Mike profile photo

News: Motown In Mono - 28th February 2020 release

Posted
News/Article/Feature Highlight:

Motown bundle of 5 lps and a slipmat which was talked about by members last year. It now appears that this release (which was originally scheduled for a late 2019 release) is now scheduled for a release at the end of this month. Details & links via link...

View full article

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted

What an incredible waste of vinyl/money/effort.

 

  • Up vote 3

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted

Not sure who it is aimed at with a £140 price tag?

  • Up vote 1

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted

We actually got asked for it in the shop but it's D2C only, so not available to us.

I predict it will be with the discount wholesalers this time next year  - and that's when we'll be offering cheap copies as we did with Chess 7s boxes last month.

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted

Audiophile quality vinyl... IN MONO?

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Tam La Motown said:

Audiophile quality vinyl... IN MONO?

Yes the term audiophile is wrong as there is no such vinyl thing. Qualities of different plastics yes. The 180 grams is only to minimize warp/dish-ing of the "pizza" but more plastic doesn't mean better playback definition.

Audiophile mastering and/or recording materials do exists though. And those limited records sell brand new in the £100's a piece. Still that is another matter mostly dedicated to "audiophile" music aiming for high-end phone gear$...

But MONO in my world IS KING undoubtedly. STEREO is always a sound engineer process thing. MONO is natural and STEREO an illusion that I don't care for one bit even though many do feel strongly about it. Used to or addicted to...

Edited by Tlscapital
  • Up vote 1

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted (edited)

 

On 11/02/2020 at 09:58, Sebastian said:

What an incredible waste of vinyl/money/effort.

 

Was thinking at first just the same. But when it comes to Tamla group LP's there's IMO very few that are actually that fully exciting to listen to from beginning to end without suffering the "all time" classic that you do not want to hear home anymore or the filler tune that they found on reels that ruins the whole picture.

Thinking on the spot of the Temptations 'with a lotta soul', Marvin Gaye 'what's going on' the Miracles 'cookin' with' that should be reachable to Joe Public as well as to connoisseurs. But for the rest they are either collectors/fans albums or keepers for the one or two tracks that didn't got a 45 release kind of LP's to own.

Edited by Tlscapital

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted

'Sophisticated Soul' did originally come out in mono, in the UK.

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted
16 hours ago, Tlscapital said:

 

Was thinking at first just the same. But when it comes to Tamla group LP's there's IMO very few that are actually that fully exciting to listen to from beginning to end without suffering the "all time" classic that you do not want to hear home anymore or the filler tune that they found on reels that ruins the whole picture.

Thinking on the spot of the Temptations 'with a lotta soul', Marvin Gaye 'what's going on' the Miracles 'cookin' with' that should be reachable to Joe Public as well as to connoisseurs. But for the rest they are either collectors/fans albums or keepers for the one or two tracks that didn't got a 45 release kind of LP's to own.

 

My point was mainly that ALL of these LPs originally came out in mono, and you could without much effort get original copies of all of these for less than the price of this box set. 

  • Up vote 1

Share this forum post


soul source url
Posted

I used to have a solid pair of mono decks the sound difference playing mono soul records was fantastic louder, richer more full on if their was a violin playing 3 miles away in the recording you would hear it,

ML

  • Up vote 1

Share this forum post


soul source url

All About the SOUL - Source Forum

Jump into the northern soul music & beyond talk now!

Join Soul Source

A free & easy soul music affair!

Get started now!
Log into Soul Source

Get max use of the forums

Log in now!

  1. Canadian Tamla Motown releases.
    Record Sales by Rob Moss on Tue 18 Feb 2020
    • 1 / 160
    • Rob Moss on 18 Feb 2020
  2. Motown 45's unreleased in both US/UK
    Record Wants by Wilxy on Sat 15 Feb 2020
    • 1 / 254
    • Wilxy on 15 Feb 2020
  3. Various Northern, Popcorn, Motown R&B
    Record Sales by soul45s on Fri 07 Feb 2020
    • 3 / 391
    • mrtall on 15 Feb 2020
  4. 60s US Motown / related - inc. 6 for £20
    Record Sales by Windlesoul on Fri 14 Feb 2020
    • 1 / 248
    • Windlesoul on 14 Feb 2020

Source Adverts



×
×
  • Create New...

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.