Elvis Costello - This Year's Model (1978) - 2010
Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-330 180g LP, USA
LP, Vinyl Rip, 24/96, FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Rip by aksman
01. "No Action" ΓÇô 1:58
02. "This Year's Girl" ΓÇô 3:17
03. "The Beat" ΓÇô 3:45
04. "Pump It Up" ΓÇô 3:14
05. "Little Triggers" ΓÇô 2:40
06. "You Belong to Me" ΓÇô 2:22
07. "Hand in Hand" ΓÇô 2:33
08. "Lip Service" ΓÇô 2:36
09. "Living in Paradise" ΓÇô 3:52
10. "Lipstick Vogue" ΓÇô 3:29
11. "Radio, Radio" ΓÇô 3:05
All songs written by Elvis Costello.
* Elvis Costello ΓÇô guitar, vocals
* Steve Nieve ΓÇô piano, organ
* Bruce Thomas ΓÇô bass
* Pete Thomas ΓÇô drums
RCM Hannl 'limited' with "Rotating Brush"
Music Hall MMF 9.1 Turntable
Tonearm: Pro-Ject 9cc evo with Pure Silver Wires
Cartridge: Nagaoka MP-500
Brocksieper Phonomax (Tube Phono PreAmp)
E-MU 0404 external USB 2.0 Audiointerface
Interconnections : Silent Wire NF5
WaveLab 6 recording software
iZotope RX Advanced 1.21 for resampling and dithering
Vacuum cleaning > TT > Brocksieper Phonomax > E-MU 0404 > WaveLab 6 (24/192) > manual click removal >
analyze (no clipping, no DC Bias offset) > converted to 24/96 (16/44.1) with iZotope RX Advanced 1.21
> split into individual Tracks > FLAC encoded (Vers. 1.21)
No silence been removed, please burn gapless to match original tracklayout.
Personal Note from aksman
With my vinyl rips I try to catch the whole beauty of records. Therefore I don't use any post-processing or any sound improver. What you get is a clear and flat transfer.
For getting a clear sound I'll do an extended washing of each record with my RCM, which can take up to 30 minutes brushing for each side. Resistant ticks and clicks I try to remove as good as possible, but the priority is not to loose any musical information.
Surface noises, as long they are not to high, are left in place. Only on bad pressings or on records recorded with extremly low level I do a fade in-/-out. As John Peel said, 'Life is full of surface noises'.
In some cases this means I have to do a compromise... The result has to pass my personal quality criteria which is IMO quite high.