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DCC. MFSL and Hoffman fans unite!!!

post #1 of 39
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That's right - I am big audiophile fan. I have over 40 MFSL, DCC and such gold discs including some never released ones.

Who else here is a fan of these audiophile classics? List your collections!

Here is part of mine:

DCC
Elvis 24 Karat Hits
Cars Greatest Hits
Elton John Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Joni Mitchell - Blue
The Doors - The Doors
The Doors - Strange Days
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
10cc - Original Soundtrack
10cc - Two fer
Frank Sinatra - Concert in '57
Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Paul McCartney - RAM
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
The Eagles - Hotel California
Nat King Cole - Greatest Hits


MFSL
Huey Luis and The News - Sports
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Ella & Louis
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Ella & Louis Again
Bing Crosby - Bing Sings whilst Bergman Swings
The Police - Synchronicity
Joni Mitchell - Wild Things Run Fast
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Queen - The Game
10cc - Original Soundtrack
Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Vangelis - Chariots of Fire Soundtrack
Muddy Waters - Folksinger
Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
Cream - Live Cream Vol. 1
Cream - Live Cream Vol. 2

CBS Gold
Frank Sinatra - The Voice
post #2 of 39
There are so many albums that I have that could really use this kind of upgrade. I wish these companies had the rights to every master on the planet. God knows that the record companies and the producers have no idea how to treat music
post #3 of 39
Are you kidding? Just click the link in my sig and see where you wind up!

I LOVE those things! They're like crack for me, I need more!

I don't have nearly as many as I would like, but I'm working on it.

BTW, don't forget Audio Fidelity, another label Mr. Hoffman occasionally does work for.
post #4 of 39
I'm surprised you don't have the MFSL gold CD of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - i still get shivers when Clapton screams in with a solo from that disc!
post #5 of 39
I only have the following DCC gold CDs....

Van Halen - Van Halen
Elvis - 24 Karat Hits

As for Audio Fidelity gold CDs, I have....

Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute

Otherwise, my Steve Hoffman collection include some of the SACDs he did for Audio Fidelity.
post #6 of 39
The improvement in sound quality on these is simply amazing. I can tell an MFSL album almost instantly, even in the car (where I only play CD-R copies as my MFSL CDs never leave the house!!!).

ALL albums should indeed be of this quality!
post #7 of 39
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (DCC)
Frank Sinatra - '57 in Concert (DCC)
Bad Company - Bad Company (Audio Fidelity)
Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are (Audio Fidelity)


Those are what I own. I have a couple more cd's Hoffman did that aren't on those kinds of lables. He does some darned amazing work. It's unfortunate that these small boutique lables usually don't last too long.
post #8 of 39
My complete inventory of "Audiophile" CD's so far:

10cc - The Original Soundtrack - DCC Gold
Bad Company - Bad Company -Audio Fidelity Gold
Badfinger - Straight Up - DCC Gold
Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night - DCC Gold
Bob Brookmeyer - The Bob Brookmeyer Small Band - Cd No. 1 - DCC Jazz
Jim Croce - Words And Music - DCC Gold
Deep Purple- Who Do We Think We Are - Audio Fidelity Gold
Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute - Audio Fidelity Gold
Joe Jackson - Night and Day - MFSL Gold
Joe Jackson - Will Power - MFSL Gold
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus - DCC Gold
John Lennon - Imagine - MFSL Gold
Loggins & Messina - Sittin' In - MFSL Al
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - MFSL Gold
Pink Floyd - Meddle - MFSL Gold
Queen - A Night At the Opera - DCC Gold
Steely Dan - Aja - MFSL Gold
Sting - The Dream of the Blue Turtles - MFSL Gold
Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything? - MFSL Gold
Traffic - Shoot Out at the Fantasy factory - MFSL Gold
Utopia - Oops! Wrong Planet - MFSL Gold
Various Artists - Early Morning Jazz for Lovers - DCC Jazz
Steve Winwood - Steve Winwood - MFSL Gold


Jeez - you know after typing that all out, it seems like I had more. Of course, that list doesn't include SACD's or DVD-A's.

I guess it's a pretty meager collection, but I'm working on it.
post #9 of 39
I've got over a 100. 150 if you include non DCC/AF titles mastered by Hoffman.
post #10 of 39
i also have a number of these discs. my biggest complaint is who chooses which albums to master? it seems like my dad's record collection, or homer simson's taste in music: "you don't know grand funk railroad?!" let's get some music recored in the last 20 years remastered. it needs it.
post #11 of 39
By and large, these are THE classic rock albums. If you like rock music, at some point people have to get over the date it was released, IMO. I feel sad every time I read comments like that. Year of vintage has nothing to do with quality. It's not like they're going to remaster the latest Panic at the Disco album or whatever awful scream-o band is flavor of the minute...
post #12 of 39
Not to mention that there is more going on behind the scenes. Steve H. can't just start remastering what he feels inclined to remaster.

There are all kinds of licensing requirements, money talks, record labels and artists all have to be on board. From what I hear it is a minor miracle that we have the good remasters that we have.
post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by markl
By and large, these are THE classic rock albums. If you like rock music, at some point people have to get over the date it was released, IMO. I feel sad every time I read comments like that. Year of vintage has nothing to do with quality. It's not like they're going to remaster the latest Panic at the Disco album or whatever awful scream-o band is flavor of the minute...
don't feel sad for me. i'm 37 and grew up with classic rock. and no, pat benetar and the like are not "THE classic" rock albums. the beatles are. the who. jimi hendrix. led zep. all i see for the most part are a bunch of 2nd rate classic rock albums on those lists.

i love love love hoffman's remasters. i just wish whatever the reason may be that we had more to pick from than 2nd string classic rock releases.
post #14 of 39
Well, they can't please everyone, and I'm not saying I'd like to own every single title they've done. But for every title you or I may roll our eyes at, there's a dozen more people who are loving that they did them.

Let's face it, the rock canon is HUGE. It would take centuries for folks on the level of Hoffman or the MFSL folks to remaster everything we'd want. Sad but true.
post #15 of 39
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Originally Posted by markl
Well, they can't please everyone, and I'm not saying I'd like to own every single title they've done. But for every title you or I may roll our eyes at, there's a dozen more people who are loving that they did them.

Let's face it, the rock canon is HUGE. It would take centuries for folks on the level of Hoffman or the MFSL folks to remaster everything we'd want. Sad but true.
you're right, but looking at the catalog is like looking at someone else's record collection. some of the selections are like wtf?!
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