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CP/M User
April 24th, 2006, 01:13 AM
Er yeah? Well it's one of those Naxos CDs, with yep - Burl
Ives!

As far as I know these are 3 albums he did durning his Folk
era. Sure Naxos was nice enough to put the songs in the same
sequence as the original albums too.

This CD simply incorporates the albums:

* The Wayfaring Stranger (1941)
* The Return of the Wayfaring Stranger (1949)
* More Folk Songs (1950)

So there's like 32 songs on this CD - 67 minutes of music!

From what I can gather - these albums were originally on 78s.
Would have been an mammoth task to get this onto CD I guess,
no mastertapes & it sounds increadibly great for what you get.
78s are usually notorious for breaking easily too, so someones
done a fantastic job to preserve it.

So what's the big deal I hear about Naxos?!?

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CP/M User
April 24th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Oh yeah, forgot to add the CDs called Burl Ives Troubador
Original Recordings 1941-1950.

carlsson
April 24th, 2006, 03:23 PM
Properly stored (and preserved) 78 rpms played with the right needle and other setup can sound quite clean, and even more so if post-processed. I wonder if those 78 rpms made in 1949-50 are made of vinyl, or if that kind of 78 rpm was not made until later, 60-70ties.

CP/M User
April 24th, 2006, 03:42 PM
carlsson wrote:

> Properly stored (and preserved) 78 rpms played with
> the right needle and other setup can sound quite
> clean, and even more so if post-processed. I wonder
> if those 78 rpms made in 1949-50 are made of vinyl,
> or if that kind of 78 rpm was not made until later,
> 60-70ties.

Yeah, sadily I'm not sure - all I was told about 78s was they
were fragile. I guess if they were later made of Vinyl - would
that make them studier?

Would the material used for those 78s determine the quality of
the sound? Sorry if these are hard questions!

What does post-processed mean? (deliberately packaged in such
a way, that weather has no chance to get in).

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carlsson
April 24th, 2006, 03:56 PM
I believe the choice of material affects sound quality to a certain degree, just like recording equipment evolved all the time. With post-process, I meant the sampling of the records to re-issue them on CD - if some noise reduction and hand editing has taken place.

CP/M User
April 24th, 2006, 04:04 PM
carlsson wrote:

> I believe the choice of material affects sound quality to a
> certain degree, just like recording equipment evolved all
> the time. With post-process, I meant the sampling of the
> records to re-issue them on CD - if some noise reduction and
> hand editing has taken place.

Ah yes, well from what I can tell with the CD - noise is
clearly present - which sounds to be consistant type of noise
throughout the recordings. It does state on the CD that
Digital Noise Reduction has been done though - as with my
other Naxos CD. Don't think this treatment has affected the
integrity of the recording - though it's hard to say without
listening to the original 78s records.

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