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Fred Blurt

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  1. This morning I gave the two versions a more stringent test, playing TSRTS on both the original vinyl and the new 2014 reissue vinyl 3 times apiece and timing each trial with a digital stopwatch. (I did it three times in order to get an average time, that way to avoid any unintentional variation caused by my reaction time in tapping the start and stop buttons.) I also used a better, somewhat high end Thorens turntable (no pitch control) that I knew to be in perfect and accurate working order. This time I'd have to say the difference is less than conclusive than yesterday afternoon (which was on a different stereo system) - they appear to be within 1 second of one another. On the original LP the song clocks in at an average of 5:25.4 while the reissue at 5:26.2. I'm tempted to just say "never mind" now but the vinyl geek in me won't allow me that level of humility. ;-) As an additional geek aside: note that on the label of my original LP, the listed times for each song are quite different from the new edition - shorter, in fact. On the original, TSRTS is printed at 5:24 while on the 2014 one it's 5:29. The listed times for songs on side 1 are as follow: Original LP 5:24, 7:32, 4:42, 3:10 ; New LP 5:29, 7:39, 4:50, 3:17 Apropos of nothing, perhaps, given that, in theory, we have more accurate digital technology today, but still interesting.
  2. Just finished listening to the new Houses Of The Holy LP (vinyl) reissue and noticed that it seemed oddly speeded up - song "The Song Remains The Same" in particular is noticeable. So we A-B'd it with a new digital file and a copy of the original vinyl and even synched them - sure enough, the new HOTH is too fast (the song in question finishes 3 seconds early in fact). Has anyone else checked this out yet?
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