[78-L] MGM series, new to me

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed May 18 15:30:44 PDT 2011

On 5/18/2011 6:25 PM, agp wrote:
> At 22:12 18/05/2011, DL wrote:
>> One thing I remember about Lion is that the 12-inch lps were appallingly bad
>> quality..noisy pressings and over-the-top reverb,
> This was also true of stuff on their 1960s  budget label Metro. I had
> a copy of This Is Where It Started - Beatles&  Tony Sheridan that
> sounded like was pressed on a shingle and mastered with a roofing
> nail! It made the stuff by 'the Beatles' so called guests The Titans'
> -- (who?) -- sound even worse than it really was!
> The 70s resurrection of Lion was much better, that is if you can call
> an lp by Danny Bonaduce 'better'
> T

Metro was better in Canada because Quality was using better vinyl by then, but 
they were big on fake stereo and on slushy master tapes.

Lion also produced some classical issues from Russian sources. Interesting 
repertoire, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Marche Slav with the 
tsarist anthems replaced (by Glinka) and liner notes by someone who didn't know 
this had been done.


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