Ironic statement on an old LP. The CD was supposed to give perfect sound forever!

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  1. KeithH

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    As I was listening to the Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um SACD tonight (Oh yeaaah! [​IMG]), I perused the booklet for the first time in awhile. On the inside front cover, there is a reproduction of the back cover of the original LP. At the bottom of the back cover of the LP, the following statement appeared:
     
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    Whats funny is(I worked at Tower when cd's were phasing in)
    I said I would only buy a few titles on cd, the ones that were real important. Now I see that in reverse, there are a few titles I must hunt for on vinyl. This being, the supposed ultimate
     
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    Keith,

    Did you get my Private Message regarding SACDs? (not related to this topic)
     
  4. Mike Broadman

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    Keith, you slay me. One thread about Barry Manilow and another on Mingus. We need to indoctrinate some musical snobbery in you. [​IMG]
    Hey, since they both start with M, they don't sit next to each other on the CD rack, do they? [​IMG]
    I would love to hear that album on a good phonograph system, though.
     
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    Keith,

    That Columbia tag line you mentioned is on my LP of Percy Faith's Greatest Hits as well....can't believe I admit to having that....and the Barry Manilow vinyl....
     
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    Marc,
    I just saw your Private Message and replied. Thanks.
    Mike,
    Yeah, I deserve ribbing for the Manilow thing. [​IMG] However, Mingus is some seriously good stuff. Don't worry. The Manilow and Mingus discs are not touching on the shelf. Mantovani comes in between! [​IMG]
     
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    For what it's worth - Mingus Ah Um is my second favorite jazz lp behind Miles Davis Kind of Blue.

    I guess it ain't worth much..........
     
  8. KeithH

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    Alex, the LPs might be worth something. As for your opinion, well.... Just kidding. [​IMG]
    Those are two great albums. I have Kind of Blue on vinyl (and a few other formats), but only have Mingus Ah Um in digital form (CD and SACD).
     
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    Its a odd situation comparing LPs to CDs. I noticed however that if you get a crack in an LP, you could still play it, albeit an annoying click may occur throughout the recording. But if a crack develops on a CD, you likely have to throw it away. Most likely, a hundred years from now, material on CD may no longer be even readable, but LPs media may still be useable. Who knows?

    I suspect many years from now, my LP collection will still be alive and well, can't really say the same for my CD collection.
     
  11. KeithH

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    Mike, I am certainly no Mingus expert, at least, not yet. [​IMG] At this point, I only have Mingus Ah Um and the Ken Burns Jazz Mingus compilation. I like everything I have heard thus far.
    For what it's worth, I have never heard anything about Love Supreme coming out on SACD. Have you considered writing Impulse! to see if they have plans to release SACDs? They are not a huge label, so you might get a reply. It wouldn't hurt to tell them that you think they are the greatest label ever. Just don't tell them that you are smarter than everyone else. [​IMG]
     

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