” ( just don’t tell the audiophile turntable manufacturers). The famed Columbia matrix number machine stamp and its legion of cuttings has disappeared, replaced by a handwritten matrix code, and the sleeve notes proudly declare this analogue vinyl record has been recorded, mixed and mastered “in the digital format”, an inglorious end to the Columbia legacy.
WB Notes: The “360 Sound” Mono two-eye on the Brubeck “Time In” LP was almost wholly cribbed from the Columbia Masterworks two-eye LP design, except for the positioning of the 360 Sounds and the rim print at bottom.The 360 degree sound was used for both mono and stereo editions up until 1967, when it was dropped from Mono, probably after someone asked the obvious question: how does Mono produce 360 degrees of sound? ” rim print at bottom is positioned slightly differently from on the stereo label. Columbia-all-round – the modern label found on many later reissues First editions and re-issues on the “Columbia all round” red label, date from the Seventies onward .WB notes: (CS 9632) first appeared (with uncoated paper stock in warm red ink) in fall 1967, and switched to glossy paper (with Pantone 199 Red) at the very end of the year. This label had a life of probably twenty year or more, and there are some excellent pressings here, as well as some less than stellar transfers, depending on title and over the decades.June 1970, the two-eyes were consigned solely to deep-catalogue releases, with the last stereo labels used up by fall 1970 – and mono two-eyes continuing to be used well into the spring of 1972 6.Columbia Special Products The Special Products service reissues classic recordings still on vinyl.That variant was used from early 1966 to about spring 1967 4.5 Columbia Two-Eye “360 SOUND” white type and arrows, STEREO Initially the 360 degree logo used black type.