Here are some albums currently on our site with similar Track by Track breakdowns.
Balance is key to getting all the tracks to sound their best. Many copies we played were too dull or too bright.
One more note: having your VTA set just right is critical to getting the best out of this album. The loudest vocal parts can easily strain otherwise.
Once you get your settings dialed in correctly, a copy like this will give you the kind of rich, sweet sound that brings out the best in this music.
Listen to Embrace Me, You Child on side two — on the best copies you can really hear the rosiny texture of the strings as they are bowed.
The cymbals too can sound amazing — listen to how extended the crashes are on You’re So Vain.
The Right Thing to Do
The Carter Family
You’re So Vain
A wonderful song and a good test track to boot. On the best copies the bass will be deep and well-defined, and one can expect the vocals to have a lovely breathy quality.
His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
We Have No Secrets
The top end is key to finding great sound on this album. If it’s boosted you’ll have a bright copy that will be glaringly unpleasant. If it’s missing or attenuated, you’ll have a dull copy that’s boring and uninvolving.
Ah, but when it’s extended and correct, everything else seems to fall into place. That’s why this song is such a good test track. If the voices sound smooth but you still have extension up top, you know your copy has been mastered and pressed properly.