[78-L] Lousy on 78s- great as reissue

Stephen Worth sworth at vintageip.com.invalid
Mon Apr 11 14:08:29 PDT 2016

The Rodzinski Walkure Act 3 with Traubel was recorded in whole 78 length takes to 33 1/3 transcription disk and then dubbed back to 78. I have both the 78s and the earliest LP release at the beginning of Long Play records (in coarse groove) and there is no comparison. The LP sounds full and modern, and the 78s sound dismal. The only problem with the LP is that they had to do the side joins on the fly DJ style, and some of them get a little bit off beat until the cross fade ends.

Stephen Worth
sworth at vintageip.com

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