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GUEST,KP Noah's Ark Trap (Nic Jones album) (211* d) RE: Noah's Ark Trap 09 Jul 11


I was given a copy of this LP on CD-R, so I don't know how/when it was transferred from vinyl. This thread prompted me to listen again critically both to the music and the sound. Regarding the sound, I played around using the graphic equaliser on iTunes and listening on a good pair of headphones. It does seem to benefit from a boost of 3-5 dB at 2kHz and above - I wonder whether someone mismatched some Dolby B processing at some point, perhaps my copy went from vinyl to CD via a cassette deck. For those of you with vinyl I'd love to know what it sounds like on a really good record deck.

But much more important is the music..this really is a great record! Just as good as From the Devil to a Stranger and Penguin Eggs. Miles Weatherhill is so powerful and Annachie Gordon is heart-breakingly beautiful. I remember someone (Jack Campin I think) describing this as one of the great Scottish melodies in another Mudcat thread and I have to agree. And then there's 10,000 miles and Isle of France, almost as gorgeous. Just wow...


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