Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)
Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)

Doug MacLeod - There's A Time (2LP, 45RPM, Half-speed Mastering)

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Doug MacLeod - guitar, vocals

Denny Croy - bass

Jimi Bott – drums

All Songs Written by Doug MacLeod


2 LPs, Stoughton gatefold jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-Speed Mastering

Heavy Press : 180g Virgin Vinyl

Record color : black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Reference Recordings

Original label : Reference Recordings

Recorded May 23-24, 2012 at Skywalker Sound, Martin County, California.

Recorded by Sean Royce Martin

Engineered and mastered by Keith O. Johnson

Produced by Doug MacLeod and Janice Mancuso

Released in 2013

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Rosa Lee
  2. Black Nights
  3. The Up Song

Side B:

  1. Ghost
  2. My Inlaws Are Outlaws
  3. The Entitled Few

 Side C:

  1. A Ticket Out
  2. Run With The Devil
  3. St. Elmo's Rooms and Pool
  4. I'll Be Walking On

Side D:

  1. East Carolina Woman
  2. The Night of The Devil's Road
  3. Dubb's Talking Religion Blues

 

Awards :

Winner of a Gruvy Award, chosen by AnalogPlanet's editor, Michael Fremer, for vinyl records that are musically and sonically outstanding and are also well mastered and pressed.

Stereophile Album of the Month – May 2013

2014 Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards : Best Acoustic Artist & Best Acoustic Album!

 

Reviews :

“The tunes range from the playful opener “Rosa Lee” to the mournful “Black Nights” to the forward looking “The Up Song.” He’s wry on “My In laws Are Outlaws” and dark singing about a selfish prick with a handicapped parking card who is not handicapped. “A Train Song” exudes all of the expected excitement and regrets associated with leaving. It’s more folk than blues. MacLeod’s ability to crossover and combine the two genres, as well as his wide emotional range and story weaving abilities keep the listener engaged throughout the nearly hour long, thirteen tune set spread over two 45rpm 200g LPs. As for his playing, listen to how he handles “Owl” on “Run With the Devil.” The recording may have been produced on a chilled, barren soundstage, but you’ll feel the hot Virginia sun.” Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

“MacLeod is sparely yet harmoniously accompanied by drummer Jim Bott, who’s spent time with Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and now drums with the Mannish Boys. The third member of the trio recorded here is bassist Denny Croy, who’s played with MacLeod since 1999 and has been a professional musician since 1979; he’s landed gigs with Keb’ Mo’ and Brian Setzer, and is the longtime bass-guitar teacher at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, in Los Angeles. … Overall, MacLeod’s art is a quiet, mostly solo-led pursuit of finely detailed song-stories, impeccable playing, impassioned singing, and his engaging personality shines forth in a live setting.” Robert Baird, Stereophile

"There's A Time is his moment. Recorded live with no overdubs at George Lucas' Skywalker Sound, this intimate audiophile quality recording (with bassist Denny Croy and drummer Jim Bott) is a mostly laidback affair that finds MacLeod imparting a timeless quality to a baker's dozen originals. His expressive vocals are almost Skip James wistful. On guitar, he strums and slides through an apocrypha of alternative tunings played on a rich cache of classic six- and twelve-string acoustics. This master storyteller has a knack for exploring the space between the notes, delivering quiet, thoughtful asides and blues sermons, sometimes saturated in Jack and Coke or steeped in the swampy mysticism of the Delta blues tradition. Fans of John Hammond Jr., Chris Thomas King, and Eric Bibb take note." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, May/June 2013


Half-speed mastering

In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.


Ratings :

Discogs : 4.92 / 5 , Michael Fremer : 9/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics , The Audio Beat : 4.5/5 Music, 5/5 Sound! , The Absolute Sound : Music 4/5, Sonics, 4.5/5

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