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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 02:58:00 PM »
Just pulled out The Ahmad Jamal Trio The awakening on a local pressed Impulse - brilliant
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013, 06:41:54 AM »
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2013, 09:15:22 AM »


Sade on local Epic and Bob James and Earl Klugh on Tappan Zee - brilliant pressings both

Yes there are some local pressings which sound very good. My experience:

Trutone
Mercury,
CBS (some of them)

Particular albums (sorry, not at home so can't check the labels:
Roy Orbison "Mystery Girl",
Phil Collins "But Seriously",
Dire Straits "Communique"
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2013, 11:29:27 AM »
Yes there are some local pressings which sound very good. My experience:

Trutone
Mercury,
CBS (some of them)

Particular albums (sorry, not at home so can't check the labels:
Roy Orbison "Mystery Girl",
Phil Collins "But Seriously",
Dire Straits "Communique"

One of my best sounding, quietest pressings is a local RCA-labeled LP of Cowboy Junkies - The Caution Horses. A really thin, really cheap-looking record, but my word, does it sound fantastic...
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2013, 12:27:43 AM »
These labels also made some super pressings:

Argo
Klöckner-Moeller
Nonesuch
l’Oiseau-Lyre
Westminster (bought by Deutsche Grammo. in the mid '60s)

A benefit of Westminster discs is that being such great, weighty slabs of vinyl they can do real damage at close quarters or, with practice, enable Oddjob-style decapitations.

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Good pressing thread
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2013, 07:23:28 AM »
One of my best sounding, quietest pressings is a local RCA-labeled LP of Cowboy Junkies - The Caution Horses. A really thin, really cheap-looking record, but my word, does it sound fantastic...

Possibly stamped in low volume. I have it too, not found an import yet.
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Good pressing thread
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2013, 07:26:04 AM »
Japanese vinyl. Most basic commercial pressings are superb. The original mofi was pressed in Japan too, leaves the new stuff in the dust I think.
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2013, 08:42:15 AM »
i have a few of the following, which sounded
great the last time they were played
Capitol/Toshiba-Emi Japanese pressing
Epic/Sony Japanese pressing
Cbs half-speed mastered pressing
Windham Hill Records
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2013, 08:54:59 PM »
Ed zachary

That is an awesome point - these audiophile pressings have the worst kind of music on it - I certainly fell into the trap and bought a stockfish or similar  lp and listening to it is like pulling teeth.

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2013, 03:27:37 PM »
Friend bought me from Rough Trade LP record store in London "Girl on a Motorbike" a re-issue of the 1968 film with Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon.  Music is unbelievably crap but I have never heard such a silent surface.  The LP itself is 5mm thick and very heavy.  I see the record cost £19.99 which is not expensive for new vinyl

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2014, 12:25:27 AM »
Gents,
I demo'ed a vinyl 180 gram kings of Leon...it was garbage and expensive.

Then I listened to a jack Johnson (same label pressing) and it was brill...

So I have no idea to be sure my money is not wasted...would be great to be able to demo.

Anyone listened to the Alison Kraus & union station latest pressings?

Yes, on the  Alison Kraus, paper airplane it's called. Sounded very good. I have her live cd double album very good, and old stuff "two highways" also on cd.. sure these are on frisbee. I love her and union station. My wife turned me into her years ago. She listened to then as a teenager in Alabama. All so we'll recorded.

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2014, 12:28:33 PM »
Original master recording?
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2014, 08:58:18 AM »
For what its worth, the locally available  alison krauss and roger plant 'raising sand' pressing is good.
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2014, 11:39:29 AM »
Japanese vinyl. Most basic commercial pressings are superb. The original mofi was pressed in Japan too, leaves the new stuff in the dust I think.

i totally agree plus the 2nd i have purchased have been in exemplary condition - shipping from japan is the only issue - a touch expensive

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2014, 07:39:18 PM »
i totally agree plus the 2nd i have purchased have been in exemplary condition - shipping from japan is the only issue - a touch expensive
The Japanese pressings are great but I refuse to pay 50 USD plus shipping for the ones I want which are 2nd hand.
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