RE: phono records

Charles Timberlake (
Fri, 2 Jun 2000 07:42:58 -0700 (PDT)

Ms. Karsten is right! I still am looking to replace a lot of old LPs in
my own collection (30 shelf feet and growing), but where is the CD reissue
of the '50s recording of the Miklos Rozsa "Duo" for 'cello and piano, for
example. Oh, and whatever happened to the stereo tapes of the Broadway
cast album of Noel Coward's "Sail Away"? The MONO CD reissue sounds good,
of course, but it is not stereo. Also, what does it cost to replace
infrequently-used LPs with equally infrequently-used CD copies (purchase,
process, catalog etc. costs), when you already have paid those costs for
the LPs? As to sound of vinyl vs. CD, I prefer reel-to-reel tapes.
Anybody still have those? Circulate them?

On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Karsten, Eileen wrote:

> "Every performance that ever existed on an LP is available
> on a CD in
> a superior recording"
> I do not know what you have been looking at, but every LP is
> not available on CD. We have over 3000 LP's in our collection because they
> have never been transferred to CD. In some case, yes we could find a
> version of a piece on a CD, but not by the same performer. Our music
> professors want a certain performance of Aida, not just a performance of
> Aida. Personally, as a big fan of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, only
> about half their albums are available on CD.
> Eileen Karsten
> Head of Technical Services
> North Park University