Sonic Grade: D
Another Classic Records LP debunked.
It’s been quite a while since I played the Classic pressing, but I remember it as fairly typical of their mediocre-at-best catalog, tonally fine but low-rez and lacking space, warmth and above all Tubey Magic. I don’t think I’ve ever played an original or a VICS reissue that didn’t sound better, and that means that the best grade to give Classic’s pressing is probably a D: below average.
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We have a number of Commentaries specifically addressing issues we’ve encountered when playing classical recordings.