Well, I can't speak for the Artie Shaw as I haven't heard it, but I did the
Chu Berry, and my experience of Mosaic is that they demand, and appreciate,
the best you can give, and they go to great lengths to find the best source
material, too. So if there's a margin of improvement to be found, chances
are they've found it. The quality of Chu is for others to judge, but the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ward Duffield" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 12:40 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions
> Happy New Year to all!
> As another year passes, we can be thankful for all the work of recording
> engineers, which provides access into the past.
> If we don't like what over-compressed 2010 has to offer, we can retreat
> for a time to another era.
> And with the new year comes news of a new Artie Shaw issue on Mosaic;
> Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions (#244).
> Does anyone have any info on whether or not this collection, using "the
> original metal parts and pristine vinyl test pressings from the Victor and
> Bluebird vault" offers anything superior to what was already available on
> I am a huge Artie Shaw fan, and need some rationalization to spend more
> money on material, the majority of which I already own.
> I was also intrigued by Mosaic's Chu Berry set.
> Thanks for any insights.
> Ward Duffield, NY