Just compared three copies of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with Emil Gilels
and Fritz Reiner conducting: original mono LP (LM 1969), "Living Stereo" CD,
and 1970s English pressing on "Camden Classics" CCV 5016 from Victrola master
(VICS 1039). Interesting results. The CD is muddy, distant, over-reverbed and
very unpleasant. The Camden Classics/Victrola is running slow, horribly
distorted and full of dropouts. The original mono LP sounds .. bloody fabulous!