The Speakers Corner records are very good. Note that they are mastered in Germany and made from the
2-track tapes that were always made at the same time the original LP masters were cut. The 2-track
was bridged off the end of the 3-2 mixer, before the RIAA EQ and record cutter.
Speakers Corner just put out a beautiful box set of the Moscow recordings, including the Borodin
String Quartet, which was not issued on CD. I have had dealings with Kai at Speakers Corner and he
is a very earnest, skilled and honorable man.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "G. W. Ulrich Sieveking" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury co-founder Irving Green passes
> While it wasn't released on CD, the Brahms Horn Trio (SR 90210) is again available on LP (see
> www.speakerscorner.de). I have the reissue at home, but haven't managed to listen to it yet.
> Ulrich Sieveking
> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
>> Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > 7. Philips reissued some Mercury Living Presence
>> titles in the
>>>ill-fated Golden Imports series. In the early CD era, some titles were
>>>issued under the Philips label as part of compilations. The Mercury
>>>Living Presence imprint was revived when my mother did the CD reissues
>>>in the 1990's. For all the changing of hands since she had retired in
>>>1964, many tapes were still around and many were in good shape. Where
>>>they weren't, effective remedies could be taken with the titles that
>>>were issued over that period (100+ CD's).
>> I bought them all, on the assumption that a complete release was not
>> likely to happen again. Not all the LP material was released on CD, however. I have a Brahms
>> Horn Trio, for instance, on LP only. Regards