John McLaughlin with Shakti - A Handful of Beauty.
1. Japanese original promo
2. Japanese original.
By far better than anything else I heard, including US WLP.
John McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist
1. US WLP
2. Japanese original
Both sound good.
And another one.
Tony Scott - Music for Zen meditation.
original German by far. Recorded in Japan.
Great and unusual album, by the way.
The best Miles Davis Kind of Blue are the original 6 eye mono and stereo.
many Japanese LP's sound thin and over processed to me
Quite a few sites already offer that info. I always research for that original pressing, although it helps when one recommends something they include that info.
A few in here I've run across do, always thankful for that.
Mental, which sites list this type of info? I'm interested
Not sure exactly what info you are interested in. You might try discord.com. They have a pretty decent database.
Sorry. Spell replacer got me. Discogs.com
@akiravelvet ...I do not chase just Japanese pressings to compare to originals but I do try to see if there was a decent release from Japan, it’ll usually take me to several different forums.
Original release, discogs, allmusic, etc.. Few members got me into jazz female vocalists which also took me to another site > allaboutjazz
What inna is suggesting is a good idea for the augon forum. Quite often I do not get my entire thought into text.
There are people here who did compare multiple pressings. Often you don't even need high end equipment, just a good one.
Japanese vinyl from 70s itself is of very high quality, very quiet, but it doesn’t always sound best.
Say, I didn’t compare Pink Floyd’s WYWH pressings, I only have original Japanese and it does sound very acceptable. Not very good recording, though. Oops, I did compare it to original German, Japanese was better.
Lincoln Mayorga for Sheffield Records recorded direct-to-disc albums in the 1970's. I would say the dynamic range of these recordings will reveal many system "idiosyncrasies" that audiophiles love to discuss.
Is everyone one here too young to remember these? Surprised they are not in everyone's list as they are as good as it gets for vinyl.
Bruce Cockburn - dancing in the dragons jaws original True North release is a great pressing and great music as well. Canada press.
richopp, yes the Sheffield LPs are special.
But Mayorga's recordings won't be up to everyone's taste. I consider them "smaltz" but YMMV.
Fortunately there are others, such as the Dave Grusin, Tower of Power, "I've Got The Music In Me", and a few more.
On the broader subject, I tend to agree that original recordings can be as good if not better than later reissues. Although I admit to having little experience with those from Japan. The problem of course is if you don't already own them, finding clean copies now due to their age.
Agree on Direct to Disc recordings most sound fantastic, the people making them knew what they were doing and used quality vinyl. Unfortunately some sound dated as to content.
@tzh: +1! In fact many of Bruce’s pressings on True North sound amazing. Stealing Fire is another.
Discogs is great for finding real Japanese vinyl graded fairly often in M or M- condtion...I just got Little Feat - Dixie Chicken in a mint copy shipped to me for under $30.....yowsa....