Label: Blue Room Records - BRR 001 Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo Country: US Genre: Jazz Style: Avant-garde Jazz
But like I said, there is enough beautiful melodies included here to be an enjoyable but also forgettable experience. Archived from the original on December 10, Do Not Open That aside, it is what it is. If the sound level from both the auxiliary and main magnetic heads was loud, the cutting head on the disc recording lathe was driven at its normal speed. Generic View Release Page.
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By mid, all motion picture studios were recording on optical soundtracks , but sets of soundtrack discs, mastered by dubbing from the optical tracks and scaled down to 12 inches to cut costs, were made as late as for distribution to theaters still equipped with disc-only sound projectors. The desirability of longer continuous playing time soon led to the adoption of the Vitaphone soundtrack disc format. Transcriptions were variously recorded inside out like soundtrack discs in the era of shellac pressings and steel needles, needle wear considerations dictated an inside start for such a long recording or with an outside start.
Longer programs, which required several disc sides, pioneered the system of recording odd-numbered sides inside-out and even-numbered sides outside-in so that the sound quality would match from the end of one side to the start of the next. Although a pair of turntables was used, to avoid any pauses for disc-flipping, the sides had to be pressed in a hybrid of manual and automatic sequencing, arranged in such a manner that no disc being played had to be turned over to play the next side in the sequence.
Instead of a three-disc set having the 1—2, 3—4 and 5—6 manual sequence, or the 1—6, 2—5 and 3—4 automatic sequence for use with a drop-type mechanical record changer, broadcast sequence would couple the sides as 1—4, 2—5 and 3—6. Some transcriptions were recorded with a vertically modulated "hill and dale" groove. This was found to allow deeper bass because turntable rumble was laterally modulated in early radio station turntables and also an extension of the high-end frequency response.
Neither of these was necessarily a great advantage in practice because of the limitations of AM broadcasting.
Today we can enjoy the benefits of those higher-fidelity recordings, even if the original radio audiences could not. Other plastics were sometimes used. By the late s, vinyl was standard for nearly all kinds of pressed discs except ordinary commercial 78s, which continued to be made of shellac.
In the late s, magnetic tape recorders were adopted by the networks to pre-record shows or repeat them for airing in different time zones, but inch vinyl pressings continued to be used into the early s for non-network distribution of prerecorded programming.
Unless the quantity required was very small, pressed discs were a more economical medium for distributing high-quality audio than tape, and CD mastering was, in the early years of that technology, very expensive, so the use of LP-format transcription discs continued into the s. RCA Victor introduced an early version of a long-playing record for home use in September They were to be played with a special "Chromium Orange" chrome-plated steel needle.
They could hold up to 15 minutes per side. The New York Times wrote, "What we were not prepared for was the quality of reproduction Unfortunately for Victor, it was downhill from there. The dubs were audibly inferior to the original 78s. Record sales in the US had dropped from a high of The failure of the new product left RCA Victor with a low opinion of the prospects for any sort of long-playing record, influencing product development decisions during the coming decade.
Scott , who died September 22, , at the age of Research began in , was suspended during World War II, and then resumed in Three ten-inch series were released: When the LP was introduced in , the 78 was the conventional format for phonograph records. By , 78s still accounted for slightly more than half of the units sold in the United States, and just under half of the dollar sales.
Canada and the UK continued production into , while India, the Philippines, and South Africa produced 78s until , with the last holdout, Argentina, continuing until The popularity of the LP ushered in the " Album Era " of English-language popular music, beginning in the s, as performers took advantage of the longer playing time to create coherent themes or concept albums. Although the popularity of LPs began to decline in the late s with the advent of Compact Cassettes , and later compact discs , the LP survives as a format to the present day.
Vinyl LP records enjoyed a resurgence in the early s. It was introduced by RCA Victor in To compete with the LP, boxed albums of 45s were issued, along with EP Extended Play 45s, which squeezed two or even three selections onto each side. Despite these efforts, the 45 succeeded only in replacing the 78 as the format for singles.
This series was labeled AP-1 through about AP, pressed on grainless red vinyl. Today AP-1 through AP-5 are very scarce. By very tightly packing the fine groove, a playing time of 17 minutes per side was achieved. Reel-to-reel magnetic tape recorders posed a new challenge to the LP in the s, but the higher cost of pre-recorded tapes was one of several factors that confined tape to a niche market. Cartridge and cassette tapes were more convenient and less expensive than reel-to-reel tapes, and they became popular for use in automobiles beginning in the mids.
However, the LP was not seriously challenged as the primary medium for listening to recorded music at home until the s, when the audio quality of the cassette was greatly improved by better tape formulations and noise-reduction systems.
By , cassettes were outselling LPs in the US. The Compact Disc CD was introduced in It offered a recording that was, theoretically, completely noiseless and not audibly degraded by repeated playing or slight scuffs and scratches.
At first, the much higher prices of CDs and CD players limited their target market to affluent early adopters and audiophiles. But prices came down, and by CDs outsold LPs. RSO Cat: Very Good VG. XL Recordings Cat: XLS Contour Cat: CN RCA Victor Cat: RCA Jive Cat: Electric Bird Cat: K19P Stunn Cat: STUNN Philips Cat: SG XLS A. Petroleum Records Cat: Red Bullet Cat: The mixing is also really bad sometimes? And even the remastered version could not improve this defect very much.
Nevertheless, the magic of Collage is not all gone. Some tracks are so enchanting as ever, like the marvelous Eight Kisses, the folk influenced The Chanting and the mellow and melancholic Made Again. This few moments especially when the female vocals do not appear are able to make us dream like no other neo-prog band has made in all the sub-genre history.
Best Tracks: This Time a rock neo-prog which acts as a fine opener. I specially like the acoustic guitars on it , Eight Kisses splendid keyboard melodies, precious atmosphere and a great final solo , The Chanting a bit repetitive, but with marvelous melodies and fine folk influences , Made Again a more modern sounding track which acts as a sample of the quality that Collage could have gave us it they had not split up Conclusion: Sadly, the overall quality is not so high like in Moonshine.
With a length of minutes and a better production it could easily have reached a four-star rating. I think the production is a bit saturated. Technical and financial limitations, I guess. The guy sings in a very powerful and passionate way, but sometimes he is completely out of tone. He had potential and capability to make a great job in this album, but for some reason he sounds not really well here. However, apart of these two problems Moonshine is a pure pleasure for the ears. Heroes Cry starts the record in a very powerful and melodic way, with very dense echoed guitars from Gil and great keyboards from Krzysztof Palczewski.
He just tries. In Your Eyes is just a masterpiece of Neo-Prog music. A true classic and a song which is perfect if you want to introduce someone to this genre. Amirian sings in a very passionate and sentimental way the romantic lyrics and the songs evolves constantly offering an incessant stream of wonderful progressive melodies. Just wonderful! Lovely Day is another lovely song based mainly in the keyboards, spoiled again by the weak vocals.
The Blues bring back the hard rock of influences of Heroes Cry, but with an even better instrumental section.
After two slow tracks The Blues was a very good choice. Wins in the Night is another long song with folk melodies, which give a very European feeling to this album. Not so good as In Your Eyes, but also marvelous.
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