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vikinger replied on Mon, May 26 2014 4:30 PM

Just starting to listen to a series of 5CDs: The Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra, 'The Olufsen Years 1988-1994'.

I had seen this collection before, but at ridiculous prices. Suddenly found it on offer (new) from Amazon.eu/ co.uk for £22 inc a free MP3 download.

CD's are a 30th anniversary release by Steeplechase. It seems that Dørge started out with Steeplechase and switched to The Olufsen label only to switch back some years later with the master recordings, reissued now as CD's. Unless anyone can tell me otherwise, I think the Olufsen label is a separate niche record company started by a Peter Olufsen, and has no direct connection with B&O.

The music is a very varied mix of styles of Danish jazz reflecting the development of the orchestra. Some live, mostly studio. I suspect that once I have listened right through I will re-arrange some of the content after downloading the CD's onto the Brennan.

 

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Chris replied on Mon, May 26 2014 4:55 PM

vikinger:

Just starting to listen to a series of 5CDs: The Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra, 'The Olufsen Years 1988-1994'.

No - thumbs down Just found it (and listened to the intro's) on iTunes, for a indeed ridiculous price of 59,99 euro. I have a look at Amazon, great Danish jazz!

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vikinger replied on Mon, May 26 2014 6:00 PM

Chris:

vikinger:

Just starting to listen to a series of 5CDs: The Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra, 'The Olufsen Years 1988-1994'.

No - thumbs down Just found it (and listened to the intro's) on iTunes, for a indeed ridiculous price of 59,99 euro. I have a look at Amazon, great Danish jazz!

Just looked at Amazon.co.uk again and it's gone back up to £55.35. My purchase was direct from Amazon Eu, and the current £55.35 offer is from the same part of Amazon. I have no idea how they do their pricing, unless they offer a first copy at a low price in the hope of a buyer posting a good review.

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Chris replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 3:36 PM

Went this morning to my specialized record store, they did not have: 'The Olufsen Years 1988-1994' in stock. I ordered, will see how much it cost me.

I brought another fine cd back home for 54,50 euro, a Japan release XRCD. I wil have a listen to it this evening... Malta, Manhattan in Blue

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54,50 Euro for a cd - wow!

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Beocord 5500 playing a recording of Dr hook with Sylvias mother among others. Second or first record from the '70s. 

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Chris replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 6:41 PM

Millemissen:

54,50 Euro for a cd - wow!

MM

Its exclusive Japan import and in XRCD format made by JVC, its CD mastering and manufacturing are exceptional, more transparency and dynamics are the result. Its my second buy after Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms on XRCD. Its remarkable how a CD could sound if the mastering and 'pressing' is done with care and precision.

I just could not resist... Cool again!

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Chris:
Its my second buy after Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms on XRCD. Its remarkable how a CD could sound if the mastering and 'pressing' is done with care and precision.

Brothers in Arms was one of the first two CDs I ever bought, back in 1985. I always thought it was a great recoding as it was - would be interesting to compare, but I'm not going to pay for it again Big Smile

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Chris replied on Thu, Jun 5 2014 8:07 PM

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Chris:
Its my second buy after Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms on XRCD. Its remarkable how a CD could sound if the mastering and 'pressing' is done with care and precision.

Brothers in Arms was one of the first two CDs I ever bought, back in 1985. I always thought it was a great recoding as it was - would be interesting to compare, but I'm not going to pay for it again Big Smile

Then you have probably the WG Vertigo (824499-2) which I believe is the original mastering. The best sounding Redbook CD! 

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Chris:

Millemissen:

54,50 Euro for a cd - wow!

MM

Its exclusive Japan import and in XRCD format made by JVC, its CD mastering and manufacturing are exceptional, more transparency and dynamics are the result. Its my second buy after Dire Straits / Brothers in Arms on XRCD. Its remarkable how a CD could sound if the mastering and 'pressing' is done with care and precision.

I just could not resist... Cool again!

Still it is a redbook cd - i guess the 'normal' cd will sound exactly the same...

...but isn't that 'exclusive'.

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Chris replied on Fri, Jun 6 2014 5:41 AM

Millemissen:

Still it is a redbook cd - i guess the 'normal' cd will sound exactly the same...

MM

I'm not going to argue with you, but you really should listen carefully to the Brothers in Arms 1985 WG Vertigo disc and later versions, including SACD and reissued versions. Maybe you find big differences. 

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remastered Led Zeppelin I, II and III.

I did not found the time to compare them to the original records but they sound excellent in my view !!!!

Very nice moment.


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Chris:

I'm not going to argue with you,...

No need for arguing at all - at least not in this thread Cool

With the effort they had with the recording, and the fact that nothing was after-processed, no artificial reverberation, no equalizing, the sound must be very good.

It is amazing what we could have with Redbook standard CD's, if the industry would only let us.

In fact I got interested and curious too.

But this is the kind of stuff, that you don't find by WiMP HiFi (or Spotify).

I looked it up on Amazon and co - but did only find those ridiculous high priced CD's (the XRCD's), and gave it up.

 

In stead I popped in my Albert Lee/Tearing it up - Blu Ray Disc.

They did an amazing job at AIX-records recording and mastering this.

http://aixrecords.com/catalog/bd/albert_lee_bd.html

And the music - if you like that sort of music - is splendid.

MM


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Just got a new replacement gumstick battery for my old Sony mz NF810 minidisc one of the last recorders before hi md came out in 2003.

The sound compared to downloaded mp3 files and so forth is pretty awesome.

I prefer this instead of using my latest Sony Ericsson Xperia Z2.

At home a Beolink 1000 does the trick well enough. No need for downloading any thing.

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What is a rebook CD? I've never heard of that term before.

@ Friedmett, I always loved the technology of MD, I also love the new hi def walkman :-) 

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Chris replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 7:06 AM

Aussie Michael:

What is a rebook CD? I've never heard of that term before.

A link is always easier than all the blabla Big Smile http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc_Digital_Audio and http://www.obsoletemedia.org/?s=compact+disc

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Ky replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 7:11 AM

Dark Side of the Moon because I'm definitely not high right now. 

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Rich replied on Sat, Jun 7 2014 6:06 PM

I have not been definitely not high in many a year.

Damn kids.

Anyway, looking forward to my reissue of Led Zeppelin I LP coming in the mail.  In the meantime, listening to Traffic's Mr. Fantasy.  Probably segue straight into The Low Spark of High Healed Boys afterward.


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Ky replied on Sun, Jun 8 2014 12:08 AM

Listening to the Black Keys Turn Blue right now, just picked up the LP sounds great so far, a little disappointed they spent the money on including a CD instead of opting for 180 gram and just a download code (a CD is useless for me, I don't have a CD player, nor a CD slot on my laptop). Great album though, reminds me a little bit of broken bells latest. 

I was lucky enough to "borrow" all of my parents old original zeppelin albums, I have a pretty pristine copy of I myself. Is the reissue a remaster or just a repressing? 

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they are remastered supervised by Jimmy Page who found the first CD's dull... (maybe marketing). I bought the new cd's to compare them with original records (I have them too ;)) but did not found the time yet. 

That would be a good idea to compare original and new records too (to see if this remastering is real or just marketing...).

In my personal view, the new CD's are excellent !!!!!!

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Since I use "iTunes Match" it is logical for me to use "iTunes Radio", here is my most recent "station" and its "seed track" - unfortunately whiles the "Apple TV" display shows a "cover flow" view of what has played this screen show of my iTunes does not ...

 


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Chris replied on Sat, Jun 14 2014 7:07 PM

Completely lost sight of this 1960 lovely jazzrecord from The Gil Evans Orchestra - Out of the cool. Rediscovered today… in SACD.

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elephant replied on Sun, Jun 15 2014 4:31 AM

Chris:
Completely lost sight of this 1960 lovely jazzrecord from The Gil Evans Orchestra - Out of the cool. Rediscovered today… in SACD.

In SACD but also in stereo ? in iTunes one track is marked "stereo recording" as if the others are not !

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Chris replied on Sun, Jun 15 2014 7:32 AM

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In SACD but also in stereo ? in iTunes one track is marked "stereo recording" as if the others are not !

Many thanks for mentioning it, I never thought to look at iTunes.

I've pre-listened to the album in iTunes, this is probably the MCA IMP 11862 (1996) reissue. I have the SACD 2010 Analogue Productions CIPJ 4 SA in stereo but it's missing track 6: 'Sister Sadie'. What was in the 1996 reissue as a bonus track. 

My AP SACD edition sounds very good, you can clearly place all the instruments, Rudy Van Gelder as a recording engineer did for sure his part with the mikes. To me it looks AP used also the best available source since the master no longer exists. 

However, the 1996 MCA-CD remains sound-wise the best release for me. Now I'm waiting for the announced and long-awaited iTunes Hi-Res before I buy it in their store. 

If you love Jazz, Gil Evans made ​​a masterpiece with this Out of The Cool. 

Apologies for the somewhat long reply ...

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elephant replied on Sun, Jun 15 2014 2:03 PM

Chris:
Apologies for the somewhat long reply ...

No need to apologise ! it was a great reply -- and I shall report back once I have had a chance to listen -- I love tips like these that broaden my taste.

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Rich replied on Mon, Jun 16 2014 5:56 PM

Led Zeppelin I LP reissue played quite loudly on the BG4002 -> M70 system yesterday (Happy Father's Day to me!).  A fine version, but I'll have to listen to the CD again to see if anything seems different. 


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elephant replied on Mon, Jun 16 2014 10:17 PM

Chris:
If you love Jazz, Gil Evans made ​​a masterpiece with this Out of The Cool. 

Finally I got to play what I purchased 36 hours ago - enjoying La Nevada at the mo'

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Chris replied on Tue, Jun 17 2014 11:57 AM

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...enjoying La Nevada at the mo'

Great opening ! It starts swirling, you feel Evans' earlier collaborations with Miles. Big Smile

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Chris replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 6:49 AM

Qobuz has released a 24/88 remaster of the excellent 1960s Exclusively For My Friends sessions.

Exclusively for My Friends (Live) | Oscar Peterson*– Télécharger et écouter l'album

The price is really good at €15 for 4h of music. For comparison, the same set at Highresaudio cost €35. At this price this box is a must have for any jazz lover.

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I´m a little drunk, lisyening to Universal stereo ( Mexican station) on my newly cleaned and adjusted BM 1000, connected type M speakers. It is a blessing when something just turns out right. now playing San Francisco

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Piaf replied on Sat, Jun 28 2014 4:34 PM

A belated “Welcome Home” Søren! Sounds like your trip to Denmark was most successful.

 

It is really good news that all your “new” Beomaster 1000 needed was a good cleaning and adjustment. Colour me impressed and very happy for you!

 

I may have my BM 1000 repaired at a local shop that fixed my JVC VCR and Sony WM D6C. They are currently bearvering away on my Tandberg 9000X…. and I am still in shock on how much they found wrong with it so far. (I missed most of the cruddy connections and debris rendering the auto-stop useless.

 

The man doing the repair is very nice but intimidated by the Tandberg. He has cleaned the pots and the sliders, but in 3 weeks has not found the courage to remove the main circuit board. Oh he will, but this is gonna take awhile. But if he fixes the Tandberg, I’ll give him the BM 1000, which should be a walk in the park next to the reel-to-reel.

 

Since this is a what is playing right now forum, Columbia Masterworks Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor with E. Power Biggs on my Beomaster 4400 with MC 120.2 /Fisher XP-77 speakers.

 

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I found the remastered version of an old classic Deep Purple Machine Head.

Only one loose cd of once was a double disc. I know I treated my cd collection like hell in the past.

Anyway the CD6500 plays it without trouble or skipping. Of course it sounds awesome!

 

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Evan replied on Sun, Jul 6 2014 5:56 PM

Beo-glasspanel owners rejoice! I have found the perfect theme song for your 3500/4500/9000/9300/9500 system.

The band is called Touch Sensitive and is very appropriately 80's themed in the sound department.

Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uXrXTSASK0

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Chris replied on Wed, Jul 9 2014 12:12 PM

There are those CDs when they are past, you find yourself wondering, "Do I have turned on him or not?"

On this cold, rainy and windy summer day, I thought this could cheer me up a bit. Listening now to this new album from Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters on Qobuz HiFi.

Diane Blue's jazzy voice fits the instrumentals. Delicious layback this lady sings. But nowhere you hear the ferocity of the last CD of 2013 "Just For Today".

In knowing the musicians could do so much better, I find this a CD for the Ronnie Earl collectors keeping their collection complete.

Oh well, I did not opened my wallet... that's the advantage of using Qobuz, but Diane her voice made me smile...

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paul 00 replied on Thu, Jul 10 2014 9:39 PM

John Fogerty wrote a song for everyone cd.

Been playing this a lot , great reworking of his songs with some fine musicians, and to top it off really good production.

Its all about the music.

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elephant replied on Thu, Jul 10 2014 10:49 PM
Cool jazz at a cold bus stop

I might go back to a rendition of "These Boots Are Made For Walking"

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Chris replied on Fri, Jul 11 2014 5:28 AM

'at a cold bus stop' 

Pretty good music indeed for this environment. Canadian jazz singer from Quebec.

Thanks to let me meet her, I have a listen to her other records especially the French.

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elephant replied on Fri, Jul 11 2014 5:51 AM
Thanks Chris -- I think it's great how we shares tastes and new memes.

Right now I am on a platform waiting for train. And appropriately listening to THIS song .... "Melbourne"

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Chris replied on Fri, Jul 11 2014 6:56 AM

The opening song  'No Aphrodisiac' is really worth a closer look in to the album. Thanks,

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