A slight aside - One of my favorite albums (one that made me turn the car around and drive directly to a record store in 1974 when it came on the radio!) was ”Maria Muldaur,” the eponymous album by our local diva, the one with Midnight at the Oasis on it. One night at a gig with her, she gave me a CD copy of the re-release.
Sometime later, I came across my original Lp record, and decided to do an experiment. I transferred the record to 24bit digital, did some de-clicking (I hate the sound of records popping!) and created 16 bit master at the same levels as the CD. I found that I like the sound of the Lp transfer much more than the commercial CD digital version, even though it had been nicely done, not an over-processed digital release.
Even converted to M4a and played on iPod, the Lp transfer is much more satisfying then the CD re;ease. Made me glad I kept my record collection!
Perhaps it was just that I knew that music so well, since I have been listening to it for over 40 years, and that was the original version, but still…
PS - when my mother heard Maria’s version of Dolly Parton’s “My Tennessee Mountain Home” she said,. wow, you can tell she know what she’s singing about! Mom was a Mississippi Belle, but Maria, New York babe, convinced her that she had grown up in the hills of Tennessee with that cover tune!
On Jul 24, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Vinyl has many wonderful qualities, but accuracy is not one of them. A vinyl record that sounds like the source from which it was cut has never been made.