Don Muro “It’s Time” Reissue Remastered by Alex DeTurk

Coming October 8th, 2013
Limited edition of 500 LPs

“Most lost-classic reissues fit snugly into genre ghettos, but Don Muro’s 1977 masterpiece ‘It’s Time’ defies even our precise 21st-century methods of classification. Rock, funk, synth-pop, disco, ambient, space-age: nothing suffices. It’s funny, it’s solemn, it’s light, it’s shady, it’s sly, it’s earnest, and it’s none and all of the above. Enjoy it ironically and suddenly it gets sublime; take it seriously and soon enough it’s having fun at your expense. I dare you to try to file this one away – chances are it’ll keep poking its head out of your collection, challenging you to figure it all out before it even attracts a speck of dust.” – Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire)

2013 remaster by Alex DeTurk at Masterdisk

From the original 1977 back cover…

“On this album Don plays the following instruments:
ARP Polyphonic Synthesizer System (2600, Odyssey, String Ensemble)
ARP Pro-Soloist
Oberheim Digital Sequencer
Acoustic Piano
Rhodes 73 and 88 Electric Pianos
Hammond RT3 Organ
Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Bass Guitar
Drums and Percussion

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Scott’s Guest Blog at The Vinyl District, Week 8

This week at The Vinyl District Scott Hull discusses the different ways that vinyl reissues get made, particularly when the original masters are lost. And for those of you who will be at SXSW next week, we’ve listed some notable vinyl events at the end of the post.

Week 8: What happened to my masters?

Week 7: How quiet are your records?

Week 6: Is your turntable cartridge doing a good enough job for you?

Week 5: All about the RIAA EQ curve: the standard that made the LP possible.

Week 4: All About the Groove, Part 2: the stereo cut explained.

Week 3: All About the Groove, Part 1: a really close look at some grooves.

Week 2: An appreciation of the vinyl aesthetic.

Week 1: Introduction: the basics of cutting records.