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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post

    The MoFi remaster on vinyl is actually more tolerable than the original pressings. Myles can help here, I remember there was tape into the process somewhere. So, I can believe it.
    PS: musically, the record is great. That's why it was such a disappointment when it was originally released on vinyl. But, if you remember, we were in the dark days there- Jennifer Warne's Famous Blue Raincoat was considered a "good" recording.
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    • #17
      The LP is digital bright and screechy which is why they laid it back on tape to try and make it tolerable.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by mep View Post
        I have the MoFi and it's ok. The tape is much better.
        The tape I've heard sounds pretty good.
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        • #19
          Which album is Chad releasing on tape? Any thoughts about it. Don't know much about RLJ. Larry
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          • #20
            Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
            Which album is Chad releasing on tape? Any thoughts about it. Don't know much about RLJ. Larry
            It's Like This features RLJ showcasing her singing with standards, showtunes, etc. I particularly like her renditions of "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" but others might like her interpretation of The Beatles "For No One" or Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man." The opening tune "Show Biz Kids" is fabulous too. It was also an all analog recorded album released in 2000. You'll also find her backed by the likes of Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, Taj Mahal and John Pizzarelli.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

              It's Like This features RLJ showcasing her singing with standards, showtunes, etc. I particularly like her renditions of "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" but others might like her interpretation of The Beatles "For No One" or Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man." The opening tune "Show Biz Kids" is fabulous too. It was also an all analog recorded album released in 2000. You'll also find her backed by the likes of Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, Taj Mahal and John Pizzarelli.

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              Thanks, Myles. Any reason it isn't in your top 10 list? Larry
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              • #22
                Originally posted by astrotoy View Post

                Thanks, Myles. Any reason it isn't in your top 10 list? Larry
                Because it's not out yet.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                  Because it's not out yet.
                  Not the tape - the vinyl - released in 2000 according to wiki - your RLJ top ten records list. Thanks, Larry
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by astrotoy View Post

                    Not the tape - the vinyl - released in 2000 according to wiki - your RLJ top ten records list. Thanks, Larry
                    Ah!

                    The top ten albums are very special sounding?
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
                      Which album is Chad releasing on tape? Any thoughts about it. Don't know much about RLJ. Larry
                      Larry - get the tape. Breaking Silence is an awesome album and the tape is a revelation. I've owned many pressings of the LP, but the tape seems to be from a whole different world! Ignore the hyperbole - I'm just excited having listened to both reels yesterday.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by garylkoh View Post

                        Larry - get the tape. Breaking Silence is an awesome album and the tape is a revelation. I've owned many pressings of the LP, but the tape seems to be from a whole different world! Ignore the hyperbole - I'm just excited having listened to both reels yesterday.
                        Thanks, Myles. I already got a subscription. My two tapes arrived on Saturday - listened to both yesterday. I compared the Janis Ian to my Acoustic Sounds vinyl, which is great. The tape is a big step beyond great. The Webster tape is on the same level (don't have the vinyl). Larry

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                        • #27
                          How about "Walk away Renee" from the LP "A Girl at her Volcano"?

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                          • MylesBAstor
                            MylesBAstor commented
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                            Love it. The first time I heard the EP, I was visiting Elliot and Cara Kallen (The Tweak Shop in Santa Rosa) back in the '90s. Just wish it wasn't digital.

                        • #28
                          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                          Don't forget Pop Pop.

                          Pirates was so nasty sounding they transferred it to tape before releasing. Imagine what the digital master must have sounded like.
                          While this may be true, I don't understand it. If studio R2R recorders are so good/accurate, why would a R2R dub/copy of a nasty master sound better than the original?
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                          • #29
                            Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                            While this may be true, I don't understand it. If studio R2R recorders are so good/accurate, why would a R2R dub/copy of a nasty master sound better than the original?
                            Who says they wanted accuracy? Many times the producer/engineer will like on the Patricia Barber for instance mix the digital recording through an analog console to tape to warm up the sound so to speak.
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                            • JCOConnell
                              JCOConnell commented
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                              running the nasty master thru a console is not the same as running it thru a studio R2R tape machine.

                          • #30
                            Her first album is by far my favorite - great songs and a pretty good recording. I saw her first in the early 1980s and she was amazing, although probably a little drunk. Then I saw her again about 10 years later after she went on the wagon and it was a pretty boring show.

                            I like a few of the songs from her other albums but someone mentioned "Pop Pop". That one was very well recorded and I recall "I Won't Grow Up" as a demo song at CES in the early 1990s.
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