Doug MacLeod Exactly Like This 45rpm 200g 2LP
Half-Speed Mastered 45rpm 200g Virgin Vinyl!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Genuine Original Acoustic Music!
Doug MacLeod is a Unique, Powerful Guitarist With a Rich and Soulful Voice
Singing Original Songs Based On His Own Life and Experiences.
MacLeod's third release with Reference Recordings is ‘Genuine Original Acoustic
Music’ at its very best, in a richly detailed recording by Grammy-winning
engineer Keith Johnson, made at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA.
In live performance, Doug MacLeod assures his audience “This song is going to go
exactly like this.” It’s presented just for them, not a repeat of any
performance he’s ever given or will ever give. He records the same way, each of
his original songs are offered with a fresh voice. EXACTLY LIKE THIS contains
eleven MacLeod originals reflecting and paying tribute to some of his diverse
musical influences: Louis Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Jerry Reed, Tony Joe White,
John Lee Hooker, and even a little Duke Ellington. In his previous 19 studio
albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and
a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves.
His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert
Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. He has co-written songs with Dave
Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and
the hit show In the Heat of the Night. Two of his songs are on Grammy nominated
albums by Albert King and Albert Collins.
Doug MacLeod isn’t just a blues guy, he's a singer/songwriter/storyteller and
serious guitarist. He is one of the few modern artists doing all original
material and traveling the country like a troubadour. Just Doug, headed down the
road in his Honda, baseball on the radio, Siri by his side and a trunk full of
For many years, RR has been searching the world over for the best possible vinyl
mastering, plating and pressing facilities so they could re-enter the LP market.
They now have a production chain that allow them to produce LPs to meet their
high standards and satisfy their customers' demands, who have been waiting for
these LPs for a long time!
Assembling the Team
Disc mastering is done at half-speed to insure maximum accuracy. The lathe
system has custom electronics by Nelson Pass. The simple signal path contains no
compression, equalization or unnecessary circuitry. RR Chief Engineer and
Technical Director, "Prof." Keith Johnson consulted on the design of the system
and helped with the rebuilding of the lathe and electronics, which is owned and
operated by long-time mastering expert Paul Stubblebine. "Prof." Johnson has
pronounced it equal to the challenge of our master tapes!
Once successful results were achieved in disc mastering, Reference Recordings
faced the difficult task of choosing the best plating and pressing facility to
manufacture the discs. Fortunately, the new Quality Record Pressings plant in
Salina, Kansas was coming on line, and they felt that waiting for this plant to
open was well worth it. A crack team of experts was assembled to design and run
the plant, employing many unique techniques and features that clearly set QRP
apart from all other pressing plants. The 200-gram deluxe vinyl pressings from
QRP are truly exceptional.
Multiple Configurations for Reference Mastercuts
Depending on program lengths, some releases are cut at 45 rpm, some at 33-1/3
rpm. Some are single discs, some double. All feature deluxe gate-fold jackets
crafted by Stoughton Printing . An unusual feature of new RR masterings is
called the "FDS finish": the end of each side will have a 30-second band of
silent grooves before the "pull-away." No one today uses a record changer, and
the silent grooves allow time to lift the arm before the always-somewhat-noisy
tie-off. (Some 1950s vintage Capitol Full Dimensional Sound pressings sported
this feature.) RR founder, J. Tamblyn (Tam) Henderson deserves special
recognition for identifying the value of this unique production feature and
reintroducing it with the new Mastercuts.
Note: Half-speed Mastering involves a capturing process in which the
original recording master is played back at exactly half of the recorded speed.
A sequenced cutting lathe is then timed at exactly half of the playback speed.
This process allows twice as much time to carve a groove that accurately
represents the sound on the master tape. Half-speed mastering allows for cleaner
reproduction and also permits extended high frequency response, extending into
the ultrasonic region.
• 200g Virgin Vinyl
• Double LP
• Half-speed mastered by Paul Stubblebine
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Deluxe gatefold jacket
Doug MacLeod, vocals, guitar
Denny Croy, bass
Jimi Bott, drums
Michael Thompson, piano
1. Rock it Till the Cows Come Home
2. Too Many Misses For Me
3. Find Your Right Mind
4. Ain't It Rough?
5. Serious Doin' Woman
1. Ridge Runner
2. New Morning Road
5. Heaven's the Only Place
6. You Got It Good (And That Ain't Bad)