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Originally posted by PhilH PhilH wrote:

Hi, are finding the one-step pressings a big step up on regular pressings? They’re a big investment!
Cheers, Philip.


I refuse to buy them for the most part. I have yet to see a title where I'd be willing to lay down the money. I think they're a cash cow for the labels that do them. If you remember about ten years ago MOFI used to do a much more diverse array of stuff and now they are mostly in the bore-zone with stuff like Eagles one-steps.

No offense to any fans of the Eagles but I've heard their music so much over the decades that I have little interest in buying anything by them and listening to it on my own time. Just not my cup of tea.

Facts are that folks are much more likely to notice differences in these pressings vs. others based on the mastering engineers' EQ choices, which can vary greatly on a MOFI release compared to a non-MOFI release.

"Special" vinyl formulas for low-noise have been around since the 80s and back then the labels often didn't charge extra for it. If you have any records made with Quiex or KC9000 you know what I'm talking about.

A special vinyl formula and changes to the plating process are only going to make so much difference. EQ differences, different source tapes, etc. can make MUCH larger differences. One mastering guy I know of thinks one steps are a scam. Same deal with the Electric Recording Co. releases and other things of that ilk.


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Today's arrival, one of the latest Tone Poet reissues. This one's by Sonny Red and I'd never heard any of his band leader releases before but really enjoyed this one. Definitely a must have if you like this kind of 60s hard bop.


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