Wednesday 26 July 2006

It cannot become obsolete - that was 1964

It was entertaining yesterday evening as a good friend of mine who works in a record shop had on his first day of the holiday, and had gone on retail therapy, clearing the stores of every classic collection of Streisand, Eurhythmics, Julie Andrews, and James Bond scores.

All had been digitally remastered – whatever that means – I suppose for those musicians dead and buried, they were exhumed to enhance their works of old.

Anyways, out of the many CDs and DVDs he got, there was one LP record – yes, they could be bought from funny shops - from the Original Broadway cast of Funny Girl featuring Barbra Streisand and Sydney Chaplin in 1964.

As I read the album sleeve, I could not help but notice the piece of text at the bottom of the obverse side.

Funny Girl Original Broadway Cast vinyl album 1964

"This monophonic microgroove recording is playable on monophonic and stereo phonographs. It cannot become obsolete. It will continue to be a source of outstanding sound reproduction, providing the finest monophonic performance from any phonograph."

One must note that this LP is a High Fidelity recording.

Forget the obsolete bit - Pray! What is a phonograph?

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