söndag 7 maj 2017

DR. JOHN, THE NIGHT TRIPPER/GRIS-GRIS SD 33-234 US STEREO VS. 33-234 US MONO

For background on artist and recording check post on the mono. I'm not doing a minute by minute comparison here, just trying to verify if the mono is a stone cold fold or not. And as far as I can hear it isn't. Stereo has longer fades for at least three of the tracks. "I Walk On Guilded Splinters" lasts around seven seconds longer with some extra grunts. At the end of "Mama Roux" stereo has a "...thank You mam" at the very end not captured on the mono. "Danse Calinda Ba Doom" stereo has around two seconds extra with a faint additional "ya" and drumbeat at the end. Further on "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" mono is kept loud till the last "eeooo" while the stereo is tuned down a bit. Apart from that they sound very much alike. Connecting the channels on the stereo make that come out a little less balanced than the mono, partly also deviating in volume, while the mono appears collected all the way. My guess is a couple of the tracks got slightly different mixes and then all of it delicately treated with some kind of limiting device. Could have been made with radio play in mind so I'm curious if there were any white label mono promos, or this was the only one-channel variation and then also used as promo (matrixes are C-12693-B/C-12694-B). (YZÄ*) (ÖXCÅ*) (MÅW*) (CPYC*)

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