Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ec461, Dec 14, 2006.
I wonder of that is still the best. I have the new MFSL SACD I think it is a great sounding Disc.
Steve recommended somewhere the MFSL SACD of Love’s Forever Changes as the best edition of the item.
Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section
this version is awesome and ... done by Steve thru Acoustech in 2003- I have it
I have that Art Pepper Japanese CD but it isVDJ-1556 not 1655
Ray Charles "The Birth Of Soul”
Old Atlantic 3 CD Box set: Ray Charles "The Birth Of Soul", you should grab this one
Glad you like it. Always a pleasure to master Art Pepper's great sounding Contemporary Studio recordings.
Steve, please talk Acoustic Sounds into repressing this fantastic 45RPM reissue with your original stampers (they can press on 200gr and skip the whole limited thing). This was absolutely my favorite, and I lost it in the recent Northern California fires - now to expensive to replace
Well, they don't have the rights anymore, sadly. Sorry you lost your stuff..
Sonny Rollins Plus Four - OJC
Clifford Brown Suggestions Hereby Solicited
John Coltrane Atlantic Albums
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 22, 2008
Ella Cole Porter Song Book
Mar 31, 2019
Dear Mr Hoffman,
My question relates to Love's Forever Changes. Forgive me if you've already answered this one elsewhere already. A while ago you recommended the 2001 version, catalogue number R2 76717.
I wonder if you've had a chance to compare it with one of the subsequent reissues and have revised your preferences. In particular, with the special deluxe edition (R2-565276) or the MoFi SACD (UDSACD 2131).
I know some on this forum prefer the latter, but this is one of my favourite albums and, having bought so many different versions of it over the years, I'm hoping for a second opinion.
I play the MoFi SACD now, but really, this album will never sound wonderful. Basically, some versions have more treble than other versions. That's about it. The mix is what it is, but it's in my top 10 of all time. When I want to play the album these days I'll play the old Elektra LP... It sounds pretty much like it should..
Marvin Gaye "What's Going On" (6th post down the page):
Favourite mix of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?
Little Richard "S/T" & "Here's Little Richard" Mofi hybrid SACD (his thread):
The LITTLE RICHARD Specialty hits SACD on Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. You need this disk!
Tchaikovsky "Nutcracker Suite" & "Sleeping Beauty" Telarc CD-80068 (19th post on page):
A note: The original Complete Nutcracker by Dorati, was the Mono only 1954 Mercury recording with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. This stayed in print until the 1961 Mercury re-recording in Stereo (which I agree with you on being essential and the definitive one). The first Stereo complete Nutcracker was the Artur Rodzinski recording issued by Westminster in 1957 (first on 1/2 track Stereo Sonotape). A single reel excerpts tape was also issued (a friend of mine's had that since 1958, the moderator of the former Yahoo reeltoreel list). Some history.
I own the 1961 Dorati Mercury Stereo Nutcracker (Original pressings) and also own the German Decca set of the Ansermet performances, my two favorite Nutcrackers.
Elvis Costello Demon / IMP Fiend cds.
Elvis Costello on Rhino--time to reevaluate?
If you compare the Sony 2003 SACD, MFSL's SACD and Steve's AF mastering of the two Nashville Skyline tracks on Greatest Hits Vol. 2, you'll find that Steve's mastering is a lot closer in tone to the 2003 SACD. With that in mind, I think we can reasonably deduce that Steve would still prefer the 2003 SACD over the MFSL SACD.
The one from a cutting dub?? That's cray cray.
Who said this?
It was written sept 15, 2002.
I very much agree on that statement!
Btw, Steve liked the Sony SACD of Tapestry. But I bet he would like the MoFi SACD a bit better. It sounds a bit fuller. Both the voice and the piano sounds more «right». I have both.
One of the best SACDs from MoFi, Imo. They nailed this one.
I prefer the alternate mix that you mastered, mainly because I like hearing the 3 guitar tracks in separate, distinct spatial locations in the stereo picture. That, and the drums being centered for most songs.
I really enjoyed reading this thread, and purchased a few items. As a thank you, here is an addition I haven't yet seen in these 17 pages, and it was something else I bought on Steve's recommendation.
Strange Brew-The Very Best Of Cream
SH Spotlight - Old Polydor CD "Strange Brew-The Very Best Of Cream" mastered by Dennis Drake. Best sound, cheap!
Did you include it on your insurance claim for personal contents? You should get replacement cost.
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