Saturday, November 28, 2009

Making Right What Once Went Wrong

I shared out this great LP last year against my better judgment. There's some great music on here, but my copy was pretty beat. There was even one song that skipped so badly I just left the whole thing out. But this year I found another copy, still mono, but in much better shape. Only problem was, one of the track had some electronic noise in the pressing. But I was able to use a short section from last year's recording and splice it into the new one. You'll only notice if you're listening closely, and then only because of a little extra surface noise in the area. In fact, I'm sure you wouldn't notice if I hadn't told you. But I did. Oh, this is something I just today recorded for you guys. I was only going to record the one track I omitted last year, but the vinyl sounded so much better, I wound up doing the whole thing. I'm still trying to throw some new stuff in amongst the repeats, I hope this counts... So please download and enjoy this new version of Dartmouth Glee Club-Paul R. Zeller, Director-White Christmas On The Campus (United Artists UAL 3102, Mono, 1961).

1. Happy Holiday
2. O Come All Ye Faithful
3. White Christmas
4. Angels We Have Heard On High
5. The Secret Of Christmas
6. What Child Is This?
7. The Christmas Song
8. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
9. Sleigh Ride
10. The First Noel
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. Mid Ox And Ass
13. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
14. Here A Torch Jeanette Isabella
15. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
16. Jingle Bells


Anonymous said...

Thank you Ernie! The season has officially begun!!!

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Splicing in a usable section from another copy is the kind of thing I would do--and then tell everyone. And then note that, had I not told them, they'd never have noticed it.

We think alike sometimes.

Usually, I transplant a measure or two from an undamaged section of a 78 to the damaged section (s)--marches and rags lend themselves to this trick. Welcome to the SOSE (Society of Obsessive Sound Editing). Not to be confused with Save Early, Save Often.

Inkydog said...

Count me in as a member of the obsessive/compulsive audio club. I have a special software program for just such splicing. It's called Audio Performer.