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Re: Decca Eclipse LPs
Posted by Chris Howell on February 19, 2014, 6:57 am, in reply to "Re: Decca Eclipse LPs"
Mr. Finley, to answer your last question, perhaps not so very many were sold in this way since, quite coincidentally, the craze for revamping early mono LPs as stereo began not all that long before the introduction in the UK of the Trades Description Act, following which the companies played safe and invented formulae like "electronically enhanced for stereo effect". So Eclipse LPs and others blatantly claiming "stereo" were issued only for a year or two (I'm just remembering all this, I don't have exact dates to hand).
If you're interested in these early LPs, there was general dissatisfaction with these attempts at electronic enhancement (and modern CD transfers don't attempt it), but even before that many felt that the mono reissues on the Ace of Clubs label had spoilt the sound by artificial brightening. If you can find a good copy of the original LXT issues you might find they sound remarkably natural.
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