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Posted on 10/31/2017 14:09


You're welcome Tom; I hope to be 'wowed' when I receive the 'piece de resistance' this week: Percy Faith's stereo version of "Music of Christmas" from the Real Gone Music people.

John 



Posted on 10/25/2017 07:21


TommyE, I bought the 'Red' Andy Williams Christmas album that was remastered by Columbia, and has the 'holly' frame around the edge to denote the remastered version; and I thought all they did was make it "year 2000-style"- which means very limited dynamic range, cranked up levels a bit too much.  The Real Gone Music Version is much better.  It's interesting how different people's tastes are with even the same artist; I love about a half-dozen of Andy's songs from the Red and Green LP's, but absolutely treasure all but 2 songs on his "Christmas Present" album. Glad they have all 3 LP's plus bonus on the CD set since many of us enjoy different styles from even the same artist.

I too can hardly wait until November 3rd for the Percy Faith Music of Christmas!

Regards,

John 



Posted on 10/25/2017 07:14


Oh Great One- I got a medium-sized old-school log-periodic TV antenna WITH VHF and put it in my attic. Most of the junk HDTV antennae are only for UHF stations next door, and in my case, I have to have VHF coverage to get 3 of the 7 main stations. If you can put the antenna up into your attic and run a good RG-6/U cable down to one of the infamous HDTV converter boxes, you can output that to a DVD recorder or even a Hi-Fi Stereo VHS recorder.  It's called Antenna TV for good reason, it's one of the few stations you can get for free with an Antenna.  Unfortunately, my local Antenna TV station has 4 sub-stations crammed into one, so the video is just horrible, but I need to check and see if it's even in stereo for that matter for this important broadcast. Is it on channel 28 or 20 up your way?

Posted on 09/15/2017 06:39


Thanks Chip= multiple orders in that case!

John



Posted on 09/14/2017 23:39


Wonder if you can hear the snare drum rolls at the beginning of 'Good King Wenceslas' again? 

Vic Anesini did a lot of the Elvis restoration work, and if you see a photo of 'his' mastering studio, he has one very important item: a turntable so he can hear how the original LP sounded, so that is wonderful to know.

Looking forward to November!

Regards,

John




Posted on 08/09/2017 09:07

Alzheimer's took the life of beloved crossover pop/country superstar Glen Campbell on Tuesday.

As evidenced by my Avatar photo the past few years, Glen's "That Christmas Feeling" LP/CD was in my Christmas Top 10, along with the great Percy Faith, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Stu Philips/Hollyridge Strings, Johnny Douglas/Living Strings, Ferrante & Teicher, and Bert Kaempfert.

Glen was an unbelievably-good, fantastic guitar player, and had a decent voice to go along with great lyrics from Jimmy Webb and Al Delory's production at Captiol records.

To Glen's family- peace.

John




Posted on 04/04/2017 06:43


Great News Chip!

Maybe you can talk Real Gone Music into releasing two versions: "standard audio CD" and the Deluxe version burned into a 24K gold-plated CD like DCC and other companies did on some spectacular recordings to make them last 100 years?

This has to be the most anticipated release since the announcement that the 1954 version was being re-recorded for stereo in 1959.

I can't wait to be able to hear the snare drums at the beginning of 'Good King Wenceslas' again!

Regards to all.

John



Posted on 03/16/2017 11:24


I hope that they're digging thru the underground bunker full of Columbia master tapes and can locate all the original tracks for the Percy Faith LP on CD.  Hope they are still in decent playable condition and that they can maintain the quiet passages - even at the expense of tape hiss - to allow the instruments to be heard that were masked by the horrible budget CD release.

I don't know if RCA recordings are in a different secure location, but that would be something if they also found the missing 4-track original recordings of the Perry Como Christmas Album from 1968 that Richard Carpenter referenced.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  Only 7 months until we get our Christmas wishes on CD!




Posted on 12/29/2016 18:27


Mother and daughter in the same week - how tragic.

May they rest in peace.




Posted on 11/20/2016 18:17


rsteven: sometimes, not always, Amazon combines old reviews of imported scratchy mono vinyl junk from England on the Hallmark label and mixes those old reviews with current new products- this infuriates me as well- I'll have to look at your post and see if the others are dated before this recent release and if we are comparing apples and oranges or if they somehow combined different products - again?

That's my 2 cents worth. I've seen it happen before on imports.

John



Posted on 11/08/2016 10:29


Thanks Chip.

Posted on 11/08/2016 07:54


Mantovani's CD is quite nice- but when was his "Christmas Bells" song released?

After repeated play of the joyful bouncy Ray Conniff Collection, this is the first time that I've been a little disappointed with the re-mastering / audio improvements - the men's vocals sound not as crisp as they once did- like the high EQ was dropped or concessions were made to reduce tape hiss?  I'm assuming that they had the original master tapes for the session?  I hope next year's jewel "Music of Christmas" doesn't have an issue with the aging old tapes' high frequencies?  I was pleasantly surprised at the end of Disc Two and enjoyed the "2-eye" and 70-ish Columbia "labels" on the CD's themselves.

I may order the Eddy Arnold CD just for his unique rendition of "Christmas Can't Be Far Away"?

The budget is limited to just one more selection this year- what does the "Yule team" recommend?



Posted on 11/04/2016 20:56


Well, the music is back in circulation, that's the main point.

Time for more music listening.



Posted on 11/04/2016 17:14

Ray Conniff arrived today! I like everything  (except the Robert Shaw LP pictured inside). 

Posted on 11/02/2016 12:18


Thanks for the update Chip- the 5th hour has some great instrumentals that see the light of day, which is great.

Regards,

John



Posted on 10/11/2016 06:30


Thanks Chip, I'll order from Real Gone Music again this year.

John



Posted on 10/08/2016 23:04


Does anyone know if it's better to buy these new releases direct from Real Gone or from Amazon? Didn't know if Real Gone got a better cut direct, or if they prefer the publicity of getting a high-ranking on Amazon?

In another 2016 release-related comment, it is my understanding that the 1962 Ray Conniff Christmas LP is going to be released this season on vinyl, but I don't think it's RGM?

John



Posted on 09/10/2016 23:27


I like the Ray Conniff cover, but I was thinking that maybe they would have made a new one combining the 1st and 2nd LP covers with an Photoshopped Ray Conniff in the middle somehow? Hopefully the CD booklet will show the 3 original LP covers, but the 3rd had a different LP cover when rereleased, if I recall correctly?  Looking forward to the release. Regards to all,

John



Posted on 08/29/2016 07:06


Chip,

RCA did a Christmas CD release 15yrs or so ago of various artists with the "Living Stereo" releases.  It detailed how they rebuilt a vacuum tube reel to reel deck and mixing console to get the warm analog sound of the original.  It would be something if that hardware is still around and could be used to retrieve the RCA Living Stereo for this release?  My guess is, that since Sony/Columbia acquired RCA Records, that many of these wonderful items might no longer be readily available.  Just food for thought.

Regards to all.

John




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