>Does anyone have the Rolling Stones vinyl box sets? I read somewhere that the
>Abkco (Decca) albums were mastered from the DSD transfers made for the SACDs
>whereas the >Rolling Stones Records albums were cut from tapes. However, I also
>read (maybe in the same article or review) that the later albums sounded bad,
>highly compressed and >crunched, whereas the Abkco albums sounded essentially
>the same as the SACDs. Those SACDs were a revelation to me because I grew up
>listening to the awful USA London >LPs. The first time I put on the SACD of "Let
>It Bleed" and followed the inner sleeve's directions to Play It Loud, I
>immediately concluded, wow this really does sound better! That >and the Sony
>reissues of the Bob Dylan albums were major selling points of SACD to me.
>- Tom Fine
I don't have the box sets, but I did work in the studio where they were done. It
was the Blue Room of the Magic Shop, and they've got the Platinum discs on
the wall to prove it.
At the time, I was working on the Jelly Roll Morton Box, They took DSD
recordings and put them into Sonic at 24-96 through a Weiss convertor and did
the editing from there in Sonic.The tape machines I saw were top-notch.