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  • Dark Side Of The Moon Dark Side Of The Moon Quick View

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    Dark Side Of The Moon

    Ranked 43/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Remastered From The Original Analogue Tapes By James Guthrie, Joel Plante, And Bernie Grundman


    Pink Floyd's most successful and singularly defining album is here to stay. The Dark Side of the Moon has sold over 40 million copies worldwide since its release in 1973, and it shows no signs of letting up. With lush, immaculate production and sweeping instrumentals, The Dark Side of the Moon is unrivaled in sonic brilliance. The complex textures found within have captivated audiophiles for over thirty years.


    With lyrics about seemingly mundane details set against dreamy, atmospheric backdrops, the songs on The Dark Side of the Moon achieve a truly emotional response. Performances are not virtuosic, but they are brilliant nonetheless and were likewise brilliantly recorded. Abbey Road Studios engineer Alan Parsons and Pink Floyd made use of some of the most advanced techniques available at the time to craft a sound that was innovative yet entirely classic, by any sense of the word. Swirling organs, mellow drums, and spacious guitars are signature sounds that have been inextricably linked with Pink Floyd's magnificent songwriting.


    The Dark Side of the Moon is a peerless entry in the annals of classic rock history. No record collection should be without this multi-platinum masterpiece.

    1. Speak to Me
    2. Breathe in the Air
    3. On the Run
    4. Time
    5. The Great Gig in the Sky
    6. Money
    7. Us and Them
    8. Any Colour You Like
    9. Brain Damage
    10. Eclipse
    Pink Floyd
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  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

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    The Ultimate Analogue Test LP

    Editors Editors Editors Editors


    Analogue Productions set out to produce the ultimate test record.


    We've consulted many experts in the field, including mastering engineers, audio experts, turntable experts and audiophile listeners, to create a test record that's never been made before. When Barry Wolifson from Sterling Sound in New York City called us with the same idea we had been thinking about - that being to create the ultimate test record - he and our audio expert Clark Williams began to brainstorm and research ideas until they were both completely satisfied with what should go on the record.


    Most of the test records in the past have been made to test a variety of equipment. This test record excludes silly cannon shots, typewriters, voices on one channel and other useless fluff. This one specifically addresses your turntable and cartridge. It's designed to provide the basic test signals necessary to calibrate a turntable or cutting lathe as simply as possible. Most of the signals have specific implications, but it is certainly possible to use them in any number of novel ways.


    This record was mastered and cut on a Neumann VMS 80 lathe at Sterling Sound and pressed at Record Technology, Inc. on high-quality, 180-gram virgin vinyl.


    Side 1

    General Reference Level

    This 1 kHz reference tone will allow you to establish a "base level" for all measurements.
    Track 1 1Khz reference tone 7cm/s Mono, in phase (Lateral)

    Basic reference for all measurements, adjust meter for maximum convenience (in the studio 0VU).
    Adjust preamp channel balance for equal output.
    Also used to check the offset angle of the photo cartridge; L&R signals should be exactly in phase as displayed on an oscilloscope.


    Azimuth Adjustment

    Track 2 1kHz reference level Left channel only

    Measure Right channel output.

    Track 3 1kHz reference level Right channel only

    Measure Left channel output.

    The object is to sit the stylus exactly perpendicular in the groove.

    Twist cartridge about its radial axis until the measurements from Track 2 and Track 3 are equal or very close to equal for both channels.


    High Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 4, 5 and 6 are used to calibrate the RIAA high frequency equalizer of a phono preamp. This will be used to calibrate a mastering lathe's phono preamplifier or any phono preamplifier that has these adjustments.

    Track 4 1 kHz tone at -20 below reference level, Lateral

    Reference for High Frequency test.

    Track 5 10 kHz reference tone at -20dbu, Lateral
    Adjust the high frequency until the output level equals that of Track 4.

    Track 6 1 kHz to 20 kHz sweep at -20dbu, Mono (Lateral)

    The AC millivoltmeter reading should stay constant across all frequencies. There are a number of factors which can affect frequency response, including cable capacitance, cartridge loading, tracking force and worn parts. Because of this, it can be difficult to achieve perfectly flat frequency response. Sometimes by making small compromises in the 10 kHz adjustment, a better overall frequency response can be achieved.


    Low Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 7 & 8 are used to calibrate the RIAA low frequency equalizer of a phono preamp.

    Track 7 1 kHz to 20 Hz sweep at 0 VU (Lateral)

    Play Track 7 and measure the output with your AC millivolt meter.

    Ideally, the output will be flat across all frequencies. When viewed on an oscilloscope, the amplitude would remain constant during the frequency downsweep.

    Track 8 100 Hz reference tone at 0 vu (Lateral)
    Adjust LF Eq to reference (which is your reading from Track 1).


    Track 9 VTA adjust

    This is an IEC intermodulation distortion (IMD) test signal; 60Hz & 4kHz 4:1 ratio.

    Using an IMD tester, adjust VTA by raising or lowering the tonearm for minimum distortion.


    Track 10 Standard Wow & Flutter test signal; 3150Hz
    The Wow & Flutter meter will give dynamic speed variations as a percentage deviation from nominal.

    Also, the frequency counter should read exactly 3150 Hz for nominal speed. You can use the Hz function on your multi-meter (if so equipped) to verify speed here as well. You can also use to find the measurements at 45RPM. The correct reading at 45RPM would be 4253 Hz (45/33.33) x 3150.


    Side 2

    Track 1 Anti-skating test; 315Hz amplitude sweep to +12dbu (Lateral)

    Signal should remain clean in both channels up to the highest level, both audibly and as viewed on an oscilloscope. In case of distortion, increase anti-skating force or decrease anti-skate until breakup occurs equally in both channels. The left channel information is inscribed on the inner groove wall, the right channel information, on the outer groove wall. Because of the offset angle of a pivoted tonearm, a constantly varying vector force biases the arm towards the center of the record causing the stylus to lose contact with the outer (i.e. right channel) groove wall. Both linear and modulated groove velocity, tracking force, stylus profile, and vinyl composition are contributing factors. The anti skating force attempts to ameliorate this by applying an opposing similar force.

    It is also accepted that the overall force vector increases as the tonearm approaches closer to the spindle or end of the record.


    Track 2 Pink noise lateral

    Track 3 Pink noise vertical

    Used for cartridge "demagnetizing"

    You can also use this track to loosen up the cantilever's suspension to help break in a new cartridge. Play these tracks five to ten times after every 300 hours of normal LP playback.


    Track 4 1kHz @ reference level, vertical
    This out-of-phase signal should cancel to nothing when summed to mono.

    Any signals still present are distortion artifacts, lack of channel balance, or timing (phase) anomalies. This test can be a second confirmation of anti-skate adjustment.


    Track 5 1kHz to 10Hz sweep @ -20 below

    reference level, vertical
    Resonance anomalies in the tonearm / cartridge interface will show up as amplitude peaks and dips as the frequency sweeps down.

    Once again, by listening in 'Mono' it is easier to hear the distortion artifacts.


    Track 6 Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation

    During playback of this track, nothing should be transmitted from the turntable to the speakers. Replay the track and gently tap on the rack or base that the turntable is resting on. There should be little or no thump transferred to the speakers. This track will help you experiment with turntable isolation methods and products to be able to get the most out of your playback system. You may want to use a closed or sealed headphone for best listening results, or a stethoscope on the plinth.

    Analogue Productions
    $39.99
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  • Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Quick View

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    Mardi Gras

    Continuing with our widely praised Analogue Productions/AcousTech CCR reissue series Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman have cut another masterpiece. Pared down to a trio, Mardi Gras was CCR's last LP. It includes the Fogerty classic Sweet Hitch Hicker and a great cover of Ricky Nelson's Hello Mary Lou.
    1. Lookin' for A Reason
    2. Take It Like A Friend
    3. Need Someone To Hold
    4. Tearin' Up The Country
    5. Someday Never Comes
    6. What Are You Gonna Do
    7. Sail Away
    8. Hello Mary Lou
    9. Door To Door
    10. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Time Out (200 Gram) Time Out (200 Gram) Quick View

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    Time Out (200 Gram)

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings present the definitive Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, now a 33 1/3 RPM LP


    Reissued as a gatefold jacket, with rare black and white photos from the Columbia Studios recording session. Heavy-duty chipboard shell stock by Stoughton Printing


    Virtually all serious and even casual music lovers ought to be familiar with, or at least are likely to have heard The Dave Brubeck Quartet, even without realizing it - for the quartet's best-known hit Take Five has graced the soundtracks of multiple films, including Mighty Aphrodite, Pleasantville and Constantine.


    The piece is famous for its distinctive, catchy saxophone melody, as well as its use of unusual 5/4 time - so distinctive, it's a rare jazz track that became a pop hit.


    Including the monster hit Take Five, the Brubeck Quartet's Time Out is a jazz and audiophile classic. Every album collection needs a copy. And now, cut at 33 1/3 RPM on 200-gram premium vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings (Acoustic Sounds' own industry-lauded LP manufacturer), Analogue Productions brings you Time Out renewed.


    The jacket is also special - very heavy-duty. It's produced for us by Stoughton Printing featuring a printed wrap mounted to a heavyweight chipboard shell, producing an authentic old school look and feel. This jacket is a beauty! Never has Time Out's colorful iconic cover art looked so vibrant.


    The record label's sales executives didn't want a painting on the cover when Time Out debuted in 1959 on Columbia Records, Brubeck told an interviewer. An entire album of originals? That wouldn't work either, he was told. Some standards and some show tunes were needed in the mix. Fortunately, Brubeck ignored the conventional wisdom and Time Out became the original classic we know it as today. Brubeck became proof that creative jazz and popular success can go together.

    1. Blue Rondo A La Turk
    2. Strange Meadow Lark
    3. Take 5
    4. 3 To Get Ready
    5. Kathy's Waltz
    6. Everybody's Jumpin'
    7. Pick Up Sticks
    Dave Brubeck
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Waiting For The Sun Waiting For The Sun Quick View

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    Waiting For The Sun

    Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.

    Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings



    Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!


    Analogue Productions presents all six of the Doors studio titles on 200g 45RPM 2LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings as well as The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun and L.A. Woman on Hybrid multi-channel SACD, all cut from the original analog masters by Doug Stax, with the exception being The Doors which was made from the best tape copy available.


    Sax and the Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick have gone through a meticulous setup to guarantee a positively stunning reissue series. These masters were recorded on all-tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is also a tube machine, as is the cutting system.


    With their third album, 1968's Waiting For The Sun, The Doors took a noticeably mellower turn, delivering some fine melodic ballad rock songs like "Hello, I Love You," "Love Street" and "Wintertime Love" while still retaining their former power with tracks like "The Unknown Soldier," "Spanish Caravan" and the apocalyptic "Five To One." The Doors' newfound sensibility not only helped the band produce one of their most diverse releases, it also resulted in their first and only #1 album. Here on 200g 45RPM 2LP.


    1. Hello, I Love You
    2. Love Street
    3. Not To Touch The Earth
    4. Summer's Almost Gone
    5. Wintertime Love
    6. The Unknown Soldier
    7. Spanish Caravan
    8. My Wild Love
    9. We Could Be So Good Together
    10. Yes, The River Knows
    11. Five To One
    The Doors
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues Quick View

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    St. Louis Blues

    Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title.


    An influential figure in the early 20th century development of blues and popular music as a music scholar and as the composer of numerous popular songs, W.C. Handy has often been called the Father of the Blues. When two of the finest and most popular of mid-20th century musical figures, jazz and popular music icon Nat King Cole and style setting arranger extraordinare Nelson Riddle undertook an album dedicated to the music of W.C. Handy, the results were at once a worthy tribute and transformative. Particularly smooth vocals by Nat King Cole were aptly backed by resourceful orchestrations from Nelson Riddle. From the landmark laments of St. Louis Blues and the loving appreciation of Morning Star on through to the colloquial rag of Joe Turner's Blues, the varied facets of W.C. Handy's songs were given a lastingly freshened interpretation. Along with the contemporary Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (also available here at Acoustic Sounds), this album is considered by many to be the best anthology of the music of W.C. Handy.


    Using the original first generation 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the rich beauty of these recordings in this double 45-RPM 180-gram album set. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.


    Originally released in 1958.

    Where Did Everyone Go?

    Say It Isn't So

    If Love Ain't There

    (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young

    Am I Blue?

    Someone To Tell It To

    The End Of A Love Affair

    I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's

    Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)

    No, I Don't Want Her

    Spring Is Here

    That's All There Is


    Bonus tracks:


    A Farewell To Arms

    Happy New Year

    Nat King Cole
    $54.99
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  • What's New What's New Quick View

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    What's New


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Linda Ronstadt was the leading female vocalist in rock 'n' roll when, sensing that it was time to change direction, she starred in the Broadway production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as well as the accompanying movie.


    Pirates of Penzance led the singer to a collaboration with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle, who arranged and conducted this 1983 collection of pop standards What's New. It was the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with Riddle. What's New was a considerable hit, reaching No. 3 on the charts, where it stayed for five consecutive weeks, and selling to date more than three million copies. Ronstadt's next two albums with Riddle followed - Lush Life in 1984) and For Sentimental Reasons in 1986 - also albums of pre-rock standards.


    Let's just say that the vocals on this Analogue Productions reissue, mastered from the original analog tape by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley, have never sounded richer, with a broader soundstage, and more clarity and detail in the orchestral accompaniment. Such a sweet record, made even better with a Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket showcasing the vibrant original cover designed by John Kosh. You'll settle in for some impeccably-voiced standards from pop's golden age and be transfixed by Ronstadt's interpretive skills.

    1. What's New
    2. I've Got A Crush On You
    3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
    4. Crazy He Calls Me
    5. Someone To Watch Over Me
    6. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
    7. What'll I Do
    8. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
    9. Goodbye
    Linda Ronstadt
    $34.99
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  • Traffic From Paradise Traffic From Paradise Quick View

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    Traffic From Paradise

    200-gram super silent pressing from Quality Record Pressings!


    Never before released as a vinyl LP in the U.S.


    From the moment she first appeared in front of us on Saturday Night Live in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has challenged her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification. She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the stayed and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her. Neither punk nor pop, she tottered on a thread of her own device, jazz - the old musical kind, and R&B - the Motown thread that permeates her work.


    Her self-titled debut album, released by Warner Bros. in March 1979, had an immediate and profound impact in the music world and the culture at large ultimately becoming a multi-million selling hit. Jones secured five Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist, which she won at the January 1980 ceremony. She won a second Grammy in 1989 for Best Jazz Performance for her duet with long time pal Dr. John on Making Whoopee.


    Traffic from Paradise, released in 1993, features contributions from Leo Kottke, David Hildago and Jim Keltner among others. Now it's being reissued by Analogue Productions as an LP in the U.S. for the first time in its history.

    1. Pink Flamingos
    2. Alter Boy
    3. Stewart's Coat
    4. Beat Angels
    5. Tigers
    6. Rebel Rebel
    7. Jolie Jolie
    8. Running from Mercy
    9. A Stranger's Car
    10. The Albatross
    Rickie Lee Jones
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (45 RPM) Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (45 RPM)


    45 RPM 200-Gram Gatefold Double LP Reissue


    Remastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Analog Tapes


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    What would American southern rock be without the scorching sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd? Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings have already brought you exceptional reissues of Second Helping and Nuthin' Fancy. Back to the well then, we go, for two more Skynyrd favorites - the epic Gimme Back My Bullets and the band's bluesy, hard-rocking 1973 debut Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd.


    Remastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, our Analogue Productions reissue of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd is the ultimate in luxurious reproduction and unbeatable sound. 200-gram plating and pressing by Quality Record Pressings, and a tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket round out the package.


    The undeniable youthful hunger of Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd pumps through the subtly witty songs, all strongly rooted in Southern heritage and working-class values. Independent of the most-requested tune in history, Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd bleeds red, white, and blue and encapsulates the wondrous dichotomies of Southern rock.


    Months before Lynyrd Skynyrd enjoyed the privilege of recording its debut, the band entered its seventh year of playing juke joints and assorted dives in a bootstraps effort to land a deal. During a residency at a hardscrabble Georgian club, the group's rambunctious rock, swaggering attitude, blue-collar determination, and country-reared cadence caught the ear of producer/musician Al Kooper. The rest is history. Kooper inked the ensemble to his new imprint and hustled everyone into a Georgia studio for sessions that occurred March through April 1973.


    It's at the Studio One space that Lynyrd Skynyrd flashed scampering tempos, cutting give-and-take riffs, loose barroom lines, and off-the-cuff vocalese that entirely separated its approach from that of the more jazz-styled affairs of the Allman Brothers Band. Confederate flags, empty whiskey bottles, cocked pistols, rotgut habits, scorned women, and prodigal drifters populate the songs, nearly all written from first-person perspectives that add to their genuineness. Prophetic touches - twinkling piano notes, soaring mellotrons, a one-off harmonica - provide ideal complements to the intertwined guitar melodies and singer Ronnie Van Zant's comfortable gruffness and way of expressing local customs.

    1. I Ain't The One
    2. Tuesday's Gone
    3. Gimme Three Steps
    4. Simple Man
    5. Things Goin' On
    6. Mississippi Kid
    7. Poison Whiskey
    8. Free Bird
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    $54.99
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  • In The Beginning (200 Gram Vinyl) In The Beginning (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    In The Beginning (200 Gram Vinyl)


    Mastered From The Original Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    200-Gram Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin and rock 'n' roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre.


    Before the Montreaux Jazz Festival, before Bowie's Let's Dance album, before Texas Flood, before the Grammys, before the cocaine and alcohol abuse, before the redemption of sobriety, before the joyful In Step and Family Style ..... before August 27, 1990..... before the all-star tributes, before The Legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan......


    There was an unknown, hardworking 24-year-old gunslinger named Little Stevie Vaughan, learning his craft the hard way in the trenches of the Austin Texas clubs, trying his darndest to get out of the shadow of his famous older brother Jimmie.


    It wouldn't be long.


    Anyone lucky enough to have been in the audience at this early live show, on April Fools Day in 1980, could have told you that. Young Stevie Vaughan (he had yet to become Stevie Ray) blasted the hometown crowd with a style that was already very well-formed. With Chris Layton on drums and bassist Jackie Newhouse (Tommy Shannon would join up a year later), his basic sound was already in place, albeit still in need of some polishing.


    Taken from the surviving two-track master, Vaughan's guitar is raw and in your face every note of the way. His takes on Freddie King's In the Open and the lengthy Tin Pan Alley are the real highlights here.


    As we did with our vaunted box set reissues, Texas Hurricane, again Analogue Productions is bringing you the finest-sounding Stevie Ray Vaughan collections ever preserved on 200-gram vinyl. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at Quality Record Pressings.


    There's not a link in this chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy. We're passionate about the blues AND Stevie Ray and the passion shows up here in spades.

    1. In The Open
    2. Slide Thing
    3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
    4. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
    5. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
    6. Love Struck Baby
    7. Tell Me
    8. Shake for Me
    9. Live Another Day
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Quick View

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    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

    Newly presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl, Decca are proud to present an iconic Mercury Living Presence album
    from the analogue era back on vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal GmbH, each release
    has been carefully mastered from the original Decca analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios.

    This LP includes the Brahms Violin Concerto in D with violinist Henryk Szeryng and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal
    Doráti.

    1. Allegro non troppo
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
    Henryk Szeryng / London Symphony Orchestra / Antal Dorati
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  • The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons Quick View

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    The Soulful Moods Of Gene Ammons

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    "One of the best efforts from Ammons' extensive catalog. A fat, warm, rich sax tone - you know, the one you immediately identify as Jug - is on display in all its glory on this great Moodsville release. Feeling tired and stressed out? Give Uncle Gene a spin. Besides perfect pitch, Ammons' other special gift was a melodic sense that allowed him to effectively convey feelings at slow tempos. Here is a great jazz ballad player given full scope to spin his charms. - Stereophile, February 1995

    1. Two Different Worlds
    2. But Beautiful
    3. Skylark
    4. Three Little Words
    5. The Street Of Dreams
    6. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
    7. Under A Blanket Of Blue
    8. Three Little Words
    9. I'm Glad There Is You
    Gene Ammons
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dr. John's Gumbo Dr. John's Gumbo Quick View

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    Dr. John's Gumbo

    No. 404 On Rolling Stone's List Of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original
    Analog Tapes!


    Deluxe Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing!


    Dr. John's Gumbo is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and
    pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album
    is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by
    a major figure in the city's music.


    Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a
    tribute by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper, to his hometown New
    Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals
    ("Iko Iko", "Tipitina", "Junko Partner" and "Stack-O-Lee")
    and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey
    Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley") Earl
    King and Earl Gaines ("Big Chief", "Let The Good Times Roll" and
    "Lonely Lonely Nights").


    Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in
    good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric
    (stage) appearance adds unique color to his stature as master of
    the ivories and as an entertainer.


    This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue
    treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original
    analog tapes. Then we back that up with 200-gram plating
    and pressing on super-silent vinyl by our own Quality Record
    Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from
    Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be ecstatic with
    the results!

    1. Iko Iko
    2. Blow Wind Blow
    3. Big Chief
    4. Somebody Changed The Lock
    5. Mess Around
    6. Let The Good Times Roll
    7. Junko Partner
    8. Stack-A-Lee
    9. Tipitina
    10. Those Lonely Lonely Nights
    11. Huey Smith Medley (High Blood Pressure / Don't You Just Know It / Well I'll Be John Brown)
    12. Little Liza Jane
    Dr. John
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    The Freedom Book

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived. Ervin's tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin's masterpieces. He is abetted by the power and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.

    1. A Lunar Tune
    2. Cry Me Not
    3. Grant's Stand
    4. A Day to Mourn
    5. Al's In
    Booker Ervin
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    Lightnin'

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    "Recorded for Prestige's Bluesville subsidiary in 1960, Lightnin' is among the rewarding acoustic dates Lightnin' Hopkins delivered in the early '60s. The session has an informal, relaxed quality, and this approach serves a 48-year-old Hopkins impressively well on both originals like 'Thinkin' 'Bout an Old Friend' and the familiar 'Katie Mae' and enjoyable interpretations of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's 'Back to New Orleans' and Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup's 'Mean Old Frisco.' Hopkins' only accompaniment consists of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Belton Evans, both of whom play in an understated fashion and do their part to make this intimate setting successful. From the remorseful 'Come Back Baby' to more lighthearted, fun numbers like 'You Better Watch Yourself' and 'Automobile Blues,' Lightnin' is a lot like being in a small club with Hopkins as he shares his experiences, insights and humor with you." - All Music Guide

    1. Automobile Blues
    2. You Better Watch Yourself
    3. Mean Old Frisco
    4. Shinin' Moon
    5. Come Back Baby
    6. Thinkin' 'Bout An Old Friend
    7. The Walkin' Blues
    8. Back To New Orleans
    9. Katie Mae
    10. Down There Baby
    Lightnin' Hopkins
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    Little Girl Blue

    Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Stoughton Printing old-style gatefold jacket with beautiful added photos!


    Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings


    Eunice Kathleen Waymon recorded more than 40 albums over a long, distinguished career that stretched for five decades. As Nina Simone, her distinctive mellifluous voice honed a career catagorized variously as a jazz singer, soul singer and folk artist; she was all of these - and more.


    Little Girl Blue was Nina Simone's debut release. Bethlehem founder Gus Wildi, taken with the uniquely beautiful quality of her voice, gave her complete control over song selection, backing musicians, arrangements and production of the recording.

    LP1
    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me


    LP2
    1. Good Bait
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. You'll Never Walk Alone
    4. Porgy
    5. Central Park Blues

    Nina Simone
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  • Tea For The Tillerman (200g) Tea For The Tillerman (200g) Quick View

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    Tea For The Tillerman (200g)

    Ranked 206/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    When word got out that we were beginning a pressing plant, customers began to call with questions. And the most common and full-of-anticipation question was inevitably: What will be the first title that you press? Well, we couldn't possibly imagine hitting a bigger home run than to open Quality Record Pressings (QRP) with one of the all-time most classic audiophile records, Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman from 1970.


    There are so many things perfect about this release. First and foremost, it's a masterpiece of a record. It's that rare record that couples breathtaking sound with hit after hit after hit. In fact, to list the hits would be to list the entire song list. We couldn't pick a better vehicle for which to show off what we're so confident will be the highest quality records ever pressed.


    But here's something else that's cool: We scored the absolute original analog masters, and the tapes were in impeccable condition. It took an unbelievable amount of digging and research - and luck - to get this project done to the standards of Analogue Productions. But, wow, was it ever worth it! The tapes were last used in December 1999 when Ted Jensen at Sterling, along with producer Paul Samwell-Smith, remastered the Cat Stevens catalog for CD.


    In 1970, Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound cut Tea For The Tillerman for A&M Records in the U.S. and Island Records in the UK using a Telefunken M10 tape machine and a Neumann VMS 66 lathe with a Neumann SX68 cutterhead. Hulko started Sterling in 1968 and was its original mastering engineer. He's considered among the first engineers to advance mastering from just transferring music from tape to lacquer to an art where attention is paid to all the details that result in better sound. We actually found Hulko's original mastering notes from more than 40 years ago. It's incredible, but Sterling still has all of their notes filed away.


    So, it was originally cut at Sterling - as were all of the early original Cat Stevens albums - and the tapes were last used at Sterling. How appropriate then that we should go back to Sterling for this monumental reissue. Using the original tapes, George Marino handled the mastering this time. He used an Ampex ATR-102 tape machine, another significant point of interest. While Ampex has long been revered for their sound, they had never made a preview version so that a mastering engineer could cut a lacquer from an Ampex machine. Mike Spitz at ATR Services made a unique preview modification for Sterling so that they could cut this record using an Ampex. Marino then used a Neumann VMS 80 lathe with a Neumann SX 74 cutterhead.


    I think we've gotten something quite a bit better than what was originally issued, Marino says. I think this version is much more representative of what was on the tape. And that's not a criticism of what was originally done.


    Marino points out that since the original issue, there have been advancements in cutting lathe technology that make the improvements of this reissue possible.


    You didn't have the same number of options that you have in the new Neumann electronics, Marino says. With the new one, they give you more variations to work with. Let's say there's a nice kind of present sounding acoustic guitar on the left channel and then all of the sudden there's a drum peak with cymbal crashes and stuff and that stuff happens to be on the left channel. Being the vocal is down the center, you can drive the high frequency limiter from the right channel. So you can set a threshold on the right channel and grab the vocal without wiping out some of the musical peaks on the left channel. This is what I talk about when I say that we have technical advantages that they didn't have.


    Marino also chose to use a wide-track stereo head for this project, which he said allows for better signal-to-noise than the normal stereo head.


    And he also decided against using tube electronics, as would have been used originally, because he says that while the tubes allowed for more warmth, they also made the sound duller.


    You wind up wanting to put a little top-end EQ or something to get a little something back (when using tubes), Marino explains of his decision.


    Marino says that he is very pleased with the results.


    A great record. A classic, he says. And those tapes were in excellent, excellent condition. Musically, I think we've got something that sounds richer and more natural. It sounds more correct. I had to do very, very little to the tape regarding EQ processing or anything.


    To package this reissue, we've decided to do a facsimile of the original British Island gatefold jacket rather than the non-gatefold U.S. version. This British jacket also has a textured paper stock on the inside and is glossy on the outside. Additionally, we're using the original pink Island label.


    So there you have it. Quality Record Pressings is off and pressing in a big, big way! Finally, we're ready to unveil the innovations in record pressing that we've been working on for more than a year. Among those innovations are the installations of microprocessors on the presses so that all of the presses functions are performed with absolute precision. For example, we've developed a dye with an imbedded temperature sensor that we can use to cycle the presses. Rather than having the presses close and open based on time - as it's been to date - these presses will close and open based on temperature, the far more accurate indicator of when the record is ready. We also have a plating department in Quality Record Pressings, run by the best plating man in the business, Gary Salstrom.


    Still to come from Analogue Productions pressed at Quality Record Pressings will be the Cat Stevens classics Teaser and the Firecat and Catch Bull at Four.


    Tea For The Tillerman is one of Cat Stevens' finest albums and a gem in the crown of early 1970s singer/songwriterdom. Stevens manages to have his cake and eat it too, simultaneously achieving pop accessibility and artistic relevance. The feel is decidedly gentle and spare. Apart from the occasional string section, Stevens is accompanied only by a three-piece band as he sings his introspective lyrics with appreciable favor.

    1. Where Do The Children Play?
    2. Hard Headed Woman

    3. Wild World

    4. Sad Lisa
    5. Miles From Nowhere
    6. But I Might Die Tonight

    7. Longer Boats

    8. Into White
    9. On The Road To Find Out
    10. Father And Son
    11. Tea For The Tillerman
    Cat Stevens
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    Breaking Silence (45 RPM)


    Mastered For 45 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tapes!


    200-Gram, 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket With Janis' Pure Voice And Personal Songs Spread Across Four Sides!


    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for its recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP version reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Technical Data:


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Neumann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding.

    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tattoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
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    Gil Evans and Ten

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom.


    Deep groove label LP pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    This reissue marks the first time ever that the stereo master tapes of this landmark title have been used.


    In 1957, Miles Davis, high on the success of his recent collaborations with his old friend Gil Evans, persuaded Prestige Records to give Evans his own record date. Evans packed the resulting album with the brilliance that music insiders had recognized since his days as an arranger for Claude Thornhill in the 1940s and his work on Davis' Birth of the Cool recordings. Writing for only 11 instruments, Evans used his wizardry with dynamics, motion and harmonic voicings to create orchestral effects suggesting a substantially larger orchestra. His settings stimulated his musicians to inspired improvisation. Among the soloists are trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, saxophonists Steve Lacy and Lee Konitz, and Evans himself, making his first recorded appearance as a pianist.

    1. Remember
    2. Ella Speed
    3. Big Stuff
    4. Nobody's Heart
    5. Just One Of Those Things
    6. If You Could See Me Know
    7. Jambangle
    Gil Evans
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  • Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall


    Live In 1962, Tony Bennett At Carnegie Hall, A Testament To Bennett's Live Vocal Ability!


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Analog 3-track Tapes!


    200-Gram Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Deluxe Old School Tip-On Heavyweight Gatefold Jackets By Stoughton Printing


    Featuring Original Studio Photography Expanded And Enhanced!


    This is it, the live, double LP where the magical Tony Bennett created indelible memories! Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is the Tony Bennett album to buy for any Bennett fan or those just introduced to his music. And you'll never hear or experience it presented in finer fashion than from this outstanding reissue by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!


    We've given Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall the deluxe reissue treatment. Starting with premier mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes. Then plating and presssing by Gary Salstrom and the crew at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: We've expanded and enhanced the original studio photography, which was supplied by Sony to our graphic designers. And we've wrapped up the whole package in a deluxe old-school tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing!


    Originally recorded in 1962, Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is a testament to Bennett's live vocal ability, writes AllMusic.com. Backed by the Ralph Sharon Orchestra, Bennett moves far beyond his standard musical catalogue.


    Along with standards like I Left My Heart in San Francisco and Just in Time, Bennett reached out to create great medleys such as (I Like New York in June) How About You/April in Paris, that automatically become his as soon as they are performed. Altogether there are 30 tracks on the album. Most remarkable is the clarity of the recording of the concert. If not for the tremendous applause of the audience, you could swear that Bennett had recorded each track in the studio. A masterpiece!

    LP 1
    1. Lullaby Of Broadway
    2. Just In Time
    3. All The Things You Are
    4. Stranger In Paradise
    5. Love Is Here To Stay
    6. Climb Ev'ry Mountain
    7. Ol' Man River
    8. It Amazes Me
    9. Firefly
    10. In San Francisco
    11. How About You
    12. April In Paris
    13. Solitude
    14. I'm Just A Lucky So And So


    LP 2
    1. Always
    2. Anything Goes
    3. Blue Velvet
    4. Rags To Riches
    5. Because Of You
    6. What Good Does It Do
    7. Lost In The Stars
    8. One For My Baby
    9. Lazy Afternoon
    10. Sing You Sinners
    11. Love Look Away
    12. Sometimes I'm Happy
    13. My Heart Tells Me
    14. De Glory Road

    Tony Bennett
    $54.99
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    Symphonic Dances & Vocalise

    Donald Johanos conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Little needs to be said about this audiophile classic. Known for its demonstration qualities with very low, deep bass and overall smooth and warm sound. Mastered at AcousTech by Kevin Gray and pressed on virgin vinyl at Pallas in Germany.


    The tape recording was made at a speed of 30 inches-per-second, using a transport modified to produce exceptionally good motion: a specially developed constant-velocity recording curve was employed for improved signal-to-noise ratio. The lacquer masters were made directly from the original tape, thus avoiding further transfer degradation. The result is a recording of exceptional clarity, naturalness and freedom from vices prevalent generally in the art. - original liner notes

    Symphonic Dances for Orchestra
    Non Allegro
    Andante con Moto: Tempo di Valse
    Lento Assai; Allegro Vivace
    Vocalise for Orchestra, Op. 34, No. 14
    Rachmaninoff
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin 45 RPM Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Royal Ballet Gala Performances

    Double LP With Book


    Mastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Tape


    200-Gram Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    In the hearts of thousands, No. 1 on the Top RCA list. While the bulk of Ansermet's recordings were made with L'Orchestre de la Susise Romande, there were a few with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra and the very occasional foray into recordings with London orchestras, one of these being with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1959.


    Audiophilia Online Magazine wrote: This is the stuff of which dreams are made. The Royal Ballet Gala is one of the finest RCAs recorded in London's Kingsway Hall. The chunks of great ballet music are well served by orchestra, conductor and engineer. Performances are executed to a very high standard - the Royal Opera House Orchestra, both then and n

    ow, rank as one of the finest of opera orchestras.

    Conductor Ansermet keeps the pace moving, giving the listener the impression of a dance event rather than a dramatic concert hall reading. With the exception of some of the Tchaikovsky scenes, the music is light and remains so under Ansermet's gentle touch. Each ballet is given full attention by the players, something not always attained at Covent Garden during long ballet nights! The threat of eternity does have its merits. The recorded sound is simply amazing! Lustrous is one word that comes to mind, accurate is another.


    Tonally, Messrs. Williamson and Wilkinson have used their considerable talents to capture the orchestra superbly. Woodwind and strings glow and resonate, transporting this listener to a time when simpler recording was better. Brass ring out thrillingly and percussion effects are very musical. Be it a bang, swish, rattle, crack or snap, each percussionist is situated perfectly within the beautiful Kingsway soundstage. Even the difficult-to-record sound of the celeste is captured in its purely mechanical form. Its delicate sound is heard to great effect during the Nutcracker - originating stage left, the sound decays across the stage of Kingsway with sparkling beauty. Wonderful.


    Producer: Michael Williamson

    Engineer Kenneth Wilkinson

    LP 1
    1. Tschaikovsky: From The Nutcracker Suite
    2. Rossini-Respighi: From La Boutique Fantastique
    3. Delibes: From CoppÉlia
    4. Adam: From Giselle


    LP 2
    1. Tschaikovsky: From Swan Lake
    2. Schumann: From Carnaval
    3. Tschaikovsky: From The Sleeping Beauty
    4. Chopin: From Les Sylphides

    Ernest Ansermet
    $74.99
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    The Trinity Session

    Recorded Originally At 44.1kHz/16-Bit


    Remastered By Original Recording Engineer Peter Moore And Cowboy Junkies


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Lacquers Cut By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Expanded Gatefold Edition With Additional Photos, New Cover Design As The Musicians/artist Intended


    New Liner Notes Written By Author And Music Editor Jason Schneider


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Cowboy Junkies recorded this spectacular LP as a live event Nov. 27, 1987 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. It was recorded with a digital R-Dat and using only a Calrec Ambisonic Microphone. What this means is the record sounds like the band was playing right in front of you with the perfect ambiance.


    Yes, this is a digital recording. True to our company principles, Analogue Productions in almost all cases reissues recordings only where the analog master tape is available. However, there are rare exceptions that whether digitally recorded or otherwise, a recording is so outstanding it's worthy of the highest quality vinyl reissue.


    Featuring the sultry voice of Margo Timmins, the precise musicianship of her brothers Peter (on drums) and Michael (on guitar), and bassist Alan Anton, The Trinity Session is a spare, evocative, countrified-rock classic. First released in late 1988, The Trinity Session was named Album of the Year by The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times described it as a quiet, special record that challenges traditional music. Rolling Stone declared the album to be as important as it its inspiring.


    Today, it remains much more than a snapshot of a single day's work captured on tape. So for this deluxe Analogue Productions reissue, we pulled out all the stops. Starting with new mastering from the original session digital tapes by the original recording engineer, Peter Moore. And lacquer cutting by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The church where the album was recorded was selected on the basis of work Moore had done there with other jazz and classical artists. Using a single Calrec Ambisonic microphone, the results are stunning.


    Next, we kicked up the packaging and content several notches. You're holding a heavyweight old-style tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket, and it has brand-new liner notes by author and music editor Jason Schneider. Schneider is the author of Whispering Pines: the Northern Roots of American Music from Hank Snow to The Band. He's also the roots music editor at Exclaim! and his work has been published in Paste, The Word, The Toronto Star and other publications. The liner notes share space with additional recording session photos, inside and on the back cover. Additionally, the cover has been redesigned to remove the lettering and photo distortion originally applied and make it appear as the musicians/artist originally intended. Lastly, this sonic treasure has been pressed on 200g vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest LPs, with stampers plated by master plating technician Gary Salstrom.


    The inspired reworking of both Blue Moon and Working On A Building reveal the Timmins family to be talented interpreters and insightful neo-traditionalists. Mixing the ambitious songwriting of Margo and Michael Timmins with subdued covers of Lou Reed's Sweet Jane and Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, The Trinity Session is an exquisite collection that holds up quite well under repeated listenings.

    1. Mining For Gold
    2. Misguided Angel
    3. Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
    4. I Don't Get It
    5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    6. To Love is to Bury
    7. 200 More Miles
    8. Dreaming My Dreams With You
    9. Working on a Building
    10. Sweet Jane
    11. Postcard Blues
    12. Walking After Midnight
    Cowboy Junkies
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    Out There

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 331/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    In 1960, the free jazz pioneered by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Horace Tapscott and a very few others was rejected by many musicians and most listeners. For the visionary saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Eric Dolphy, it was simply new music fed by the mainstream, a logical extension of the jazz tradition. In Far Cry without leaving form behind, he incorporated the spirit of adventure and abandon with which free jazz at its best infused freshness into jazz. Recording with a pianoless quartet that used Ron Carter's cello as the other melody instrument, Dolphy worked from chord patterns developed within structures that depart from ordinary 32-bar jazz and popular song forms. He used 30-bar, 35-bar and 18-bar structures, but he also observed standard practice with 12-bar blues, "Serene." Dolphy's speech-like improvisations and Carter's bowed or plucked cello solos soar over the impeccable and responsive accompaniments of bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes.

    1. Out There
    2. Serene
    3. The Baron
    4. Eclipse
    5. 17 West
    6. Sketch Of Melba
    7. Feathers
    Eric Dolphy
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