Friday, January 07, 2011
Recently, I've become quite anal about sound quality in regards to my vinyl rips. Quality over quantity. The problem though, my untrained ear. I really cannot tell the difference between a recording at 128 kbps and anything recorded higher. The same probably could be said for the sound from a $3,000 stylus and a bargain basement $24 one, a good sound-card, etc. What I can hear, are the slight skips and pops, which at times can be jarring, when it interferes with the track's flow. This absolutely drives me nuts! The trouble is, sometimes you can't see the imperfections in the grooves at the store, as with this LP. Two tracks on this wonderfully melancholy record have oh-so-slight pops. That being said, I've included it anyway. Three of my all time favorite songs show up here: Django, Willow Weep for Me, and Autumn Leaves. Guaraldi adds his flavor to these standards, which seems to only enhance their beauty.
Room at the Bottom
Vinyl Stereo 1963 mp3 Download link.
A Blog w/ Mono CD FLAC link.