TJB Christmas CD - preferred version

Discussion in 'The Beat of The Brass: Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass' started by rbisherw, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. I always start the holiday listening season with a spin of the Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Christmas Album.

    This morning i listened to the HAP version first and quickly followed it with the Shout Factory pressing. (my A &M version is long gone, unfortunately).

    Gotta say, I find the Shout version a little easier on my ears. A little more top end clarity and not as “bassy” as the HAP version.

    Anyone experiencing the same thing?
  2. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    That sounds about right. The latest HAP version has a little bit of a boost in the bass that gives the sound a little warmth, without sounding too unlike the original record.
  3. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    The Shout Factory titles were often on the bright side. But depending on one's system, that may be a good thing. I know with the new HAP releases, the intention was to be as close to the original as possible. I have yet to do a comparison between original vinyl, 180g vinyl, and the three digital versions I have here. It always was a pretty good sounding record! :thumbsup:
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  4. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I have the A&M CD version and the Shout factory version I like Both Equally and I chose not to get the HAP version as I'm happy with the sound of my CDS of the Christmas album Shout has just a bit more brightness and slightly louder than the A&M and since I haven't listened much to my Christmas CDS in 2 years I think what I have Is Sufficient the first time I heard this was in Late November 1980 when my mom bought what appeared to be a first Lp reissue with the white background cover and the silver tan A&M label and it became my Christmas tradition and just a few years later I was able to score a copy of my own and I wore that one out and then came the CD versions it's still A great album

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