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[ARSCLIST] Perfect 78s (was: discography of "direct-to-disk revival"?)
No offense taken... She wasn't Jane Russell, but my late grandmother looked
"perfect" to me. <grin>
Speaking of Jane Russell, just got to see her in "The French Line" in a 3-D
polarized, two-projector showing of an archival dye transfer technicolor
print. She made a personal appearance at the screening and both she and the
film presentation were close enough to perfect for me, all things
Same for the "Kiss Me Kate" showing in widescreen 3-D of the only known
surviving technicolor print with 3 channel stereophonic sound.
I have the 78 album, of course. Does anyone know if the stereo soundtrack
ever made it to lp or CD?
Many of the classic 50s era 3-D films had mag stereo and even surround
tracks, but the only multi-track sound elements known to survive are "Kiss
Me Kate" and "It Came From Outer Space."
For 78s, a clean Vivatonal played on modern equipment (or even on a
well-maintained orthophonic style windup) is pretty near perfection for me.
My ears are not tin... Maybe brass or bronze!
On 9/22/06 7:34 PM, "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> OK, no offense but anyone who hears "perfect sound" on 78 has tin ears! That
> medium is low-fidelity
> by any serious definition. The only reason I can see listening to a 78 is if
> the performance is so
> to your taste that you can imagine it sounding good -- because what's coming
> off those grooves ain't
> near sounding good!