Just a bit of fun. We often talk about hi-fi transforming our listening, but are there candidates for music changed for the worse by the purchase of a better hi-fi system? For example, music associated with a earlier type of listening or equipment – late night to Caroline or Luxemburg radio or an old cassette recording. Perhaps a lyric you had reasoned out in your head as making sense was dashed once you heard it properly? My contributions are: 1) My wife’s Holst Planet Suit LP recording by Sir Adrian Bolt was ruined by our GyroDec which revealed a whole load of instruments that were just not there before; 2) The vinyl 45 ‘Follow that Car’ by Rococo that contained the line ‘Go Father go’, was revealed when downloaded and played on our Uniti2 as ‘Go farther go’ – shame as we liked the idea of the desperate lover chasing his girlfriend in a car driven by his Dad!
Perhaps sometimes our best music memories come from our crackly and hissy pre-hi-fi days?