They just refuse to die

Discussion in 'Music' started by W5HRO, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. W5HRO

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    By the way, I dug out that original Welcome to New York Album. This is the original press from back in 1973. I looked it over and the vinyl still looks mint. I think I only ever played it like 2 or 3 times max. The last time was when I made those severely deteriorated cassette tape tracks I found in another box. I use play it on reel-to-reel tape I made too before that.

    Anyway, I need to buy one of those digital out turntables and I'm looking at some different ones now. I'm trying to decide which one to get. From what I remember this original press has fantastic full-range response that came directly from the sound board during the very last show on July 26 1972. The photos I posted of it before I found on the Internet so here is the real one I actually have below.

    This is an extremely rare record...

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    I regards to the Welcome to New York Album I did some searching and I found the below. The number on the one I have is in fact TMoQ RS-546-A/B. I just don't know if its the mono or stereo press. I seem to recall that it does have the full wide range response so I'm guessing stereo.

    "The Madison Square Garden performance on July 26, 1972 is one of those fine moments in Rolling Stones live recorded history. Perhaps it's the fact that it was Jagger's 29th birthday that made such a difference. The energy and delivery of the performance is captured in an incredible "line" soundboard stereo recording. The "wide" stereo separation features Richards and keyboards on the left, Taylor on the right, drums and vocal in the middle, and horns split between the two channels. Interestingly enough it's the original vinyl discs that provide the basis for sound benchmarks of the CD recordings. The reason for this is that the tape source for the incredible vinyl LP's first issued by Trade Mark of Quality (TMoQ) out of greater Los Angeles county has never turned-up in tape trading circles. With this in mind one can only look for the finest sound reproduction on CD's made from the old LP's. The finest CD copy of the original "Welcome To New York" LP ends up on an unusual recording and not The Swingin' Pig as one might expect. The original LP's were issued by the TMoQ label in several variations with matrix numbers that identify original mono issues from later "wide" stereo issues. The running order of the songs also varies from the original RS-546 matrix number."

    The earliest New York 1972 show releases in Mono:

    Mfr.: First generation TMoQ

    Matrix Number: RS-546-A/B

    Vinyl: Orange
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    The Rolling Stones are working on a new album


    March 1, 2018

    The 'Satisfaction' hitmakers have spent around three weeks in the recording studio over the last two years working on the follow-up to 2016's blues covers LP 'Blue & Lonesome', and guitarist Keith Richards promised the record will be "very interesting".

    Discussing the possibility of a new album, he said: "I'm going to sound like Trump -- 'It will happen; don't worry about it' -- but it's in the early stages.

    "We have some stuff down, which is very interesting. It's more difficult for us to write together the further apart we are, but it also has its benefits in that we come back to it from a different angle."

    Over the years, the 74-year-old musician has grown to enjoy the "challenge" of writing music he knows frontman Sir Mick Jagger will be able to "leap" on and he understands there's "no point" in trying to push the singer out of his comfort zone.

    He told Wall Street Journal magazine: "Mick and I live off this fire between us.

    "I find it an interesting challenge to write for [him]. There's no point in my giving him a song that's beyond his range or that he's not comfortable with. What I really like to do is write a song where Mick goes, 'Yeah, right, I'm in!'

    "That's what I try and do, because I'm writing for the lead singer of the Rolling f***ing Stones, and that is my job -- to give him a riff that he leaps on and goes, 'Right, I know what to do with this.' "

    Keith's comments come just a few days after the group announced their first UK tour dates in five years, which will take place this summer.