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Discussion: Gershwin: An American In Paris, Rhapsody In Blue - Fiedler

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Post by john563 May 16, 2014 (1 of 19)
Only for information: This recording is also issued on Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Fiedler
to a much cheaper price. Highly recommended.

Post by wolfE May 17, 2014 (2 of 19)
Just as the other re-releases (Scheherazade, Pictures, Pines) this AP-re-release surpasses the older Soundmirror-version concerning the sound quality.- Hope the series will be successful and continued.

Post by tailspn May 17, 2014 (3 of 19)
wolfE said:

Just as the other re-releases (Scheherazade, Pictures, Pines) this AP-re-release surpasses the older Soundmirror-version concerning the sound quality.

How, in your experience, do they differ?

Post by wolfE May 17, 2014 (4 of 19)
More natural timbre, full-bodied instruments, deeper soundstage. In summary: nearer to the analogue source. Though the older versions do not sound bad, this is an obvious improvement. - If you have the opportunity, make a try.

Post by tailspn May 17, 2014 (5 of 19)
wolfE said:

More natural timbre, full-bodied instruments, deeper soundstage. In summary: nearer to the analogue source. Though the older versions do not sound bad, this is an obvious improvement.

Thanks, I was just interested in what you found more appealing in this AP mastering. That they sound different is to be expected, since they were mastered by different people with different objectives.

Each mastering is the expert opinion of the people involved of what it could sound like with today's tools, and how close to be true to the original tape.

Post by Disbeliever May 17, 2014 (6 of 19)
john563 said:

Only for information: This recording is also issued on Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Fiedler
to a much cheaper price. Highly recommended.

I agree its very good ,can not see the point IMO spending a rip-off £31 on the latest version.

Post by zeus May 17, 2014 (7 of 19)
tailspn said:

... and how close to be true to the original tape.

More likely how the target demographic would like it to sound.

Post by Lunna May 18, 2014 (8 of 19)
zeus said:

More likely how the target demographic would like it to sound.

Not sure what you mean - who would that target demographic be, and what is the sound they're after? Analogue-like?

Post by samayoeruorandajin May 18, 2014 (9 of 19)
I think the target demographic are those who follow Steve Hoffman religiously.

Post by tailspn May 18, 2014 (10 of 19)
zeus said:

More likely how the target demographic would like it to sound.

Yep, just gotta turn up the "presence" knob, and add a little reverb and phaseiness. Does wonders for those old dry sounding tapes.

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