Rolling Stones Vinyl

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Don Grossinger, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Don Grossinger

    Don Grossinger Distinguished past mastering moderator Active Member

    ABKCO Records has just released many of the classic Rolling Stones back catalog albums on Vinyl L.P. pressings. I am proud to say that they came to me for the cutting of 10 of the L.P.s and also the double 12" vinyl remix set of "Sympathy For The Devil" that has been to the #1 position on Billboard Magazine's Dance Singles Sales chart.

    The albums I cut are:
    England's Newest Hitmakers
    Aftermath
    Between The Buttons
    Big Hits (High Tide & Green Grass)
    Their Satanic Majesties Request
    Beggars Banquet
    Get Your Ya Yas Out
    Hot Rocks Vol 1 (1964-1971)
    Metamorphasis
    (2 other L.P.s were cut elsewhere: Let It Bleed & Out Of Our Heads)

    All versions cut are in the original British sequences as first released.
    They all had the benefit of the recent remastering to SACD format & used those EQs.
    All the records I cut were done on a Neumann DMM cutting system which preserved the nuances of the recent "clean up".

    I am extremely proud to have been selected to be a small part of the Rolling Stones long history & on going story.
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    You Go Don, that's great. congradulations.
     
  3. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    Don,

    you da man......... :tu:

    congrats

    Rod
     
  4. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!
     
  5. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Damn, I don't have a turntable any more........


    KUDOS.

    :p:
     
  6. Don Grossinger

    Don Grossinger Distinguished past mastering moderator Active Member

    Thanks very much guys!!

    These are now in US stores as imports, pressed in Germany (at Palas) on 180 gram, heavy weight vinyl. The pressings are limited editions, I am told.

    American pressings might come later.
     
  7. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    To this day, I still feel Get yer ya ya's is one of the best, raw live records ever made. I wore out the grooves in my original copy when I was a kid. In fact, those gtr sounds are some of the best I've ever heard, live or otherwise. The opening riff on Midnight Rambler still gives me chills. Must have been a blast to work on that collection!!
     
  8. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Congrats Don

    geesh , makes me warm and fuzzy knowing i get to type and rub elbows with some serious talent in this forum,,

    thanks for making this forums what it is guys :)

    Sanity Inn
     
  9. Don Grossinger

    Don Grossinger Distinguished past mastering moderator Active Member

    Garysjo:

    Ya Ya's was one of the biggest blasts for me. The new remastering is spectacular. You can actually hear bottom. I wish they included bonus tracks....

    I was at one of those shows at MSG (the early show on Saturday) & this brought it all back.....
    Terry Reid & BB King opened. I have to check my ticket stub, but I believe the Stones ticket cost $5.50. I do not think "Let It Bleed" had come out yet because I remember being disappointed in the studio version of Midnight Rambler when I finally heard it: not as powerful as live. The next day I saw Simon & Garfunkle at Carnagie Hall (their new LP, not yet released , was "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"!).

    Anyway, the latest word is that a domestic release is planned for the vinyl LP's, so be on the lookout!
     
  10. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Wow! That was such a great period for the Stones with Mick Taylor on gtr. I've always been a big Stones fan (and still am) Must have been something to have been at one of those concerts. This is reason enough for me to resurrect my turntable! Can't wait to hear it. Regarding "Bridge", has to be one of the strongest pop songs ever written. Another one that gives me chills. Funny thing about that song, it seems to transcend even not so great covers of it. I've heard many covers of it, some great, some not, but the song is so strong it still rings through, regardless of the arrangement.
     
  11. Don Grossinger

    Don Grossinger Distinguished past mastering moderator Active Member

    Review: by Michael Fremer

    http://www.musicangle.com
     
  12. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Great review... He didn't know who Don was but does now.
     
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