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Just compared three copies of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with Emil Gilels 
and Fritz Reiner conducting: original mono LP (LM 1969), "Living Stereo" CD, 
and 1970s English pressing on "Camden Classics" CCV 5016 from Victrola master 
(VICS 1039). Interesting results. The CD is muddy, distant, over-reverbed and 
very unpleasant. The Camden Classics/Victrola is running slow, horribly 
distorted and full of dropouts. The original mono LP sounds .. bloody fabulous!

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