I just got a copy of the new Jimi Hendrix LP Axis..Bold As Love on Classic reissue label. It is a MONO recording, and the sound is INCREDIBLE. This is a winner! Here are a few other sonic masterpieces that I have: * Kind Of Blue-Miles Davis... Classic Records * Sarah McLachlin-Surfacing... Classic Records * Santana-Abraxas...ARS [German Reissue Label] These are just a few. Many of the older Mobile Fidelity reissues sound great, such as Supertramp-Crime of the Century. These are the ones on Japanese PURE vinyl that were mastered by Stan Ricker. There is a lot of great sounding LPs out there. Enjoy!
Try the 2 albums by Jacintha on Groove Note. Bonus with each is a 45 rpm recording of 4 songs. I have one of them, which has "Here's to Love" and "Autumn Leaves". Great recordings of a really nice singer. The other LP, which I don't have, has a recording of "The Look of Love", which I have not heard. Supposedly very nice (per a review I read).
ANYTHING by Classic Records is great, and their 45 RPM limited stuff is un real! Miles Davis Kinda Blue for sure. Learning that Dead can dance, Yellow, and Bjork is great stuff. Anything done By Roger Waters also.\ Peace, soundnught
I had been searching for a mint MOFI copy of "Crime Of The Century" I have seen several on e-Bay but the prices they are getting is absurd.I contacted a fairly well known vinyl dealer from L.A who also is known to be quite an authority on reissues.He recommended getting a copy of "Crime" on the Speakers Corner label.He also said besides the rare older English issues, the Speakers corner was the best reissue of "Crime"he had heard,including MOFI.I then contacted a Audiogon member who's advice and knowledge I respect very much.He assured me if this dealer,whom he knows, very highly recommended the Speakers Corner Label,then that was good enough for him.I recieved my copy today.Very nice 180 gm.The vinyl is dead quiet.The fidelity is out of this world.Huge,deep stage.Bass that has to be heard!! I know now I made the right decision.I am so glad I didnt spend $100 or more on a used MOFI!! I finally have a NEW KILLER copy of the great classic, Super Tramps- CRIME OF THE CENTURY!!!!
Thanks for the input!! I had been wondering about the MONO Hendrix 'Axis' LP, as I already have the stereo reissue, but I think I'll spring for the Classic. It's also always great to hear of a great reissue that obviates the need to cough up big bucks for a costly (and often overrated) MoFi. A few rarities I've come across lately and can enthusiastically recommend are: The Japanese version of Pink Floyd "The Wall" (40AP 1750~1) and a British pressing of Crowded House "Woodface" (064-7 93559 1). The latter was purchased from Tom Port at Better Records. I also understand that DCC is going to press some more vinyl soon (not sure of titles, but they had stopped pressing after some bad investments apparently). I have not heard a DCC LP title that I haven't considered STELLAR (musical taste aside). Keep those recommendations coming!
The newest Santana album is great music, as most of you already know. The recording and engineering is also well done, particularly for a commercial release. The cuts with Dave Matthews are better than many of his own albums, and I love the Everlast tracks. Finally, there are no dog sides on this double album, where you are forced to cue up to avoid a bad performance. All in all a great addition to your music collection, this album is way beyond the "audiophile" LP releases that are done just for the sake of sonics. (Note, this last comment is NOT aimed at the wonderful Classic Records reissues of Jazz, Classical and Popular music that I also love!)
Musikdok, I agree completely about the DCC's. I bought every DCC release of most every artist that I liked. The Ray Charles pressing's are way beyond the majority of his work on every other label I have heard him on. That is saying a lot, as he has appeared on many.
I recently purchased The Beatles, "Yellow Submarine" on yellow vinyl, re-issue. Wow, this is fantastic stuff! The sound reveals how beautifully recorded these session were. The low end is full and ripe. The high end is also sweet and extended. Hey, don't argue with this metaphor, read "no digital edginess". For $35.00 it is one of the best buys out there. I own some of the MCA heavy vinyl Hendrix stuff and wonder how this compares to Classics? Anyone care to compare? Also, the Who's, "Who's Next" MCA Heavy Vinyl is mighty good and worth the money!
BTW, as for dogs, so far,it has been my experience that this is dependant on the material used. If you don't like the music, well..... I have heard, though, that some Euro re-issue are digital dubs made to vinyl, i.e., Simply Vinyl. However, I can not comment on their sound due to the fact that I can't see paying $35.00 dollars fora vinyl copy of a digital re-issue. That is, IMO, just equalizing and further coloring the sound. Hey, wouldn't that make the name Simply Vinyl and oximoron?
BTW, as for dogs, so far,it has been my experience that this is dependant on the material used. If you don't like the music, well..... I have heard, though, that some Euro re-issue are digital dubs made to vinyl, i.e., Simply Vinyl. However, I can not comment on their sound due to the fact that I can't see paying $35.00 dollars fora vinyl copy of a digital re-issue. That is, IMO, just equalizing and further coloring the sound. Hey, wouldn't that make the name Simply Vinyl an oximoron?
Ramsti, I have some of the MCA Heavy Vinyl of Jimi Hendrix, and I ejoy it, But if you really want to here a great Hendrix recording, get the Classic reissue of Axis..Bold As Love....it is amazing! I also have Whos Next on MCA Heavy Vinyl, on German import, on British import, and on Japanese import. If you can find it, get the Japanese import. This is the best version.
...i like MA recordings. Check Vlatko Stefanovski, Dusan Tadic "Krusevo"(it was r2d4 in stereophile) also i like "Audioquest" and Robert Lucas. You wont be dissapointed.
Dacostab, the LP you are referring to is the soundtrack to "Casino Royale". It is on Classic reissue and it is a true sonic gem. The song "The Look of Love" is sung by Dusty Springfield, and it will send chills up your spine, it is that good. Herb Alpert and the Tijauna Brass also perform on it. Order it and treet yourself to a GREAT LP.
Slowhand: This is a NEW recording of "The Look Of Love", different from the famous "Casino Royale " soundtrack by Dusty Springfield.