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    Interesting article on half speed mastering here

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    The recent half-speed reissues of Brian Eno’s first four solo albums are excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    The recent half-speed reissues of Brian Eno’s first four solo albums are excellent.
    Absolutely obsessed by Eno's work since 1973 but just couldn't justify the expense involved. Sad really, would have loved the first two albums.
    Serious Ozric Tentacles fan especially on vinyl. Love complex rhythms and timings. Also love all things electronic and worship the man that is Brian Eno.

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    I picked up the Abbey Road half speed mastered John Martyn - Solid Air
    I have the original and it's literally stunning in comparison to the original.
    If you see them. pick them up. I think it was £25, which in comparison to other premium pressings (MFSL, Music Matters, Analogue Productions..all £50 +)
    is a no brainer. Even relatively poor new vinyl reissues are up at £15 to £20 these days, the majority of which IMHO are pretty bad.
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    Just bought supertramp crime of the century, my original is in bad shape from my late night drunken teen years. I'm hoping the half speed mastering will be even better. It's a Japanese pressing, I heard the roxy music albums were presses in Czech Republic and are rubbish, so best to look out for that. I always ask where they were pressed since hearing that.
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    Hello,
    Yes my original Crime of the Century was bought `74 or`75 so has been played to death, I bought the speakers corner re-issue 10 years or so ago and it`s really great
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    I picked up the Abbey Road half speed mastered John Martyn - Solid Air
    I have the original and it's literally stunning in comparison to the original.
    If you see them. pick them up. I think it was £25, which in comparison to other premium pressings (MFSL, Music Matters, Analogue Productions..all £50 +)
    is a no brainer. Even relatively poor new vinyl reissues are up at £15 to £20 these days, the majority of which IMHO are pretty bad.
    Amazing mastering work, produced with passion.
    I have this too, it's excellent.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

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    i have it too. got it from hmv if memory serves
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    i also have this version which i agree is very good also heard good reports on their re issue of exile on main street,
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    I found the Abbey Rd Solid air to sound compressed in A/B comparison with a NM 1st pressing.
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