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Re: New record day

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:47 pm
by YNWaN

Re: New record day

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:23 pm
by sq225917
Got the new Ryan Adams today, doesn't sound rapey at all!

Re: New record day

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:38 am
by hifiaf
Do you think there's time for him to get that endorsement into his press pack?

Re: New record day

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:01 pm
by sq225917
I'd imagine he'd be all over it. Though isn't that what got him into trouble in the first place...

Re: New record day

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:28 pm
by VTA
Love Clan of Xymox, most any 4AD to be honest!

I found my box of 45's this past week (was so worried they were lost for good). They are a pain to clean on the vacuum cleaner but every one is getting a wash. I will get a list of them up in a day or so as I think there might be some forgotten gems of our youth that some of you might be happy to remember.

Re: New record day

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:32 am
by YNWaN
I’m looking forward to what singles you have. I’m also a big 4AD fan :).

Re: New record day

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:12 pm
by hifiaf
Another reason for my recent interest in mono -- this new Serge Gainsbourg set.

His first 8 LPs (and a bonus disc), half-speed mastered at Abbey Road. If you read French, everything you need to know is here: https://vinylcollector.store/blogs/news ... oi-ca-sert

https://www.hifiaf.com/wp-content/uploa ... 04189.jpeg

I'm a massive Gainsbourg fan, and I particularly love the early stuff (and, wow, can you beat that cover art?), so I couldn't pass this up. I've never heard the mono mixes, and the originals (many of them 10") are serious collectors' items, in the $500-1000+ range, so I was very happy to be able to get good versions of them for a reasonable price. (I paid 150 euros for the box, ordered from Amazon.fr -- a limited edition, apparently, so get 'em while you can.)

The discs in my box are all dead-flat, pressed by MPO on 180g vinyl.

https://www.hifiaf.com/wp-content/uploa ... 04190.jpeg

Because of the aforementioned prices and the lack of any decent reissues, I have never heard any of these records on vinyl before. First impressions of the mono are very good, up there with the better-sounding mono records I've heard. Nothing particularly special compared to better stereo discs, but they do make me all the more curious to try out a mono cartridge at some point...

Re: New record day

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:34 am
by YNWaN
I’ve just had this delivered: Keaton Henson ‘Monument’

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1381/ ... 1603450434

It’s on double white vinyl. I’m not sure how it’s a double album though because there don’t seem to be enough tracks - perhaps they are very long songs.....

Oh, be warned, this is not a terribly ‘uplifting’ record....

Re: New record day

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:41 am
by YNWaN
Hmm.... I’ve just had a look at the vinyl and it appears the tracks are just well spaced apart - there are only three tracks to a side and it’s still 33.3rpm. I’ve have a listen later (got to do some CAD now).

Re: New record day

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:47 pm
by reffc
Thanks to Chris's visit yesterday to set up his TT, I have two LPs waiting to be delivered now after hearing his:

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5929 ... 9df6ed.jpg

Double LP on Ltd release red vinyl.

and this one

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... SX425_.jpg

Another double album, superbly mastered.

Lambchop, "Nixon" and "is a woman"