Letter of the Week – “I have heard this music a zillion times but it never ever once sounded like this.”

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Reviews and Commentaries for Bridge Over Troubled Water

One of our good customers had this to say about a Hot Stamper pressing he purchased recently:

Hey Tom, 

I just listened to Bridge over Troubled Water that arrived while I was on my trip to India. It was really spectacular. I have heard this music a zillion times over the last 40 years but it never ever once sounded like this. Amazing. I have to get Bookends and PSRT also. 

John R.


We love it when customers tell us that our Hot Stamper pressings are a revelation. At these prices they’d better be!

This album has been remastered many times, but as far as we know you just cannot beat the right 360 label pressings, which is why those are the only ones we sell.

We’ve auditioned many pressings of BOTW, including the Mobile Fidelity from 1984, the CBS Half-Speed from 1980, and the Classic Records Heavy Vinyl pressing from 1999.

There have been many more remastered since those three came out, but we don’t see any reason to expect them to be any better than the consistently second- and third-rate records currently being made these days, so we haven’t bothered to audition any of the newer pressings and have no plans to at this time.

If any of the labels currently making records start to make some that sound as good as the ones we sell, please let us know.

Thanks for your letter.


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