12' LP plays at 45 rpm

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Post by One L » 12 Nov 2010 03:02

Led Zeppelin's box set of 45's is the best sounding Zep I've ever heard. In fact, I'll take any Lp pressed at 45 rpm over a 33. Some of the latest releases from Analogue as well as Classic Records are incredible. The soundstage and the "depth" of the pressing make for some great listening.

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Post by mysticfred » 12 Nov 2010 07:04

^ hope more record publishers take notice, 45 could become the new 33 1/3 :wink:


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Post by Jimod99 » 13 Nov 2010 02:39

Radioheads "In Rainbows" box set also plays at 45 on the 2 discs.

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Post by crofk » 08 Dec 2010 00:45

philmch wrote:Billy Bragg's first LP; Life's A Riot With Spy Vs Spy plays at 45.

Just wondered whether anyone's encountered the version of Jethro Tull's Aqualung which I believe came out recently on a a series of 7" 45s.

I have Jethro Tull's Aqualung on Classic Records (clear vinyl) at 45rpm. It's a 4 album collection, recorded on one side only - the other being blank. As for sound its probably as good as it gets for that album. I understand that nobody was very happy with the mastering of it.

Why they didn't re-record it is beyond me but.........

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Post by mysticfred » 08 Dec 2010 07:58

Why they didn't re-record it is beyond me but.........

...good question, though Ian Anderson's voice is a lot different now to in those days, a lot deeper than 40 odd years ago, and as musicians evolve and change over time the re-recorded album would sound completely different from the original anyway.

The best Aqualung is the Classic Records Quiex remaster released a few years ago, might still be available :wink:

incidentally Metallica Master of Puppets is available on 45rpm, and sounds brilliant.
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Post by johnwilliamhunter » 11 Jan 2011 01:05

Only one I have like this is Metallica - Master Of Puppets, it does sound a lot better than the 33rpm pressing.

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Post by gthompson60 » 11 Jan 2011 15:03

The new edition of XTC's Skylarking is on 2 lumps of 45RPM 12" vinyl & sounds very good.

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Post by philmch » 13 Jan 2011 14:58

crofk wrote: Why they didn't re-record it is beyond me but.........
They did re-record it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqualung_Live

Not a patch on the original though. Anderson's voice was shot by the 80s imo.

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Post by jenkovix » 09 Feb 2011 19:08

I am joining the club! Got my first 45 rpm record today and wow! :o This is 12"!
I am a proud owner of the album of Paul O'Brien & Uli Kringler Trio from Stockfisch Records. 180g DMM studio session recorded onto 4 tracks.
Quality as always from Stockfisch is truly awesome.

Next time I'll get a 7" real 45rpm :wink:

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Post by HolgerDanske » 01 Jul 2011 06:36

jon tiltman wrote:I'm really surprised that there's any debate about this - 45RPM (all things being equal) will always sound better. It's analogous to higher tape recording speed, higher digital bitrate, more pixels in a picture, higher refresh rate etc.

Personally I'd be interested to hear a hi-fi stereo recording cut at 78RPM!



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Given that you'd be have to listen while bouncing on an exercise ball, because it would be about five minutes before changing sides. I guess about the same time for a single 45RPM- so if you like them- and I don't personally-78 might sound excellent, until those knees and back gives out jumping back and forth between the chair and the TT.

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Post by Coffee Phil » 01 Jul 2011 08:08

jon tiltman wrote:I'm really surprised that there's any debate about this - 45RPM (all things being equal) will always sound better. It's analogous to higher tape recording speed, higher digital bitrate, more pixels in a picture, higher refresh rate etc.

Personally I'd be interested to hear a hi-fi stereo recording cut at 78RPM!

It has been done. In the string which I have linked I posted a picture of one.

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Post by KevAmiga » 01 Jul 2011 16:35

My copy of the Foo Fighters - wasting light is 2x 45rpm vinyl... :)

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Post by prt1969 » 09 Sep 2011 02:52

CCR - Absolute Originals @45 rpm.
2500 limited edition, hand numbered.
8 albums. Sounds incredible. Grab it if you come across it.

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Post by prt1969 » 23 Sep 2011 22:30

KevAmiga wrote:My copy of the Foo Fighters - wasting light is 2x 45rpm vinyl... :)
How's it sound?

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Re: 12' LP plays at 45 rpm

Post by abril » 06 Nov 2011 21:33

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - The legendary A&M sessions - Edsel

short and sweet :!: