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HiRez Poll Derringer, Rick - ALL AMERICAN BOY & SPRING FEVER [SACD]

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Rate the SACD of Rick Derringer - ALL AMERICAN BOY & SPRING FEVER

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  • 1: Poor Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

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  • Total voters
    41

esimms86

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I want to start by saying that this is a totally non-political statement. It’s been reported today in the major United States news outlets that 14,000 of your fellow soldiers will soon be coming home from Aghanistan. I just want to thank you and them for your sacrifices and for your service. I also want to acknowledge the soldiers and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.

It warms my heart to see you enjoying life at home with your family after your long deployment, standing in harm’s way day after day so that we all can enjoy our freedom. While it’s great to be surrounded by sound, it’s even greater to be surrounded by loved ones during this holiday season. I hope you and your family have your best Christmas ever.
 

edisonbaggins

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I want to start by saying that this is a totally non-political statement. It’s been reported today in the major United States news outlets that 14,000 of your fellow soldiers will soon be coming home from Aghanistan. I just want to thank you and them for your sacrifices and for your service. I also want to acknowledge the soldiers and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.

It warms my heart to see you enjoying life at home with your family after your long deployment, standing in harm’s way day after day so that we all can enjoy our freedom. While it’s great to be surrounded by sound, it’s even greater to be surrounded by loved ones during this holiday season. I hope you and your family have your best Christmas ever.
Oh wow, I'd definitely say you get the "life in surround" concept. There are things to experience and enjoy all around us, if we can just appreciate them. And that's why surround music is so cool. It exemplifies that and reveals it. For those of us who get it, it engages us more fully.
In some ways, it's been rough reintegrating back in to civilian life. I've had my good days and bad days too. But I have tremendously enjoyed lots of tunes, all the way from mono to 11.2, doing some videos, building a recording studio, being around loving friends and family again and especially getting to know this magical, wonderful and delightful toddler I proudly call my son.
Thanks for your kind words. I hope you have happy holidays too.
 
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4-earredwonder

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Review video, explaining my vote of "9":
And what could be more apropos than the All American boy himself, edisonbaggins [Mike Viera] reviewing ALL American Boy/Spring Fever from Rick Derringer.

Thankfully, Mike, I'm glad you instilled in the buying public that the Dutton Vocalion two fers represent an AWESOME value in today's market, that they are meticulously transferred from the original analogue master tapes, a lot of which have been untouched since the early 70's and pointed out Steelydave's [David Zimmerman] superb and well annotated liner notes, especially written for this reissue which IMO are a true labor of love.

I would also point out that Dutton Vocalion has released more 70's QUAD SACDs than ALL the other reissue companies combined [including Analogue Productions, MoFi and even Audio Fidelity which in all fairness got the ball rolling with their QUAD/5.1 SACD reissue program].

Hopefully, in further Life in Surround segments you'll also review Art Garfunkel's two SACDs [which you touched upon] and a few of the QUAD CTI Jazz reissues which are quite rare [Airto/Deodato].

And if the music gets little Baggy's mojo working ..... the album in question is certainly deserving of another 1/2 *!

BTW, I likewise voted a 9......a solid effort from Derringer and D~V!
 
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steelydave

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Was thinking about you today. Thought you'd like to know you get a shout out in this video.
Hi Mike - thanks so much for this, the recognition means a lot and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It was an interesting one for me as I pieced it together, and it gave me a real added appreciation for how much Derringer had done at such a young age, and especially the two years that surrounded All American Boy and Spring Fever. I think his public persona was a bit of a cartoonish one, but it really belies his talents behind the scenes as a songwriter, producer and arranger.

His life story also allows me to give him a bit of a longer leash with some of the (admittedly) juvenile lyrics on All American Boy - at first I found them kind of creepy, singing as a grown man about 'teenage love affairs' and so on, but I think it's more a case of arrested development and a nostalgia for a "regular" adolescence that he never got to have, having a #1 hit single with Hang on Sloopy when he was 16.

On another note, Don Young's quad mix of AAB is a real sonic revelation for me, it's almost hard to believe it's from the same multitrack as the stereo version. Listening to the stereo mix on headphones it sounds like they ran the whole thing (at the time of mixing) through a Motown-style compressor or limiter which gives it a really grungy midrangey quality - no doubt it probably sounded great blasting out of AM radios at the time. The quad mix by comparison is really full-bodied and dynamic in comparison, with a much nicer (to my ears) frequency response. You'd almost dare to call it audiophile by comparison!
 

J. PUPSTER

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Hi Mike - thanks so much for this, the recognition means a lot and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It was an interesting one for me as I pieced it together, and it gave me a real added appreciation for how much Derringer had done at such a young age, and especially the two years that surrounded All American Boy and Spring Fever. I think his public persona was a bit of a cartoonish one, but it really belies his talents behind the scenes as a songwriter, producer and arranger.

His life story also allows me to give him a bit of a longer leash with some of the (admittedly) juvenile lyrics on All American Boy - at first I found them kind of creepy, singing as a grown man about 'teenage love affairs' and so on, but I think it's more a case of arrested development and a nostalgia for a "regular" adolescence that he never got to have, having a #1 hit single with Hang on Sloopy when he was 16.

On another note, Don Young's quad mix of AAB is a real sonic revelation for me, it's almost hard to believe it's from the same multitrack as the stereo version. Listening to the stereo mix on headphones it sounds like they ran the whole thing (at the time of mixing) through a Motown-style compressor or limiter which gives it a really grungy midrangey quality - no doubt it probably sounded great blasting out of AM radios at the time. The quad mix by comparison is really full-bodied and dynamic in comparison, with a much nicer (to my ears) frequency response. You'd almost dare to call it audiophile by comparison!
:hi:SB:hi
 

Audiowannabee

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Im not really into this one as much as the others...which kind of surprises me. Maybe it'll grow on me.
An 8
 

quicksrt

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"Jump, Jump, Jump" is an amazing track with Edgar Winter featured on keys and sax iirc.

Didn't sound as amazing at 14 years old as it does later at 44 years old.
And in quadraphonic it takes a track which is already spacious and really makes it even more demo quality.
 

WBP

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I'm loving this release , and with 2 albums on 1 disc its a real bargain. The Quad mix is great Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo and Time Warp are major highlights - the material is a bit of a mixed bag and stops me giving it a 10 but if you are lover of classic rock then this a no-brainer.
 
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