• parsons fans?

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Mon Feb 15 12:53:00 2021
    Hello APP fans..

    I just learned that Alan Parson's has a new release, but
    apparently it's ONLY on vinyl, first! And the price seems to be
    a bit out of reach for either CD or vinyl.

    The reviews sound good though:

    https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/alan-parsons-the-secret-album-review

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  • From Nigel Reed@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to August Abolins on Mon Feb 15 16:39:10 2021
    August wrote:
    Hello APP fans..

    I just learned that Alan Parson's has a new release, but
    apparently it's ONLY on vinyl, first! And the price seems to be
    a bit out of reach for either CD or vinyl.

    The reviews sound good though:

    https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/alan-parsons-the-secret-album-review

    Vinyl isn't as cheap as it used to be, especially since one of the last
    plants that produce the lacquer went up in flames last year.
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nigel Reed on Mon Feb 15 19:02:00 2021
    Hello Nigel Reed!

    ** On Monday 15.02.21 - 16:39, Nigel Reed wrote to August Abolins:

    Vinyl isn't as cheap as it used to be, especially since one
    of the last plants that produce the lacquer went up in
    flames last year.

    I did not hear about this fire. The article on the
    RollingStone www site was pretty good. The "master" lacquer
    plate would be a very important 1st step for the vinyl product,
    indeed.

    And only 2 companies in the world producing those things.
    Amazing. I suppose the one in Japan is pretty happy now.

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  • From Nigel Reed@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to August Abolins on Tue Feb 16 13:07:48 2021
    August wrote:
    Hello Nigel Reed!

    ** On Monday 15.02.21 - 16:39, Nigel Reed wrote to August Abolins:

    Vinyl isn't as cheap as it used to be, especially since one
    of the last plants that produce the lacquer went up in
    flames last year.

    I did not hear about this fire. The article on the
    RollingStone www site was pretty good. The "master" lacquer
    plate would be a very important 1st step for the vinyl product,
    indeed.

    And only 2 companies in the world producing those things.
    Amazing. I suppose the one in Japan is pretty happy now.

    Yup. I couldn't remember if there were 3 and now 2 or 2 and now 1. Of course, everything is going to be subject to import duties from Japan so it's going to add to the costs.
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nigel Reed on Sat Feb 20 21:13:00 2021
    Hello Nigel Reed!

    ** On Tuesday 16.02.21 - 13:07, Nigel Reed wrote to August Abolins:

    And only 2 companies in the world producing those things.
    Amazing. I suppose the one in Japan is pretty happy now.

    Yup. I couldn't remember if there were 3 and now 2 or 2 and
    now 1. Of course, everything is going to be subject to
    import duties from Japan so it's going to add to the costs.

    I was watching one of the audiophile YT channels, (The
    Audiopheliac, I think) and it mentioned a place were you can get
    free high-quality downloads: https://www.marecordings.com/

    Exploring the basic site... the prices of the LPs just blow me
    away. I can't imagine paying those high prices and then
    encounter a "pop" or "click" on the record!!!

    The digital versions are quite nice and good enough, IMHO.

    I made CDs out them. I like about half the tunes on each
    sampler. They sound great with room speakers.

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