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    Not much chatter going on about MOFIs reissuing the Dylan catalog.

    I'm glad MOFI has gone back to the vaults and reissued the Dylan recordings as many of these albums are long gone from my collection. I haven't done any comparisons to the originals but I've been happy with their reissues. Freewheelin' Dylan, produced and recorded by John Hammond, Sr., the same person who originally signed Dylan, has borderline reference sound.
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    And the latest is Nashville Skyline featuring Dylan accompanied by some of Nashville's finest including Charlie Daniels, Marshall Grant, W.S. Holland, Charlie McCoy, Ken Buttrey, and Norman Blake will be done at 45 rpm to boot.
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    It took me nearly 40 years to get into and appreciate Bob Dylan. It was about 10 years ago now that Bob came to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and I went to see him. My buddy was a huge fan and he convinced me to tag along. I figured why not, and also viewed it as an opportunity to see a musical legend. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, but not enough to go out and buy more of his albums. I had his Greatest Hits and Unplugged albums and that was good enough for me.

    Move forward to a few years ago and these reissues from MoFi. My dealer said to me "John, you've got to pick up Blood On The Tracks! If you don't love it I'll take it back!" Knowing I had nothing to lose I walked out with it and.....I haven't returned it yet! The album is right up my alley now and the Mofi pressing is stunning. A few weeks later I picked up Highway 61 Revisited.

    Mofi kinda lost its groove a few years back, but the current crop of releases are some of the best to ever come out on that label. Both of Bob's albums are sonic delights and I'll probably pick up one or two more, although I don't know which ones just yet.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
      Not much chatter going on about MOFIs reissuing the Dylan catalog. (...)
      Do you know the technical details about these issues? Did they have access to the mastertapes?
      My opinions rely on listening mainly to acoustical, non amplified music. I do not care about electronic music or listening to rock at stadium levels, but I enjoy Mahler and Shostakovitch.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by microstrip View Post

        do you know the technical details about these issues? Did they have access to the mastertapes?

        afaik.

        This is what it says on the MOFI site for all the albums (33 or 45 rpm):

        As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on 45RPM LPs at RTI.
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
          It took me nearly 40 years to get into and appreciate Bob Dylan. It was about 10 years ago now that Bob came to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and I went to see him. My buddy was a huge fan and he convinced me to tag along. I figured why not, and also viewed it as an opportunity to see a musical legend. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, but not enough to go out and buy more of his albums. I had his Greatest Hits and Unplugged albums and that was good enough for me.

          Move forward to a few years ago and these reissues from MoFi. My dealer said to me "John, you've got to pick up Blood On The Tracks! If you don't love it I'll take it back!" Knowing I had nothing to lose I walked out with it and.....I haven't returned it yet! The album is right up my alley now and the Mofi pressing is stunning. A few weeks later I picked up Highway 61 Revisited.

          Mofi kinda lost its groove a few years back, but the current crop of releases are some of the best to ever come out on that label. Both of Bob's albums are sonic delights and I'll probably pick up one or two more, although I don't know which ones just yet.

          The label has been doing, with maybe the exception of KOB, great work since Jim Davis resurrected the label.

          I also don't think that some of the older albums are as bad as we thought either. The choice of titles is another story!
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          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

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          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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          • #6
            Wasn't Dylans greatest hits very early like 1967 or so? How do these latest mofi Dylan LPs compare to the initial run of Dylan SACDs that came out on Columbia in early 2000's?
            I have about a half dozen of those and they sound wonderful ( I've always liked Columbia for digital ).
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