A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.
This Liberty ’60s Label Stereo LP has Hot Stamper EXOTIC SOUND on both sides. The cover says it’s The Ultimate in Transistorized Stereophonic Hi-Fidelity Sound, but I hear an awful lot of Tubey Magical richness and sweetness. The tonality is actually right on the money, a quality that the heavily tubey recordings rarely exhibit: they can easily get overly lush and turn murky.
- Side two is White Hot – the sound positively JUMPS out the speakers
- It’s shockingly 3-Dimensional, rich and Tubey Magical – you won’t believe it
- Side one is quite good at A+ to A++ – it gets better as it plays
- One of our favorite Martin Denny records – wonderfully spacious Exotica sound from 1957
We played a big pile of Martin Denny records during our shootout, not having enough clean copies of any one of them to do it the way we would with rock or jazz records, and this pressing was one of the best we heard, musically and sonically. (more…)