Tommy Bolin: Private Eyes [Speakers Corner]

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  1. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I see this is being released today, per normal they claim :"This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid."
    I guess I will have to check it out!
     
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  2. Purplerocks

    Purplerocks Forum Resident

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    What a great album
     
  3. deadcoldfish

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  4. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Per the link I included, Release Date: 2017-11-01
     
  5. patrickd

    patrickd Forum Resident

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    That's a great LP, one of my long-term favorites. I'll be in for this if it's a step up from my well worn copy.
     
  6. Holy Diver

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    Such a great album.
     
  7. Musicminded

    Musicminded Well-Known Member

    Listening to the Speakers Corner release right now. This is my third vinyl copy next to a previous original American and European pressing. Sounds great. Clean pressing with a solid bass and smooth sound. Not a new revelation but a great copy to have of this excellent album. No further information who actually mastered this version beside the common info on the standard sticker on the front. If you don't have a copy already this is a good place to start however.
    BTW it has a nice glossy cover and an insert with details about the recording and musicians
     
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  8. Grampire

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    SACD Please!
     
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  9. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Are there any clues in deadwax etching?
     
  10. Beyond Salvation

    Beyond Salvation Forum Resident

    Hell yeah! A 5.1 of P.E's would be adorable
     
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  11. Emperor5353

    Emperor5353 Forum Resident

    I just ordered this!! My Speakers Corner version of Cheap Tricks debut is jaw dropping
     
  12. Pharz

    Pharz Well-Known Member

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    I've always heard that the master tapes to PE were lost, hence no chance of a remaster. Did this edition ever come out on CD?
     
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  13. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

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    I may have to check this out. From their website..

    Who cuts the records?

    In order to obtain the most faithful reproduction of the original, we have the lacquers cut on the spot, by engineers who, on the whole, have been dealing with such tapes for many years.
    Some are even cut by the very same engineer who cut the original lacquers of the first release. Over the years the following engineers have been and still are working for us: Tony Hawkins, Willem Makkee, Kevin Gray, Maarten de Boer, Scott Hull, Rainer Maillard, and Ray Staff, to name but a few.

    Are your records cut from the original masters?
    In our re-releases it is our aim to faithfully reproduce the original intentions of the musicians and recording engineers which, however, could not be realised at the time due to technical limitations.
    Faithfulness to the original is our top priority, not the interpretation of the original: there is no such thing as a “Speakers Corner Sound”. Naturally, the best results are obtained when the original master is used. Therefore we always try to locate these and use them for cutting. Should this not be possible, – because the original tape is defective or has disappeared, for example – we do accept a first-generation copy. But this remains an absolute exception for us.

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  14. patrickd

    patrickd Forum Resident

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    I've had this for a while but was waiting to give it a serious listen. It's playing now. I'd say it's a very solid pressing - more bass and a little more detail in places than my old vinyl copy (of somewhat unknown vintage). In fact, after years of hearing the old copy, this sounds noticeably warmer to my ears, which will take some adjustment. I'll have to dig out the older copy and do a real back to back but it's nice to have a clean, quiet copy of this. On tracks like 'Hello Again', the instrumental detail on strings is clearly enhanced, and two sax tracks are clearly distinct on 'Sweet Burgundy' where I used to not notice before, but it does sound warmer overall (meaning fuller, emphasizing the bass side more, which I know some will find pleasing, but a little softer on the treble side). The album is such a time capsule to me, a mix of rock, funk, jazz, and simple acoustic guitar work, with Tommy singing well on top. It just takes me back to years ago and yet it still sounds contemporary. Makes me miss him all the more, I can only imagine what he'd have done. Since I think you can still find cheap used copies of this LP for $5 in lots of places, no harm in having both but I think I'd give this version the nod :) Meanwhile, I'm gonna spin it again and go post-toastee....
     
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  15. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I find the Speakers Corner to have a bit less bass, yet a bit more detail than my original WLP pressing.
    I shared hi-res transfers I made of both with some friends, and that was a fairly consistent appraisal among some pretty serious Tommy fans.

    The original promo has the narrowest of deadwax / runout too, they used up the wax on the original compared to the SC edition.
    That said, I'd not part with either of them.

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  16. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

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    It's all about the bass on Private Eyes
     
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