I don't think every title had a phony stereo equivalent, but there were
some. For the Leinsdorf/RSO "Pelleas et Mélisande" Suite (Leinsdorf's own),
the CSP reissue was a dub of the ML Lp. The master tape had been destroyed
and they certainly wouldn't have entertained transferring the lacquers.
Most of the CSP masters were dubs but a few re-cuts from original CXLP
masters did appear.
On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Doug Pomeroy <[log in to unmask]>
> 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.
> Doug Pomeroy
> > 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
> > surprise.
> > Best,
> > John Haley
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