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    AnalogPlanet reader Bill Wright interviews Australian mastering engineer Don Bartley, who cut lacquers back in 1983 for what many consider to be the best sounding and certainly the rarest pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, produced by EMI Australia for the 1983 Sydney Audio Show. Fewer than five hundred copies were pressed. Mr. Wright tells the story, followed by his interview with mastering engineer Bartley: It began for all of us differently, and the result was usually the same. For me, it happened during a humid summer day in Tokyo, back in 1969.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    There is an interesting thread on the Aussie EMI Maxicut record mastering system. I have some amazing records pressed with this process

    Don Bartley was the in house emi engineer.


    http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thread...rocess.102348/

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    • #3
      Great read Myles! Hopefully this is a bit of Karma...
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    • #4
      RE: Sgt. Peppers. I'm delighted with my mint mofi UHQR copy. I'm not worried about some other sought after copy that might be a hair better.
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      • #5
        I would love a vinyl rip of this. What I can say in the digital realm the beetles are a disapointment a real shame.
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