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post #271 of 11191
The Essential YO-YO MA
post #272 of 11191
It's Monday, so it must be the blues:

Ollabelle - Ollabelle (blues for Jesus? I think so, and what a great job they do).

Kyle Eastwood - Paris Blue (yep, Clint's son).

On Deck: Po' Girl - Po' Girl
post #273 of 11191
Alice Cooper Goes To Hell...ON VINYL.
post #274 of 11191
Blonde on Blonde, vinyl, and . . .
mono.
Cost me one dollar, new, in a drug store, oh, about 40 years ago.
Got Sgt. Pepper in mono, too.
post #275 of 11191
The Who - Quadrophenia

Kate Bush - Aerial

John Fahey - City of Refuge
post #276 of 11191
Number 5--------------Steve Miller Band
post #277 of 11191
Right now: Bob Dylan - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack

Today:
Kelly Willis - Translated from Love

Tony DeSare - Last First Kiss

Chris and Rich Robinson (The Black Crows) - Brothers of a Feather (very nice).
post #278 of 11191
Written in 1895, when Mr. Rachmaninoff was twenty-two years old, the Symphony No. 1 in D minor received such harsh criticism after its March 27, 1897 premiere that the composer reportedly destroyed the original score of the piece. After several decades in obscurity, this symphony is rightly regarded as "a powerful work in its own right, finely constructed, thematically integrated, and intensely personal. It achieves a genuine tragedy and heroic expression that somehow stands far above the pathos of the composer's later works" (quoted from the unattributed liner jacket program notes).

This writer is acquainted with many readings of this music, and is particularly enamored of the fiery mid-1960s rendition by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy in terms of pacing and drama. Previn's 1973 recording is phenomenal on its own terms, he takes somewhat broader tempi than Ormandy but there is a keen feel for the music's architecture. The London Symphony's response to Previn's leadership is second to none, and the analog engineering by Christopher Bishop is quite natural.

Hard-core fans of the Previn/LSO cycle might seek out the UK HMV releases, which are slightly more transparent than the very good U.S. Angel LP pressings.

Highly recommended listening!
post #279 of 11191
I've got a few rare-ish vinyls in perfect shape if anybody is interested. Coldplay's limited box set of singles, Built to Spill's limited reissues, Radiohead's In Rainbows deluxe set, Steely Dan's Aja anniversary reissue, as well as the White Stripes' Icky Thump (not rare, but also available).

Jason
post #280 of 11191
Anyone see this article on CNN about the increase in sales of vinyl?
post #281 of 11191
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Originally Posted by petergaryr View Post

Anyone see this article on CNN about the increase in sales of vinyl?

The owner of an independent record store chain here in the Massachusetts area (Newbury Comics) has said he's seeing the uptick in people looking for vinyl. He mentioned that he's expanding his small vinyl floor space to accommodate.

-t
post #282 of 11191
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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

The owner of an independent record store chain here in the Massachusetts area (Newbury Comics) has said he's seeing the uptick in people looking for vinyl. He mentioned that he's expanding his small vinyl floor space to accommodate.

-t

This is happening in Dallas at a place called Good Records. The store used to only have a vinyl section that stretched along a 20ft wall. They recently decided to dedicate the second floor to vinyl to accommodate the increase in popularity.
post #283 of 11191
The last issue of Rolling Stone also had a short feature on vinyl, metioning that there has been a considerable uptick in sales the last two years.
post #284 of 11191
the beach boys, '20/20'.

Capitol y1t 133, reel to reel tape, '69.

i just found my 30 year old akai 630dss four track 10.5" reel to reel machine today in my dads barn. i thought i had sold it back in '94. so its been sitting for 14 years. and it is HEAVY, maybe 30 lbs.(?)

got it home, cleaned up, cleaned heads, need to get a degausser.
i put on above tape, which i bought new in '73, sounds good for age. probably pieces of oxide flaking off with every turn of the reel. may have to learn to 'bake' tapes!
some w&f, may need to do something with capstan.
post #285 of 11191
ten years after, 'cricklewood green'. D

Deram (london) x77038 reel to reel tape, 1970.
same machine. and w&f.

im sort of hoping the wow and flutter will work itself out and just go away!
we'll see. or i should say we'll hear.

there seem to be some vibrations from the motor-i noticed while changing the tapes. maybe capstan is ok.
have to check it out. tomorrow.
post #286 of 11191
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Originally Posted by westgate View Post

ten years after- 'cricklewood green', again r2r, 3.75 ips, deram (london) x77038 commercial tape, 1970.
same machine. and w&f.

im sort of hoping the wow and flutter will work itself out and just go away!
we'll see. or i should say we'll hear.

there seem to be some vibrations from the motor-i noticed while changing the tapes. maybe capstan is ok.
have to check it out. tomorrow.

Is it direct-drive or belt driven?
-t
post #287 of 11191
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Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

Is it direct-drive or belt driven?
-t

direct drive.
i just realized i may have misthreaded the tape. it seems (im not sure yet) that i may have had tape against the capstan but outside the pinch roller. i havent used this machine since '91 so im out of practice.
have to see how w&f does here for bit.
piano always makes for great test in the absence of test gear.
post #288 of 11191
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Originally Posted by westgate View Post

direct drive.
i just realized i may have misthreaded the tape. it seems (im not sure yet) that i may have had tape against the capstan but outside the pinch roller. i havent used this machine since '91 so im out of practice.
have to see how w&f does here for bit.
piano always makes for great test in the absence of test gear.

Ha!
Yup, tape goes BETWEEN the two...

Make sure your supply reel doesn't have its breaking pads touching the hub. ( you would have to look inside the machine to find this though.) A drop of 3-in-1 oil in the motor might help too after all these years. In the capstan sleeve too but...make sure to clean up real good! Don't get it anywhere near the tape. Check the pinch roller to make sure it has some traction to it, not shiny and potentially slippery. A light brushing with fine sandpaper will give it the right grip.

You're right about the piano test!

-t
post #289 of 11191
Quote:
Originally Posted by teknoguy View Post

Ha!
Yup, tape goes BETWEEN the two...

Make sure your supply reel doesn't have its breaking pads touching the hub. ( you would have to look inside the machine to find this though.) A drop of 3-in-1 oil in the motor might help too after all these years. In the capstan sleeve too but...make sure to clean up real good! Don't get it anywhere near the tape. Check the pinch roller to make sure it has some traction to it, not shiny and potentially slippery. A light brushing with fine sandpaper will give it the right grip.

You're right about the piano test!

-t

thanks for the tips and the positive 'spin'. i'll get back into it tonite, i imagine.
not sure if im ready to open this machine up.
i've done it with other machines (for minor things), usually successfully, but not this one. yet.
post #290 of 11191
Now that the WOW factor of just watching BD movies has somewhat abated, I've starting playing more of my old vinyl LPs.

Just put on Allman Brother's Win Lose or Draw - and played the long song called "High Falls".

I got all comfy with a cold one, no kids, no wife - turned up the volume and just closed my eyes and let the music wash over me.

What a great long song to listen to - no vocals - just a long 'lyrical' type of song. I love Rickie Bett's guitar playing.

Anyway - cheers to vinyl and LPs!

Erik
post #291 of 11191
I was listening to my Wish You Were Here LP by Pink Floyd last night and "Shine on..." was so damn phenomenal! It was the first time I listened to that album with my updated stylus and I was mesmerized. I can't wait until I get some better speakers!
post #292 of 11191
The ones that have been in rotation for me lately are:

Ron Carter "Where?"
Thelonius Monk "Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane Carnegie Hall"
Thelonius Monk "Monk's Music"
Charles Mingus "The Town Hall Concert"
Wilco "Sky Blue Sky"
post #293 of 11191
Listening to Tim's House by Kate Walsh (picked this one up yesterday). Early today, picked up & listened to The Boy Next Door by Stacey Kent & The Best of Dianne Reeves. Also listened to Taking a Chance on Love by Jane Monheit that I got earlier this week. Also got earlier this week, Surrender by Jane Monheit, The Raven by Rebecca Pidgeon, & Celtic Woman.
post #294 of 11191
Metallica ride the lighting on LP.I just got this found out they are puting a bunch of their albums out on LP in the next few months.

Otherwise its alice cooper as I have a dozen or so on LP.

As far as CDs sheryfa luna and alice cooper
post #295 of 11191
saw Steely Dan at the Beacon Theatre in NY last night....
post #296 of 11191
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saw Steely Dan at the Beacon Theatre in NY last night....

cool!
ive got a live concert dvd from them i havent played yet. have to give it a whirl, soon.
post #297 of 11191
Purple Rain--------------Prince And The Revolution
post #298 of 11191
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Originally Posted by hmmm5 View Post

saw Steely Dan at the Beacon Theatre in NY last night....

I am guessing it was a great show........
post #299 of 11191
In Utero------------Nirvana
post #300 of 11191
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Originally Posted by jbarbier View Post

I was listening to my Wish You Were Here LP by Pink Floyd last night and "Shine on..." was so damn phenomenal! It was the first time I listened to that album with my updated stylus and I was mesmerized. I can't wait until I get some better speakers!

Now you should try listening to it on CD. I had the album for years, and the CD utterly blows it away. (No surprise there, every CD blows the corresponding vinyl away.)
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