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18 Arthur Lyman albums being released on CD!!
Xndr du Sauvage
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Posted: 2008-02-05 07:26 am   Permalink

Thanks for the heads up. Was wondering what was going on!

 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2008-02-07 12:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-02-04 15:32, Digitiki wrote:
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I just contacted Collector's Choice and it appears that the Lyman CD's releases have been pushed back from Jan 18 to Feb 24th. Argghhhh!!




WTF? They are making us drool in anticipation!!

Thanks for the heads up Mark!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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David Smay
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Posted: 2008-02-11 10:49 am   Permalink

Hi, I'm David Smay. You may know me from such exotic projects as the Tiki Noir column in Tiki News, my Spy Jazz article for Scram way back in the nineteen nineties, or my Lost Voodoo Episode.

Sorry, couldn't resist the Troy McClure imitation.

Anyway, I co-wrote the liner notes for these reissues with Kim Cooper.

I can't tell you about the sound quality on the reissues, however, because we were working off of rips from the original LPs. Those sounded fantastic, though, so I really have high hopes for the reissues.

As you all probably know Bahia and B'wana are the most classically tiki of the reissues. Listening to everything, though, I really got to like Lyman's mid-sixties work which had some pretty hot go-go grooves. Lyman '66 was a particular favorite with tracks like "The (Jungle) Cat," "The Boy From Laupahoehoe," "Bird Train" (which really should be used as an animation score by Spumco), and the groovy Mary Poppins medley.

I also really liked Afrodesia and Illikai, though they each have their high points.

Because I suspect there's some crossover between Tikiphiles and Tom Waits fans (based on...marimba abuse? That cool cover of "Jockey Full of Bourbon" by the Blue Hawaiians?) I'll note that I also have a new book out on Swordfishtrombones in the 33 1/3 series. A very astute fellow reviews it here.


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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2008-02-11 1:04 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info David and welcome to TC!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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alohacurrent
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Posted: 2008-02-11 1:56 pm   Permalink


It probably won't change my decision to buy the reissues, but I am a little disappointed they are rips from LP's. I suppose for a 'dead horse' it represents new life and I'm grateful for that. In the immortal words of Elwood Blues-what do you want for nothin?


 
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2008-02-11 5:46 pm   Permalink

Why are they LP rips? Don't the masters exist anymore?

 
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DejaVoodoo
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Posted: 2008-02-11 7:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-02-11 10:49, David Smay wrote:
I can't tell you about the sound quality on the reissues, however, because we were working off of rips from the original LPs. Those sounded fantastic, though, so I really have high hopes for the reissues.


I'm certainly no expert, but I believe that "working off of rips from the original LPs" merely means that David Smay and the like didn't have access to the actual reissues while they were researching and writing the liner notes. So, in order to comment accurately on the music contained in each album, they listened to LP rips. I think? Sounds good to me! Collectors' Choice Music doesn't simply transfer LPs to CDs. I'm pretty sure that all of their label reissues are remastered from the original master tapes. I could be wrong, though. I hope not, seeing as I just ordered "Bwana'A/Bahia," "Isle Of Enchantment/Polynesia," and "Latitude 20/Aphrodesia"!
I guess I'll have to wait and see...


 
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David Smay
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Posted: 2008-02-11 7:44 pm   Permalink

Whoa, sorry to add to the confusion.

Deja is correct. Kim and I worked from the rips because they were still doing the digital transfer. I can't comment on the final audio quality because I haven't heard them, but the reissues themselves will certainly be fully digitally remastered etc.


 
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2008-02-12 09:33 am   Permalink

I just got an email from Collector's Choice that 2 of my Lyman CD's have just shipped! Woohoo! i can't wait to hear the albums from the master tapes.
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2008-02-14 2:27 pm   Permalink

Ok folks, I just got my first CD with "Bwana A" and "Bahia" on it. I am pleasently suprised. They sounds as if they are indeed taken from the master tapes. The sound quality is excellent. I highly recommend this CD for all Lyman fans. I for one, have been longing for "Bahia" on CD as it was my first introduction to exotica when I was 5 years old.

The only beef I have is that the cover art representation for the LP "Bahia" is very poor. The liner notes include a large representation of the front cover of "Bwana A" and "Bahia." The Bwana A cover looks great, the Bahia cover looks washed out and poorly rendered. They aslo included the original LP back cover from "Bwana A" but not the one from "Bahia". Oh well. I own copies of the LPs so, its not a huge issue.

All and all I would give this release a 7 out of 10.

Now I'm just waiting for the others I've ordered to arrive in the mail!!
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DejaVoodoo
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Posted: 2008-02-14 4:19 pm   Permalink

I'm so glad to hear these reissues are worth the hefty price! OK, $16.95 isn't ridiculously expensive but when you consider that most new CDs can be had for anywhere from $10 to $14, the extra dollar or two tacked on to the cost of the Lyman reissues is a little odd considering that a) Collector's Choice Music said Exotica was a dead horse, and b) the majority of their reissues sell for a lot less. I guess the whole two LPs on one CD thing warrants a higher price? Oh well. It's not like I'm not buying the albums anyway!

If these reissues prove popular and sell in droves, perhaps Collector's Choice Music will seek out other easy listening/lounge/exotica albums languishing in the vaults and realize that there is still a market for re-releasing "old" music not just in MP3 format but also on CD. Even though I love my iPod, there's still something magical about tearing open a freshly picked CD and thumbing through the jacket before spinning that little plastic disc on the 'ol stereo...

That being said, I can't wait for my first batch of Arthur Lyman reissues to arrive. They shipped TODAY!


 
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OnyaBirri
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Posted: 2008-02-14 7:40 pm   Permalink

With all due respect, $16.95 is a tad steep for 50 year old music that I can find at the Salvation Army for considerably less.

Still, I'm glad the music is being digitally preserved (for those who care to shell out $16.95).


 
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2008-02-14 9:28 pm   Permalink

I'm just glad these albums are seeing the light of day (digitally speaking that is). I'm with you guys too on the fact that I just hope these sell enough to prompt the further release of vintage exotica. I for one would love to see the Gene Rains stuff released on CD too.
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2008-02-15 08:50 am   Permalink

With all this talk about MP3 VS CD, which sounds better? MP3 and dowloaded material is compressed, right? That means it is no longer Hi-fi, and I believe exotica deserves to be listened to on a good stereo, as it was meant to be.

 
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Digitiki
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Posted: 2008-02-15 09:25 am   Permalink

I know I've said this before here, but I want to encourage everyone to purchase these Lyman CD's and by all means, write to Collector's Choice and let them know that there is a market for this music. Send them and email and write and old fashioned letter. Public interest and above all, sales are the things what will prompt the powers that be to consider other exotica vintage reissues.

I must remind everyone that not all Lyman LPs are being reissued by CCMusic. Still missing is "Call of the Midnight Sun", "Hawaiian Sunset, Vol. 2", "Aloha Amigo" and "Arthur Lyman's Greatest Hits"
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