Wishbone Ash ‎– There's The Rub

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MCA Records ‎– MCF 2585, MCA Records ‎– MAPS 7709, MCA Records ‎– 0C 062 o 96022
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A1 Silver Shoes 6:32
A2 Don't Come Back 5:08
A3 Persephone
Organ, Synthesizer – Albhy Galuten
6:40
B1 Hometown 4:42
B2 Lady Jay 5:35
B3 F.U.B.B
Congas – Nelson "Flaco" Padron*
9:24

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(p) 1974 MCA Records Inc.

Black 'rainbow' labels.

Matte sleeve with printing along top edge as well as spine.

'File under POPULAR: Pop Groups'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side): MCF 2585 A-1U OV XV A 2 MCA-598 CAN YOU DO THIS? KENDUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side): MCF 2585 B-1U DV A JUST TESTING MCA-599 KENDUN
  • Other (Date sleeve printed): 7412

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MAPS 7709 Wishbone Ash There's The Rub(LP, Album) MCA Records MAPS 7709 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
MAPS-7709 Wishbone Ash There's The Rub(LP, Album) MCA Records MAPS-7709 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
6.22075, MZPS 7709 Wishbone Ash There's The Rub(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records 6.22075, MZPS 7709 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
MAPS-7709 Wishbone Ash There's The Rub(LP, Album) MCA Records MAPS-7709 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
UICY-2366 Wishbone Ash There's The Rub(CD, Album) MCA Records UICY-2366 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

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leonthepro

leonthepro

July 7, 2018
edited 6 months ago

A much better sounding record than their debut first press.
Kendun has as usual done a stellar job for the most part making each beat and string, no matter how shrill, sound blissful and easy to listen to. There is good emphasizing work going on as well without making it sound processed or fake. It seems tracks were compromised for since there can be quite a lot going on at times, making instrumental separation difficult, or so I speculate. It never sounds like mess thankfully due to the good balancing behind the emphasizing. It does make me wonder about the vocals however as they are among the more recessed aspects of every track. It makes me think of an MFSL mastering, although maybe not quite with their finess. I wish there was a little more drive and kick to that vocal mid range to make the sound more coherent.
And its not that I play the record too quiet since its cut pretty loud already, making most small anomalies and surface noise on my copy all but trivial.
In the end its like it was cut with a rock and roll feel in mind while trying to also please an audiophile crowd, resulting in a strange compromise, but still sounding enjoyable and good none the less. I would be curious to hear a more focused attempt in the audiophile direction if someone would make such a realease. In the meantime Im very happy with this UK Kendun press.

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