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by Mark
15 Jun 2019 20:20
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: VU Masters?
Replies: 29
Views: 5972

Re: VU Masters?

On the VU&N Super Deluxe we have new stereo mixes of the Scepter Heroin and European Son. Guess I'm Falling in Love is a WL/WH session outtake and has been mixed twice since the '80s. So at least some of the multitracks must survive. I don't think we've any evidence that Get It on Time was recorded ...
by Mark
15 Jun 2019 14:59
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: George Nardo
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: George Nardo

Blimey.
by Mark
13 Jun 2019 13:14
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

Noise! I guess in some ways, this minute and a half could be the closest representation we have of what they might have sounded like at those early appearances improvising behind the Heliczer films in 1965. The (probable) Maclise percussion, the abstract atonal sounds etc. Not sure I could cope with...
by Mark
11 Jun 2019 14:36
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

Having listened with headphones on, I'd say it's a drum roll on a fairly big drum. I don't know but my money's on Maclise. It's a shame that with this out-of-phase stereo process, you lose the stereo separation when you get rid of the central channel. If you listen to the whole album (it's on Spotif...
by Mark
11 Jun 2019 08:56
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

Richard Alderson, engineer at RLA Studios where Noise was recorded. I tracked him down a few years ago and he answered a few questions by email.
by Mark
10 Jun 2019 21:12
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

Cheers. When I get time, I'll do a comparison to see if there's any music panned to the centre that we're losing along with the voices - not that there's anything we can do about that without a whole lot more patience and skill than I have. I've wondered before who is actually playing on this. Alder...
by Mark
10 Jun 2019 13:35
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

Al-right!

Early signs on this are quite promising...
by Mark
09 Jun 2019 22:07
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

So, on the basis of a quick listen (and engineer Richard Alderson's recollections) it sounds like this is an ambient stereo recording - a couple of mics in the room picking up everything, including the radio broadcast that was blaring out as the band played. So nothing is hard-panned, meaning it's p...
by Mark
09 Jun 2019 18:36
Forum: The Velvet Underground
Topic: Noise and the East Village Other LP
Replies: 30
Views: 8557

Re: Noise and the East Village Other LP

Thanks Simon. I'll hopefully be able to have a play this week sometime.