Discussion in 'Music and Recordings (vinyl , 8-track, etc.)' started by OJneg, Sep 25, 2015.
I Robot from The Alan Parsons Project is one of my all time favorite albums. I own the recent MoFi 45 RPM of the album. However, I stumbled upon an old Japan pressing of the record at my local record store. I wasn't looking for another copy of the album, but the pressing looked immaculate and the vinyl was beautiful. I snagged it on the basis that a 33 would be nice and would get fair use...
I got home, cleaned the record, and spun it up. This Japanese pressing of I Robot blows away the MoFi copy to the point that I don't want to listen to the MoFi copy anymore. It's the best I've heard the album. The MoFi copy has a very apparent tape hiss to it, of which I've noticed on other recent MoFi records. My MoFi copy of Priscilla Ahn is practically unlistenable to because of this tape hiss. Going forward, I'll be skeptical of any MFSL record after these last two of mine. Kind of Blue lulled me into a false sense of security and I've been bitten because of it.
MoFi stuff is real hit or miss. One thing the sometimes struggle with is capturing the emotion of the artwork. And while Kind of Blue is probably some of their best work, I love the 1970s remaster even more. I have yet to compare it against my 6-eye mono
Don't buy the MFSL Abby Road, you'll regret it later.
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