Merry-Go-Round/Emitt Rhodes question

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Postby lukpac » Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:00 am

Leppo wrote:Yeah, it looks like it's been pushed back again. Glad, I found a mint, original A&M LP to needle drop in the meantime.


How did that turn out?

I think I've seen a couple of stereo LPs on eBay, but I haven't made them a priority to get...
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Postby lukpac » Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:46 pm

Xenu wrote:http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/missingyou.mp3

That's "Missing You" from Rhodes Less Travelled. Tell me how it compares, sir.


Try this out for size:

Missing You

Taken right from the Rhino best-of LP.
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Postby Xenu » Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:56 pm

I will have to re-rip on this computer and compare. Thankee-sai.

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Postby lukpac » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:05 am

Did you ever get the Rev Ola disc?

Blah. Busy on 12/3?
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Postby David R. Modny » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:51 pm

lukpac wrote:
Try this out for size:

Missing You


Nice transfer.

Great song. Should've been the A side.

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Postby Xenu » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:34 pm

12/3? I might actually be in Chicago then, but I'm not sure at the moment.

I never got the Rev-Ola disc. Why bother? I have pretty much all of the purchased-Rhodes I'll ever want.

Rev-Ola also seems to have become the "let's recomp discs using old CD masters" company. Dig their almost verbatim reissue of Varese's "Where Were You When I Needed You."...
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Postby David R. Modny » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:46 pm

Xenu wrote:
Rev-Ola also seems to have become the "let's recomp discs using old CD masters" company. Dig their almost verbatim reissue of Varese's "Where Were You When I Needed You."...


David - Have you ever compared the masterings of this title? Are they absolutely identical?

I have the Varese issue and it's painful to listen to - my beat to shit Dunhill vinyl wins for me in this case. Pity. I'm fond of those PF Sloan bubblegum tunes.

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Postby Xenu » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:48 pm

No, I haven't...I looked at the tracklisting (basically the Varese plus a few) and assumed.

Care to post a few brief FLAC samples? I'll do the same, if you want.
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Postby David R. Modny » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:54 pm

Xenu wrote:
Care to post a few brief FLAC samples? I'll do the same, if you want.


Crap. Same deal - don't have the bulk of my discs. That, and I'm still trying to beg whatever time I can on this computer I'm using.

If and when the situation changes, I'd love to though.

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Postby lukpac » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:19 pm

David R. Modny wrote:Great song. Should've been the A side.


Indeed.

We'd probably still be stuck with two CDs titled "Listen, Listen" though.
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Postby Xenu » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:35 pm

http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/iaar.flac

Dave, there's your FLAC of "I Am a Rock." It's a bit bright, but I can deal it. Tell me if this sounds like your disc.
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Postby David R. Modny » Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:00 pm

Xenu wrote:http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/iaar.flac

Dave, there's your FLAC of "I Am a Rock." It's a bit bright, but I can deal it. Tell me if this sounds like your disc.


Giving it a quick listen over this laptop, it sounds kinda bright and hard like the Varese. But, it's really hard for me to tell under these current conditions - speakers the size of thimbles. Hell, maybe it's better.

Whenever I get home again, I'll try and dig out the Varese.

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Postby Xenu » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:44 pm

...oops.

I'm an idiot. I thought you had the REV-OLA and found it hard to listen to.

That *Was* the Varese CD I posted.

(sorry)

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Postby David R. Modny » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:18 am

LOL! No problem, that explains it then.

FWIW, Rev-Ola has a brief clip of 'Only When Your Lonely' posted on their site. So, maybe you can give that a listen for comparison's sake.

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Postby lukpac » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:32 pm

Anyone know about this?

American Dream
Emitt Rhodes
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Label: Lilith
Format: CD
Release Date:7/18/2006


Apparently also on 180g vinyl. WTF is "Lilith"? Wonder if this will just be a clone of the Japanese CD, or a new mastering.

BTW, I've mentioned this to a few people before:

"Merry-Go-Round (Unreleased) (Hip-O-Select)"

Apparently nothing is in the works yet, but when/if something happens (perhaps next year), it might be everything MGR/ER. Would be nice to get tape sources for Missing You/Highway and maybe stereo mixes for those singles...
"I know because it is impossible for a tape to hold the compression levels of these treble boosted MFSL's like Something/Anything. The metal particulate on the tape would shatter and all you'd hear is distortion if even that." - VD