> -----Original Message-----
> From Steven Smolian:
> We're in an area of science vs belief.
There is no reason to believe these folks had any delusions that they were
making anything resembling a scientifically accurate recording.
The entire record/playback mechanism is one system. There would have been no
logic in making choices about horn designs, the placement of performers or
about the takes chosen for release based on anything other than simply
comparing the sound of the performers to the sound of playback. Reproducing
them in any "more accurate" manner is just as stupid and self indulgent as
"colorizing" a classic black and white motion picture.
Yes, that's empirical and subjective. It's also how virtually every
recording has been made to this day including the many hundreds that have
been made by both Mr. Eberle, and myself which have been purchased by
millions of satisfied listeners.
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