Whats on your turntable tonight?


For me its the first or very early LP's of:
Allman Brothers - "Allman Joys" "Idyllwild South"
Santana - "Santana" 200 g reissue
Emerson Lake and Palmer - "Emerson Lake and Palmer"
and,
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO
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@stevewisc

I have that Beethoven cycle by Bohm, very nice, enjoy.
@bkeske  I have that same 1974 Court Spark, on Asylum Records.  Bought it new, back then, and it is in perfect condition.  Later on I picked up a Nautilus copy.  I think the original is a little better sounding on the midrange.  But the Nautilus is quieter vinyl.  I'm glad to have both.  The 1974 jacket has a wonderful raised letter design of the title and Joni Mitchel, while the Nautilus copy does not.  Enjoy your original copy, it's wonderful music, and I believe Joni at her very best.
@mammothguy54

Yea, thanks. I should have been working, but when it arrived, I had to play it. Trying to find out exactly when this copy was released via Discogs, but there are some oddities on my label and run-out that just don’t Mach-up with the others listed thus far. It does have the raised lettering, and per the label number, I do think it’s a 1974 copy. The 1976 reissues (and others with the same catalog number) had a different label entirely.

It sounds fantastic, yes a bit of surface noise, but I can deal with some of that. I only have Joni otherwise on a European box set of all her studio albums up until the late 70’s. Great set, and I enjoy it a lot, but man, listening to this on vinyl is incredible. As always, just ‘sounds right’. I’m trying to find those others on vinyl as well as I can.
@bkeske   

There is a reissue of Joni Mitchel "Blue" that is superb in every way; music, sonically, excellent vinyl.  It was on backorder for months and I recently received my copy.  There are probably more available, still, at Acoustic Sounds and Elusive Disc.  Not terribly expensive, I think it was $24.  Excellent, early Joni. 
Best to you.
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RoundAgain

Absolutely terrific sonics on this Nonesuch record.  The music has a nice balance between angularity and ease and is without new age softness.  You’ll love it even if you’re not that into Post Bop Jazz.