Shawn Mullins Soul’s Core Revival

TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
Just picked this up on vinyl...

The original is one of my Top 5 Deserted Island albums...and my favorite live act.

If you don’t have this album, you are **** up. I was thinking it would just be remasters of the original....but it is all new performances. Electric and acoustic.

It’s all fantastic. The only thing I didn’t care for was the electric version of Shimmer. The sound, with that exception is just glorious. The vinyl is quiet, the sound is warm and lush.

Anyway, buy it because the music is awesome OR because it is audiophile ear candy. Or both.

https://www.amazon.com/Souls-Core-Revival-Shawn-Mullins/dp/B07HGRC2C5
I plan for the future. - F1Nut
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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 12,082
    Thanks for the heads up,, saw him live at a small venue in Atlanta,, captivating performance!
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    He is amazing live...seen him a couple of times. One was a near death experience. LOL!

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,309
    Rolled the Revival into the line up last night. Me thinks this is one of those that gets mo better with repeated listening 😏
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,385
    Sampling this on You Tube. Not thru it all the way yet but I've heard enough to buy it. Thanks for the heads up!
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Finally. Someone else actually talking about this thing we call music. Cool beans.

    Will have to check this one out!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,385
    Agreed!
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    Remember:

    We listen to music ON the hifi.

    In that order.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,263
    I'm listening to the original album now. "Soul Child" has some seriously TIGHT bass!
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Just ordered both on CD so I can check 'em out. I liked what I heard on the 'puter so far. If I really dig the tunes, I'll get the vinyl too.

    Does anyone know if any of these albums are available in an "audiophile" type offering? (Vinyl, MFSL, DCC, SACD, Japanese version, etc...) If they do and you happen to have a couple of copies, is their a preferred format/recording or mastering you have?

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    Tom, I pretty sure the answer is no. However, the vinyl for SCR is heavyweight and is VERY well recorded.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Duly noted. Thanks, Troy. I'm looking forward to listening to these albums on the big rig.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    edited June 13
    They just hit the household. I got Soul Core and the Revival. Fun listening times today!

    [EDIT:] I just put Revival's first song on. What a HUGE difference between computer speakers and the big rig. I'm in love already. This is right up my alley of some awesome tunes. The volume is turned up now to concert levels and the entire family is enjoying it. Time will tell if I like the rest of it as well but judging from what I hear now, I do not think I'll be disappointed AT ALL.

    Tom
    Post edited by treitz3 on
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    So, I just now wrapped up my listening session for the first album off of the Revival. this is the electric version. What an outstanding album!

    Thanks, Troy. I can't thank you enough for this jewel.

    While I was enjoying the performance, I read the liner. Looks like it was recorded down in Atlanta, using this thing called "SING" technology. I have no idea what that is (yet) but I can definitely dig what it produced. The end result as to what hits your ears is definitely "audiophile worthy". My hat's off to the mastering and recording engineers with this one. They did a great job!

    Song 7 on this album made it seem as if my listening chair was mounted on top of a set of 20" woofers. Not only did the music move you emotionally, it physically "moved" you as well. I bet the women would dig that LOL.

    This album comes highly recommended and is most definitely a top 5 "Deserted Island" album. Troy was not lying about that aspect......and I haven't even heard the LIVE version yet.....which is his top 5. That's gotta be great if I enjoyed this album so much. If you don't have it, GET IT. Now, not later.

    You can thank Troy later.

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,527
    Listening to this on Tidal right now. Sounding really good. I will have to pursue a purchase this one. Thanks for the recommendation.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    TroyD wrote: »
    The original is one of my Top 5 Deserted Island albums...and my favorite live act.
    Troy, would you be so kind as to point me to the original LIVE album? I put in the other album I ordered and it's not live. (Still a killer album, I WILL be buying more from this cat, including the same albums on LP).

    Please advise and thanks.

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,527
    I love the version of Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down.
  • simmsimm Posts: 516
    Just ordered the CD off Amazon. Looking forward to listening to it.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    edited June 13
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    I just found a near mint copy of this one. I "hope" that this is the live album you were referring too. If not, what I have heard so far? It will be worth it. Snagged it for $24.00.

    Some Yahoos have a used copy on Amazon for over $969.00 and a new one for basically the same amount. WHAT?

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    Tom
    Post edited by treitz3 on
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    The Live at the VP is cool. Great music, meh production value.

    After listen to both electric and acoustic versions of SCR...Love both versions but would take the acoustic if I could only pick one...but both probably the best recordings I have heard in many moons.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,385
    Just ordered the only live one I found on ebay for less than $9 delivered. Allman Bros. at Filmore East was my favorite live album to this point....we'll see.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    edited June 18
    Listened through both the electronic and acoustic versions last night - both are outstanding. I think I give the nod to the electric version, however I really like the commentary before each song on the acoustic version - made me realize my Kris Kristofferson selection is far too limited... more discs on the way.

    Thanks for the heads up on this one - another in the “reference rotation”.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,231
    Here is one of the places Shawn Mullins talks/sings about on the Revival Album.

    It is the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, and Oyster Bar located on the Florida and Alabama state lines on the Gulf Coast.

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    http://www.florabama.com/

    People on the beach behind the main building during a major event.

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    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    I've left a few brain cells at the Flora-Bama on different occasions......
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    edited June 20
    Well, I got lucky. The live album listed as in near mint condition I ordered just came in. Daggum thing is still sealed. Will definitely be listening to this one today.

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    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    TroyD wrote: »
    The Live at the VP is cool. Great music, meh production value.
    Well, glad I only paid $24 instead of $970.00 (not that I would have anyway). You are right. The recording on this live CD is nowhere near the recording/mastering/mixing quality of the others. "Meh" production is spot on.

    If you are interested in this live album, purchase it to add to your SM collection and for the music. It's on a different planet than the others when it comes to the recording. It doesn't really even capture the texture of his voice.
    TroyD wrote: »
    The original is one of my Top 5 Deserted Island albums...and my favorite live act.
    What album are you referring too when you say "favorite live act"? I'd like to get it, especially since it is considered one of your top 5 island albums. That's GOT to be good. Please advise and thanks.

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,289
    edited June 20
    treitz3 wrote: »
    TroyD wrote: »
    The original is one of my Top 5 Deserted Island albums...and my favorite live act.
    What album are you referring too when you say "favorite live act"? I'd like to get it, especially since it is considered one of your top 5 island albums. That's GOT to be good. Please advise and thanks.

    Tom

    FWIW, I took this to mean that the album is a Top 5 Deserted Island album and that Shawn Mullins is his favorite live act.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Ah, gotcha! Thanks. That aspect didn't even dawn on me. DOH!

    *smacks head*

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,231
    TroyD wrote: »
    I've left a few brain cells at the Flora-Bama on different occasions......

    Same here Troy but a "few" years ago when the Flora-Bama was less than medium sized. On vacations to Perdido Key I would find my way there. There were no condominium complexes on either side.
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Ah, gotcha! Thanks. That aspect didn't even dawn on me. DOH!

    *smacks head*

    Tom

    Sorry about that, brother!!! LOL...Live @VP is NOT a must have album LOL

    But, seeing him live is another story....that's a must do.

    BDT

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,321
    TroyD wrote: »
    I've left a few brain cells at the Flora-Bama on different occasions......

    Same here Troy but a "few" years ago when the Flora-Bama was less than medium sized. On vacations to Perdido Key I would find my way there. There were no condominium complexes on either side.

    Yup, In my case, early 90's......off season, it was just a dive bar. Now, went there on July 4th weekend (might have been Labor Day but whatever) and it was a mob scene for sure!!

    BDT

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
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