I can’t believe this took a year to finalize.
You rang? It probably was repairable. Or at any rate, if it's one of the older models, it still would be worth something. A bit of a hassle to get it fixed though, as you'd probably have had to ship it somewhere.I miss my Technics turntable. It developed runaway turntable syndrome last year. Ask Rudy about that one!
There aren't too many budget TTs at the shows, but an entry level model from the likes of Music Hall and a couple of others wouldn't set a person back too much.If I win the lotto I’ll buy one of those futuristic models Rudy tested out at the high tech equipment show last month. That very hi-tech turntable was amazing.
Did you receive your replacement and is it a better quality?I still have the turntable and am using the head from the Technics with the Shure cartridge on my better vinyl. It can be repaired, needs new belts I think. It’s the one all the djs wanted to buy from me at the record store to use for scratching. It has a neutral setting between 45 & 33. Plus a +/- control dial. It was playing at around 140rpms or more, then slowed down to normal, then sped back up. It was kind of funny but I’m sure not good for the records or the expensive diamond cartridge. I’ll post my experience with the new vinyl they send me. My Horizon is pressed off center too. It sounds like they had a few bottles of fine wine before recording. One side of Lovelines is almost flawless and the sound is so rich, quiet, pure and amazing. For $171.00 I expected better. So disappointed. I am glad I don’t have to destroy the covers or box now, and the bad vinyl not sure what I’ll do with them. Maybe chip and salsa bowls? Skeet shooting, frisbee, or a Carpenters mobile would be cool. Any other fun uses?
I may have to track a few of those down. Finding new old stock (sealed) US pressings has proven almost impossible, and used copies I've seen are all pretty much played out.The best vinyl records I have are from the mid 80’s Japanese releases. All are quite exceptional.
Didn’t know this, I have 2 of her Christmas albums but not the 3rd one in that set. The 7” sounds interesting but they sayOff-topic, have you seen what they're going to offer for Amy Grant? A set of LP pressings of her three Christmas albums, plus a vinyl 7" single that will include "Let The Season Take Wing" and "Merry Christmas Darling" as bonus tracks. Due out in October and VERY expensive.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is supposed to be available on LP separately at Cracker Barrel in a Coke-bottle green transparent disc.
Amy did three Christmas albums that had releases on A&M:Didn’t know this, I have 2 of her Christmas albums but not the 3rd one in that set. The 7” sounds interesting but they say
“the box set also includes a bonus 7" vinyl featuring two rare tracks – a cover of “Merry Christmas Darling” and “Let the Season Take Wing,”
Let the Season Take Wing was a Target only release as a single on cassette so yeah that is very rare and never released since but Merry Christmas Darling was released on Cd from Radio Shack. I have that one it’s a compilation but contains that song. It’s sounds similar to Carpenters only slower.
Let The Season Take Wing is a great Christmas single. I really like the opening line, “laughing, sharing, showing that you care brings a smile” perfect line for the holiday season.Amy did three Christmas albums that had releases on A&M:
- A CHRISTMAS ALBUM - from 1983. I have it on CD 5057
- HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - arguably her most famous, from 1992. It's been released many times, including a complete version as a 20th Century Millennium Collection disc. Target gave a special cassette out of "Let The Season Take Wing" with purchase
- A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER - - from 1999. This one had a special Target version with a hidden track of "Merry Christmas Darling".
In 2005, Radio Shack offered an Amy Grant compilation CD called MY BEST CHRISTMAS and it included tracks from these prior discs, and also included "Merry Christmas Darling", right in the middle of the track list - nothing hidden on that one, except that it was one of those limited time offers and Radio Shack is a shell of its former self these days.
In 2008, she released another Christmas comp called THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION with four new songs.
So, you're right Rick, in that "Merry Christmas Darling" was certainly the easier of these two "bonus 7-inch tracks" to obtain, and it was released in the digital domain on a CD.
"Let The Season Take Wing" has only ever had that one analog release and now will be on a vinyl analog release. I'm also reading elsewhere that "all" of the songs in the set will be released through a digital download card, so that may indeed provide the first digital release of this song.
In case my "restoration" of "Let The Season Take Wing" gets taken down, here it still is: