We highly recommend you make every effort to find yourself a copy of this album and use it to test your system. The right pressing can be both a great Demo Disc and a great Test Disc.
Transparency Is Key
The best Hot Stamper Original pressings have the Tubey Magic we’ve come to expect from Contemporary circa 1958, with that warm, rich, full-bodied sound that RVG often struggles to get on tape. However, some pressings in our shootout managed to give us an extra level of transparency and ambience that most original pressings rarely did.
There’s a room around this drum kit. So many copies don’t show you that room, not if they have the full sound that a copy like this does.
It’s amazing all the detail you can hear in a leaned-out record, but what good is that? The sound is all leaned out.
If you like that sound, buy the OJC or the CD. Leave these originals to those of us who are after this sound. (more…)