- With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our shootout for these later pressings – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
- Much more folk than pop, for the most part the sound here is tubey, rich and sweet
- The originals from 1967 have never impressed us much – re-released when HLAW hit big, it features three great Linda solos
- “It doesn’t have “Different Drum,” but the first Stone Poneys album is their folkiest and best, dominated by close harmonies and strong original material by the group’s guitarists, Bob Kimmel and Ken Edwards.”
This copy was one of the better pressings we played in our shootout, but the sound varies a fair amount from track to track. The best tracks are rich, tubey and clear; the worst thin, bright and hard.
The first track on side one rarely stayed clean when loud, but here for the most part it does. It’s a good test for whether or not you have a copy with high quality, low distortion mastering. Listen for the least amount of smear and congestion and the most resolution.
The second track is richer and tubier – it proves that side one is mastered correctly.
On side two the first track is rough, the second track better, the third richer, sweeter and smoother still. (more…)