Played with a *very* worn stylus that's damaged the groove -
Aaron Levinson wrote:
> I own an otherwise flawless copy of the following LP:
> Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
> Mercury MG-36070 (Black and Silver "Drummer" Label)
> While the overall condition is quite nice the A side of the record has
> what appears to be a grey haze (when viewed from an angle) that covers
> all of the first track and two thirds of the second track, the rest
> has a typical bright gloss. The hazed portion plays terribly with a
> lot of background noise, when the haze ends the record instantly
> sounds beautiful. What is this, what caused this and can it be cured?
> My guess is that It cannot which is a shame. Luckily, I have another
> very clean Japanese pressing to listen to. Has anyone else encountered
> this before and if so what were your conclusions?
> Thanks in advance and I hope everyone in the US had a restful holiday