söndag 31 januari 2016


For more background check post on the UK mono. First mixed in mono only and no true stereo makes of the originally released versions are known to exist. Usually not much for rechanneled cuts, but since this US is on Deram instead of Regal Zonophone with different tracking - "Whiter Shade Of Pale" instead of "Good Captain Clark" - and "rechanneling" sometimes just means enhanced mono I thought there'd be enough reason for love anyway and giving it a fair chance. Does it pass with approval? It depends on where I am. As for now, sitting in an adjacent room writing, I get the songs all right and can still dig it. But in the listening chair, concentrating with my eyes closed it's pretty disturbing. Apart from altered and sometimes unnatural balance I get a lot more treble which at places gives a sharp or "whooshing" nuance shattering the full picture. And though pushing the mono button makes it a little better it's still far from the true mono. So if you just want an original pressing providing a nice background to daily chores it's OK, but if you're in for audiophile pleasures - a definitive no! Also as US mono with brown label (DE 16008). First US stereo had label as shown here and thick matt cover. (YZÄ*) (PRÖX*)

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