Maurice Ravel ‎– Maurice Ravel Plays Ravel

Madacy ‎– MK 1824
Madacy Master Series – MK 1824
Vinyl, LP, Stereo

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p)Everest



An Everest Record Production
Printed and Manufactured in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MK-1824-1 1A2X Dm-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MK-1824-1 1B2X Dm-4

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June 11, 2017
edited 4 months ago

I purchased this release in hope of it being an exclusively piano played version. Luckily my expectations were correct. Music wise I do feel like this could have been played less hastily like. Im used to a slower pace and more clean like play. To comment on the sound however, the pressing is not the best. I bought an unopened copy since 1976 and it looked beautifully shiny black and clean once I took it out. But the surface noise was sadly still quite distracting. (Perhaps mine is also extremely static). With a less well kept copy I can imagine it being almost unbearable. Especially when the recorded music is so low, requiring you to raise the volume, in turn making the surface noise more audioable. It might just be that the recording itself was sub par and picked up a lot of static noise, either way its bad. Not a horrible release if you can get it clean, but I would hope to find better.

Even after high end cleaning with an Okki Nokki and Lart Du Son fluid the record is still just as noisy. A cartridge change didnt seem to help either. I suggest looking at a US original instead.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with base carbon cart
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakers
Custom made HQ speaker cables

Updated Equipment:
Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge