Pre-War Blues on Vinyl

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Pre-War Blues on Vinyl

Postby misterjones » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:30 am

Anyone have any experience with pre-war blues transfers to vinyl? I suspect vinyl transfers (with NO intermediate digital steps) would sound better than CDs. My specific questions are:
(1) Do vinyl collections sound better (even though they may have more surface noice than digital remasters)?
(2) If so, what is he best label making new LPs? I see there are Yazoo 180-gram LP reissues, but it isn't clear to me whether these are bootlegs and/or as good as the original issues. A record label called "Monk" seems to have a large catalog of newly-pressed vinyl, but the fact that they don't provide details of their source material makes me wonder if they just copied some tracks from CDs, which would seem to defeat he purpose. (I assume the appropriate lineage would be 78-->Tape-->LP, with NO intermediate digital steps, but correct me if I'm wrong.)
(3) Any other advice you'd like to offer.
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Re: Pre-War Blues on Vinyl

Postby jellyroll baker » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:43 pm

Vinyl can sometimes sound different to CD (although that can depend on the mastering job IMHO). Does it sound better? That's down to personal taste.
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