A few weeks ago, I got a download of all the original Perry Masons.
Apart from the cars etc., they have not really dated. I enjoy watching them. They made a very large number of them each season - well over 30. It must have been hard work.
The first season is 1957, and there is a great collection of Batmobile cars. Great fun to watch. Their suspension was lousy and the cars bounce a lot when they come to a halt.
The police and the D.A. are portrayed as morons who just use shallow circumstantial evidence, such as the murder weapon planted in the defendant's car's glove compartment.
Some of the plots are quite complex.
No annoying canned laughter, of course. The music is awful, and I wish I could remove it.
Check it out.
Oliver Nelson shoot-off between early US orange/black stereo and 1976 UK pressing put out by Anchor Records with US sleeve.
The early US version sounds lovely - bags of RVG punch where it counts, excellent dynamics. The UK Anchor Records, which used the HMV tapes I think, sounds also very good indeed, albeit with less punch and a few more pressing glitches. Extremely musical though and benefited from an RCM spin.
I was wondering if I ‘needed’ the new AP version and I guess the answer is probably no. My hunch is that the AP will sound not unlike the Anchor.