Janis Ian – Aftertones

16 Jun

Janis Ian - Aftertones DS394f front

Album info

Release: DS394f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

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8 Responses to “Janis Ian – Aftertones”

  1. moonstarstudios October 6, 2016 at 03:16 #

    First time listening to this album. What a beautiful album from an underrated artist! For me, this album belongs up there with the best from Carole King and Laura Nyro. Nice Quad mix that opens up the songs nicely. Superb conversion job! I’ll be getting back to this one often. 🙂

  2. Owen Smith June 28, 2014 at 15:19 #

    Interesting stuff, nice mix and the decode works well. Some good songs on here and some padding, but most albums are like that.

  3. joeerand June 21, 2014 at 18:25 #

    Thanks for this! I love “Between the Lines” from both a songwriting and record production standpoint, and this is a close 2nd. She had quite a career, and her biography is worth perusing. As a young teenager, she was championed by Leonard Bernstein because of her astute lyrics. I saw her perform solo a few years ago, and she has a good catalog of songs, but too much of the evening was spent storytelling and going into personal politics, for my taste.

    • admsh June 22, 2014 at 03:09 #

      Not a big fan of live shows in general, but I did see her last year and it was a pretty good show (a lot of story telling, but I very much support the politics so enjoyed that, too). Janis Ian has a few minor masterpieces in her catalogue, not to mention “Breaking Silence” from 1993, and her last two albums from 2003 and 2006 are both exceptional.

  4. admsh June 21, 2014 at 13:46 #

    First impressions: the mix is discreet and beautiful (“Love Is Blind” especially, feels like sound is flowing from all directions like water). Another wonderful transfer and conversion, thank you OD.

    Overall, the production is a tad more polished than “Between the Lines” while the material is more understated, and I’m going to give this a good amount of time and many spins to grow on me. I have a feeling this will become another huge favourite.

  5. bigheadrascal June 17, 2014 at 21:24 #

    Hadn’t heard this one before now. Much edgier than Between the Lines. Very enjoyable listening. Very discrete mix.

    • oxforddickie June 17, 2014 at 21:27 #

      Have to admit that as much as i like “Between the lines”, having heard it half a dozen times while decoding, it really grew on me.

      • quadsome June 18, 2014 at 02:47 #

        I agree…it was a very solid follow up to “Between The Lines”. Columbia clearly gave her more budget to work with after the success of the first album. I’m sure they were disappointed there wasn’t a solid single release from this album, but that happens. Great decode as always!

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