What's the best sounding "Boston"???????

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by robby, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Music is life.

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    After comparing a few different CD pressings (not all of them by any stretch) I liked the old 80s Japan-for-US the best.
     
  2. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Some of his early sigs are WLY (cursive)
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  3. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    Thanks. There's a decent lookng copy for $8 at my local store that I think is a WLY pressing. I'll have to go back another time at some point and take pics and post back here. But I am pretty sure it is it.
     
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  4. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    I’ll have to double check….now I can’t remember if it was a double WLY or one sided WLY
     
  5. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    Location:
    DC area
    This sold a gagillion copies. There are probably a number of early cuts by Wally Traugot with Wly in the dead wax. I think they are all 1A, 1B and so on. I think the next round of cuts were by Allen Zentz - usually indicated by AZ in the dead wax.
     
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  6. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    Location:
    DC area
    IIRC, there are copies with 1 side Wly and the other side AZ.
     
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  7. hobbes4444

    hobbes4444 Forum Addict

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    There are also one sided Wly with the other unknown. I have a 1G/1G Wly, same as noted on the previous page of the thread. Sounds pretty good to me!
     
  8. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    South Plymouth, Ma
    If Side 1 is AZ and Side 2 is Wly, that's the one out of 18 different copies I kept.
     
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  9. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    So I went back to my local store and the Boston WAS in fact a double WLY pressing!! Grabbed it for the $8 they had it marked at. Super clean copy and it’s drying after it’s SpinClean bath. I hope my wife does not mind the volume I am going to give this thing!
     
  10. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    Oh my god this is bliss!
     
  11. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Oyster Cult-ist

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Yeah I inherited an old WLY. Can't beat free. :p
     
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  12. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    Just picked up a mint WLY Don’t Look Back!
     
  13. ricks

    ricks No Title

    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    Regarding CD of the 1st Album:

    1) Japan for US (Denon manufactured)
    2) 32 8P

    In my direct compare of the 32 8p and the Denon Japan For US, I found the Denon to be more relaxed with tad less top end which was welcome to my ears. I feel less on the top gave it a bit warmer sound. My preference is the Denon over the 32 8p.

    Please note: I've not heard the US stock disc as surprising as that as that may be. The Denon Japan for US is a unique mastering as I recall. The Epic Japan 32 8P is an identical match for the Epic Japan 25 8p

    Fiscal Disclosure: I paid $50USD for the 32 8p in 2007 and $2.99USD for the Denon Japan for US in 2018. Regardless of what some factions on this forum seemingly need you to believe, an expensive CD is NOT synonymous with a preferred CD when compares are done in a manner removing Confirmation Bias on fully warm equipment.
     
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  14. eclecticfiend

    eclecticfiend wavy air aficionado

    Location:
    New Orleans
    The Hoffman approved EK 34188 DIDP 20006 cd is one of the best sounding CDs in my collection. When that guitar kicks in at :38, it leaps of the page in what I consider a vinyl-like way and never stops. You get a lot of guts for a few bucks.
     
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  15. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Illinois
    I’ve always like the full sound of my Wally cut original LP.
     
  16. Jeff Bamberger

    Jeff Bamberger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    Listening to my WLY Don't Look Back. More bliss!!!
     
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  17. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    :righton:
    Weird, for some reason my local had a Haarlem (Holland) cut, Was too cheap to pass up.
    I'd fail a blind listening test between the two. I have a theory those that have an asterisk (*) on the LP face label are using US plates.
     
  18. M2225

    M2225 Caesar's Lab

    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    A resurrected Boston thread from 2004! Kudos for that being possible. In general the Third Stage MCA US vinyl I have found (cut-outs in Europe) are really sub par even though they look great, they have inner groove distortion & sibilance. These copies just cannot have been worn out by playing since I guess, even though this being my favorite Boston album, the mass public that bought it upon release didn't quite "get it" and probably didn't wear out their copies by playing them even on black plastic crap LP players of the late 80's & early 90's-
     
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  19. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    No issues on my old US Electrosound manufacture (translucent) with regards to sib or igd. (Third Stage)
     
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