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    Posted: August 12 2014 at 11:48
I've just set up my turntable again after many years, and got my vinyl collection out - mostly bought in the late seventies/early eighties.

There's quite a lot of prog there that I haven't listened to in over 20 years. Some I've gone on to acquire in digital format, but many I haven't.

So the big dilemma - what do I listen to first?

I chose Peter Gabriel's "car" album - hence the subject line - and waited for the flood.

What would you choose to listen to again after 20 years?
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After 20 years....i would like to listen thoses ones:  

     -Tiger Taking Mountain from Brian Eno  

     -Monndawn from Klaus Schulze  

     -K-Scope  from Phil Manzanera  

     -Fish Rising from Steve Hillage  

     -Timeless from John Abercromie    

   ....and sure i will have some fun!!!
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In the Region of the Summer Stars by The Enid.

A brilliant album but one I never seem to get round to playing despite having 2 copies (the original and the re-recording).

BTW - well done on resurrecting the old deck. I have never put mine away!


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I've been meaning to do that for years. I have two, an Hitachi PS12 and a mint condition Sansui SR-222 (which I paid $10 CDN for at a local Op-Shop). You can never have too many!

I'm thinking Tarkus, side one, then Close to the Edge in its entirety, finishing off my listening session with Santana's Abraxas.

I gotta get on that!
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Well anything you have not duplicated on CD or digital download would be my suggestion.
Maybe some Nektar, they sound fantastic on vinyl, I have been looking for several in stores. Tarkus would be good, Tubular Bells, I could go on

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I would probably revisit my ELP collection.  I don't listen to them much anymore, and I have most of them on vinyl but not CD.  They were one of my first prog band favorites, and though I've moved on in some ways, it will always be nice to revisit old favorites like those.
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Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

I've been meaning to do that for years. I have two, an Hitachi PS12 and a mint condition Sansui SR-222 (which I paid $10 CDN for at a local Op-Shop). You can never have too many!
I have a Dual CS505, bought in a second-hand store when I was at university, probably about 1982.

Originally posted by JD JD wrote:


I'm thinking Tarkus, side one, then Close to the Edge in its entirety, finishing off my listening session with Santana's Abraxas.

I like your thinking. It's been a long time since I listened to any ELP, although I have their first five albums on vinyl.
Close to the Edge I've heard more recently on YouTube, but it'd be good to get the vinyl out if only for the artwork in all its's glory.

I wasn't into Santana until recently, but I've been learning the guitar for the last few years - my mid-life crisis so I'm told - and I can do a passable version of Black Magic Woman.  I bought myself the PRS SE Santana signature model.

But next on the turntable: inspired by the favourite Hackett songs thread, Spectral Mornings and Defector.

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Originally posted by La nouvelle terre La nouvelle terre wrote:

After 20 years....i would like to listen thoses ones:  

     -Tiger Taking Mountain from Brian Eno  

     -Monndawn from Klaus Schulze  

     -K-Scope  from Phil Manzanera  

     -Fish Rising from Steve Hillage  

     -Timeless from John Abercromie    

   ....and sure i will have some fun!!!

I remember loving the K-Scope album by Manzanera - but I haven't heard it in years. I would have to second this choice...
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if there is any way to make a digital copy as you listen to it I highly recommend it.  The needle will be gouging out the vinyl and it won't sound as good on the second pass. Wink

And by they way for the luv of gawd, quit calling them vinyls. In my day we had singles and LPs. LOL

When we first got into CDs many of the old albums were just copies of the original LP master and they sucked because they weren't mastered to the new format.  This is why some people maintain that LPs sound "warmer". But enjoy the old format, because it was state of the art back in the day. Big smile


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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

In the Region of the Summer Stars by The Enid.

A brilliant album but one I never seem to get round to playing despite having 2 copies (the original and the re-recording).

BTW - well done on resurrecting the old deck. I have never put mine away!
I was about to say that one, too. So bombastic, and yet, in parts, so beautiful. Perfect for big, beefy stereos. When I found that jewel for $8 at my local record store, I yelled, "YES!!!!" in accomplishment.

Another one—I think—is A Tab In The Ocean. The psychedelic synths are great. One (like Hamburger Concerto) you can't fully appreciate till you listen in warm analog.
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I would imagine that ELP's debut would sound great on vinyl. It has that slightly grainy production sound that can never be translated properly in digital form. Even Steven Wilson struggled with it.

I do remember listening to Aphrodite's Child 666 on vinyl many years ago and that sounded fantastic. Also a wonderfull gatefold sleeve to enjoy. Double albums and vinyl ehSmile
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

if there is any way to make a digital copy as you listen to it I highly recommend it.  The needle will be gouging out the vinyl and it won't sound as good on the second pass.


All you need is a preamp between your turntable and your soundcard and a decent software. I use Soundforge 4.5 to record and edit the LP into individual tracks and to remove any pops or ticks. If you are a patient person you can create an album with almost no audible surface noise depending on the quality of the source. I've transferred such albums as Seventh Wave - Psi-fi and some ELP bootleg LP's I bought when I was around 16. They do maintain their "warmth" if anyone is interested.
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I would imagine that ELP's debut would sound great on vinyl. It has that slightly grainy production sound that can never be translated properly in digital form. Even Steven Wilson struggled with it.
I do remember listening to Aphrodite's Child 666 on vinyl many years ago and that sounded fantastic. Also a wonderfull gatefold sleeve to enjoy. Double albums and vinyl ehSmile


Never heard AC/666 on vinyl....hmm may have to look for it in the bins next time. I suppose its one of the albums you should own on vinyl, sorry LP...wait no its vinyl, certainly not plastic...I like vinyl or LP...how about vinyl record?
      
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I do that sometimes, but I have to pack I down again, due to lack of space.
Last time I did that I chose Mike Oldfield, Ommadawn, 
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Well of course it depends on which albums did you have in vinyl which you never got in CD or digital format. I had a similar situation a couple of years ago, after many years not having a functional turntable I bought one so I was suddenly able to listen again to some LP's I had which I had never replaced by their CD versions, among them:

Jethro Tull - Bursting Out
Oldfield - Platinum
UK - Night After Night
Brand X - Is There Anything About?
Pat Metheny - Travels
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

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Originally posted by JD JD wrote:


Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

if there is any way to make a digital copy as you listen to it I highly recommend it.  The needle will be gouging out the vinyl and it won't sound as good on the second pass.
All you need is a preamp between your turntable and your soundcard and a
decent software. I use Soundforge 4.5 to record and edit the LP into
individual tracks and to remove any pops or ticks. If you are a patient
person you can create an album with almost no audible surface noise
depending on the quality of the source. I've transferred such albums as
Seventh Wave - Psi-fi and some ELP bootleg LP's I bought when I was
around 16. They do maintain their "warmth" if anyone is interested.

Yeah, the last time I was making transfers I used Audio Cleaning Lab. Alas, I have two turntables but they are both in need of repair.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Junges Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2014 at 19:43
Hard to say, since we don't know what's in your collection. I have never stayed 20 years without listening to prog, so.. can't say.
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Originally posted by timbo timbo wrote:

I've just set up my turntable again after many years, and got my vinyl collection out - mostly bought in the late seventies/early eighties.

There's quite a lot of prog there that I haven't listened to in over 20 years. Some I've gone on to acquire in digital format, but many I haven't.

So the big dilemma - what do I listen to first?

I chose Peter Gabriel's "car" album - hence the subject line - and waited for the flood.

What would you choose to listen to again after 20 years?
   
Hey what a coincidence man!... I was just going to the thread "What albums did you listen to today?" and found this thread. Today it was a very special moment for me... today (or should I say finally!) I gave the first spin to Marillion - Real To Reel since I lost this vynil LP in the year 1987 to be precise:
 
    
It was my very first Marillion's and I bought it just a year after its release - and how I loved this album! without even notice the immense world of prog there was right out there since some years back. And today... my goodness! those times were back again as if it was just yesterday! kind of crazy magic was that or what? Back in time or days of future passed? hahhah , just wanted to share my sentiments and there were only the PA Forum.
    
This was my Vynil back cover:
  
     
So many times staring to it paralized with rabbit's eyes...


Edited by Rick Robson - August 19 2014 at 21:20
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