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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Gotcha, my note was intended more to clarify that you can find this Austin, TX-issued LP anywhere in this great country of ours, and even internationally, on Saturday.

Also, I would add that this release, like the other Record Store Day items--most of which are NOT soundtracks, are geared towards a wider strata of music fans than those primarily interested in film scores, whether you choose to call them "insufferable nerd bastards," audiophiles, vinyl devotees, music geeks, collectors, or something else entirely.

Just an Austin TX in-joke, nitzschemorricone. Nothing specific about the score collectors.


So are we to derive that you work at Mondo in Austin nitzschemorricone?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

Gotcha, my note was intended more to clarify that you can find this Austin, TX-issued LP anywhere in this great country of ours, and even internationally, on Saturday.

Also, I would add that this release, like the other Record Store Day items--most of which are NOT soundtracks, are geared towards a wider strata of music fans than those primarily interested in film scores, whether you choose to call them "insufferable nerd bastards," audiophiles, vinyl devotees, music geeks, collectors, or something else entirely.

Just an Austin TX in-joke, nitzschemorricone. Nothing specific about the score collectors.


So are we to derive that you work at Mondo in Austin nitzschemorricone?


Haha...a not very interesting, though somewhat predictable supposition on your part, ado.

No, I'm just excited about Record Store Day, which is tomorrow. Never been to Austin and I'm mostly indifferent to the Mondo model and output, though I do have the MANIAC LP they put out...because I like MANIAC, Chattaway's score, Joe Spinell, and the new LP cover artwork of Spinell.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

All the guttural brass really sounded great on the '82 MGM vinyl. If previous reports on this thread are true, I'll be "shivering" the house with the same great brass after I pick this baby up in a few hours. All hail, Record Store Day!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The only way an LP can be better than a CD counterpart is if the CD is mastered from inferior elements or mastered by a clod who knows nothing about anything. A beautifully mastered CD from original elements can be astounding, but the mastering engineer must understand sound and warmth - it can all be achieved perfectly - it just requires an artist and not some bozo with a computer who thinks he's good enough to be a mastering engineer just because he has that software. I have been fortunate to work with two wonderful mastering artists - Joe Gastwirt while at Varese, and now James Nelson.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

The only way an LP can be better than a CD counterpart is if the CD is mastered from inferior elements or mastered by a clod who knows nothing about anything.

I smell a tad of condescension. Nevertheless, I shall explain my rationale for wanting this vinyl. I have no illusions about an LP ever sounding "better" than the superb CD remaster by Messrs. Matessino and Botnick. As I've stated earlier, the original single-disc MGM vinyl was a seminal experience in soundtrack collecting for me.

The original LP had sonics that outdid any other vinyl record I'd heard before then. Mondo has really put a lot of love into this. I couldn't have thought up a better example of a functionally irrelevant, totemistically perfect item that I absolutely do not need, yet want more than anything. That many think me silly makes it all the more treasurable. And yes, I shall hold these discs up to an intense light source before putting them on the platter!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 12:24 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The only way an LP can be better than a CD counterpart is if the CD is mastered from inferior elements or mastered by a clod who knows nothing about anything.

I smell a tad of condescension. Nevertheless, I shall explain my rationale for wanting this vinyl. I have no illusions about an LP ever sounding "better" than the superb CD remaster by Messrs. Matessino and Botnick. As I've stated earlier, the original single-disc MGM vinyl was a seminal experience in soundtrack collecting for me.

The original LP had sonics that outdid any other vinyl record I'd heard before then. Mondo has really put a lot of love into this. I couldn't have thought up a better example of a functionally irrelevant, totemistically perfect item that I absolutely do not need, yet want more than anything. That many think me silly makes it all the more treasurable. And yes, I shall hold these discs up to an intense light source before putting them on the platter!


Condescension? Are you joking? When I am condescending there is no mistaking it smile There have been many LPs with sonics much superior to Poltergeist's original LP. I was an avid LP collector with over 10,000 LPs in my heyday. I had superior machinery on which to play them and yet one was always plagued with the usual crap - ticks, pops, the occasional skip, inner groove distortion, etc. Yes, there was the occasional miracle - the Mercury stereo classical LPs, some of the classic RCA classical issues, same with Columbia, but more often than not one's ears just had to accept the the vagaries of the vinyl.

When CD came along, I was very uppity about my LPs, thinking a CD was some rodent mutant thing. And certainly the first CDs I heard were strident, shrill, awful things. But as I opened my mind and then finally mastering engineers who knew what they were doing began putting out some pretty amazing-sounding CDs, then I understood what could be done. And we strived to do it back in the Bay Cities days (Danny Hersch, back then). And we did some marvelous-sounding releases, each of which was better than any LP counterpart. Then with Joe Gastwirt, who is brilliant, I knew what could be achieved. And when I made the switch to James Nelson, once we understood each other, he was, like Joe, an artist. I still have some LPs left, and I even buy some occasionally and every time I play one or make a CDR from one, all I hear is those damn vinyl vagaries and it's just irritating. Then I put on a superbly mastered CD, close my eyes, and there's nothing to distract me from the music and that is ultimately what it's all about for me.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2013 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Yes, there was the occasional miracle - the Mercury stereo classical LPs, some of the classic RCA classical issues, same with Columbia, but more often than not one's ears just had to accept the the vagaries of the vinyl.

I've listened to many of these on Super Audio Compact Disc. We reach, brother.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2013 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

Brooklyn, NY:

Yesterday (Saturday the 14th), I pasted by this thrift store, Beacon's Closet, and I saw a sealed copy of the Mondo LP release of Poltergeist for $26.99 (plus 8.875% NYS sales tax). Here is the address:

92 5th Avenue, on the corner of Warren St, Brooklyn, NY

Good luck to the person who really wants it.

-Alex

 
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