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The Capitol recordings Irv Joel did of Pittsburgh/Steinberg were very good indeed.

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From: "Jeffrey Kane" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record tracking,and ageing, was De-static question


> Capitol's earlier stuff could be VERY good, I have a few classical
> recordings by them and while the performances aren't that fabulous the sound
> is very very good. I prefer them to EMI. Their two tracks sound very good as
> well. RCA was WONDERFUL until the Dynagroove era. I have found though that
> the unlistenable Dynagroove stuff, if available on 4 track, sounds MUCH
> better through that medium. I've bought precisely two dynagroove records.
> One was to see if it really sounded all that bad. The second was because I
> wasn't looking. :(
> 
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of phillip holmes
> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 5:41 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record tracking,and ageing, was De-static question
> 
> Don't forget the RCA soundtrack series with Charles Gerhardt and the 
> National Phil Orchestra.  They're great.  They could do great stuff when 
> they tried.  There were some Vics on thin vinyl that were mastered well. 
> And plenty of pop recordings in the '70s have great pressings, but mostly 
> the first set of laquers.
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> From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 5:10 PM
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> 
>> Tom Fine wrote:
>>
>>> Didn't RCA go to hell when they adopted that "dynagroove" system? It's 
>>> not just them with 70's
>>> reissues. Everyone got lazy. Listen to MCA reissues of Command and Kapp 
>>> records. They're horrible.
>>> Capitol umpteenth pressing of Beatles records, which is what I grew up 
>>> with in the 70's and 80's,
>>> weren't so hot either.
>>
>> On the other hand, there were RCA masterings and pressings of some Vox and
> 
>> Murray Hill sets, and they're
>> wonderful. MCA...feh.