for the last 3 months)! Guess I'll steer well away from them...

    I don't think the MFSL DSOTM (on LP) is not all that stunning. It's OK, but for the price you're paying for NM copies nowadays (>$US30), it's not superior value. You could probably find a Jap pressing (minus the obi, but hey, you don't listen to the obi do you?) for around $US15 anywhere, and it is comparable (better in my opinion) than the Mofi.

    Other MFSL LPs definitely worth getting (that I've got):
    -Earl Klugh-"Finger Paintings" (I've got the UHQR, it's great)
    -Zubin Mehta-"Star Wars"
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