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Even before that..I bought new pressings of all the Lenny Bruce Fantasy LPs in 
the 70s and a couple of them had several layers of echo and pre-echo. New 
transfers from bad tapes.

There were some weird things in the early CD days. I remember the CBC 
purchasing what appeared to be an authorized CD reissue of the "Zorba the 
Greek" soundtrack. It was dubbed from noisy vinyl and all the tracks ran together.

dl

Tom Fine wrote:
> This is already the case for more than a few jazz albums and spoken word 
> recordings. The tapes were either 1.5 feet in the grave when they were 
> transferred in the 80's or were subsequently lost.
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 8:23 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SACD fans -- some discounts
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> 
> <snip>
> 
>>
>> Some important recordings may only survive as poor quality digital
>> transfers made in the 80s or early 90s.
>>
>> Regards
>> -- 
>> Don Cox
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>>
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