Paul Simon and Judy Collins Finally Turned Me Against DCC

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I remember being a bit taken aback by how much better my original Artisan pressing sounded when I finally got around to comparing it to the supposedly superior DCC, pressed at high quality Heavy Vinyl at RTI to the most exacting standards possible.

What finally turned me completely against DCC were the awful Paul Simon solo albums they remastered.  Two were released, two I had as unreleased test pressings, and all of them were at best second-rate compared to the good original pressings I had on hand.

So much for believing in DCC. Since that time we have learned that placing your faith in any record label or cutting operation is a mistake.

You have to play the records to know how they sound. Nothing else works, and nothing else can work.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Someday Soon
Since You Asked
Both Sides Now
Sons Of
Suzanne
Farewell To Tarwathie

Side Two

Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Sunny Goodge Street
My Father
Albatross
In My Life
Amazing Grace

AMG 4 1/2 Star Review

An excellent collection of some of the best tracks from Judy Collins’ early Elektra albums, Colors of the Day will both entertain and leave you wanting more. Lovingly programmed (it leads off with her excellent country-pop hit “Someday Soon,” an Ian Tyson classic), this is Collins at her finest. Earlier explorations into folk-pop (“Both Sides Now”), British folk (“Sunny Goodge Street,” “In My Life”), and gospel (“Amazing Grace”) clearly show her eclecticism. Some of the record’s finest moments are from her exquisite 1968 album Who Knows Where the Time Goes (such as that album’s title track and the aforementioned “Someday Soon”). This anthology brings the “best-of” collection to a new art form.

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