Janis Ian – Between The Lines

9 Oct


Another in the series of long overdue reissues.


Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS31p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’



5 Responses to “Janis Ian – Between The Lines”

  1. Owen Smith October 22, 2016 at 19:45 #

    Another fantastic LP transfer, as with Aerosmith Rocks I can barely believe this is from vinyl. OD really knows how to setup that new turntable. The quad mix is great, the separation is staggering as has already been said. I agree with OD’s point about wide dynamic range from speakers that disappear for a while when not needed and then come back. Musically the tracks vary in style, some work better for me than others. But as an album it’s great.

    Oh and there’s one point there’s a very low brass note rear right, so low I can’t tell if it’s bass trombone or tuba. But it’s only rear right with no bleed to the fronts, and I never really knew my rear speakers could go that low that clearly.

  2. Bruce Greenberg October 14, 2016 at 05:53 #

    This has a beautiful mix. It definitely goes onto the “reference CD” list. One of my favorites now.

  3. Bruce Greenberg October 9, 2016 at 20:28 #

    I’d be interested to hear how much of an improvement this one is over the previous release. I really like that one a lot.

  4. admsh October 9, 2016 at 18:00 #

    Playing this brought tears to my eyes. The separation is unbelievable. The difference between this and the previous version is staggering, it’s like a whole new layer that wasn’t there before, so much coming from the rears, and quality is superb. Was it created from the same vinyl or is it different?

    Phoenix is simply amazing. It is the third time I’m rediscovering this magnificent album, thank you so much for reissuing this one OD.

    • oxforddickie October 9, 2016 at 19:30 #

      Thanks for the comments, and i agree that the mix is a great example of one that has had some thought put into it.

      I love the way the rears sometimes drop down in level then an instrument arrives as if to remind you the speakers are still there.

      This is exactly the same lp as was used in previous versions although the turntable and cartridge are different.

      I’m still ‘pleased as punch’ with the way ‘Phoenix’ works, so much so that i can quite happily say this will be the last version i release of this using vinyl as the source.

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