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The Recordings of The Lovin’ Spoonful – These Are Some that Didn’t Make the Grade

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These are just some of the recordings by The Lovin’ Spoonful that we’ve auditioned recently and found wanting. Without going into specifics we’ll just say these albums suffer from poor sound and therefore do not deserve a place in your collection, and may even belong in out Hall of Shame

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The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream on Sundazed Heavy Vinyl

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Sonic Grade: D

The best sounding of the Lovin’ Spoonful records I’ve heard on Sundazed, which means that the others would get an F for sound. Don’t waste your money. I’d be surprised if the CDs weren’t better sounding. (Many Sundazed CDs are actually quite good.) 

 

 

The Lovin’ Spoonful – Do You Believe In Magic? on Sundazed Vinyl

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Sonic Grade: F

More awful Sundazed mastering. Can the CD sound this flat and dead? I would bet money that it kills this piece of Heavy Vinyl trash.

 

 

John Sebastian Songbook – Somebody Sure Got Hold of Some Awfully Good Tapes

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Our Killer Shootout Winner for 2017

Great sound for some the biggest hits of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band I wouldn’t have expected to hear sound good on vinyl if I lived to be a hundred, and yet, here it is. This is one of the rare cases where, in our experience, the hits compilation sounds BETTER than the original records. Why? Who knows? We don’t pretend to have all the answers. What we do have (that no one else has, if that’s not too obvious) are the records that back up the claims we make for them.

How they came to be that way is anyone’s guess. All we know for sure is that, judging by the best copies of this album, somebody got hold of some awfully good tapes and somebody mastered them with uncanny skill to what sounds to these ears like near perfection. (more…)