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  1. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    It would seem that way. In any case, it does show that they used the STER- prefix since the beginning of their stereo releases with the exception of Fantasia, as noted previously. Even though they show it in catalogs as STER-101, it never actually got that prefix on the albums themselves until...
  2. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    After listening to the mono WDX-101 edition, it sounds like just a mix down of the three-channel stereo remix. However, the single Lps version (WDL-4101A,B,C) seemed to be sourced from a mono film print. They have extra effects not heard in the stereo mixes. (Been a while since I compared...
  3. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    You're right, partially. The story - as I understand it - is that back in the mid-1950s, the deteriorating 6 channel optical film soundtrack (which was a separate film from the picture) was run through the only machine left that could actually play it. Problem was, the machine was in one...
  4. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    Thanks for the info. Just as I thought, they left out the SNAFU with the same catalog number being used for both Stereo and Mono editions. According to this book, and most other sources, these versions don't exist! Stereo edition issued under Disneyland WDX-101: Stereo edition issued as...
  5. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    Apologies, I missed that post. All things considered, the whole Disneyland/Vista Records catalog has been a confusing mess since even before they actually started producing records. Much more so than any other record label. Out of morbid curiosity, what does that book say regarding the...
  6. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    My best guess would be that he went back to the attraction masters, which probably have most of the music and vocals on separate tracks, but only mono. (Switched electronically during the show.) Probably didn't have the budget to do a full stereo rebuild from the recording session tracks, or -...
  7. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    Not sure where that book got it's information, but it's dead wrong. The STER- prefix has been used since the early 60s, and I own several original pressings from the 60s which use that prefix (both Disneyland and Buena Vista labels). A brief history of the early days of Disneyland records...
  8. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    No. You just bought another copy of the same album you already own two copies of. ST or Storyteller series isn't always literally a story type of album with a narrator telling a story. It covers pretty much any of those with the 11-page booklet. More about the packaging format than the...
  9. Grinning Ghost

    Country Bear Jamboree Recordings

    Sorry, but that is incorrect, as Eyore has found. The ST prefix stands for "Storyteller" series, and always mono. Stereo is always "STER" on both the Disneyland label and the Buena Vista label. Later editions in the late 1970s and into the 1980s simply dropped the ST and STER prefixes, going...
  10. Grinning Ghost

    The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion

    The cassette tape is actually better than the CD. The sound quality is just as good as the original Lp. On the CD, the sound quality has been altered too much, at least in my opinion.
  11. Grinning Ghost

    Jack Wagner Reel-to-Reel Collection

    That version of "Happy Mouse" has been on several records, and even made it to at least one CD. I once had a cardboard 78 RPM record of it (presumably from a cereal box). Unforturnately, it was this flimsy, filmy plastic glued to the cardboard, and my phono needle pierced it in several places...
  12. Grinning Ghost

    The Wonderful World of David Oneal

    The only thing that concerns me is that I hope that if he is finally prosecuted, they don't dig too deeply as to where the source material came from. :) Nearly every one of my Disney Fan Tribute CDs wound up on his site for sale. (Of course, if they really wanna dig, they'll find most of this...
  13. Grinning Ghost

    The Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion

    I was disappointed with the overall sound quality, and the fact that several elements that were originally stereo have now been changed to mono. I've done my own, more carefully preserved restoration, with all of the original stereo elements just as they were when the album was released. I...
  14. Grinning Ghost

    The Main Street Electrical Parade (Summer Nightastic)

    I want to know why they've replaced the original music with that Tokyo version of Baroque Hoedown. Hate it. What have they got against using the original recordings that were already in existence??? All the announcements, music, etc., already existed! Why do it over again? Just insert new...
  15. Grinning Ghost

    The Haunted Mansion CD / LE Box Set [2009]

    Is the Story and Song Lp in this set a direct, unadulterated transfer from the original master? Or is it the same version as heard on the new CD release? I've been thinking of purchasing the set, but if it's the version from the new CD, I'll pass. I was disappointed with the sound quality, and...
  16. Grinning Ghost

    of Grinning Ghost Productions, since 2001.

    of Grinning Ghost Productions, since 2001.
  17. Grinning Ghost

    The Wonderful World of David Oneal

    EAC stole all of my HM files, (as well as other attraction audio I've worked on) and started selling them and I never got one ounce of credit for all the years of collecting, restoring and remixing work I did on them. Everything he has that was HM related came right from my 4-CD fan tribute...
  18. Grinning Ghost

    1st WDW Carousel Of Progress

    Okay, I'm off by a couple of years, at least according to CarouselofProgress.com: ""Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," which made its debut along with the Carousel at the 64-65 World's Fair in New York, portrayed exactly the same idea as that of the show - "Tomorrow is just a dream away." As...
  19. Grinning Ghost

    1st WDW Carousel Of Progress

    Actually, the *first* version of CoP at WDW was (primarily) the original 1964 World's Fair version, with some minor changes and a bit of updating in the last act, with the original Rex Allen dialog and narration, and the "Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow" theme song and original score. The "Now...
  20. Grinning Ghost

    '64-'65 World's Fair tracks Questions

    As far as the World's Fair set that's floating around the net goes, *I* did the clean up work on those. The original set had the left and right channels reversed, and there was a lot of very noticeable hiss still left in them. As someone else pointed out, that particular set may have been...

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