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#68
When I listen to Beethoven, it has to be conducted by Furtwängler. No other conductor comes close to him...



After years of listening to Furtwängler conducting Beethoven Symphonies, I only just discovered his Bach stuff. He makes Bach sound a bit like Beethoven. I like it.


 

mjp

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#72
The first time I heard that on CD, it felt like I was hearing it for the first time. It's so lousy on vinyl. So lousy.

They knew it was going to sound lousy, and admitted as much on the inner sleeve: "This album has a longer running time than most average LP's therefore to achieve maximum effect PLAY THIS ALBUM LOUD."


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Unfortunately, cranking up the volume doesn't magically bring back the low end and the all-around fidelity, so it was always kind of unsatisfying, listening to that record.
 

PhillyDave

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#74
The first time I heard that on CD, it felt like I was hearing it for the first time. It's so lousy on vinyl. So lousy.

They knew it was going to sound lousy, and admitted as much on the inner sleeve: "This album has a longer running time than most average LP's therefore to achieve maximum effect PLAY THIS ALBUM LOUD."

Unfortunately, cranking up the volume doesn't magically bring back the low end and the all-around fidelity, so it was always kind of unsatisfying, listening to that record.
Yeah, I noticed that too. Ha.
 

mjp

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#84
Ha - that's a great picture.

I was quoting Joe Strummer's "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais":

Midnight to Six Man
for the first time from Jamaica
Dillinger and Leroy Smart
Delroy Wilson, your cool operator
Ken Boothe, UK pop reggae
with backing bands sound systems
if they've got anything to say
there's many black ears here to listen
but it was Four Tops all night with encores from stage right
charging from the bass knives to the treble
but on stage they ain't got no roots rock rebel
on stage they ain't got no roots rock rebel
dress back, jump back, this is a bluebeat attack

I know you know that, but, you know, for everyone else.

 

PhillyDave

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#85
Oh of course. ;) Thanks. Been grooving on that tune a lot lately. Saw The English Beat last night. It was great. In between songs the bassist started playing (White Man) but alas the moved on to other things. And I think Wakeling's teardrop guitar is the same one from back in the day. He switched up a few. So this is what I'm listening to because I understand the world REALLY needs to know.

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