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No new CD in a while, but here is the latest....

The Doobie Brothers live from the 90s.... yes, with Michael McDonald.

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recent additions, starting with those Salvation Army finds...
..just like the person says during the introdution, a HURRICAINE from Cuba INDEED...just WILD, was NOT expecting this...this is is Latin PROG!
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good ole Gordo doing Baroque stuff..he truly is a great artist...
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a fellow PuertoRican HUNK!!!! his biggest and mostest album... mostly written by Robi Draco Rosa , who made an awesome album around this time, highly recommended "Mad Love"
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and this was recorded when he was 17... mono, too but, you don't need more than that for SOLO guitar
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and this gem from ELO's orchestra conductor and arranger, of course engineered by John Kurlander a quite unpleasant man whom I unfortunately met in Estudios Kirios in Madrd...
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some Fiedler..whom I used to see in his Boston Pops programs broadcast by the public TV station in PR, WIPR-TV channel 6...great Hirschfeld portrait too
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a TIME/LIFE collection which seems quite rare..a 4 disc set!
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and THIS ONE which I have on the double disc by the great Michael Dutton but I couldn't help getting because it was MINTY!!! and SHINY!!!
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THIS one runs the risk of being FRAMED eventually... GREAT COVER!!!
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My sister in law keeps getting me all kinds of Salvation Army LPs and she sent me this one which is STEREO AND MINTY!!!
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and then, real acquisitions cause I WANTED THEM... this Jean-Luc Ponty minty and awesome sounding LP, in spite of being an early digital recording and mix... I LOVE that pixie dust vinyl gives these recordings...
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along with a GUILTY pleasure... bless her soul.. she died really young but at least she didn't suffer...I love her very unique voice...I used to play this when I was a DJ at WRPC-FM (RIP)
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and this one, which unfortunately is limited to high heaven but a great record ...with a signed postcard too...maybe I will get it on vinyl...
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Just finished playing the mono mixes on my Onkyo/Polk system in laundry room. Also got halfway through the 2ch tracks. I like the added dimension far better. trippy 67 & 68 sessions. Perhaps closest to Empty Sky, but trippier. I have enjoyed this more than Empty Sky album. C+ to B- range. If you're a fan, you need it.
 

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this is gonna be long...REALLY long...those Salvation Army trips---so dangerous! ... I even got a DISCOUNT!!!
OK, here we go...I was JUST spinning this.. awesome... it seems that classical LPs are never played much... at least, here in NOLA...and it's quite a safe bet getting them for less than a buck!.. I even found some that are quite rare and expensive!!!
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and some more Deutsche-Grammophon ones
this one has a funky gold sticker in front, a REAL German pressing
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we can never have enough versions of Ludwig's 7th!
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and THIS ONE which seems like a rara avis!
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AND I EVEN FOUND SOME QUADS!!!! WOO HOOO!!!
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...A QS Quad!
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and more SQ quads!
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...I have a question regarding this one since ALL OF THE REST of the pressings are Quad even though there is no "SQ" in any of the deadwax info...maybe it's a "stealth" Quad...
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and , oh, those (look THAT up in your) Funk and Wagnalls ones...I always get them, not the BEST quality but always a fun read on those booklets!
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THIS ONE was out of left field! TRANSLUCENT VINYL!!! never played either!
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some LOVELY FFRRs!
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this one is still in the shrink! (NOT this copy)
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and a CANADIAN one
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and a DUTCH pressing on this one!!!
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ALSO some Nonesuch stuff from the 60s! this one is in Mono, though ...(Discogs does not have a listing for it)
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and this one looks like a lot of fun!
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part two!

and now , with the CBS ones!
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(a CBS UK Pressing!)
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a "Lenny baby" one..looks quite unique
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.. RAVEL! also interesting
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and on to the Seraphim ones!
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(...sorry, can't help it, it's beyond me)
Le Le LEOPOLD!!!
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This EMI one is quite expensive and rare , being a DMM pressing... mine is also in the shrink and with a DMM hype sticker
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and some more Digital recordings...
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...LOOOVE these Command ones recorded in 35mm film!!!
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a nice Phillips Dutch pressing of Rodrigo's Concertos featuring Pepe Romero!
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a lone RCA one which,, hiding behind a tattered cover was a minty LP!
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and to round it off, some Artie baby.. a box set played once! (I'm a SUCKER for any version of "Holiday for strings"!
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plus some good ole Mancini...an early 60s pressing
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this one I got for free cause there was no cover but the pressing was fine...
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whew!!!
 
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My latest acquisition is one of the releases that got me hooked to Quad back in 1975!
My stepfather bought this on Q8 when he got the quite humble Quad Panny system that sounded GREAT to me, and I have always considered myself to have a good ear, even back then...
Of course it was basically a dream come true when the Watford Wizard released it on SACD; I had even purchased it again on Q8 a few years ago to see if anybody would do a conversion but I don't think anyone got around to it (I think!)...
I think that the mix is quite scrumptious considering it would have been done to 4 track tape so whoever did the original quad mix was pretty awesome...
So I found a minty copy online and I wanted it just to frame the COVER cause I love the TWA 707, which , unfortunately was written off in 1972 in Las Vegas after a bomb exploded right behind the cockpit and it made a HUGE hole, but fortunately there were no victims!
tell me it's not frame worthy!
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but, of course, my SOUND ENGINEER self took over and I ripped it in 96/24 and I was surprised to how great it sounded, especially after using the click removal feature in my IZOTOPE, it sounded practically POIFECT!!!
Sooooo, of course I ripped the Stereo layer and compared them and here are the results on Spectral analysis... I find that the DV layer is almost as good as the LP rip regarding the sound quality; I find the LP a bit more "alive" but then, I am cheating cause first pressings will always sound more alive since the tapes were NEW when they were pressed but I was amazed at how close the Stereo SACD layer sounded... and of course with a WAY LARGER s/n ratio than the LP...
Note that the high frequencies are more pronounced on the LP rip but soundwise I almost could not tell the difference...
Here is the first song on both...
Stereo LP:
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And the Stereo SACD rip with its cat/dog scramming noise at the top of the spectrum...but it would be only if you have speakers that go that high!

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Awesome stuff!!!
My ONLY criticism is that Lil' Arthur let the percussionist run amok spoiling the tempo on this first song cause he is ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!! But I guess they were in a hurry to go have some lobster afterwards...
 
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My latest buy is a hard to find copy of British Rocker's Thunder Best Of double Album in Green Vinyl. Decent enough nick for what I paid and has a fantastic cover of the Stones classic Gimme Shelter.
 

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Because it came out 20 years ago, and Wilco is one of my favorite bands. (And because Amazon had what seemed like a flash sale on this extravagant, "Super Deluxe" version of the anniversary box set. I'd been planning to get one of the more modest editions.) Eight discs, and nary a surround mix among them. Showed up in a nice sturdy shipping box, though.
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so... another trip to the Salvation Army to see what I could find , and another batch of basically NEW/unplayed/one spindle mark CLASSICAL records...I am sure that if this were NYC, Chicago LA or any big city these would have FLOWN off the shelves...and 99 cents each! YOWZA!!!!

First off, some Telarc Digital LPs that are basically NEW and I found out some of these were half speed mastered and I saw some of them were mastered by Stan Ricker, from MFSL fame (or infamy...).. these go for crazy prices online, and hell yeah, I am selling them!
Here we go...
Telarcs, the 1st two are SR ones:





and here is an Antal Dorati which looked horrible from the outside but it is NM!


Now, a LONDON DIGITAL one...also NM, almost Mint

this one was pretty rare and the LP is made in England...

this one is a promo cut out which looked bad from the outside but it's also NM, and curiously, it had a cut out with a review of this same LP from High Fidelity Magazine from 1972..cool!

another NM with a "good" cover:

This one has the shrink still..

this one is REALLY old and it has my favorite STEREORAMA Logo...a cutout but another NM...I have gotten a few from the same person who probably passed away, (s)he used to write fractioned numbers in the top of the back cover in pencil..wonder what they were trying to figure out, this one is another one.. I usually erase those...

And this one is worth quite a bit and it's MINT!

This one still has the shrinkwrap...


this next one is a mystery... my pressing is not on Discogs...it's from Arabesque Recordings (label) and it also states "CAEDMON 1980" but it's a 1971 EMI recording.. the weird thing is that my pressing has "MASTERED BY (RUDY) VAN GELDER" in the deadwax so I am trying to find out if it's worth more because of this mastering...
anyway, it's THIS recording...

and, one more which was NOT from the Salvation Army..got this SEALED...

Let me know if any of you are interested on any of these, you will not be disappointed...
 

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Johnny Cash "Gospel"

And that should be the last stereo disc/stream I ever buy.

Not buying many more surround disc either.

Forget streaming!!!!!!
 

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In another thread I told the story of my favorite song back in Kindergarten being
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"Don't Talk to the Lifeguard". That original version was done by Andrea Carroll. The same song was released again in 1964 this time by Diane Ray. After searching for singles and albums I came across these compilation CD's. The Andrea Carroll disc was purchased from Japan. Now I notice that there is a US version as well, same title but a whopping 24 tracks and so I will be snapping up that one as well. The mono sound quality is excellent.

The Diane Ray disc is stereo. I have to say that I prefer Andreas version of the lifeguard song to this one. The vocals seem a bit muffled across all tracks on this disc. Still nice to have both versions.

Back in the day I passed up/had no interest in the final Lighthouse album. Bob Mcbride was long gone and the album featured no hits. I recently decided to add this to my collection for completeness anyway. (Almost complete) I don't have the Live album either. This CD comes from Prog Temple and sounds great.
 
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