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Posted on 06/26/2018 22:39

Chip, is Aimoo kicking us out, or will we still have a home to chat about the sounds of the season?

PS: Any "Christmas is July" special announcements about RGM Christmas music releases this year?

Posted on 02/25/2018 00:28

Funny that you should mention this Susan, as it's one of the very few TV shows that I always looked for the episode number during the ending credits, and always noticed it was very prominent compared to any other show I've ever seen. And of course I always like the Bing Crosby Productions logo at the end of each show. As far as out of order, I'm not sure about that  - perhaps there's a ME-TV site where you can ask that question?

Posted on 12/05/2017 08:34

Thanks Chip. Wonder if RIAA will count the RGM version towards the total discs sold so that it can be certified Gold/Platinum?

Posted on 12/04/2017 11:05

Chip, a wave of panic has set-in; how to purchase another copy (copies) of the Percy Faith masterpiece? I'm seeing 'sold out' "out of stock" and I don't want to be "out of luck" on this one.  Will there for sure be another run, and if so, purchase from R.G.M. or from Amazon??


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.


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!



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!


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!



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.


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.


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.


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.


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