Sonic Grade: D
The Warner Brothers 180g Double LP pictured above was mastered by Stan Ricker at half-speed.
Most of the time Stan Ricker’s approach to half-speed mastering results in a record that is too bright, with sloppy bass.
And what do you know, it IS too bright and the bass IS sloppy. Imagine that!
We often discuss the unpredictability of records, but when it comes to Half-Speed Mastered pressings their faults are fairly consistent and easy to spot once you know what to listen for.