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    A Bit Of Liverpool - The Supremes (mini-LP CD release)

    The next Oldays Motown release on mini-LP will be.......The Supremes "A Bit Of Liverpool" on June 15th from Japan. There are no bonus tracks listed with this one though. 11 tracks for around Ł12 UK money (plus shipping). But try finding the US single CD release these days. It's Ł7 plus just to download the Liverpool album in mp3 format from Amazon.

    I suspect the art work will receive a slight revision from the original album but currently that is what is pictured on ebay. It's bound to look attractive.

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    This one includes both Mono & Stereo versions, two bonus tracks and tracks from their performance at the Olympia Theatre in Paris.

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    I didn't know Oldays was a bootleg/public domain label when I bought their reissue of Irma Thomas' Wish Someone Would Care album [with bonus tracks]. The label took the stereo album tracks and simply folded them down to mono. I'd give any of their releases a wide berth.

    They have to change the artwork because I believe artwork copyright extends past the 50 year audio copyright in Japan, so their releases don't even satisfy those who like a reproduction of their favourite album artwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booty View Post
    This one includes both Mono & Stereo versions, two bonus tracks and tracks from their performance at the Olympia Theatre in Paris.
    Our German "friend" is capable of brilliant work on these, but they aren't cheap and cost a fortune in shipping too. He seems to run into problems with ebay regularly which is why he often has periods with nothing posted on their site. Also, they're bootlegs of course and, in this case, outside the law I think. The Japanese releases seem to be within the copyright laws in Japan - and are probably on a par with the UK Hallmark Motown series and I think the sound has been fine on the two releases I've had (Supremes Sam Cooke album and Earl Van Dyke).

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallworld View Post
    I didn't know Oldays was a bootleg/public domain label when I bought their reissue of Irma Thomas' Wish Someone Would Care album [with bonus tracks]. The label took the stereo album tracks and simply folded them down to mono. I'd give any of their releases a wide berth.

    They have to change the artwork because I believe artwork copyright extends past the 50 year audio copyright in Japan, so their releases don't even satisfy those who like a reproduction of their favourite album artwork.
    You are right about the artwork and folks would have to make their own mind up about the sound on the CDs (which I would describe as clear stereo and load enough but not as loud as on the Hip-O Earl Van Dyke compilation for example).

    However, the worst mastering I've ever experienced was on a legitimate re-release by Elemental of David Ruffin's "My Whole World Ended" album - it's truly shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    You are right about the artwork and folks would have to make their own mind up about the sound on the CDs (which I would describe as clear stereo and load enough but not as loud as on the Hip-O Earl Van Dyke compilation for example).

    However, the worst mastering I've ever experienced was on a legitimate re-release by Elemental of David Ruffin's "My Whole World Ended" album - it's truly shocking.
    What version would you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMotownManiac View Post
    What version would you recommend?
    For Liverpool, the UK 2on1 release from 2000 which also includes TCB.
    For Earl Van Dyke, the Hip-o set.
    For "My Whole World Ended" the David Ruffin Volume 1 albums Hip-o set.

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    Regarding the sound quality, I agree 100% with mysterysinger.

    [A quick note on Elemental releases : terrible CDs most of the times, sometimes just ok cds.
    But the recent Temptations releases are surprisingly well done, although they do NOT represent the original lps, as alternates originally found on 2003’s PSYCHEDELIC SOUL systematically replace the original versions (I Can’t get next to you, Slave, Psychedelic Shack, Take A Look Around). The rest seems to be a copy of the latest remastered versions of the albums, as made available as download only. So it’s great to have them on cd.]

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    Re: THE SUPREMES - WE REMEMBER SAM COOKE Oldays 2018 cd release :

    Sound is excellent although we can hear it is lifted from vinyle during certain intros / fade outs.
    Some tracks sound as if they were taken from the MOTD-5495 / 3746354952 cd though. Just a proof that the sound is excellent.
    ...and just to prove this cd is a must to avoid, “You Send Me” fades after two minutes and lasts 2’12 instead of 2’44. Shame!

    Ok... we can a few bars at the end of “Wonderful World” (« but I do know... ») that are not on any other cd. But these can be found on the iTunes official download in better sound quality.

    [for the record, the album was released in Spain in 2001 as part of “Las Grandes Voces de la musica negra” 70 Motown cds series as MW046 with a regular Motown design, making this the first and only official European cd release of the album. The cover art showed the mono Tamla Motown, but the cd was a copy of the US release in stereo.

    The best stereo version is the one done in 2015 for iTunes that can only be found officially as a download.

    The complete mono version of the album, along with the extended mono mix of “Cupid” can only be found on cd on the one that was produced in Germany in 2017 - some mono tracks from WE REMEMBER SAM COOKE have made it on Readers Digest’s Ultimate Motown cd series]
    Last edited by jbpintus; 05-18-2018 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbpintus View Post
    Re: THE SUPREMES - WE REMEMBER SAM COOKE Oldays 2018 cd release :

    Sound is excellent although we can hear it is lifted from vinyle during certain intros / fade outs.
    Some tracks sound as if they were taken from the MOTD-5495 / 3746354952 cd though. Just a proof that the sound is excellent.
    ...and just to prove this cd is a must to avoid, “You Send Me” fades after two minutes and lasts 2’12 instead of 2’44. Shame!

    Ok... we can a few bars at the end of “Wonderful World” (« but I do know... ») that are not on any other cd. But these can be found on the iTunes official download in better sound quality.

    [for the record, the album was released in Spain in 2001 as part of “Las Grandes Voces de la musica negra” 70 Motown cds series as MW046 with a regular Motown design, making this the first and only official European cd release of the album. The cover art showed the mono Tamla Motown, but the cd was a copy of the US release in stereo.

    The best stereo version is the one done in 2015 for iTunes that can only be found officially as a download.

    The complete mono version of the album, along with the extended mono mix of “Cupid” can only be found on cd on the one that was produced in Germany in 2017 - some mono tracks from WE REMEMBER SAM COOKE have made it on Readers Digest’s Ultimate Motown cd series]
    "We Remember Sam Cooke" (Stereo Version) was also released in the UK during the mid 1980's on Tamla Motown WL72445.

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