Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood

7 Oct



Release: DS590p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’



8 Responses to “Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood”

  1. Bruce Greenberg October 9, 2016 at 20:50 #

    I was expecting a nice clean sound, given the artist and it being a Phil Ramone production. I was delighted by the fun mix though. I never heard this album, so even the right to left separation was a surprise. You/they exceeded my high expectations. Thanks!

  2. Owen Smith October 9, 2016 at 19:46 #

    I haven’t listened to any of the new LP decodes from the new turntable yet, but the glowing comments they’re garnering show you must have done something right with setting it up OD. I know you put a fair amount of work into perfecting the setup so it’s good to hear people feel it’s really paid off so far.

    • oxforddickie October 9, 2016 at 19:51 #

      Well, you more than anyone else here, know i’m just a little bit of a perfectionist, and as the turntable is, in part, responsible for the extraction of the music from the groove it has to be as right as can be 🙂

  3. quadsome October 9, 2016 at 19:20 #

    My complements to the chef on this one! I admit I did tweak the EQ to my personal liking with a bit more high end, but other than that it is outstanding in every way. While not one of my favorite albums, this mix with its appropriate surround balance make it a very pleasant ride! Particularly noteworthy is the wonderful job of noise reduction. This album has several quiet places that would expose any excessive vinyl noise…yet it is perfect with no digital artifacts or overuse of noise reduction evident anywhere. I recommend this SQ release!

    • oxforddickie October 9, 2016 at 19:37 #

      The only form of noise reduction used (like any of the releases) was click removal.

      This lp has been with me since purchased back in the day and has had a fair amount of play, so it is surprising that is still in reasonable condition.

  4. Captain Beyond October 9, 2016 at 19:02 #

    What a fantastic album this is. I was only aware of her hit song Poetry Man from her self titled debut album. The Phoenix decode offers a clear and precise soundfield without gimicks. Amazingly clean as a whistle from an LP source. That phrase is subject considering what a whistle would collect during use. This will be getting replay value for sure. Great job OD and thank you for this one.

    • oxforddickie October 9, 2016 at 19:33 #

      Thank you Captain, am glad you enjoyed it.

  5. moonstarstudios October 7, 2016 at 17:00 #

    What can I say but that this album is just as smooth as silk and that the decode makes that Phil Ramone production shine even more. The vocals breathe more in the expanded space and the Rhodes and strings add to the overall warmth of the mix. Absolutely lovely! Another Home Run.

    Thank you for this unexpected surprise! 🙂

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