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 Post subject: [2008-09-16] Mobile Fidelity audiophile remasters
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:51 pm 
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The best sounding hybrids in my collection are the Abcko Rolling Stones. They've been slowly disappearing at retail, get 'em while you can!

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:49 am 
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Rush are my favorite band and I love this album so I'll see what you guys think.

I did an A/B comparison of the new Mofi PERMANENT WAVES vs. the recent remaster with a friend and we both thought the Mofi sounded better/different. This kind of thing is difficult to describe exactly but it was like the instruments were more clearly isolated and distinct. The biggest example for this in the songs that we compared was a piano part in SPIRIT OF RADIO, towards the end of the song. Even though I'd heard the song probably 10,000 times before, it was like I was hearing it for the first time in the Mofi version. The remaster had it but it just really jumps out of the mix on the Mofi.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:37 pm 
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Anyone own the gold Mobile Fidelity Allman Brothers debut release?

How does it compare to the other discs available?


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 Post subject: [2008-09-16] Mobile Fidelity audiophile remasters
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:55 pm 
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Anyone own the gold Mobile Fidelity Allman Brothers debut release?

How does it compare to the other discs available?

I heard some really good things about the reissue therefore it's on the list, meanwhile I scored big time this W/E with a find of an used MFSL "Little Feat". Excellent mastering!

As for the Allman Brothers the same day I find the Feat I found two original "Hour Glass" cds on Liberty for $6.00 a piece. Both include bonus tracks as well. They are qued for the weekend blast!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:19 am 
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[bigred]Santana: Abraxas
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One of rock’s true masterpieces, this stunning sophomore effort was released in September, 1970 to unanimous accolades and went to Number One on the Billboard Pop Album chart. Utilizing the studio more in overall production than on their debut (especially in mixing and using cross-fades) the band and producer Fred Catero (Janis Joplin, BS&T, Chicago) still maintained the street energy and ethnic roots, while elevating Carlos’ guitar passages to god-like status; resulting in the pinnacle of their album output. Wicked re-worked arrangements of songs as dichotomatic as the connecting of Peter Green’s "Black Magic Woman" with Gabor Szabo’s "Gypsy Queen" in medley, followed directly in sequence on side one with Tito Puente’s "Oye Como Va" (charting at #13), was both brilliant and on-par with anything going down in music at the time, period.

1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
3. Oye Como Va
4. Incident at Neshabur
5. Se a Cabo
6. Mother's Daughter
7. Samba Pa Ti
8. Hope You're Feeling Better
9. Nicoya

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:33 am 
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[bigred]Art Pepper - The Way It Was (Ultradisc UHR Hybrid SACD)[/bigred]
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New Numbered Limited Edition Mini-LP-Style Packaging!

A compilation of sorts recorded for Contemporary between 1956 and 1960, these seven tracks sat dormant in the label's vault until 1972. It is built around four previously unreleased tunes pairing Pepper with the understated tenor of Warne Marsh. Filling out the program are three "leftovers" from Pepper's masterpieces: Gettin' Together and Intensity (both 1960) plus Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957), left off for timing limitations of vinyl. Supported by the likes of Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb and Red Garland, their workouts on the standards "The Man I Love", "Autumn Leaves" and, especially, "The Way You Look Tonight" establish a brilliant east coast-meets-west coast summit. Art's creamy alto more than holds it's own with some of New York's bop elite, resulting in a masterpiece in its own right.


4.5 stars, All Music Guide

Features Pepper with Warne Marsh plus some of the greatest east coast players, including Miles Davis' 1957 rhythm section

Two alternate takes as bonus tracks included


I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
All The Things You Are
What's New
Tickle Toe
The Man I Love
Autumn Leaves
The Way You Look Tonight
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (alternate take)
All The Things You Are (alternate take)

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[bigred]Roy Orbison: The All-Time Greatest Hits (Ultradisc II 24 KT Gold CD)[/bigred]
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New Numbered Limited Edition Mini-LP-Style Packaging! First audiophile CD version mastered in its entirety directly from the original analog masters, not copies.

After much success (and a little luck) with our Little Richard hits packages, MoFi next visited the Sony vaults to identify and audition the original masters of another rock pioneer. This famous Roy Orbison collection had originally been compiled by Monument Records in 1972 and has stayed in print ever since. Permission to bring the first-generation masters to California for direct transferring was eventually granted (most for the first time*). We are very pleased to say that the resulting MoFi Gold CD now set the standard in the mastering of these historic songs.

Before being wooed away by the old MGM Records label, Orbison experienced an astonishing run for Monument, placing fifteen singles (all included here) in the Top 100 on the pop and country charts.

(Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab released Roy Orbison Sings Lonely And Blue on gold CD in 1998, utilizing the same masters that were utilized here for “Only The Lonely”, “Blue Angel” and “I’m Hurtin”.)


Only The Lonely
Leah
In Dreams
Uptown
It's Over
Crying
Dream Baby
Blue Angel
Working For The Man
Candy Man
Running Scared
Falling
Love Hurts
Shahadaroba
I'm Hurtin'
Mean Woman Blues
Pretty Paper
The Crowd
Blue Bayou
Oh, Pretty Woman

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:39 am 
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[bigred]Chuck Berry: Berry Is On Top/St. Louis To Liverpool
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[lilred]June 24, 2008[/lilred]

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New Numbered Limited Edition Mini-LP-Style Packaging!

After the laborious but rewarding work put into our Little Richard package (SACD 2028) in 2006, MoFi turned its sights on finalizing the production on two classic albums by the legendary Chuck Berry. Nearly two years and fifteen analog reels of tape later, we are truly excited about the exclusive pairing of [title]Berry Is On Top[/title] (1959) with [title]St. Louis To Liverpool[/title] (1964).

Like the Little Richard albums, both Berry titles originally were compilations that Chess Records had actually assembled from singles and various sessions for their 12” debuts. While lucky with St. Louis to Liverpool, whose reels had been retained intact, the real fun was Berry Is On Top, where the majority of the songs were each on separate reels which had to be hunted down, identified and auditioned.

The result: a miniature jukebox containing over a dozen of some of the biggest hits in music history, including five top ten charters by another one of the true architects of rock and roll! Tell Tchaikovsky the news!


Almost Grown
Carol
Maybellene
Sweet Little Rock & Roller
Anthony Boy
Johnny B. Goode
Little Queenie
Jo Jo Gunne
Roll Over Beethoven
Around And Around
Hey Pedro
Blues For Hawaiians
Little Marie
Our Little Rendezvous
No Particular Place To Go
You Two
Promised Land
You Never Can Tell
Go Bobby Soxer
The Things I Used To Do
Liverpool Drive
Night Beat
Merry Christmas Baby
Brenda Lee
Fraulein
O’Rangutang
The Little Girl From Central

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:27 pm 
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Both of these new tiles have been available from Music Direct for some time now. Both sound great and are essential for fans IMO.

FWIW the Little Richard SACD seems to be harder to find nowadays as only certian retailers have them in stock Music Direct does not have any meaning they are either waiting for a repressing or the disc is going OOP.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:13 pm 
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Didn't MFSL do Abraxas back in the OLD days?

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My order for Roy Orbison Greatest Hits (Mofi) shipped today. Can't wait to hear it. The original cd wasn't too bad sounding either.


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Didn't MFSL do Abraxas back in the OLD days?

Yes, and in a nice, classy jewel box package.

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Didn't MFSL do Abraxas back in the OLD days?

Yes, and in a nice, classy jewel box package.

Are the new MFSL's digipacks?

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Geff R. wrote:
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Didn't MFSL do Abraxas back in the OLD days?

Yes, and in a nice, classy jewel box package.

Are the new MFSL's digipacks?

Mini LP sleeves, mostly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:28 am 
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If they have a rice paper or cloth inner sleeve, I'd greatly prefer that over the old proprietary jewelcases. I've mentioned before that I've had at least 3 MFSL cd's get cracked in half in those cases.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:43 am 
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Count me as someone who doesn't care what format a release is in: cardboard, digipak, jewel case, mini-lp--WHATEVER. I have never understood the vitriol directed towards digipaks and now mini-lps. I'm like Linda, I like the mini-lps. Also, I think MFSL releases are the most overrated releases on the market today, in terms of sonically-improved releases. A friend and I were talking today and we both agreed we rarely hear any difference between MFSL and a regular remaster. I'm not talking about SACD MFSL. Back in the day, you could hear a difference between an MFSL Half-Speed Mastered LP and a regular LP, but very few of their cd releases sound any better to me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:22 am 
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Thanks for letting us know, James Dean, I'll save money since I've got many MFSL Gold titles as regular CD's.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:10 am 
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I can definately hear a huge difference in most of the MFSL releases from around 1999 - until the first MFSL went under. I don't have much experience with the new company, so don't have much of an opinion. With the Old MFSL, the mastering (no compression, high quality a-d & signal chain) made a significant difference.

As has been reported with the 2 versions of the Mudcrutch cd, just losing the Unnecessary compression makes a huge difference.

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It's too bad that Audio Fidelity (formerly DCC) is no longer making gold discs. Theirs could be had for almost half the price of an MFSL.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:28 am 
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Googa, I'm just telling you what I hear with my ears. But how much of a difference do you really EVER hear between different versions? The DVD-Audio version of "Rumours" floored me, in relation to the Rumours that hadn't been remastered at all for 20 years. With DVD-Audio, you could hear an audible difference because it was an entirely different format. SACD, same thing. But, as an example, I purchased the MFSL version of Edgar Winter's "They Only Come Out At Night," one of my all-time favorite albums and one that I have listened to many times. This cd hadn't been remastered in well over 20 years, either. The difference I hear in the MFSL version, if any, is minimal, at best. I am a huge Supertramp fan and sold both of my MFSL versions of "Crime Of The Century" and "Breakfast In America", because the recent remasters are just as good, if not better. I think the DCC releases are much better than MFSL, and I started buying MFSL from year one with LP's. The LP's with MFSL were markedly better than the regular versions, but there really is only so much you can do with a cd to vastly improve it. Googa, if it's your favorite artist, it's worth it probably to get the MFSL version. If anything, you can do an A-B comparison and determine if there is any difference to your ears.


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With the They Only Come Out At Night MFSL version you need to listen to the SACD layer to really hear a difference imho.


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[bigred]Frank Sinatra: Nice 'N' Easy
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• New Mini-LP-Style Packaging!
• Five Stars, All Music Guide
• Mastered from the Original 2-Track Analog Master Tapes
• Charted at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Music Chart in 1960
• 1960 Grammy Nominee for Album of the Year
• Sinatra’s eighth collaboration with conductor/arranger Nelson Riddle


[title]Nice 'N' Easy[/title] is a hybrid album, mixing breezy mid-tempo numbers with some not-so-dreary ballads. Released between the usual alternating pattern of either all ballads or all swingin' albums, Frank again tapped Riddle to conduct and arrange the twelve pieces of perfection that make up this release. Definitive versions consist of: That Old Feeling, How Deep Is The Ocean, I've Got A Crush On You, Try A Little Tenderness, Embraceable You and Dream.

1. Nice 'n' Easy
2. That Old Feeling
3. How Deep Is the Ocean?
4. I've Got a Crush on You
5. You Go to My Head
6. Fools Rush In
7. Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)
8. She's Funny That Way
9. Try a Little Tenderness
10. Embraceable You
11. Mam'selle
12. Dream
13. Nearness of You [*]
14. Someone to Watch over Me [*]
15. Day In - Day Out [*]
16. My One and Only Love [*]

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