The mono we played (not pictured) in our shootout did not fare well head to head against the stereo pressings we had on hand. It is rich and tubey, and Julie’s voice is solid and full-bodied, but the overall presentation is dark, opaque and small.
How do the mono record lovers of the world find this kind of sound to their liking? We honestly don’t know.
On today’s modern stereos the mono pressing leaves a lot to be desired, and for that reason, we say Skip the Mono.
For records that we think sound best in mono, click here.
It Could Happen To You
When I Fall In Love
It’s A Blue World
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
One For My Baby
Love Is Here To Stay
The More I See You
A Stranger In Town
Two Sleepy People
Learnin’ The Blues
One in a long series of Julie London records, this set features the sultry but subtle singer on a dozen standards, each of which she dedicates to a different male singer. No dates or personnel information are given other than the LP stating that Andre Previn arranged for the backing orchestra. Although not essential, this is a worthwhile set, with London adding sensuality to such songs as “Learnin’ the Blues,” “When I Fall in Love,” “The More I See You,” and “Angel Eyes.”
Mono, Stereo, Reprocessed Stereo, We’ve Played Them All!