Shylock ‎– Île De Fièvre

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
82862 Shylock Île De Fièvre(LP, Album) CBS 82862 France 1978 Sell This Version
FGBG 2027 Shylock Île De Fièvre(LP, Album, RE) Musea FGBG 2027 France 1989 Sell This Version
FGBG 2027 Shylock Île De Fièvre(LP, Album, TP) Musea FGBG 2027 France 1989 Sell This Version
MAR 96241, FGBG 4177.AR Shylock Île De Fièvre(CD, Album, RE) Belle Antique, Musea MAR 96241, FGBG 4177.AR Japan 1996 Sell This Version
FGBG 4177.AR Shylock Île De Fièvre(CD, Album, RE) Musea FGBG 4177.AR France 1996 Sell This Version
BELLE 121936 Shylock Île De Fièvre(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 121936 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
RPC038 Shylock Île De Fièvre(LP, Album) Replica Records (4) RPC038 France 2019 Sell This Version
FGBG 4177 AR Shylock Île De Fièvre(CD, Album, RE, RP) Musea FGBG 4177 AR France Unknown Sell This Version

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November 23, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Île De Fièvre, CD, Album, RE, FGBG 4177.AR
In the late 1980's all the prog fan world welcomed the wave of CD reissues that started to flood-out with open arms. Never had we had it so good, so much great music and in such good quality at "reasonable" prices.
Well, that was generally the case. There were exceptions though, and two such casualties were the Shylock albums. The bizarre thing is that Musea had previously reissued these on vinyl and they didn't sound too bad. "Gialorgues" only fault on CD is that it sounds rather thin and weedy. "Île De Fièvre" on the other hand is clearly either taken from damaged tapes or someone messed-up with a vinyl transfer. Side one doesn't sound too bad, but there's obvious tape stretch on much of side two, which makes the avant-garde elements and long keyboard notes sound "drunken".
When we first got copies of this at Ultima Thule, way back in 1989, we told Musea about the fault. They claimed ignorance, and that they'd had no complaints from anyone else. After further communication they admitted that indeed something was wrong and that they'd correct it for the second pressing. But they never did. In fact I recently ordered some new copies from the French distributor to check, and these are still the very same pressing! Strange though, but some people that bought the Musea CD's way back when couldn't detect the faults! Maybe some people just can't? And, at least this does have a rather nice bonus track!
In this case, such rare classic music just gets rarer!