I didn't know Columbia made phony stereos for any
of their CSP reissues.
I have Kurt Weill's "The Seven Deadly Sins" which
appears to have been mastered directly from the
mono German tapes, and is an excellent pressing.
> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:00:31 -0400
> From: John Haley <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Brandenburg Concerti - Reiner 1949
> My experience with the Columbia CSP pressings is that they are inferior
> ones, sometimes in phony stereo. I would bet that you are always better
> off with the original issue LP.
> I have the Reiner Brandenburgs as issued on Lys CD, and I recall them
> sounding fine. The performances are excellent and stylish, but that's no
> John Haley