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    I think the "black cape" look might beg to...

    I think the "black cape" look might beg to disagree, but I agree with you to a significant extent.
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    My opinion that Over is the most overrated work...

    My opinion that Over is the most overrated work in Hammill's career might have caused my inaccurate recollection of the song title, but no; I am not confusing it with "(Alice) Letting Go."

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    That's not "simplifying things" it's ignoring...

    That's not "simplifying things" it's ignoring things.

    "Through The Looking Glass" is practically classical. Not to mention the guy has always been deep into folk music.

    Hammill has also...
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    I think you mean that he lip-synced plenty in...

    I think you mean that he lip-synced plenty in Chicago.
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    Fair enough. I'd describe it as "maximal."

    Fair enough.

    I'd describe it as "maximal."
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    I agree with your premise to great extent. But...

    I agree with your premise to great extent.

    But if you don't hear "distortion" on Earthbound, it might be time for a doctor visit. ;-)

    The whole THING was recorded so far in the red that it is...
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    I think the "father" of "White Summer" would be...

    I think the "father" of "White Summer" would be Davey Graham:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvpTVn_Ltzc
  8. Largest: Bruce Springsteen - Oakland Stadium 1985...

    Largest: Bruce Springsteen - Oakland Stadium 1985 (?). Went with my friend; probably because she went with me to see Deep Purple. I'm sure it was a great show for fans. For me, it was awful. And...
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    I don't buy CDs any longer but bought hundreds on...

    I don't buy CDs any longer but bought hundreds on Amazon Marketplace over the years. I don't think I had the wrong CD sent more than once or twice.

    Discogs is easier, but Amazon is not difficult....
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    Iirc, what you're hearing on the 2002 CD is the...

    Iirc, what you're hearing on the 2002 CD is the work of Jens Müller-Koslowski.

    If you compare any of his remasters (Eloy, Hoelderlin, Triumvirat, Sweet Smoke) to earlier EMI/Electrola CDs, it's...
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    Compression will bring up hiss levels, which is...

    Compression will bring up hiss levels, which is one thing you noted as a difference.

    Given the bonus tracks first showed up on the Esoteric releases (right?), I highly doubt they were from a...
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    Even the numbers show what went on. Sony Japan...

    Even the numbers show what went on.

    Sony Japan took the Esoteric CDs and compressed them. Average buyer hears compression and thinks; "WOW, MORE DETAIL!"
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    It's always about the mastering. And the source...

    It's always about the mastering. And the source involved. Copying a digital source to so-called "blu-spec" is a ripoff, because it all depends upon whether the existing version is any good. If it is,...
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    Arguably the biggest rip-off that Sony Japan has...

    Arguably the biggest rip-off that Sony Japan has ever come up with is "Blu-spec."

    TTBOMK, every single one is copied from a previous mastering. I seriously doubt that they've ever pulled a single...
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    I would define the opening beat of "How Many More...

    I would define the opening beat of "How Many More Times" as a sort of lounge jazz approach, yes. The song itself obviously isn't lounge jazz.

    I dig Bonham's work on the opening. Light enough...
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    Many will cite the behind the beat groove of the...

    Many will cite the behind the beat groove of the Butler/Ward team as well. Yes, Ward swings like crazy, but there are numerous tracks where the behind the beat groove is employed. Listen to Geezer...
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    Eh, "Fool In The Rain" is like the main example...

    Eh, "Fool In The Rain" is like the main example people who think Bonham could swing like to throw out. Or "How Many More Times." The former is some really killer drumming and swings a bit. Probably...
  18. I think Nick Davis is very talented, but his...

    I think Nick Davis is very talented, but his sound has a certain flavor to it, IMO. On those 70s Genesis albums, it just sounds awful. His work on We Can't Dance makes sense to me for the period....
  19. There are really only three masterings of The...

    There are really only three masterings of The Lamb on CD:

    1. Atco/Virgin-Charisma: All of these are the same no matter where pressed. Only the indexing varies. The hum is there. It's minor. It was...
  20. I agree. Some people think the Nimbus V/C or...

    I agree. Some people think the Nimbus V/C or Sonopress V/C are good, but the only V/C of Wind that sounds good to me is pressed by Sanyo. That one is identical to the US Atco pressed by Sanyo.
  21. Don't overlook U-Turn. Their Orbit TT's are very...

    Don't overlook U-Turn. Their Orbit TT's are very good. Even the base models at less than $200 will get you going, but you can spend a bit more and get a better cartridge and/or other custom upgrades.
  22. Sorry for that. There was a time when I didn't...

    Sorry for that.

    There was a time when I didn't know if any CD version of Wind had bass besides the DE, but I then learned better. The discs pressed for Atco and V/C by Sanyo (US or JPN are the...
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    I said that he was stiff compared to Jazz...

    I said that he was stiff compared to Jazz drummers. I agree that he is not "stiff," per se. But I thought the point of reference was what Baker said, and Baker's point of reference for his statement...
  24. 1. Download vinyl rip of Wind. 2. Cue up...

    1. Download vinyl rip of Wind.
    2. Cue up Hackett's opening of "Blood On The Rooftops" on the vinyl rip.
    3. Listen to DE of same with heavy digital noise reduction.
    4. Toss DE in the trash.

    ;-)
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    Milli Vanilli?

    Milli Vanilli?
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    The examples you cited really don't demonstrate...

    The examples you cited really don't demonstrate "swing."

    That section you mentioned in "The Lemon Song" is straight from Motown. In a fair world, John Paul Jones should have sent James Jamerson a...
  27. If CDs are the starting point of reference, the...

    If CDs are the starting point of reference, the answer would be: Any.

    The cropped cover CDs are good. Some of the original Atlantics are the same or as good. Best to search the Hoffman site for...
  28. Don't ask me. I'd just tell you to buy a...

    Don't ask me. I'd just tell you to buy a turntable.

    ;-)
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    Could you be confusing R&B/Motown with Jazz?

    Could you be confusing R&B/Motown with Jazz?
  30. I've changed my mind on this also. Digitally...

    I've changed my mind on this also.

    Digitally recorded electronic music probably sounds better on CD, but the kind I enjoy (70s) definitely sounds better on vinyl.

    The chopped off frequencies...
  31. Thread: Discogs

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    I hadn't noticed. I'm talking about general...

    I hadn't noticed. I'm talking about general releases. Many have gone to zero, but as pointed out in this thread, if you click on the zero, all the wants come up.
  32. Nice effort. Different thread. And you...

    Nice effort.

    Different thread. And you already seemed to agree you'd never believe me if I explained it.

    Seemed over to me.
  33. I think it fair to say I use as many "IMOs"...

    I think it fair to say I use as many "IMOs" around here as anyone; lest there be misunderstandings even when such should probably be obvious. How you read this as any expression of something...
  34. I think this has zero to do with anything...

    I think this has zero to do with anything discussed here.

    What I notice with you is that tend to change what is said and then argue against that. In this case, you decided I had stated that...
  35. Thread: Discogs

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    They charge 8%, with exceptions cited previously...

    They charge 8%, with exceptions cited previously in this thread (minimum & maximum).

    TBH, I'm surprised anyone would have an issue with their Seller fees.
  36. It's odd because for some reason I had this...

    It's odd because for some reason I had this preconceived idea in my head about Classical on vinyl, but I've changed my mind. A nice clean pressing on Deutsche Grammophon. Are you kidding me? Sounds...
  37. On this we absolutely agree. I share your...

    On this we absolutely agree. I share your passion, brother.
  38. Analog being "superior" is my opinion. I suspect...

    Analog being "superior" is my opinion. I suspect that everyone here knows it. I'm certain that you know it.

    Connect all the disconnected quotes you like; if it makes you feel "clever."

    I'm...
  39. It wouldn't. Not least of all because I've not...

    It wouldn't. Not least of all because I've not argued for vinyl's superiority.

    Redbook can't capture the higher frequencies of analog. This is fact. If you want to argue those frequencies can't be...
  40. I've done this before, Robert. I won't be doing...

    I've done this before, Robert. I won't be doing it again.

    You can find a hundred examples of science-based analysis to that one site you like to fall back on. Nobody, not even the most staunch...
  41. I'd look further into possible explanations for...

    I'd look further into possible explanations for your "passion."

    In these types of threads, I find that most "alternative fact" comes from you. IE:



    Actually, "alternative fact" might even be...
  42. Thread: Discogs

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    Anybody else notice that Discogs has either been...

    Anybody else notice that Discogs has either been "hacked" or had a major malfunction?

    Many albums suddenly showing under zero "wants" ...
  43. IMO, vinyl is not a superior "format." Analog...

    IMO, vinyl is not a superior "format."

    Analog sound is superior to digital sound. Vinyl is simply the most common medium for analog sound which we have.
  44. Not said in that manner. It's objective fact, and...

    Not said in that manner. It's objective fact, and relates to my point.



    I've accounted for this in what I said, so you're just repeating what I've said back to me.

    What is your reasoning...
  45. Of course. That impacts the entire picture for...

    Of course. That impacts the entire picture for the future of CD.

    But original vinyl pressings are king when it comes to high prices, Robert.

    Why can I buy a Mint, brand new from the master...
  46. Keep in mind my premise by which this could...

    Keep in mind my premise by which this could happen.

    It's based on the majors concluding that the sale of used, AAA vinyl can be cut into by releasing new, AAA reissue vinyl. Not ADD, not AAD, but...
  47. Hmmmm ... Not sure I'm that confident. $100...

    Hmmmm ...

    Not sure I'm that confident. $100 does buy me two of these amazing early 70s Japanese Jazz vinyl reissues which HMV is doing. ;-)

    Look, let's revisit this in a year and see where it...
  48. Seems like this revival sort of bothers you. ...

    Seems like this revival sort of bothers you.

    It's only going to expand. WSJ had an article about Sony getting back into the game the other day. This thing has major legs and for good sonic reason,...
  49. Agreed. I think some people equate loud and...

    Agreed.

    I think some people equate loud and distorted with somehow being the beginning of Heavy Metal, but it just doesn't work like that. The Who were loud and distorted. As were Cream and...
  50. I guess "all the great session cats" should meet...

    I guess "all the great session cats" should meet all the great Heavy Metal musicians, who would surely argue that Climbing is hard rock and that metal traces first and foremost to Black Sabbath.
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    As I've said for quite some time now, the As If...

    As I've said for quite some time now, the As If compilation is the best I've heard the album sound on CD. Unfortunately, it's only half the album. Also unfortunate is that the other tracks on the...
  52. I didn't take issue with that part of Firth's...

    I didn't take issue with that part of Firth's post.

    OF COURSE the industry loves the possibility that a physical medium is back on the upswing.

    In terms of long-term payout, they screwed...
  53. This is nonsense. There are a number of quite...

    This is nonsense.

    There are a number of quite highly regarded turntables (even by "audiophiles") in the $300-$400 range. Less than $200 will get a fairly solid TT for someone who is less picky and...
  54. Agreed. But some of Rhoads' tones were still...

    Agreed.

    But some of Rhoads' tones were still ...

    Yeek ...
  55. Bought Holy Diver upon its release and really...

    Bought Holy Diver upon its release and really liked it. Saw Dio's first ever solo concert, too.

    Just hasn't aged all that well, IMO. The whole thing has a sort of "thinness" about it. Campbell's...
  56. I tend to agree. Not sure I'd call that Dio album...

    I tend to agree. Not sure I'd call that Dio album "cheesy" but it's a not a pimple on the ass of H&H. In some ways it was a "poor man's" H&H.

    Neither do Osbourne's first two solos match H&H, IMO....
  57. I think JVC still has the ability to cut a...

    I think JVC still has the ability to cut a limited amount of vinyl. Ken and I had this conversation not long ago and while most of the Japanese reissue vinyl seems to be pressed outside Japan, there...
  58. Sony to start pressing records again after almost 30 years

    Sony Music will resume pressing records for the first time in almost thirty years, when it opens a new plant in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture in March 2018.
    ...
  59. Additional compression not already on an original...

    Additional compression not already on an original mix and added in remastering would be part of remastering; yes.
  60. In my experience, poor sound on CD is usually the...

    In my experience, poor sound on CD is usually the result of remastering which has been done.
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