Anna Herman, 1975 Melody LP Rip

Anna Herman is a pop singer from God with amazing purity of voice and charisma, a rare case. Her voice breaks through the transistors of the 1970s when listening to LP, but unfortunately loses a lot after digitization.

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Soviet stage of the 1960s, 78rpm shellac Rip

Sound examples of 78 Soviet records, vocal. I wonder how the impressions change when listening to tracks on different sound systems. In headphones on the computer, according to the sum of the pros and cons, hi-fi Brodskaya from 1960s sounds better, and when listening through the ER, the remaining tracks of 1950s are revealed and Brodskaya moves to the end of the list.

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Soviet stage of the 1960s, 78rpm shellac Rip

Examples of soviet 78 records of the 1960s, instrumental music. At that time all recordings were issued on both LP and 78 disks. In comparison with vinyl, 78 records always sounded denser and more natural although it was noisy and technically worse.

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Yuri Nikulin – Old Clown, 1970s flexible LP Rip

Flexible record. It's a beautiful record of a great artist.

Flexible Records of Krugozor magazine, 1970s LP Rip

Krugozor's records were made on relatively simple, monophonic equipment, so among them there were unusually pure in the musical sense variety recordings, reminiscent of the sound of tape recorders of the 1970s. For example, the “Pesenka o medvediah” of Vedishcheva recorded technically worse, but palpably more musical than on the hard vinyl disc of Melodia. This is a common situation – in a modern studio with lots of sophisticated equipment music always loses more than it finds, there are mass of examples of it.

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From Melody to Melody, 1960s LP Rip

Funny tracks from the series "From melody to melody." Alive, though crooked.

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4′ vinyl record – shake, LP Rip

Single-sided plate with a diameter of only 10 cm with the inscription “Long-playing 33 rpm Shake”, it looks like the 1960s. It would seem that what to expect from her, but she has a dense bass, a perky electric organ — a great example of vintage Lo-Fi! I wonder who made them and how..

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Caucasian Prisoner (Kavkazskaya plennitsa), 1969 LP Rip

The 7' D-19738 record. And again there is an interesting effect – in the voice of Aida Vedishcheva you can hear live, human intonations, which in the common recording was not audible.

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Diamond Hand (Brilyantovaia ruka), 1969 LP Rip

A flexible record of the late 1960s, the voices of the artists are recorded very expressively. Nikulin, it turns out, in each line of “A nam vse ravno” improvises and changes the pronunciation of phrases, then exaggerates, then jokes, then deliberately accentuates the fragment, this is most clearly heard when listening directly from the record and is not heard at all in the common digitization. Mironov sings much simpler, the loss of clarity on his vocals does not affect so much, but listening to him in Lo-Fi is still more interesting.

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Samotsveti, 1973 LP Rip

Energophone-II Full Range take

Remastered from flexible records, Russian pop-rock of early 1970s, classical audiophile sound of germanium transistors equipment. Record shows competent work of musicians and sound engineers — dense bass, correct compression, full-fledged voices, a bit dirty, but clear highs. Today, such level of pop music sound is completely unattainable.
The records are bent in some places so that incorrigible creases remain on the surface. When playing in these places, loud bass “plops” and floats are heard.
The expressiveness of the Energophone-II sound is most clearly visible on the female vocals of “Добрые приметы”.

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