Yes,but they played quite well.
--- On Wed, 3/9/11, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury Madness
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 9:35 PM
Oh. My. God. I'm going to be rich!
Where did you do this? eBay?
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I recently sold a couple of reel-to-reel tapes of common Bob Dylan and Led
> Zeppelin albums for over $100 each.About eight years ago I sold one of the
> earliest RCA Reiners,the Beethoven 7 I think,for almost twice that.
> --- On Wed, 3/9/11, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury Madness
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 8:47 PM
> The SACD's were mastered in Germany. I'm surprised some are still sold by
> Amazon, there must be some inventory left in the retail channels. They have
> been out of print for a few years now.
> As for reel tape prices, no idea why people pay $$$ for something that was
> reissued on CD. It's hard to put a value on artifacts when it comes to
> collectors, so that could explain part of it. The RCA 2-tracks from that
> same era go for $$$ also.
> All Mercury CD's can be bought either as in-print manufactured CD's or as
> one-off CDR licensed copies at Arkivmusic.com.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roderic G Stephens" <
> [log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 10:08 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mercury Madness
> Hello All,
> This is something that Tom should be able to address. It is a really a
> tribute to Tom's mom and dad's historic recordings, but this resurgence of
> recognition and value truly shows that they did something special. I've
> found that Amazon is offering excellent re-masterings of the Mercury Living
> Presence series including some even in SACD, although those are, of course,
> 3-track. The prices are in the $6-12 range depending if used or new. My
> first question is, who is doing the re-mastering, and Tom, are you involved?
> The personal reviews on Amazon are mostly all five stars by those who have
> purchased them. My second query has to do with the original two track reel
> to reel tapes that are currently being sold on eBay. Can you believe that
> today, the Antal Dorati recording of Brahm's Variations on a Theme of Haydn,
> MVS5-25 sold for $202.50?!! Not only does the CD remaster have that tune,
> but it also includes the Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody No.
> 2. In addition, tape MDS5-3, Bizet: Carmen Suite and L'Arlesienne Suite No.
> 1 sold for $305! So, what is the reason for this madness? Pondering, Rod