- Stunning sound throughout for this very well recorded proggy album, with each side rating a solid Double (A++) Plus
- These early UK pressed sides are are full of the kinid of Tubey Magic that makes us (and other right-thinking audiophiles) swoon – thanks Brian Humphries!
- If you like early King Crimson – they were in the band don’t you know – you will surely get a big kick out of this one-of-a-kind sleeper from 1970
- “The main attraction is really the performances turned in by McDonald and the Giles brothers — they all sound fabulous…” – All Music
Brian Humphries engineered the album, and although you may not be all that familiar with his name, if you’re an audiophile you know his work well. Take a gander at this group:
Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Two are of course on our Top 100 Rock and Pop List, and all four — five if you count McDonald And Giles — qualify as State of the Art Rock Recordings from the era.
Demo Disc Quality Sound
If you’re looking to demonstrate just how good the best early Island Label recordings can sound, this killer copy should do the trick. (more…)
Sonic Grade: F
A Hall of Shame pressing and another MoFi LP debunked.
Of course our Hot Stamper pressings are going to be better than the Anadisq LP from the mid ’90s. How much better? Words fail me. The MoFi was an out and out disaster. Perhaps some of the MoFi collectors didn’t notice because they had nothing to compare it to. God forbid they would ever lower themselves to buy a “common” pressing such as one of our domestic Islands.
Had they done so what they would have heard is huge amounts of musical information that is simply missing from the MoFi pressing. (more…)