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GREAT MUSIC BUT HORRENDOUS DULL MONO SOUND
on 18 March 2015
GREAT MUSIC BUT HORRENDOUS DULL MONO SOUND, it may be digitally re mastered but from what, a very poor sound source for sure.
Sadly there is a great shortage of decent stereo recordings of The Ronettes and as Spector is in prison for murder and apparently deaf in one ear, as is Brian Wilson of the beach Boys, there is little or no chance of official re releases of decent stereo tracks.
Even the expensive new vinyl release is in dull mono, but back in 1964 it was released in a rare stereo format, as well as mono which was normal in those days, hifi stereo was very rare in even the late 1960's, I went stereo in about 1970, but most stereo releases were classical, pop music was rarely catered for.
So what can you do, search the web for downloads, free from my experience, of stereo tracks and burn your own CD, I did that using re mastering software, also free for 30 days, the end result is quite impressive even if I do say it myself.
Or buy the only CD's I know that are in stereo, The Ronettes: Ultimate Collection, Greatest Hits, almost certainly taken from rare old stereo vinyls, see my review and Ronettes (2014 Remaster) [Japan CD] WPCR-27874 or the other remasters of the same tracks, I only got the Japanese one as it was much cheaper, see my reviews. The latter CD is strictly speaking not the Ronettes, it was cut before they became The Ronettes, ie not a Spector release, but sounds like it, great wall of sound, something dull old mono can never achieve.