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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2015, 04:49:28 AM »
My best sounding pressing,

Eric Clapton unplugged

THE NUMBER ONE 1992 ALBUM WHICH GARNERED SIX GRAMMY AWARDS
including Album of the year, record of the year...

What a brilliant recording, sounds absolutely superb!

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2015, 08:41:11 AM »
My wife bought me this album yesterday from Musica. Of almost all the new pressings I have bought from Musica of late this 40th aniversary re-release  is one of the best sounding. I must say I have bought some horrible new pressings but this one is great!
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2015, 04:52:28 PM »
Does anyone have a copy of Led Zeppelin - Remasters? The 1990 one. How does it sound?

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2015, 12:07:38 PM »
One of my best sounding records:

Greatest Hits of America
180g remastered vinyl by Friday Music

Stereo 1: Opera Cyber-222,PS Audio Trio C100, Opera CD120L, Rotel RCD-965BX, Magneplanar 1.5 QR, KEF LS-50, NAD PP2, Technics SL23, Rotel RT-940AX, TubeMagic D1+
Stereo 2: Technics SU610, SHGE70, STK55, Polk Monitor 40, Denon DCM-280
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2015, 09:14:14 PM »
Not sure if this should be a good pressing or heads up but Musica have Miles Davis albums on Colombia legacy pressings for R200 they are very good (the ones I bought anyway)
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2015, 12:08:17 PM »
^ Poor (faded) cover print didn't look promising, but I can confirm that "Legacy Vinyl" 180g Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" vinyl pressing is top notch. EXCELLENT, one of the best I have.
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2016, 10:01:12 AM »
I've had good luck with Rudi van Gelder jazz recording, re-released on 'Prestige' ... really excellent some of the finest I have ... they are mostly mono, btw, although as much is often not stated on the sleeve ... I have original 'London Jazz' pressings (i.e. Decca's early jazz label), and I honestly think the new Prestige pressing compare favorably! 

if its 1950 to late 1960's with Rudi van Gelder on the dial, then its 'supposed' to be mono ... hehe

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2016, 06:18:17 AM »
if its 1950 to late 1960's with Rudi van Gelder on the dial, then its 'supposed' to be mono ... hehe

The RvG mono myth!  :sd:

Between March 1957 and 30 October 1958, RvG recorded sessions with dual masters - i.e. One mono and one stereo. Anything RvG recorded from 1 November 1958 was recorded in stereo only. There was no mono master. Mono releases from 1 November 1958 were "mixed down" from the stereo master  :whip:

The myth that the monos were better depends on the recording date

I love the RvG sound  :groovy:- especially the way he captures brass instruments - recording  piano was not exactly his strong suit IMO. But I reckon modern engineers need to revisit these records to hear what was being achieved back then. Far more natural sound than many a modern recording.

The Analog Productions re-releases are awesome

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2017, 08:28:55 PM »
Perla - 'Confidencias' -RCA Victor 1982 pressing. Amazing vocalist and is up there with Sade  Diamond Life - Epic pressing 1984. Also..Carmina Burana...Telarc pressing is brilliant and is far better than the German Tulip pressing. Also really impressive and seemingly well mastered is Earth Wind & Fire  "Gratitude" -live double album best recordings from their 2-year tour of the West & East Coast of USA 1974-1976. Phase 4 Decca recordings are also impressive. Spin these on a well tweaked idler drive and an amazing journey awaits.  :)

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2017, 08:42:27 PM »
Sorry..forgot details on Earth Wind Fire...its  CBS pressing...all tracks are brilliant..but "New World Symphony" on the second disc is mind blowingly awesome!

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2017, 03:51:32 AM »
Thanks for the info and feedback on the Gratitude album! Have wondered for years if this is a good buy.
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