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I've been around vinyl since the 70s and many of the Scorpio records sound good and have stickers stating "manufactured by Rhino" whatever that means. Try finding an original copy of Gris Gris. The Wah Wah label from Spain has reissued tons of obscure 70s records from France and Germany that I am glad I am able to own in the vinyl format, regardless of the source. These "bad" labels have their place and often provide a service for people who want more than Living Stereo and certain Blue Note records in their music diet.
Rhino is a division of Warner Brothers and if you see Rhino, chances are sources are good, even if the label is Scorpio. Of course sometimes content trumps source but if the source was originally analog and the source is available, using a CD to cut a record is inexcusable.
About the "manufactured by Rhino" you see on the back of the Scorpio reissues, those are legit and pressed by Rhino. John, Gil Scott-Heron. All of the Meters and Electric Prunes albums have the "manufactured by Rhino" sticker on the shrinkwrap.
I thought it was cute that Rhino used the wrong labels on the Meters and Dr. John LP's so people don't pass them off as originals like that dealer in New Orleans by using the 2-color Reprise W7 label for the Meters and the old 50's Atco label with the harp for Dr. The reissues sound nice but the original recordings weren't audiophile material. I suspect the James Brown reissues are from CD but it's nice to see them out there, it's also funny to see a mid Album) King LP with a early 70's Polydor label with JB's picture when he had the big fro.
The Electric Prunes and Reprise Meters albums sound great, the Josies are OK since the original recordings weren't that great but the music will get you moving.
I prefered a complete analog experience, that's why ilisten to Lp in the first place. So i buy my lps produce before the digital era, with warts and all. Another informative article by Mikey and terrific feedback from the many knowledgeable readers; most of whom, I imagine are far more knowledgeable than myself, which is why I am throwing my question out to the field.
Is there an easy and inexpensive way I can improve my system? I built a low budget LP playback system below a few years ago and, frankly, the sound is uninspiring.
And, I still own the first LP my family ever owned - Neil Diamond's Moods fromwhich my mom bought on impulse as we were returning home from school and she saw the album in a record store window. She hit the brakes, put some money in my elder brother's hands he was the bravest of us three boys, although not the eldest and said "Tell the store owner that your mom wants to buy the man hanging in the window.
The album is badly in need of a proper scrubbing, and sounds as noisy as ever, but we still love giving it a spin. I know the individual components are quality pieces because I never buy any hardware or software the real subject of this article that hasn't received some favourable reviews from credible sources, so I am sure it's that they are not complementing each other as a system.
I've been toying with the idea of replacing the Pro-Ject pre with a Bellari VP tube pre amp, but I am wary of throwing money at the problem out of blind ignorance. They have also released some excellent sounding pressings, for example of film soundtracks or historical compilations—they are not a pure re-issue label, they also have original releases, though no original artists I think. They also seem to be in the habit of clearly noting transfer sources, involved engineers, studios and plants, which is always commendable.
Best see if you can find a review before purchase, or whether you can give it a listen. Don't dismiss them outright because of the label, because you might be passing up a good vinyl. Well if the source and other info is listed on the record, of course consider that release. Thanks for that information. A lot of websites that sell new re-issues have little to no information about the pressing. And even if they did, as a new collector, is it trial and error or is there a comprehensive list out there of the good and not so good producers?
Acoustic Sounds is as good as I've ever seen in terms of having commentary on re-issues. I'm getting into this conversation pretty late it looks like but I've gotten some really great sonding Lp's on Doxy.
Plus they're titles that most labels wouldn't dare put out. All these records sound very good, so I'm very happy with this label. While the Music on Vinyl might be from a high rez digital source although given I've never seen one on HDTracks etc, maybe notit definitely isn't just ripped from CD, as the mixes are distinctly different.
It's definitely a good effort. Wax Time reissues are sold widely by reputable record stores like Amoeba and Rasputin, and while not in the price range of the true audiophile masterings, they're not exactly cheap, either The tell-tale sign to me is that, while the jacket art is pretty close to the original, the label never is -- it's always a Wax Time label, never Columbia, etc. Again, this is s jazz material that is in the public domain in the EU.
Wax Time is made in Spain, if I recall correctly. Last time I checked, they didn't even have a website, just an email address, which also makes one suspicious that the operation is a bit fly-by-night. Perhaps they don't have the dynamic range of a re-mastered LP from a major label, but I find the sound quite enjoyable on my vintage system.
I have not yet tried any of their jazz releases. And I must say Why can't the major labels get their act together in this regard?? Same deal for Jazz Wax Records, too -- more public domain stuff that appears to be 'mastered' from CDs.
For your general information, unlike other reissue companies, we have only ever used analog masters on our vinyl releases. Not only were they very cheap, but they are great-sounding, quiet, g above-average pressings. They are:. I'm so glad you brought this subject up because I buy lots of vinyl I gave up collecting cd's and don't want my lp's sounding like or cut from cd's I have bought quite a few of these and the price for them is not cheap!
Glad someone else noticed. I'm sure I'm not making this up, I have a distinct memory of buying a Stevie Wonder album, I think it was Innervisions, on the 'Music Lovers' label that sounded dreadful and if I was in any dohbt that the source used wasn't analogue, or in any way near the master, you could hear the CD that was used to cut the vinyl actually skipping.
Anyone else unfortunate enough to grab that same LP? I do actually wonder if it was a bad dream I'm thinking of getting this LP, since it seems to be the only release of the original soundtrack for "Psycho" on vinyl I compared it to the movie and it's definitely not a re-recording. Not an audiophile quality release, but it may be a good addition to a collection just as a document.
You can hear it here:. It's one of the flattest and most perfectly centered records I've seen in my life. The audio has noticeable background noise, but it's definitely because of the source and not from the record itself. The non-recorded areas are extremely quiet. Not one single click or pop. The record company Doxy even put different custom labels for each side.
So while it's true that this LP sounds as if the movie soundtrack was being played through an old radio, I feel that the people at Doxy put their best effort on giving the collectors a high quality product, at least regarding manufacturing. I'm truly happy with it. Can anyone of you tell me about the reissues on the DOL-Label? Are they worth buying? How is the pressing quality? I have a general idea of what people on here think of this site see belowbut maybe, just maybe, this is a way for all of us to be a part of the solution.
The opinions here are educated, thoughtful and easy to come by. Why not put them to use and aide "the cause? Let the world know what you think about a record: Write a Review on Discogs!
The worst-sounding piece of gr vinyl in my collection. Whoever half-speed mastered this had less than NO idea what they were doing I should have known that there was something up when I saw a sealed copy of Romeo Must Die available at such a reasonable price. I haven't listened to it yet but this is a lesson learned. I tried to go to Simply Vinyls website and not only is it not available, but the Blackground Records website isn't either.
Maybe the Hankersons owners of Blackground were out to make a quick buck? That makes no sense though because some people are still interested in music from Aaliyah's catalog which is Album) on an extremely limited basis right now. Many comments say that Lilith, Doxy, Dol and others are labels that exploit works that have fallen into the public domain. I would not be against lightning. I'm French, excuse my english. The Related rights in France are fixed at 50 years for a musical work, but if I understand correctly, for an American record, it is more complex, and generally longer.
I do not know whether these rights are the slightest in Russia, Spain, or Italy, but I doubt it seriously. I do not see how the discs of Jazz that are fifty years old, or discs of LP Veloso like Tropicalia can be considered as being in the public domain. This is not possible in France. Is this a false statement? I do not have a crazy material, but I tend to perfect my system. The Chess edition is really weird, while the WaxTime edition sounds very natural.
What do you say to that? Thank you! The jacket and the sleeve are high quality, and the vinyl looked really nice when I inspected it under normal lighting. It's a nice and heavy, g record, and the label and spindle hole were also top-notch. However, all the trouble began when I got to track 5 and it skipped twice very bad, jumpy skips.
I pinpointed the skips and examined them under my hand-held microscope and saw lots of silvery specks all over it.
This is a defect known as stitching - a mechanical defect, which is both visual and audible. The root cause is when the vinyl gets improperly unstuck from the form on the press In my case, though there are lots of silver dots, there was one particular glob that was interfering with my stylus, hence, the skips Under X power, I gently pushed the material out of the grooves with the clean tip of a wooden toothpick.
I could see the globule was 'mushy' and soft. I was able to push it out of the two adjacent groves easily. When I played the record back, it played beautifully with no more skips.
This whole ordeal took me about 40 minutes can't rush this process if you don't want to ruin an otherwise mint record and it was well worth it, but what a hassle. Anyone else have similar quality issues with new reissues from Wax Time Records?
Hi Michael and the crew! I am seek advice about Venus Records from Japan. I cannot quiet put my finger on Where You Lead - Carole King - Tapestry (Vinyl. I kept listening in hopes of adjusting my ear, but could not have avoided that eerie feeling that they tortured music to death before they buried in the vinyl.
Maybe it is just one unlucky record? Hi Michael and everybody. Even Kevin Gray don't want to tell me what is it really. That whole show was a stroke of luck. I'd rehearsed some with Ringo, the horn players and the guys from Badfinger, but it was all happening so fast it's amazing we managed to get anything on tape.
While in Los Angeles in Juneand after being made aware of the gravity of the situation in what was then known as East Pakistan by friend and musician Ravi Shankar George Harrison set about organising two fundraising concerts at Madison Square GardenNew York, to aid the war-ravaged and disaster-stricken country. During his and Shankar's press conference in New York on 27 July,  Harrison had stated that a live album might be ready for release within ten days of the shows.
Harrison and co-producer Phil Spector began working on the Bangladesh recordings Album) 2 August, and work continued there at the Record Plant for around a week. Speaking inSpector identified two issues that prolonged the live album's preparation, both of them reflective of the haste with which the concerts came together: "It was chaos [setting up at Madison Square Garden] — we had three hours to mic the band, then the audience came in, and we didn't know how to mic the audience. Before the Western portion of the concerts, there were the traditionally hard-to-record Indian string instruments  of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan to amplify, together with Alla Rakha 's tabla and the drone-enhancing tamburaplayed by Kamala Chakravarty  — each offering natural musical tones so easily lost in the "cavernous Garden".
With ongoing friendships a priority,  Harrison had promised the main participants that, should things turn out badly on 1 August, they could be excluded from any album or film release. Harrison's geniality as a host was well represented on the recordings.
Mr Bob Dylan" — would become as integral to the legacy of Album) event as the music itself. On 23 August, press reports appeared citing "legal problems" as the reason behind the delaying of the much-anticipated live album  — problems that would turn out to be a disagreement between EMI -owned Capitol Records Apple's US distributor and Columbia Records Dylan's label over who had a rightful claim to release the album.
With the sound mix being completed in LA, Harrison spent most of September in New York working on the problematic film footage of the concert,   before heading to London. Don't buy a bootleg! This record should've been out a month ago really In the fourth week of November — well into the lucrative Christmas sales period and close to four months after the concerts   — Harrison voiced his frustration at the stalemate with Capitol on ABC 's late-night chat show, The Dick Cavett Show.
Once the album had been granted a release date, Apple's financial terms ensured that as much money as possible would be raised from each copy sold, but that it would be difficult for retailers to profit financially. The album's packaging was designed by Camouflage Productions partners Tom Wilkes and Barry Feinstein the same team responsible for All Things Must Passrock music's first boxed triple album. The booklet's back-cover picture showed an open guitar case filled with food and medical supplies, below a copy of the cheque for the Madison Square Garden box-office takings.
The three LPs and booklet were housed inside a deep orange-coloured box. Despite the cost, the album was an immediate commercial success.
The album was similarly successful on charts around the world. The government also advised its embassies and other foreign diplomatic offices that the album contained "hostile propaganda against Pakistan" and that they should pressure their local contacts to stop the music being played on the radio.
Cash Box ' s reviewer described The Concert for Bangladesh as "the most eagerly awaited album of " and "every bit as breathtaking as we hoped". The reviewer deemed the sound "flawless" and the booklet "stunning", and concluded: "listen to the records and hear music history. For Heckman, the live album confirmed the concerts' standing as a distillation of pop music's growth and maturity throughout the s, thereby offering "a decade's music in microcosm".
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