Whatever biggest pressings names they do not throw I always feel defensive as any given record might be whatever it is.
There is however the “pressings” that keep amuse me with consistency of good quality. It might not be always good hi-fi journals quality but it always good natural audio quality. I have no idea by the way who pressed it. I heard many contradictory stories and I do not know what happened in reality. I usually distinct them by the font on the record box edge – they used the same font for everything... This pressing uselessly pressed for DG and for Philips but I think I have see a few rare other as well, not to motion some subscriptions. They are all labeled as “Made in Italy” and I have absolutely no idea why I so love those Italian pressings. Can someone tell the definitive story?
I am listening now the Beethoven’s early quartets by Quartetto Italiano from 1972. It is a celebrated, implacable recording with surprisingly wonderfully-balanced sound for 1972. Surprisingly wonderful? That is in my view a general description of the Philips’ Italian pressing. I might want the Beethoven quartets to be played slightly different (I have a problem and consider that Beethoven was a Jew he just did not know it) but for whatever the Quartetto Italiano meant to show off the “Made in Italy” records do wonderful job.
Rgs, Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche