01-06-2017, 08:57 PM
Excellent, let's hope they fulfil the potential of this LP.
Originally Posted by swanlee
01-07-2017, 12:36 AM
Indeed. Such a wide range of variables with turntable setups. Fingers crossed for the more reasonable end of things!
Originally Posted by neonknight
01-07-2017, 07:30 PM
Curious to know if there is an indication he has the proper equipment and know how to do it well...
Originally Posted by swanlee
01-07-2017, 10:26 PM
Ok so I got the files from the ebay seller and I think it may certainly be worthwhile to compare to other versions. The LP rip is very clean with no background noise and not much in the way of clicks or pops with full announcer intro for each song and is 24bit 96K full frequency. I'll PM the DL links to Neon
Last edited by swanlee; 01-07-2017 at 10:31 PM.
01-08-2017, 12:08 AM
Thank you swanlee! Definitely a worthwhile exercise. It's a nice 24/96 transfer at a good volume. I have trimmed off Brian Matthew (I would not do this for a release) and added gain for an easier comparison to the official version. My first impression is that the official version has been heavily eq'd to sharpen and brighten it up. Your transfer has a warmer, more authentic feel to it and you are right about it being very clean. The waveform looks healthier and the channels are more balanced without the need for any adjustment. Jimfisheye has been working on my transfer of careful53's tape of the other two tracks and I'll pass the links on to him for his expert view if that would be OK with you?
01-08-2017, 01:09 AM
Yea you can do whatever you want with these neon, no worries
01-09-2017, 11:48 AM
This all looks incredibly promising. Thanks to all concerned for the painstaking work that's going into this project.
In all fairness to the compilers of the official box set (and I know they did drop the ball inexcusably on a couple of things) this thread does underline why they didn't quite nail the BBC aspect of the box. The ultimate version is such an arcane patchwork of different sources that getting it right to this degree really is a lifetime's work.
01-09-2017, 11:58 AM
"An arcane patchwork of different sources" would make a good Relics-style strap line for our release
01-27-2017, 11:53 PM
I have added some minor amends to page one this evening in respect of the DJ chatter from 1967-12-31.
02-09-2017, 09:26 PM
I have gone a bit quiet of late but rest assured this project is still ongoing. Next week I will be listening to a nice old source for the September '67 session, for example. That recording will be my last opportunity to score an upgrade unless anybody else springs a surprise and comes forward. Then we'll get fully into the task of bringing out the very best in everything. Some significant progress has been made with December '68 already and it sounds much better than previous versions. If you're reading this and have any old cassettes that could be of interest, please drop me a line