More of the Music of Frank Sinatra
Hot Stamper Pressings of Pop and Jazz Vocals Albums
Sonic Grade: C-
Reprise reissued this album on 180 gram vinyl in 2004.
Our advice: skip this Heavy Vinyl Mediocrity. The originals are far better and not that hard to find.
In fact, the good originals are so good that they can be found in our Vocal Demo Disc section. I’m pretty sure that this run-of-the-mill reissue is nobody’s idea of a Demo Disc.
Mastered by Kevin Gray, this record has what we would call ”modern” sound, which is to say it’s clean and tonally correct, but it’s missing the Tubey Magic the originals are full of.
In other words, it sounds like a CD.
Who can be bothered to play a record that has so few of the qualities audiophiles are looking for on vinyl? Back in 2007 we put the question this way: Why Own a Turntable if You’re Going to Play Mediocrities Like These?
Also, skip the orange label reissues. We’ve never heard a good one and we stopped buying them a long time ago.
Basic Concepts and Realities Explained
Records are getting awfully expensive these days, and it’s not just our Hot Stampers that seem priced for perfection.
If you are still buying these modern remastered pressings, making the same mistakes that I was making before I knew better, take the advice of some of our customers and stop throwing your money away on Heavy Vinyl and Half-Speed Mastered LPs.
At the very least let us send you a Hot Stamper pressing — of any album you choose — that can show you what is wrong with your copy. of the album.
And if for some reason you disagree with us that our record sounds better than yours, we will happily give you all your money back and wish you the best.