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"
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO

@tomic601  Thx. Hopefully my grading scale can be useful information too many others.

@bslon  Yes, one of the great pop/rock/country recordings of the 1970's.


From Fire’s website:

To clarify, there are no additional notes on the jacket itself, which is what I meant. After asking, I did think of going to their website to see if there was any additional info, but you have done that, so thanks for that.

I do not have those particular originals any longer, so cannot compare either. I will say they do sound very good regardless.

I have no problem with original pressings, and prefer them and seek them out, (see all my original classical recordings), but having been so disappointed by many original pressing Discogs purchases before, I felt safer going with a new copy instead to insure vinyl quality. I am not disappointed.

It is good to know Paul Hamann was involved.

@bkeske Brian-no offense meant.  I just happened to wandering through Fire's website looking for something else and came upon the Pere Ubu information.

Further digging revealed that Paul Hamann embarked on the Ubu remastering around the end of 2016.  He had pretty much concluded the project in February or early March of 2017.  By that time, Paul's health was deteriorating rapidly.  To his credit, he really did work right up to the end.  And we lost so much with his passing including Suma.



@bkeske Brian-no offense meant.

None taken. My ’matter of fact’ style at times may have inferred that, but no.

It is interesting that Discogs does list Suma as being the recording studio of record on the Fire reissues (which I did check). Perhaps someone did their homework and knew that Suma (Paul) had some involvement. That is a good thing IMO. I have a feeling Fire may have wanted to keep the cover sleeve as original as possible, so provided no additional info regarding the remastering.

Having the same concerns, i questioned @boxer12 about these Fire releases, and he gave them a thumbs-up, so that was good enough for me 😉


i questioned @boxer12 about these Fire releases, and he gave them a thumbs-up, so that was good enough for me 😉

++ Tim 👍