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Dusty in Memphis

In a moment of weakness I purchased Dusty in Memphis on vinyl yesterday, from Diverse Vinyl at the hi-fi show at the Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge Surrey. Very pleasant hotel and very small show improved significantly by a few purveyors of records.

Dusty in Memphis is a double 45rpm reissue from Analogue Productions it was originally on Atlantic.  It’s a fabulous album musically and also great sound quality.

More information here and here and here.

It includes the classics: Just a little Lovin’, Son of a Preacher Man and Breakfast in Bed and more.

Damn expensive but worth it.

Dusty In Memphis
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Why 45rpm is essential

Elbow’s award winning album The Seldom Seen Kid is available on vinyl.  It’s heavy, split onto two records, and is 45rpm.  None of the reviews I read on Amazon mention that it’s 45rpm and neither does the album sleeve or even the Amazon details page.

Don’t get caught out like me wondering why the beginning sounded so odd.  Luckily my Funked LP12 with its DC motor and clever power supply can be switched to 45.

The album is truly stunning.  It has been mastered with care, it’s not compressed to hell, and its quiet.  What’s really wonderful though is the music.  It’s true poetry set to to music.  Maybe it’s not the most uplifting album in the world but it’s definitely the best album I’ve bought in the last couple of years.

Worth playing very often and very loud.

The Thorens 25th anniversary triple album is in the same class, but I didn’t have to buy that one, I’m glad to say.  More on that another day.