Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Rep Power

    Question RE: Irma Thomas' Ruler of Hearts CD

    I was playing this CD today and heard some funny beeps on tracks 8 and 16. Sort of like the sound hospital monitors make. It happens about 4 times on track 8 and once on track 16. I tried it on two different players with the same result.

    Does anyone else have that same issue or is this just a defect on my copy?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Rep Power
    Ruler Of Hearts was the first compilation to feature ALL of Irma's Minit/Bandy sides. [[Charly has apparently re-released these sides a few times under various titles, but I'm not sure they are the same masterings). The LP features 16 songs [[the 14 single sides plus 2 demos), and the CD adds 8 songs from a 1976 live performance. The CD is very strange and mysterious. Sound quality ranges from adequate to atrocious. Some tracks are probably sourced from acetates or vinyl [[some seem to have groove wear while others include tell-tale clicks), and many appear longer here than anywhere else on my list. Several songs appear to be alternate mixes, but it could be the result of severe EQ and compression. The LP doesn't sound as good as the CD. It seems to be sourced from the same basic master, with a bunch of bass distortion added. It has clicking in the exact same spots as the CD.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Ralph Terrana

Welcome to Soulful Detroit! Kindly Consider Turning Off Your Ad BlockingX
Soulful Detroit is a free service that relies on revenue from ad display [regrettably] and donations. We notice that you are using an ad-blocking program that prevents us from earning revenue during your visit.
Ads are REMOVED for Members who donate to Soulful Detroit. [You must be logged in for ads to disappear]
And have Ads removed.