Mark Obert-Thorn wrote:
> The issue George brings up has always been the
> sticking point with regard to the acceptance of accidental stereo from the
> very beginning. When it comes to synchronizing discs whose matrices were
> originally cut on two different tables, there are so many variables --
> differing original recording speeds between the discs; pitch fluctuations
> within each disc; playback speed variations; incorrect centering of the
> records to be played back; disc warpage, etc. -- that it becomes difficult
> if not impossible to determine whether the differences were due to separate
> miking or inexact synchronization.
For the benefit of those on this thread here is an excerpt from an
Audiophile Audition show in the 1980s where the late John Pfeiffer confirms
it as true stereo so I really don't understand the debate. Especially since
the EMI rep commonly quoted never seriously tested the recordings.