Possibly of particular interest to members of the forum;
Back when Below The Bassline was new I turned my Naim dealer on to the record who became a fan of Ernie Ranglin, he used BTBL a lot as a dem record (CD and LP) in the shop. He later told me that the album had become a favourite at Naim HQ and was played a lot during the development of a Naim component (cant remember which). I recall @Richard.Dane has previously mentioned this on the forum.
Yes I would be really interested in that comparison. I did have the option of the Japanese one at £70 delivered which I passed on.
Agree with you re coloured vinyl- unnecessary to be an attractive purchase - especially if only 1000 copies.
If I didn’t know you well enough to know you’d never do this, I’d suggest you could have kept shtum, scalped lots of copies and then mentioned it here. Then we could all have found highly priced copies through DATC on discogs.
From my hearing you were wise to pass on the Japanese edition, that was pricey too around £50 iirc
As we’ve discussed I hope this RSD isnt the same master.
I’ve been discussing this with a friend in the Reggae business who reckons that the original recordings were likely mastered to DAT, thats a potential concern as DAT’s dont age well unless there was also a tape master.
Its academic really as we wont know until we hear it and you cant wait until it comes out to hear reviews/comparisons in case it sells out. Another downside to the nonsense thats RSD, I feel another wobbly coming on so I’ll stop
I saw on Discogs that it’s a 1996 original album, so a digital one normally. If it’s released today on lp, it’s automatically a digital transfer, not ?
Personally, for myself, I would not bother with vinyl in that case, but download in 16/44 or on cd .
Or perhaps it’s not a 1996 original album ?
It was recorded at Sony Music Studio’s in New York and mastered by John Dent at Loud Mastering in UK if that helps.
I know you prefer to access music digitally and as I said in my reply to you thats good too, whatever floats yer boat. I have the album on both formats and enjoy streaming it occasionally to, its all good so you wont draw me into an argument on that score
Haha! Bait not taken
I listen to the streamed version and it sounds great.
However this is an album that I really want to own on vinyl.
But not so much for £400- Discogs pricing.
On a connected note- I went into this massive record shop in Charleston SC last summer and the guy said they had every record either in the shop or they could source it for me. I asked for BTBL and the response was “never heard of it” and they couldn’t find it “on their system”
Well believe it or not (BTBL on vinyl had poor distribution) a pal who is in the JA music business was struggling to get a copy, on a visit to Island records at the time they denied any vinyl pressing existed, strange! (this was at a time though when the majors were trying to kill vinyl)
Reminds me of the very lovely and affable George Gin who used to run the Record Album in Brighton. I started a thread a while back on Independent record shops with George as the thread starter, you might find it if interested.
Thanks for this Isca - went in there a few years back when we were walking the SW Coast Path on a dull day (apart from the last stretch) between Braunton and Westward Ho. A real treasure trove, bought about 10 jazz albums mostly ECM - as we were rucksacks only he sent them on for a minimal charge. Star!