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I believe the MGM Classics catalog may be owned by Universal. Universal owns
Verve, which was bought by MGM in the early 60s, so I'm guessing the
forefather of Universal (Polygram/Philips) bought all of MGM's record
business at some point.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Disaster recovery- LPs


> On Fri, 30 Sep 2005, Tom Fine wrote:
>
> > One final thought. People who are used to CD's lack of background noise
and
> > are critical listeners who are bothered by things like rumble, ticks and
> > pops to the point of not enjoying the content will NEVER like ANY LP, so
> > it's a fool's errand to try and "convert" them. I personally do not like
LPs
> > very much but a lot of content I like was never released on CD's or was
so
> > poorly remastered that the LP sounds better, warts and all.
>
> To which I would add, in my limited experience, taking the noise (clicks
> et al) from an LP can sometimes be quite a challenge. However, once done,
> I find there can be some wonderful sound in those grooves. I am reminded
> of a demo I did in one of my classes. We listened to the opening of the
> Bernstein Kaddish (Columbia LP). The work begins with the chorus singing
> pianissimo. As we removed the clicks, crackles, and then some of the hiss,
> we could actually hear the entrance of the chorus at the beginning.
>
> Speaking of LPs that have never made it to CD, does anyone know if the
> original tapes for the MGM Classical issues survive...and/or a contact?
>
> Karl