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...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ward Duffield" <[log in to unmask]>
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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
> 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