I wrote the notes for that CD, coincidentally - the material came from some
collector, who I think just ripped off the stereo music tracks from the
laserdisc release of SUN VALLEY SERENADE! It only has the SUN VALLEY songs,
not the ones from ORCHESTRA WIVES. The music was recorded in 1941 on
multiple channels to solely to give options for a mono mix - no stereo use
or release was ever envisioned at the time.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Glenn Miller HiFi
--- On Sun, 6/28/09, David Weiner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Maybe the same tracks, but these are
> the straight unechoed RCA transfers
> originally done in 1954 and the most natural-sounding
> release of the music.
OK, I found the CD. It's "The Original Glenn Miller
Orchestra in True Stereo" Viper's Nest VN-157, released
in 1994. The liner notes say that it's a transfer from
the original optical tracks, although it does not say
by who or when the transfer was made. And I don't
hear any reverb. Were the RCA transfers done in
1954 track-for-track (to allow later release in stereo)
or were they mixed to mono?