John, this is a new remaster, not made from the CDs. I haven't heard the CDs, so I can't judge their
sound quality any more than you can judge the LP sound quality. For what it's worth, the Decca
Eloquence reissues, produced out of Australia, tend to be decent to very good sound quality but with
the dirt-cheapest of packaging and few to none on liner notes and technical information. Definitely
produced to a low price point, but I favor that they spend their limited budget on sound quality
rather than packaging.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "John Haley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Good music, good FFRR sound, good vinyl, nice presentation
> People should be aware that these classic recordings are already available
> on two "Decca" CDs, here:
> These Decca CD's sound far better than the prior incarnations on Beulah CDs
> (or any prior LPs), and it is hard to believe that the new LPs could
> possibly top these fantastic sounding CD's. While I haven't heard the new
> LPs, I think they have to be truly superfluous.
> I see on Amazon that there is also a Japanese CD set, which I know nothing
> Anyone who loves these symphonies, as I do, has to hear these Collins
> recordings. They are real ear-openers.
> John Haley
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> UMG/Decca Classics quietly released this new 6LP set:
>> Having worked with UMG on both the release-prep and consumer-fan end of
>> things, I am very impressed with this year's crop of vinyl reissue
>> offerings. This set in particular has very nice sound quality, excellent
>> manufacturing and a high-quality "artifact"-ness about it (nice sleeve
>> graphics, high-quality reproduction of the FFRR labels, good booklet essay,
>> Pressed (180g, very flat LPs) at OptimalMedia, Germany.
>> Most of all, the performances are superb. And, I usually don't go in for
>> mono orchestral recordings, but the Decca guys knew how to do this well. I
>> was amazed that the first 2 symphonies were recorded in 1952.
>> -- Tom Fine