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posted a comment on Aurra - Checking You Out. 4 months ago
Timing on label of 6:40 for track "Checking You Out" appears to be wrong on any 12" version of this release, real timing is around 5 :20. If you want the entire uncut version of this Shep PETTIBONE Mix, you can get it here for example : ... See full review
posted a comment on Aurra - Send Your Love. 4 months ago
On my LP ( US version ) and apparently on any original LP release from 1981, timing for track "Keep Doin' It" is 4:57 which is wrong. Real timing for this track is around 3:25, as correctly appearing on some further CD releases of this album and several ... See full review
posted a comment on Aurra - Anthology. 4 months ago
Track 2-12 is actually "You're The Only One" taken from AURRA's first album and not "You Are The One" as wrongly appearing on any of these comps.
posted a comment on Starpoint - Starpoint. 4 months ago
Apart from track 05 "I Just Wanna Dance With You" available here for example https://www.discogs.com/Various-Full-Length-Funk-The-12-Collection-And-More/release/1351079 as taken from master tapes, all other tracks "mastered" from vinyl. However, in this ... See full review
posted a comment on Instant Funk - Witch Doctor. 4 months ago
Track 09 "Witch Doctor (Long Version)" taken from a vinyl source.
posted a comment on Instant Funk - Instant Funk. 4 months ago
Tracks 12 and 13 probably taken from a vinyl source.
posted a comment on Various - Star-Funk Vol. 2. 4 months ago
Track 05 Kinky Foxx - So Different "mastered" from vinyl.
posted a comment on Various - The West End Story Volume 4. 5 months ago
Indeed, same as all other volumes ...

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posted a comment on Various - The West End Story Volume 4. 5 months ago
All tracks "mastered" from a vinyl source ...

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posted a comment on Various - The West End Story Volume 2. 5 months ago
I second that : I have most of these tracks on original 12" vinyl, buying this kind of CD is simply pointless.
posted a comment on Various - The West End Story Volume 1. 5 months ago
All tracks "mastered" from a vinyl source ...

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posted a comment on Various - Barbara Bui Presents Initial Grooves. 5 months ago
As for track E1 on vinyl, 2-06 on CD : "Every Way But Loose", not "Every Way But Lose"

As for track 2-10 on CD only : "The Down Sound", not "The P. Down Sound". Also, this track doesn't appear on "Finished Touch" LP, which doesn't exist as far as I am ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Barbara Bui Presents Initial Grooves. 5 months ago
... And of course, you can read in notes : "All tracks remastered by Ponpon Finkelstein taken from Erik Rug's original 12" collection. Many of the original masters have disapeared ..." ( "disapeared with one "p" only, (sic) ) which translates in good ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Barbara Bui Presents Initial Grooves. 5 months ago
ALL tracks are "mastered" from vinyl.

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posted a review of Odyssey (2) - Hang Together. 5 months ago
No proof reader at CR / BBR. Read in booklet notes : Bass - Marucs Millon (sic) on "If you're lookin' for a way out". Of course, Marcus MILLER, not "Marucs MILLON". Damn !
posted a comment on Donny Hathaway - Never My Love: The Anthology. 5 months ago
Quote from the notes : "2-1 and 2-6 were released on a limited edition 7" for Record Store Day 2013 but "Memory Of Our Love" was edited on this CD version.". Anyone can tell if situation is the same for US version of this box set as I guess it is ? Would ... See full review
posted a comment on Archie Bell & The Drells - Where Will You Go When The Party's Over/Hard Not To Like It/Strategy. 6 months ago
Track 12 on CD 1 is wrongly listed "On the road", it's actually "On the radio".
posted a review of Average White Band - Show Your Hand / How Sweet Can You Get? / Average White Band. 7 months ago
For tracks 2-11 "You Got It" and 2-13 "Pick Up The Pieces" at least, there's a speed difference between CD and US vinyl : tracks on CD are pitched up at around +2 compared to vinyl. I haven't checked them all but it might be the same for all tracks from ... See full review
posted a review of Klique - Let's Wear It Out!. 7 months ago
Wondering why tracks like "I Can't Shake This Feeling" or " I Can't Get Enough" on this CD are cut short, 5 to 10 seconds, compared to the version on the LP. I didn't check for the other tracks but just noticing that timings currently indicated on this ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Funky Sensation 3. 7 months ago
"Howard JOHNSON - So fine" is not the regular 12"/album version 5:32 long as stated but "So fine ( Edited version )" 4:17 long available on the promo 12" only.
posted a review of Donna Allen - Joy And Pain. 8 months ago
"Joy And Pain (Dance Version)" is 1 % faster compared to the same version on 12" vinyl and has, for some reason, a shorter AND edited end compared to version on vinyl. What's the point since there's plenty of space left on CD ??
posted a review of Various - The West End Story Volume 2. 8 months ago
All tracks "mastered" from a vinyl source ...

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posted a comment on Hi-Gloss* - You'll Never Know. 8 months ago
On my copy with same cat number and same barcode but obviously different from the one listed here, in a UNIDISC stylee ( ... ), track 07 is 7 minute long, longer than the actual 5:57 mentioned here..
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 23. 9 months ago
At least tracks 02, 05, 07, 09, 11,12 and 13 from a vinyl source. And again, at least clean the needle ...
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 22. 9 months ago
At least tracks 05, 10 and 13 from a vinyl source. In any case, sound quality is far better than what you can expect in the NIGHTTIME LOVERS series, even if mastering itself is now closer to saturation.
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 21. 9 months ago
Apart from 11 and 12, all tracks from a vinyl source. Regarding track 06, 09 and 13, please clean the needle ! Track 09 is probably the worst I've ever heard regarding "digitally remastered" material.
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 13. 9 months ago
Tracks 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 and 13 probably 09,11 and 12, from a vinyl source. Regarding track 02, please clean the needle at least ! Pathetic. Also, track 08 probably from a mp3 source,
posted a comment on Various - Funky Vibes 3. 9 months ago
Obviously, unofficial ....

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posted a comment on Various - Soul Classics. 10 months ago
Track 04 by Harry RAY is not the "Extended 12" Mix" version but the LP version of "Love is a game". Extended 12" Mix is 5:20 long and for some parts is built differently.
posted a comment on Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man. 10 months ago
I've just checked with my copy : the extra text at the very bottom on the rear of the sleeve is just "DIVISION OF ATLANTIC RECORDING CORPORATION" ....
posted a comment on Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Freddie Jackson - Just Like The First Time. 10 months ago
Bass player on "I don't want to lose your love" not credited in notes. It might be Timmy ALLEN but might as well be Marcus MILLER regarding style, although less probable. Anyone to confirm ? Thanks.
posted a comment on One Way - Who's Foolin' Who. about 1 year ago
Indeed : I was to report it when I saw your comment.
posted a comment on The Gap Band - Gap Band IV. about 1 year ago
If it reads "digital remastering by Wayne A. DICKSON at BBR Mastering" in booklet, don't be surprised. He doesn't know what he is doing and has been spoiling a lot of CD reissues at BBR, including Aretha FRANKLIN, Tom BROWNE, ASHFORD AND SIMPSON, INSTANT ... See full review
posted a comment on Teddy Pendergrass - Joy. about 1 year ago
Timing for "Joy (Instrumental)" ( B2 ) stated on record label is 5:11 but track is less than 3 minute long on actual record, probably shorten for lack of space reasons.
posted a comment on Hot Cuisine - The 12" Collection. about 1 year ago
Home made unofficial release.

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posted a comment on Teddy Pendergrass - Truly Blessed. about 1 year ago
I also don't understand why Lisa FISCHER on track 05 and Minnie CURRY on track 09 don't appear on any of the credits listed here for the several CD releases while they duet with Teddy on these tracks !!??
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 15. about 1 year ago
Tracks 01, 04, 05, 08, 10 and 11, probably 02, 03, 09, 12 and 13, from a vinyl source. Tracks 06 probably from a mp3 source, itelf coming from a vinyl source ! Unless it is the DSP for "(re)mastering" they use : in any case, awful ...
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 17. about 1 year ago
Tracks 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12 and 13, probably 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, from a vinyl source. Tracks 08 probably from a mp3 source, itelf coming from a vinyl source ! Awful !

In terms of sound quality, this volume 17 particularly crap.
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 18. about 1 year ago
Tracks 04, 06, 09, 12 and 13, probably 03 and 10, from a vinyl source.
posted a comment on Various - Nighttime Lovers Volume 19. about 1 year ago
Tracks 02 and 08, probably 03 and 11, from a vinyl source.
posted a comment on Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge - Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls. about 1 year ago
Dave VALENTIN's title is actually "Clove and cinnamon", see https://www.discogs.com/Dave-Valentin-In-Loves-Time/release/1789850
posted a comment on Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge - Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls. about 1 year ago
Dave VALENTIN's title is actually "Clove and cinnamon", see https://www.discogs.com/Dave-Valentin-In-Loves-Time/release/1789850
posted a comment on Direct Drive (3) & First Light (3) Featuring Paul Hardcastle - Time Machine. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Masterpiece Volume 17 - The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection . about 1 year ago
Only possibly tracks 1, 7, 8 and maybe 13 "mastered from vinyl" on this volume. Sound quality far better than the usual average in this Masterpiece series
posted a comment on Various - Masterpiece Volume 16 - The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection. about 1 year ago
Tracks 1 to 6 + 12 + 13 at least "mastered from vinyl".
posted a comment on Various - The Enjoy! Story. about 1 year ago
Here, but expensive ...

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posted a comment on Gwen Guthrie - It Should Have Been You. about 1 year ago
For those interested, 2 parts from this UK 12" version of "It Should Have Been You" are missing on the album version : one around 2:45 and the other one around 3:30, timings given for the album version.

Total time of album version : around 4:20
Total ... See full review
posted a comment on Gwen Guthrie - It Should Have Been You. about 1 year ago
It says "Taken from the forthcoming album "Gwen Guthrie"" but the version of "It Should Have Been You" on this 12" is different from the version on the LP https://www.discogs.com/Gwen-Guthrie-Gwen-Guthrie/master/112894 .
posted a comment on The Endangered Species* - Endangered Music.... about 1 year ago
I second that : more a rip-off of many things than anything else. Also, when you listen to Gene AMMONS masterpiece "Jungle strut" https://www.discogs.com/Gene-Ammons-Jungle-Strut-Madame-Queen/master/443431, truly brilliant, you tell yourself you can ... See full review