I suspect it was either a bad sounding tape supplied by Decca though why? Nice article, Mikey. I'd like to throw in my two cents: Avoid anything released by the Italian reissue label Get Back records. Terrible sound, terrible QC. Never again. Hey we need to bring back those goofy AAD designations that used to be on CDs, where it was implied that DDD was somehow the ideal, but now we need them for vinyl -- AAA implying pure analog recording, mixing, and mastering! I completely agree with Mickey that it's dicey at best with remasters if the info is limited.
Just a thought I have had horrible luck with new issues. Show Newport, and It's so crackly, back it goes. I guess I have to stick with mainly used vinyl. At least I'm not as dissapointed when it is a dud. Is best ignored even though some titles were pretty good. My understanding is that when Simply Vinyl licensed titles from EMI, the label used analog sources from its vault but other label sources are a crap shoot and mostly sound mediocre.
Apparently no one at Simply Vinyl pays much attention to sound. They are "simply" about vinyl. Same for "together through life". It sounds quite respectable. Leonard Cohens "Old Ideas" is digital, resolution unknown, but quite nice sounding. Leonard Cohens "10 new songs" also digital. In my opinion, 10 new songs suffered a bit from some wierd Pro-tools sounding stuff.
Simply Vinyl has done some Elvis reissues and other LPs. The ones I have heard are uniformly crap. I have some Elvis gold CDs that sound better.
A number most? They sound great. The Chess Masters reissue, it was done all analog by Steve Hoffman. So there might be a tape that could be used for a reissue!
Didn't know there was an analogue version of Modern Times. Would be a great idea for a reissue. Use the analogue tape. Love the record, it sounds just a tad muddy. Great sounding record!! There is a limited vinyl 12" that came out for record day with 3 or 4 versions New Orleans - Neil Diamond - New Orleans (Vinyl) "Get it on", Accoustic, Electric and a boogie version!
Then on the other side 3 versions of I think Jeepster. Sound is Ok, sounds digital, a bit flat. Marginal improvement over the CD. Putting on the New Orleans - Neil Diamond - New Orleans (Vinyl), Electric Warrior after the 12" has people bopping around the room.
Whatever your take on Robert Palmers interpretation, the sound on that single is awesome. It is HUGE. Everything is there in three dimensional space in front of you. If you're talking about the Rhino Electric Warrior, I don't know what it was cut or sourced from, but the record itself was noisy, and I was not impressed with the sound.
I wanted to replace my Reprise pressing from the eighties, and tried like heck to find any information about the Rhino pressing I could, but no luck. Bought it anyway, and wasn't super happy. I also picked up the Fat Possum reissue of The Slider, even though my copy is still in good shape. Wasn't terribly impressed with it, either.
Anyone know anything about Fat Possum's reputation? If Mikey, with his connections, can't get this information, what hope is there for us? You'd think there'd be some obsessive on the internet keeping track of this stuff. Tell ya what though, the pressings I've been happiest with have come from Quality Records. Talk about truth in advertising! Greetings, Kevin here in The City. I have to agree concerning the 4MwB pressings. I picked up Dylan's 'No Mercy'.
The vinyl is noisy and Dylan's voice is all over the place. He mainly travels from center to right. I have a couple of other artists from that label, and they're ok; nothing to write home about. After this last purchase, and your article, this will be definetely one label that I shall be avoiding like the plague. I can recommend whole heartedly and with a clear conscience to other music lovers, please, stay away from 4MwB.
Great article and followup posts. I couldn't agree more re some labels simply putting out junk copied from digital. When I first played it, it sounded so bad I thought there was something wrong with my system. I pulled out my original copy and, although it lived a hard life during my misspent youth, it still sounded way better than the Vinyl Lovers. It was then that I noticed that the actual tracks on the individual albums weren't in the same order as on the cover or the original, and New Orleans - Neil Diamond - New Orleans (Vinyl) there were actually some additional tracks, like one of those extended cd reissues.
I can only guess what that all means, but it can't be good and can't be from the masters. Caveat Emptor. I think it's worth putting this on. This is an exchange with HD Tracks I had a while ago. I think it speaks for itself. From: Support [ mailto:contact hdtracks. Some Girls came from the tapes, so I suppose it depended on the condition of the tapes. They use their own mastering engineers, so I imagine they aim for the best possible result. The compression may be an aesthetic choice, or may be done so to accommodate use on portable devices.
At any case, I do empathize with your comments. My apologies if someone has already asked this. However, the LP reissue is Can you tell me please what the original sources for the HD Tracks files are? Or just As for our sources; We are provided with the best possible analogue masters available. On top of that, our sound engineer has over 35 years of experience in cutting and mastering records for major labels. Very interested to compare to originals though. Our records are pressed in the Netherlands record Industry- one of the best in the business.
This is my biggest grievance with vinyl toady. Lots of labels have cottoned on to the fact that they can make great margins from knocking out a badly sourced record so long as they put a 'g audiophile vinyl' sticker on the front. I sometimes think these labels would do better getting a mint, native original New Orleans - Neil Diamond - New Orleans (Vinyl), cleaning it, transferring it to 30 ips tape via a reference level set up and then cutting again.
Call me crazy but I think this would sound much better. Obviously if you only want the classics then you will usually get a good deal but if it's anything that was on an independent Been reading Plain Recordings and 4 Men With Beards are one in the same and have the same mailing address.
Most of what I've read isn't positive. Not uniformly bad but definately hit or miss, and for typical vinyl prices I can't afford to take chances on labels like these.
Can anyone chime in about the simply vinyl nick drake releases? Legend states that "Pink Moon" was the only Nick Drake album that still has the existing analog, 2-track master. The rest Legend also states that because of the availability of the "Pink Moon" original tape, it is the only remaster done with an entirely analog signal path.
I purchased this album with that information in mind. The album, IMO, sounds incredible. I've never heard a 1st pressing, only CD masters until this point, so I can only compare what I have heard.
It's a Universal remaster. Seems to be known for its superiority over other, questionable reissues. Is Get On Down if you're into hip-hop at all.
The do a lot of reissuing of Wu-Tang LPs. Not a single one I've heard comes even close to the OG presses. All are flat and muddy sounding. I've heard better MP3s than some of their presses. Scorpio and many other "to be avoided labels" are reissuing many hip rare underground records that the high end reissue labels aren't doing and will never do. 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. The song is a "ballad of a loner looking for love. Solitary man. Diamond originally recorded two versions of the song, as he later did with " Cherry, Cherry. The other version was him singing the song alone, without his prerecorded harmony or the female chorus. On such live albums as Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour New Orleans - Neil Diamond - New Orleans (Vinyl), Hot August Nightand some subsequent recordings, Diamond altered the lyrics to "then you came along" from the original "then Sue came along.
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