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Post subject: Angel 45 Sonic Series  PostPosted: Aug 22, 2008 - 12:40 AM
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Anyone else have any of these? 45 RPM Angel SS-45006.

Here's a new group of albums I've never seen before until today. I picked up a copy today in a thrift store, but I've never seen these that I can remember. This record was issued in 1979, a few years before I began really binging. And back then I was visiting record stores regularly.

According to a blurb on the back cover, this is a re-issue of ''performances which have been acclaimed for their superbb sound when originally released on 33 1/3 RPM.''

My find is Poulenc: Conceto in G minor for Organ, Strings, and Timpani featuring Simon Preston organ, London Symphony Orchestra with Andre Previn conducting.

It has a saw cut on bottom left cover. Back cover lists 15 other albums in the series.
 
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Post subject: RE: Angel 45 Sonic Series  PostPosted: Aug 22, 2008 - 07:25 AM
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Angel Sonic Series was a short-lived series of LPs cut at 45-rpm, applying the theory that faster speed = enhanced frequency response and dynamic range (the "sonics") compared with LPs cut at the 'usual' 33.33 rpm. Judging from (my recollection of) letters to editors of hi-fi/stereo magazines, LP sound quality was a contentious issue at the time. The downside is that playing time is correspondingly shorter. The buying public was less enthusiastic than Angel/Capitol's marketing geniuses had anticipated*, which no doubt accounts for the cutout mark on your copy's cover. A few other classical labels, such as RCA Victor (Japan), experimented with 45-rpm LPs about this time.


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* Probably applying the theory that improved LP sound quality = enhanced sales.
 
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Post subject: RE: Angel 45 Sonic Series  PostPosted: Aug 22, 2008 - 10:45 AM
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There is not much demand for these - the sound is generally considered to be mediocre.

These titles sell best on original 70s UK EMI pressings, about $6-12 depending on the title.
 
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Post subject: Re: Angel 45 Sonic Series  PostPosted: Sep 02, 2008 - 09:30 PM
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weletthegoldfishgo wrote:
Anyone else have any of these? 45 RPM Angel SS-45006.

Here's a new group of albums I've never seen before until today. I picked up a copy today in a thrift store, but I've never seen these that I can remember. This record was issued in 1979, a few years before I began really binging. And back then I was visiting record stores regularly.

According to a blurb on the back cover, this is a re-issue of ''performances which have been acclaimed for their superbb sound when originally released on 33 1/3 RPM.''

My find is Poulenc: Conceto in G minor for Organ, Strings, and Timpani featuring Simon Preston organ, London Symphony Orchestra with Andre Previn conducting.

It has a saw cut on bottom left cover. Back cover lists 15 other albums in the series.


Funny you should ask!

That is one of 6 Classical LPs I listened to earlier today. My copy (a recent find in Billings) is NM/NM with no cut mark. I thought it sounded good - music & sonics.
 
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