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Posted: Feb 8, 2020 - 5:14pm



1977 US 1st. Just scored this as a just found in the backroom of a record store, mint unopened. 

A local favorite here in Cleveburg.  They're from the Tidewater area of Virginia.
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 10:37pm



1994 US 1st press.  Haven't played this since getting my new cartridge.  Holy shit this is sofa king good. 
Still in shrink w / $8.49 price sticker.  It was half the price of the CD then. It's worth $125 falling off a log now.
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Posted: Dec 28, 2019 - 8:17pm



1973 repress with the stand up gatefold.
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Posted: Dec 24, 2019 - 10:37pm



2017 EU remaster
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Posted: Dec 24, 2019 - 9:59am



1973 repress
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Posted: Dec 24, 2019 - 6:33am



1979 repress  guilty pleasure time
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Posted: Dec 22, 2019 - 11:05am



1977 US George Piros remaster
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Posted: Dec 21, 2019 - 10:20pm



Unknown US repress
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Posted: Dec 20, 2019 - 7:32pm



1969 US 2nd pressing by the H.V. Waddell Co., Burbank, Ca.  Just sold it and it leaves Monday.  Bittersweet.
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Posted: Dec 17, 2019 - 2:35pm



2014 EU Page remaster series
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Posted: Dec 17, 2019 - 4:13am

 sirdroseph wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
 
 
I'm gonna send you my next one.  No worries, I am a classic narcissist.{#Cool}  Gonna warn you though and I will preface my next release with another caveat in the club thread when I send them out, listen to it by yourself the first time, it is NSFA (not safe for anywhere).  That way you can decide who it would be appropriate to play around if anyone or if you just want to smash ala Office Space style....The bird bird bird, bird is the word.....{#Tongue}
 
I'll be looking for it.  {#Cheers}
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Posted: Dec 17, 2019 - 4:08am

 kurtster wrote:
 
 
I'm gonna send you my next one.  No worries, I am a classic narcissist.{#Cool}  Gonna warn you though and I will preface my next release with another caveat in the club thread when I send them out, listen to it by yourself the first time, it is NSFA (not safe for anywhere).  That way you can decide who it would be appropriate to play around if anyone or if you just want to smash ala Office Space style....The bird bird bird, bird is the word.....{#Tongue}
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Posted: Dec 17, 2019 - 4:01am



1976 reissue.  Nuthin' special just a nice copy.
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Posted: Dec 17, 2019 - 1:07am

 ColdMiser wrote:

you would be a perfect candidate for our mixed tape club 

 
Yeah, but no at this time.  I spend too much time ripping anymore that there is virtually no time left to listen to anything else so I cannot really participate as a recipient.  Not fair to the others.  I miss hearing the mixes and new stuff but the ripping process is so labor and time intensive.  The process of just ripping one LP is about 3 man hours which must be done in a solid block of time.  Then there is the noise to get out which because I do it manually with a pencil tool redrawing the local wave files instead of running denoising programs which degrade the overall sound.  Using the pencil tool adds at least one man hour for every minute of sound.  There is also a satisfying joy in finding and knocking out a click though, successfully fixing it.  It's also weird working so hard to do something no one will ever notice because you were successful.

IIRC you once made a comment that I must have kept my records in very nice condition because of the sound.  Wish it were the case, cuz I spend way too much time fixing these recordings.  But the more I do it, the faster and better I have gotten at it.  It's hard to do but A) worth it and B) I have to do it. It's part of the downsizing / letting go process. This is me working on my bucket list.  My mind is on album sides now more than individual songs.  It's a whole different listening approach / experience.  Then you also have to be in the mood for something or not which is the tedium part of play grading the vinyl and archiving the music.  It's critical listening all the time.  It wears you out.  Very little casual listening anymore.

And here I am at Tuesday morning 3.30 am ET ripping the other side of the TA album and typing this comment.  I made a promise to myself nearly 50 years ago that I when I got to this present age that I would still want to sit on the front porch smoking a bowl and listening to When The Levee Breaks.  The prospect of watching people my present age back then taking Geritol, playing Canasta and listening to Lawrence Welk and Perry Como scared me to death.  I think I have basically kept that promise to myself.  Now I'm indulging in all the stuff I spent the past 50 years amassing preparing for this point in life.  Indulging in ear candy.  And quietly passing it on to others.

There's still some mixes in my head somewhere.  I still have those Nektar albums, just haven't got to them. 
{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 11:28pm

 black321 wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Ripping CD's is the way to go actually.  Playing files instead of the discs will actually sound better.  All of the mechanical errors of a player are removed from the food chain.  The CD's are ripped as data and the playback of the file is essentially error free.
 
Maybe. You are still introducing variables that could impact the sound...whether a laptop or a device like blue sound node used to send the files to whatever DAC you are using.  With my rig, i still prefer my CDs over ripped files.  Of course, CDs can be damaged over time, so its goods to keep a file on hand if a replacement cd is needed.  As a side, i've heard stories of people who swear ripping a store bought cd to another cd improve sound quality.  
 
Here's something regarding this thought that I had stashed in my quiet vinyl thread from a couple of years ago.  Fortunately the link is still good.  A long article but an excellent read.  I learned a lot from this article and have applied it to my ripping and cleanup processes. 

 Q&A with Barry Diament of Soundkeeper Recordings
...

With a well made CD-R (burned at relatively slow speed on a high quality blank), I find the results of playback in a CD transport or player sound closer to the CD master than even the best pressings in my experience.
...
What is the difference between playback from a transport or player and playback from the computer? To create a CD, those “ones and zeros” of digital code must be further encoded, using a scheme referred to as “8:14 modulation”. This is used to create the nine different length “pits” and “land” (the space between the pits) on the finished disc. Among other things, the player must spin the disc at the correct speed, track the spiral of pits, keeping the laser properly focused, read the disc, decode the 8:14 modulation, decode the resulting binary code, apply any necessary error correction, convert it to stereo analog signals and feed it to the outputs, often using a common power supply for all these functions. The computer, given something like a raw PCM file in .aif or .wav format, has a much simpler job. Whether all this accounts for the audible differences, I don’t know for sure. What I do know is that as an audio enthusiast, I’ve always wanted to hear “the master” at home. With computer audio, this is finally a reality.

With this in mind, if computer playback is the goal, the advantages CD-R has in transports and players are no longer there, hence, my recommendation of the less expensive CD to Soundkeeper customers who listen via their computers.

 



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Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 3:15pm



 kurtster wrote:

Ripping CD's is the way to go actually.  Playing files instead of the discs will actually sound better.  All of the mechanical errors of a player are removed from the food chain.  The CD's are ripped as data and the playback of the file is essentially error free.
 
Maybe. You are still introducing variables that could impact the sound...whether a laptop or a device like blue sound node used to send the files to whatever DAC you are using.  With my rig, i still prefer my CDs over ripped files.  Of course, CDs can be damaged over time, so its goods to keep a file on hand if a replacement cd is needed.  As a side, i've heard stories of people who swear ripping a store bought cd to another cd improve sound quality.  
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Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 3:07pm

 ColdMiser wrote:

 kurtster wrote:

That is about a third to half of my collection listed so far that is worth anything.  Some have already been sold off.  I keep those listed because it gives me access to the info to tell what is on my rips.  I just rip whole album sides and go back later and clean them up and break them up by individual songs when I can or want to.  Saves me a whole lot of typing.  Wave files don't keep meta data.

I ripped all of my CD's and put them in banker's boxes a couple of years ago. I have about 7 full boxes.  Have no idea what I will do with them.  They have little $$ value right now and are complicated to sell.

Ripping CD's is the way to go actually.  Playing files instead of the discs will actually sound better.  All of the mechanical errors of a player are removed from the food chain.  The CD's are ripped as data and the playback of the file is essentially error free.

I have tried most of the good ripping programs and dbpoweranp is the best imo and worth paying for for the full version.
 
you would be a perfect candidate for our mixed tape club 

 

that's a great idea  {#High-five}
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Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 3:02pm



 kurtster wrote:

That is about a third to half of my collection listed so far that is worth anything.  Some have already been sold off.  I keep those listed because it gives me access to the info to tell what is on my rips.  I just rip whole album sides and go back later and clean them up and break them up by individual songs when I can or want to.  Saves me a whole lot of typing.  Wave files don't keep meta data.

I ripped all of my CD's and put them in banker's boxes a couple of years ago. I have about 7 full boxes.  Have no idea what I will do with them.  They have little $$ value right now and are complicated to sell.

Ripping CD's is the way to go actually.  Playing files instead of the discs will actually sound better.  All of the mechanical errors of a player are removed from the food chain.  The CD's are ripped as data and the playback of the file is essentially error free.

I have tried most of the good ripping programs and dbpoweranp is the best imo and worth paying for for the full version.
 
you would be a perfect candidate for our mixed tape club 

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Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 10:03am

 miamizsun wrote:

wow 519 done?

that's a lot for me

i'm going to lose my cds

part of my transition to minimalism

or that's what i'm telling myself
 
That is about a third to half of my collection listed so far that is worth anything.  Some have already been sold off.  I keep those listed because it gives me access to the info to tell what is on my rips.  I just rip whole album sides and go back later and clean them up and break them up by individual songs when I can or want to.  Saves me a whole lot of typing.  Wave files don't keep meta data.

I ripped all of my CD's and put them in banker's boxes a couple of years ago. I have about 7 full boxes.  Have no idea what I will do with them.  They have little $$ value right now and are complicated to sell.

Ripping CD's is the way to go actually.  Playing files instead of the discs will actually sound better.  All of the mechanical errors of a player are removed from the food chain.  The CD's are ripped as data and the playback of the file is essentially error free.

I have tried most of the good ripping programs and dbpoweranp is the best imo and worth paying for for the full version.
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Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 9:40am

 kurtster wrote: 
wow 519 done?

that's a lot for me

i'm going to lose my cds

part of my transition to minimalism

or that's what i'm telling myself
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