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Ron Resnick

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Thelma Houston’s “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Sheffield Lab LAB-2) is one of my standard “test” tracks. I played it tonight at a friend’s house on his new YG Sonja XV Jr. system. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is the first track on the record.

When people have asked me “so how is the rest of the album?” I always reply “there’s nothing good after the first track.” I always said this because I have listened to the second track, and I decided I did not like the second track.

Tonight the needle glided into the third track as we continued to talk after we listened to the first track.

Well, it turns out that THE THIRD TRACK IS GREAT!!!

So all of you who have this album go listen to the third track, and tell me what you think.
 
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jadis

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Thelma Houston’s “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Sheffield Lab LAB-2) is one of my standard “test” tracks. I played it tonight at a friend’s house on his new YG Sonja XV Jr. system. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is the first track on the record.

When people have asked me “so how is the rest of the album?” I always reply “there’s nothing good after the first track.” I always said this because I have listened to the second track, and I decided I did not like the second track.

Tonight the needle glided into the third track as we continued to talk after we listened to the first track.

Well, it turns out that THE THIRD TRACK IS GREAT!!!

So all of you who have this album go listen to the third track, and tell me what you think.
Guilty here. Always used the first track, and it was told to me that it was Mark Levinson's favorite test track. Will listen to the rest some more later.
 

PeterA

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Thelma Houston’s “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Sheffield Lab LAB-2) is one of my standard “test” tracks. I played it tonight at a friend’s house on his new YG Sonja XV Jr. system. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is the first track on the record.

When people have asked me “so how is the rest of the album?” I always reply “there’s nothing good after the first track.” I always said this because I have listened to the second track, and I decided I did not like the second track.

Tonight the needle glided into the third track as we continued to talk after we listened to the first track.

Well, it turns out that THE THIRD TRACK IS GREAT!!!

So all of you who have this album go listen to the third track, and tell me what you think.
I love the third track and I think I suggested that you should pay attention to it for quite a long time. I happen to like the whole album but the first and third tracks are fantastic and I also like the fourth.

One never knows what he might discover if he simply sits through the whole side of an album. Generally, if I love the first track, I eagerly look forward to hearing what is on the rest of the recording.
 
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Thelma Houston’s “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Sheffield Lab LAB-2) is one of my standard “test” tracks. I played it tonight at a friend’s house on his new YG Sonja XV Jr. system. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is the first track on the record.

When people have asked me “so how is the rest of the album?” I always reply “there’s nothing good after the first track.” I always said this because I have listened to the second track, and I decided I did not like the second track.

Tonight the needle glided into the third track as we continued to talk after we listened to the first track.

Well, it turns out that THE THIRD TRACK IS GREAT!!!

So all of you who have this album go listen to the third track, and tell me what you think.
There are a couple good ones in there one or two on the other side also.
I feel the same way about the King James album.
 

PeterA

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Thelma Houston’s “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Sheffield Lab LAB-2) is one of my standard “test” tracks. I played it tonight at a friend’s house on his new YG Sonja XV Jr. system. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is the first track on the record.

When people have asked me “so how is the rest of the album?” I always reply “there’s nothing good after the first track.” I always said this because I have listened to the second track, and I decided I did not like the second track.

Tonight the needle glided into the third track as we continued to talk after we listened to the first track.

Well, it turns out that THE THIRD TRACK IS GREAT!!!

So all of you who have this album go listen to the third track, and tell me what you think.
Ron, I had some friends over last night. After dinner, they wanted to hear some music. They are not audiophiles in any sense, but they love music and were very curious about my vinyl system. They had never been to my house before, so I played a variety of stuff: big band, Beethoven's Ninth, choral music, Musakala's Coal Train. Husband and wife hearing perhaps a high end system for the first time, sitting in the dark. The husband requested Led Zeppelin II. Another guy wanted LZ 4, and they both wanted it blasted. They actually commented about how some recordings were better than others and even though they had not heard Zeppelin reproduced like that, they did not love the recording quality. Three hours later, after midnight, these previous recordings were all just a preview for what we ended with: This very one and only D2D Thelma Houston LP.

I asked them if they knew Whitney Houston. They said of course they did. Well, I told them, this is her mother. I played the first and then third tracks. Very loud. They clapped when it was over. I explained that it was a direct to disk and that it was one of my better sounding records. They were stunned at how realistic it sounded and on their way out said that they preferred that experience to hearing such music live because they thought it was so clean, so pure, so immediate a sound. No trumpet blasting in their left ears, no voice coming out of a monitor on the ceiling, they could hear all the instruments clearly. I found those comments interesting.

It made quite an impression on them. I guess the three bottles of wine must have helped also. I have you to thank for bringing this LP to my attention and I guess for indirectly leaving this music listening impression on my two friends.
 
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About Thelma and Whitney -- oddly, they are NOT related!!! Strange, huh? BTW, I used to have the vinyl back some 40+yrs ago, but the CD is pure DolbyA, and shreaks...

John
 

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