Tuesday, June 08, 2010
My recording rig, nice turntable, phono pre and other toys, are all distributed across the floor whilst I re-decorate the lab, and as such I can't rip any vinyl. But then vinyl isn't the only rippable substance on the face the planet, you can also rip CD's...wait.. hey .. don't judge me, there are such things as rare, super deep CD's you know. The prices of CD's can exceed their vinyl counterparts and the markets are subject to the same rules and forces, especially now they are gradually going out of print. Anyway, I don't have to justify myself, I'm putting up a rip from a CD.
In the late eighties and early nineties, between 1989 and 1994 I think, Prelude gradually had it's back catalogue re-released on vinyl reissue, at the same time the 12" singles were remastered and put on CD compilations direct from the original master tapes. These are now a little pricey and hard to find, but there is a store in SF that had a bunch of these deadstock that I picked up still in shrink wrap. They sound great, although are not fully normalized so there is a couple of db headroom on these (such were the civilized standards of the time). Some hard to find numbers here, including the much haggled for Groove It To Your Body by Michael Wilson:
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