Sorry if I'm being thick here, but isn't it a bit rash to judge a
restoration on download quality? In my experience the data reduction
sacrifices those elusive qualities of "air" and "openness" I, for one,
strive to preserve...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Milan P Milovanovic" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions
> It is interesting that this material doesn't include vocal tracks. I'm
> also huge Artie Shaw fan, I feel so much disappointed with such irrational
> decision to exclude Helen Forest tracks from this set.
> Are those vocal tracks kind of a shame to history of Shaw's band?
> About sound quality of this set opinions are different. You can find some
> under "Audio Quality" on this page
> To my ears sample clips at the right area of the very same page are not so
> well, too many digital artifacts...
> Best wishes,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ward Duffield" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 1:40 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions
>> Happy New Year to all!
>> As another year passes, we can be thankful for all the work of recording
>> engineers, which provides access into the past.
>> If we don't like what over-compressed 2010 has to offer, we can retreat
>> for a time to another era.
>> And with the new year comes news of a new Artie Shaw issue on Mosaic;
>> Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions (#244).
>> Does anyone have any info on whether or not this collection, using "the
>> original metal parts and pristine vinyl test pressings from the Victor
>> and Bluebird vault" offers anything superior to what was already
>> available on CD?
>> I am a huge Artie Shaw fan, and need some rationalization to spend more
>> money on material, the majority of which I already own.
>> I was also intrigued by Mosaic's Chu Berry set.
>> Thanks for any insights.
>> Ward Duffield, NY