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  • Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl) Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl)

    Pioneer Of Rock 'n' Roll In His Solo Album Debut!


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    All-Analog Mastering By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly produced some of
    the most distinctive and influential music of his era.
    Three months after the release of The Chirping Crickets
    came this self-titled 1958 classic, Buddy's last album
    released prior to the plane crash in Iowa that struck
    him down in 1959 at age 22.


    What has Analogue Productions done to kick this classic
    album up a notch? For starters, our version features
    stellar remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent
    Audio. Followed by state-of-the-art plating and pressing
    on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at Quality Record
    Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
    Stoughton Printing provides a sturdy old-style tip-on
    gatefold jacket with added photos to round out the
    package.


    Born on Sept. 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly
    was well-versed in several music styles and was a
    seasoned performer by age 16.


    When Buddy Holly & The Crickets broke through
    nationally in 1957, they were marketed by Decca Records
    as two different acts whose records were released
    on two different Decca subsidiaries - Brunswick
    for Crickets records, Coral for Holly records. But
    there was no real musical distinction between the two,
    except perhaps that the "Crickets" sides had more
    prominent backup vocals.


    This reissue marks the debut album credited to Buddy
    Holly. It features Holly's Top Ten single "Peggy Sue"
    plus several songs that have turned out to be standards:
    "I'm Gonna Love You Too," "Listen to Me," "Everyday,"
    "Words of Love," and "Rave On."

    1. I'm Gonna Love You Too
    2. Peggy Sue
    3. Look at Me
    4. Listen to Me
    5. Valley of Tears
    6. Ready Teddy
    7. Everyday
    8. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
    9. Words of Love
    10. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
    11. Rave On
    12. Little Baby
    Buddy Holly
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  • Blues And The Abstract Truth Blues And The Abstract Truth Quick View

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    Blues And The Abstract Truth

    As Oliver Nelson is known primarily as a big band leader and arranger, he is lesser known as a saxophonist and organizer of small ensembles. Blues And The Abstract Truth is his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era with his all-time classic "Stolen Moments," but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever. Lead trumpeter Freddie Hubbard is at his peak of performance, while alto saxophonists Nelson and Eric Dolphy (Nelson doubling on tenor) team to for an unlikely union that was simmered to perfection. Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums) can do no wrong as a rhythm section. 


    "With Analogue Productions' new 45 rpm vinyl pressing of Oliver Nelson's The Blues and the Abstract Truth, we finally have a reissue of this great album that's worth buying...A few 'audiophile' reissues have come out over the years, in vinyl and aluminum, but this is the first that comes close to the wondrous sonics of the original black-and-orange pressing." - Fred Kaplan, Stereophile



    The Blues and the Abstract Truth is one of my favorite jazz recordings. What a group of heavy-weight performers! Besides Oliver Nelson on tenor sax, you've got the incomparable Bill Evans on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and Eric Dolphy on flute and alto sax. This is the jazz equivalent of a super-group." - Jim Hannon, AVguide.com


    "...Let me cut to the chase here and recommend that you buy two copies - one to enjoy and the other to hold for resale, because some day Acoustic Sounds' license will run out and lots of jazz fans will be kicking themselves for not buying a copy. Kevin Gray has turned out a perfect remastering job and this is my choice for reissue of the year." Recording = 10/10; Music = 10/10 - Dennis Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 68



    Originally released in 1961.

     

    Musicians:


    • Oliver Nelson, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone

    • George Barrow, baritone saxophone

    • Paul Chambers, bass

    • Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone

    • Bill Evans, piano

    • Roy Haynes, drums

    • Freddie Hubbard, trumpet


    Stolen Moments
    Hoe-Down
    Cascades
    Yearnin'
    Butch And Butch
    Teenie's Blues
    Oliver Nelson
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  • Give It Up To Love Give It Up To Love Quick View

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    Give It Up To Love

    Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Mighty Sam McClain's powerful soul classic


    Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray


    Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket


    Give It Up To Love is the R&B comeback of the year. - Rolling Stone


    Mighty Sam McClain's Give It Up To Love is one of the great soul records. - Stereophile


    Mighty Sam is a rhythm and blues legend who shook up the blues world with this 1993 release. The great torch bearer of deep soul is caught in top form on this classic album. And now, this gatefold 331/3 edition presented by Analogue Productions makes the album even greater!


    The pressing sounds spectacular! You're holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style - thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.


    McClain sings soul with incredible power - he knows when to pull the punches and when to cool it down. 'Give It Up to Love,' the title track, acknowledges his gospel roots; he performs it as a vocal prayer to God asking for wisdom, love, and strength. Bruce Katz's contributions on B-3 Hammond organ expands McClain's sound, particularly on the 'Green Onions'-influenced 'What You Want Me to Do.' The sparsely effective arrangement on 'Here I Go Falling in Love Again' brings McClain up front as he cries of being a soul stripped to the bare bones. Kevin Barry's funky bass blows while McClain declares himself as a child of God in 'Child of the Mighty Mighty.' - All Music Guide.

    1. Give It Up to Love
    2. Too Proud
    3. What You Want Me to Do
    4. Here I Go Falling in Love Again
    5. Got to Have Your Love
    6. Child of the Mighty Mighty
    7. I'm Tired of These Blues
    8. I Feel Good
    9. Don't Turn Back Now
    10. Lonesome Road
    Mighty Sam McClain
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  • Up at Minton's Volume 1 Up at Minton's Volume 1 Quick View

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    Up at Minton's Volume 1

    This is a perfectly solid record featuring tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, guitarist Grant Green, pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood during a frequently exciting live set. Although recorded early in the careers of Turrentine and Green, both lead voices are easily recognizable with Green actually taking solo honors on several of the tracks. Standards and a couple of blues make up the repertoire, giving listeners a definitive look at the soulful Mr. T. near the beginning of his productive musical career.


    1. Come Rain or Come Shine
    2. Love for Sale
    3. Summertime
    Stanley Turrentine
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Evenin' Blues Evenin' Blues Quick View

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    Evenin' Blues

    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


    This relaxed, rather informal August 15, 1963, session is one of Jimmy Witherspoon's rarest and was the only time that the great Arkansas shouter recorded with T-Bone Walker, the Texas-born father of electric blues guitar. In an unusual appearance as a sideman, Walker contributed his trademark brittle-toned solos, obbligatos, and "from the five" intros to a set of tunes that included such standards as "Money's Gettin' Cheaper" (a 'Spoon favorite since he borrowed it from Charles Brown in the late Forties), "How Long Blues," "Good Rockin' Tonight," "Kansas City," and "Don't Let Go." And adding further Texas seasoning was San Antonio saxophonist Clifford Scott, best known for his distinctive solos on "Honky Tonk" and other Bill Doggett hits, who not only played tenor (as the original credits indicate), but blew searing alto on "Grab Me a Freight" and flute on 'Spoon's reading of the haunting title track, a blues ballad previously associated with both Jimmy Rushing and Walker. With Clifford Scott, Bert Kendrix, T-Bone Walker, Clarence Jones and Wayne Robertson.

    1. Money's Gettin' Cheaper
    2. Grab Me a Freight
    3. Don't Let Go
    4. I've Been Treated Wrong
    5. Evenin'
    6. Cane River
    7. How Long Blues
    8. Good Rockin' Tonight
    9. Kansas City
    10. Drinking Beer
    Jimmy Witherspoon
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Nat King Cole Story The Nat King Cole Story Quick View

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    The Nat King Cole Story

    Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat King Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
    ...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out! - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52



    The results on this five 45rpm 180g LP set are simply astonishing, particularly if you've heard the originals. The transparency, dynamics and three-dimensionality create the intense sensation of being in the studio with the musicians and especially with Cole who appears as a visceral, floating apparition between the speakers. The size and three-dimensionality of the vocal image produces the sensation of the listener being a 'fly on the microphone mike stand' listening to Cole perform, surrounded by musicians. The arrangements and performances are faithful to the originals but the sound of course is far superior. The feeling is of sitting in on history by being there, not merely eavesdropping after the fact. Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, Musicangle



    ...mastered from the original three-track work tapes is a sonic spectacular that outdoes the original by a wide margin - as does its packaging. The SACD includes three-channel and two-channel mixes. A major reissue. Stereophile Records To Die For - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, February 2010



    One of Nat King Cole's crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection spanning his popular career.



    His beginnings leading the popular jazz-oriented Nat King Cole Trio are represented with selections including Route 66 and I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons). Hits including Nature Boy, Mona Lisa, Unforgettable, Orange Colored Sky, Night Lights and Looking Back are here to represent his unparalleled string of memorable hits as a popular vocalist. Calypso Blues and Ay Cosita Linda help illustrate the range his projects could cover. More contemporary to this anthology, selections including Wild Is Love are augmented here with two huge hits as a special bonus, Ramblin' Rose and Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer to further expand the scope.



    A talent and voice for all times with a body of work that could and did help define their eras, Nat King Cole's career offers some of the finest, most enduring and treasured recordings ever made. Nat King Cole could never be fully served by any one set. But this wonderful cornucopia stands as a fantastic celebration for the enthusiast and a good starting point for someone just beginning to explore The Nat King Cole Story.



    Using the original first generation 2-track and 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 stunning beauty of these recordings in this 45-RPM 180-gram five album set.



    Originally presented as a deluxe box set of 3 LPs in a canvas-bound embossed box with essays and pictures included in a album-sized booklet, The Nat King Cole Story was a prestigious release Capitol took obvious pride in. Complete with 5 LPs, canvas-bound embossed box and booklet with essays and pictures, Analogue Productions proudly recreates the experience for a new generation to cherish with this deluxe release. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.



    There are 38 songs in this collection. Of those, three are the same recordings included on other Analogue Productions Nat King Cole reissues. Stardust (track 28) is the same version included on Love Is The Thing. St. Louis Blues (track 30) is the same version included on the album of that title. And Paradise (track 33) is the same version included on The Very Thought Of You. Three more songs - Sweet Lorraine, It's Only A Paper Moon and (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - are songs that appear on After Midnight, however these versions are stereo re-recordings of the original arrangements from the 1940s.


    1. Straighten Up And Fly Right
    2. Sweet Lorraine
    3. It's Only A Paper Moon
    4. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
    5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    6. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
    7. Nature Boy
    8. Lush Life
    9. Calypso Blues
    10. Mona Lisa
    11. Orange Colored Sky
    12. Too Young
    13. Unforgettable
    14. Somewhere Along The Way
    15. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    16. Pretend
    17. Blue Gardenia
    18. I Am In Love
    19. Answer Me, My Love
    20. Smile
    21. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
    22. The Sand And The Sea
    23. If I May
    24. A Blossom Fell
    25. To The Ends Of The Earth
    26. Night Lights
    27. Ballerina
    28. Stardust
    29. Send For Me
    30. St. Louis Blues
    31. Looking Back
    32. Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)
    33. Paradise
    34. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
    35. Ay, Cosita Linda
    36. Wild Is Love (spoken intro and song)
    37. Ramblin' Rose
    38. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer
    Nat King Cole
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Pink Panther The Pink Panther Quick View

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    The Pink Panther

    Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes



    Double LP Cut at 45 RPM


    Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Marking the 50th anniversary of the score to the classic film, Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings have created a truly remarkable pressing for an audiophile classic. The soundtrack to the film The Pink Panther.


    Moon River might be Henry Mancini's biggest hit, but it was Mancini's score for Blake Edwards's 1964 farce The Pink Panther that introduced his music to generations of children; the haunting, jazzy main theme was used in dozens of cartoon shorts that were broadcast on television for years. The Pink Panther Soundtrack features 12 songs.

    1. The Pink Panther Theme
    2. It Had Better Be Tonight (Instrumental)
    3. Royal Blue
    4. Champagne and Quail
    5. The Village Inn
    6. The Tiber Twist
    7. It Had Better Be Tonight (Vocal)
    8. Cortina
    9. The Lonely Princess
    10. Something For Sellers
    11. Piano and Strings
    12. Shades of Sennett
    Henry Mancini
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  • Come To Find Come To Find Quick View

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    Come To Find

    Come To Find on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Doug MacLeod's ode to acoustic blues, a consummate bluesman channeling his focus


    Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray


    Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket


    Spend any time around Doug MacLeod and the stories from his years of road time with the likes of Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Crayton start to flow as easily as a brook tickled by a breeze. And you know you're getting to the good part, the climax if you will, when Doug's eyes start to twinkle, his grin grows broader and out of his mouth pop the words Come to find ...


    MacLeod was a widely acknowledged electric blues guitarist for many years, and the leader of his own band, yielding a number of U.S. and European tours and several albums to his credit. Doug disbanded the group to focus all his energies on his first love, acoustic blues.


    Come To Find is the debut fruit of that effort. And now it's made even more remarkable, with this 331/3, 200-gram reissue by Analogue Productions. The pressing sounds spectacular. You're holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style - thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.


    Come To Find is the sound of a consummate bluesman touching the core of his art in a program featuring ten originals by Doug. He is beautifully supported in this intimate setting by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and the Mighty Flyer rhythm section, Jimi Bott and Bill Stuve. This is the album that deserves a place of honor in the music collections of even casual blues fans. And for those who love blues already, this is one of the best-sounding, most original works you'll ever hear.

    1. Bring It on Home
    2. Since I Left St. Louis
    3. Mystery Woman
    4. Come to Find
    5. Old Virginia Stomp
    6. Master's Plan
    7. Ain't No Grave
    8. Lost Something This Morning
    9. Rollin' & Tumblin'
    10. Any Port in a Storm
    11. When I Left Missouri
    Doug MacLeod
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  • Simple Dreams Simple Dreams Quick View

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    Simple Dreams


    Mastered By Doug Sax And Robert Hadley


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    One of the most successful albums of Linda Ronstadt's career, Simple Dreams spent five successive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in late 1977, displacing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at No. 1 after 29 record-breaking weeks in the pole position. It also knocked Elvis Presley out of No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart after The King held the gridlock for 15 consecutive weeks after his death in August. It won the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package (in addition to several other high profile Grammy nominations).


    Simple Dreams was Ronstadt's fifth consecutive million-selling platinum album and sold more than 3½ million copies in less than a year in the United States alone - a record for a female artist. Simply put, Ronstadt just couldn't lose. Simple Dreams continued a creative streak that found the singer turning out album after album of incredible material at an astonishing one-per-year rate until she finally began to come back down to earth in the early 1980s.


    Now hear Simple Dreams as never before. Remastered by the late, great Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab, together with Robert Hadley, and pressed on 45 RPM super-silent 200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings, this revered recording truly is a sonic treasure. And it comes in a Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket with meticulously reproduced original artwork. Stunning.


    Featuring an expanded palette of styles and cutting-edge narratives, Simple Dreams may go down in history as Ronstadt's greatest work. Considering the achievements: Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Five consecutive weeks as the No. 1 record on the Billboard Album Chart, Two Top 10 singles.

    1. It's So Easy
    2. Carmelita
    3. Simple Man, Simple Dream
    4. Sorrow Lives Here
    5. I Never Will Marry
    6. Blue Bayou
    7. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
    8. Maybe I'm Right
    9. Tumbling Dice
    10. Old Paint
    Linda Ronstadt
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Dusty In Memphis Dusty In Memphis Quick View

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    Dusty In Memphis

    Ranked 89/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Britain's greatest pop diva Dusty Springfield was the finest white soul singer of her era and this landmark Atlantic Records album from 1969 is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of pop and soul...contains her top 10 hit Son Of A Preacher Man plus several other hit singles and classic tracks...


    Originally released in 1969, the concept for Dusty In Memphis was to take England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music which had inspired her. Produced by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd, the record's highlights include Son Of A Preacher Man, So Much Love, Breakfast In Bed, Just One Smile, I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore and Just A Little Lovin'. Springfield is backed by a crack band that had previously worked with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis and Elvis Presley among others. The musicians - collectively known as the Memphis Cats - include guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrismann, pianist Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on organ and electric piano. Songwriting contributions came from, among others, Randy Newman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Dusty Springfield is one of the finest white soul singers of her era, and this is the undisputed proof.

    1. Just a Little Lovin'
    2. So Much Love
    3. Son of a Preacher Man
    4. I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore
    5. Don't Forget About Me
    6. Breakfast In Bed
    7. Just One Smile
    8. The Windmills of Your Mind
    9. In the Land of Make Believe
    10. No Easy Way Down
    11. I Can't Make It Alone
    12. Willie and Laura Mae Jones
    13. Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)
    14. What Do You Do When Love Dies
    Dusty Springfield
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Otis Blue Otis Blue Quick View

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    Otis Blue

    Ranked 74/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Remastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram 45 RPM Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Otis Redding's third album presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December.


    Otis Redding Sings Soul is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album. Recorded in April and July of 1965, it was released September 15th of that same year. The styles of Cooke and Redding couldn't have been more different; Cooke smooth and sure, Redding raw and pleading. But Redding's versions of Shake and A Change Is Gonna Come show how Cooke's sound and message helped shape Redding's Southern soul sound. Redding's singing reaches a new level of expressiveness with this as well as with covers of B.B. King's Rock Me Baby and the Motown hit My Girl.


    This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue 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 estatic with the results!

    1. Ole Man Trouble

    2. Respect
    3. Change Gonna Come
    4. Down In The Valley
    5. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    6. Shake
    7. My Girl
    8. Wonderful World
    9. Rock Me Baby
    10. Satisfaction
    11. You Don't Miss Your Water
    Otis Redding
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  • Dream With Dean: The Intimate Dean Martin Dream With Dean: The Intimate Dean Martin Quick View

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    Dream With Dean: The Intimate Dean Martin

    Mastered At Sterling Sound By Ryan Smith From The Analog Tapes


    Plated And Pressed By Quality Record Pressings


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jackets By Stoughton Printing


    A profile of a rugged Dean Martin by the fireplace with a cigarette adorns the jacket of this very interesting concept album. As Stan Cornyn's liner notes explain, 'his longtime accompanist' on piano, Ken Lane, with 'three of Hollywood's most thoughtful rhythm men' - those being drummer Irv Cottler, bassist Red Mitchell, and guitarist Barney Kessel - do create a mood, Dean Martin performing as if he were a lounge singer at 1:15 a.m. as the Saturday night crowd is dwindling. His signature tune, 'Everybody Loves Somebody,' is here in a laid-back style, produced by Jimmy Bowen, who would go on to produce Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, and so many others, also the same man who was behind the 1964 No. 1 smash.


    This album with the original Martin recording was released after the hit single version and on the same day as the Everybody Loves Somebody LP, but how many times does the audience get a different studio reading of a seminal hit record? Not only that, but the version that preceded the hit. The backing is so sparse it is almost a cappella, with Kessel's guitar noodlings and Ken Lane's piano. The bass is mostly invisible, coming in only when needed. It's a slow and sultry version that caps off side one.


    Martin is just crooning away, and if the album has one drawback, it is that the 12 songs are incessant in their providing the same atmosphere. The backing quartet does not deviate from their job, nor does producer Jimmy Bowen add any technique, other than putting Martin's voice way out in the mix. But Dream With Dean was no doubt the product of excellent research and development, as Bowen landed 11 Top 40 hits with the singer from 1964's Everybody Loves Somebody, which evolved out of this original idea, to 1967's 'Little Old Wine Drinker, Me.' It sounds as if they tracked the album in one afternoon, and it is not only a very pleasant listening experience, it shows what a tremendous vocalist Dean Martin truly was. - AllMusic.


    Now Dream With Dean - The Intimate Dean Martin is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route - remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in deluxe tip-on gatefold jackets from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional!

    1. I'm Confessin'
    2. Fools Rush In
    3. I'll Buy That Dream
    4. If You Were The Only Girl
    5. Blue Moon
    6. Everybody Love Somebody
    7. I Don't Know Why
    8. "Gimmie" A Little Kiss
    9. Hands Across The Table
    10. Smile
    11. My Melancholy Baby
    12. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
    Dean Martin
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  • Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 (45 RPM) (Pre-Order) Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 (45 RPM) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Julie Is Her Name Vol. 2 (45 RPM) (Pre-Order)

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


    200-Gram Gatefold LP, Cut At 45 RPM


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    She was the sultry film starlet-turned-torch singer-come-TV actress whose dusky alto captivated a generation. Julie London was discovered while running a department store elevator in Hollywood.


    Just three years earlier the bountiful 15-year-old, born Julie Peck to her parents, a song-and-dance duo of the vaudeville era, was singing on her parents' radio show. When she started working in the movies in the 1940s, she changed her name to London. During the course of a celebrated career in acting and music, she made more than 30 albums.


    The sultry-voiced actress, who was once married to Dragnet producer-star Jack Webb, had a hit record with the 1950s single Cry Me a River. The single debuted in 1955, sold three million copies and remained in demand into the 1960s.


    Analogue Productions has brought back Julie Is Her Name Volume 2, making it an undeniable classic in every sense of the word. Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, and plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, the result is a memory-stirring masterpiece. And we've cut this version at 45 RPM, meaning the 12 tracks are spread over two LPs for even better cartridge tracking for superior sound quality!


    Julie Is Her Name - Volume Two has all the sincerity and warmth of her professional album debut, the best-selling Julie Is Her Name, from Liberty. An untested singer with uncompromising musical faith, an unknown record company, sophisticated, tastefully presented standards presented simply backed by just a bass and guitar - Julie Is Her Name faced long odds of success. Yet it soared to become a best-selling hit. Julie London rose to the Top 10 of every list of female vocalists.


    And as to the cover, expect only top-notch reproduction for our Analogue Productions reissue. Originally a single LP jacket, we've upgraded to a gatefold incorporating more original photographs provided by Universal.


    London appeared in nearly two dozen motion pictures during the 1940s and '50s; she was best known to TV audiences as nurse Dixie McCall on the 1970s hospital drama Emergency! She was hired on Emergency! by Webb, her then-former spouse, to co-star with her second husband, jazz musician Bobby Troup. Troup, who composed the iconic musical hit Route 66 played a doctor on the show and it was he who helped sign Julie to the Liberty record label.


    Describing her smoky vocal style, London once said, It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to a microphone. But it is a kind of over-smoked voice, and it automatically sounds intimate. A style inimitable, in our estimation.

    LP 1
    1. Blue Moon
    2. What Is This Thing Called Love
    3. How Long Had This Been Going On
    4. Too Good To Be True
    5. Spring Is Here
    6. Goody Goody


    LP 2
    1. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
    2. If I'm Lucky
    3. Hot Toddy
    4. Little White Lies
    5. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

    6. I Got Lost In His Arms

    Julie London
    $54.99
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    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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    The Sound Of Jazz

    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound, From The Original 3-Track Tape


    200-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    First Time Gatefold Old Style Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing With Gorgeous Photos


    Featuring Wild Man Blues Dickie's Dream And More


    This 200-gram Analogue Productions LP reissue is a magnificent-sounding recording of a historic TV event. For a rare and glorious one-hour nationwide broadcast, CBS brought together 32 towering heavyweight jazz musicians of the swing era for the jam session to end all jam sessions.


    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.


    The Sound of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians - a Who's Who of the swing era - including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots (see the song list below), but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.


    Columbia Records released this LP in 1958 that is actually a rehearsal that preceded the telecast (recorded on December 4 at Columbia's 30th Street studios), and is not its soundtrack. The LP was released in 1958 as Columbia CL 1098, with liner notes by Eric Larrabee, and the cover photo is by Tom Yee. The recording doesn't include all of the performers on the TV show (Mulligan refused to participate because no additional payment was involved) and includes several who were not on the show. Bassist Walter Page rehearsed, and is featured on the LP, but collapsed on the way to the studio for the telecast.


    For this Analogue Productions reissue we started with the original tape and the best mastering available - Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound did a steller job, and naturally, plating at Quality Record Pressings was handled by master plating technician Gary Salstrom. Our 200-gram QRP platters serve up an utterly noiseless background that lets the superior sonics shine through.


    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.


    During the performance of Fine and Mellow, Webster played the first solo. Then, Hentoff remembered: Lester got up, and he played the purest blues I have ever heard, and [he and Holiday] were looking at each other, their eyes were sort of interlocked, and she was sort of nodding and half-smiling. It was as if they were both remembering what had been - whatever that was. And in the control room we were all crying. When the show was over, they went their separate ways.


    Within two years, both Young and Holiday had died.

    1. Wild Man Blues - L. Armstrong, F.J. Morton
    2. Rosetta - W.H. Hoode, E. Hines
    3. Fine and Mellow - B. Holiday
    4. Blues - Giuffre, Russell
    5. I Left My Baby - Rushing, Basie, A. Gibson
    6. The Train And The River - Giuffre
    7. Nervous - Waldron
    8. Dickie's Dream - Basie, L. Young
    Various Artists
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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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    All Mornin' Long

    200-Gram Pressing by Quality Record Pressings has a Flat Edge Profile and Deep Groove Label, True to the Original LP, and a Deluxe High-Gloss Tip-on Album Jacket.


    All-Star Musician Lineup of Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, George Joyner and Arthur Taylor. Originally Released in November 1957.


    Some groups have existed only in the recording studio but have produced music of lasting value.

    This quintet, under pianist Red Garland's leadership, actually did play some gigs around New York in the fall of 1957, but even if it hadn't, the rapport in the studio would still have been powerful. Beginning with the association of Garland and sax master John Coltrane in the Miles Davis Quintet and continuing with Arthur Taylor's trio connection with Garland, and trumpeter Donald Byrd's having worked with all of them in one form or another, there was enough of a common spirit in the musical attitudes of all the participants. The title blues spans an entire side; the overleaf is shared by Gershwin's They Can't Take That Away from Me and Dameron's Our Delight.

    1. All Mornin' Long
    2. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    3. Our Delight
    Red Garland Quintet
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    Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Featuring soloist Rosalind Elias (Mezzo-Soprano), and Margaret Hillis, chorus director.

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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    Laid Back


    Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Tapes


    Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Faithfully Reproduced Jacket Artwork; Tip-on Gatefold from Stoughton Printing


    Gregg Allman's 1973 solo debut also became his biggest hit, a No. 13 LP featuring his Top 20 classic Midnight Rider. Analogue Productions now brings forth a sparkling reissue of this classic disc, mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. And presented as a 200-gram sonic superstar plated and pressed at our own Quality Record Pressings!

    By the end of 1973, the Allman Brothers Band seemed to have it all nailed down, writes reviewer Rickey Wright. They'd proven their mettle with a fine synthesis of blues, jazz, folk, and country influences; expanded upon it with the definitive Fillmore East set; and moved forward after the separate losses of guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley. The group's myriad strengths, in fact, might've been the reason that one of their most obvious gifts - Gregg Allman's pained, growling voice - was sometimes overlooked.


    Laid Back, Greg Allman's first solo disc, seems in part an effort to gain a little more recognition. It worked, particularly given the strong radio response to its opening track, a loping remake of Midnight Rider. Likewise, much of the album's remainder finds Allman tweaking the band's blues (Queen of Hearts) and country sides (a cover of Jackson Browne's These Days); horns and gospelish backing vocals add to the personal, often mournful feel. Laid Back is an often convincing version of the man's music.

    1. Midnight Rider
    2. Queen of Hearts
    3. Please Call Home
    4. Don't Mess Up A Good Thing
    5. These Days
    6. Multi-Colored Lady
    7. All My Friends
    8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    Gregg Allman
    $34.99
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    Love Is The Thing

    Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 2,800-word essay by Chris Hall 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.


    Love is the theme for twelve ballads of heavenly strings orchestrated by the distinctive Gordon Jenkins, sympathetically backing the intimately expressive and supremely musical voice of the incomparable Nat King Cole. Featuring such legendary classics as Stardust and When I Fall In Love, Love Is The Thing topped the charts upon its release, is among its era's finest, most stylistically defining recordings of popular music and continues to enchant listeners to this day.


    Using the original 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 stunning wide-range potential and beauty of these recordings in this 45-RPM 180-gram vinyl edition. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 2,800-word essay by Chris Hall 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 1957.

    1. When I Fall In Love
    2. Stardust
    3. Stay As Sweet As You Are
    4. Where Can I Go Without You?
    5. Maybe Its Because I Love You Too Much (mono only)
    6. Love Letters (mono only)
    7. Aint Misbehavin
    8. I Thought About Marie (studio chatter, false start on 45 RPM LP only)
    9. At Last
    10. Its All In The Game
    11. When Sunny Gets Blue
    12. Love Is The Thing
    Nat King Cole
    $54.99
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    Folk Singer

    Ranked 280/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut at 45 RPM For The First Time Ever!

    From the original 1964 Chess analog masters! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman.

    New Gatefold jacket, with extra photos!


    Folk Singer has been an audiophile staple for years. It always gets a bunch of play at hi-fi shows. It's a no-doubter demonstration disc. But never before has it sounded like this! Never has it been cut at 45 RPM!


    There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.


    Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.


    This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.

    1. My Home Is in the Delta
    2. Long Distance Call

    3. My Captain
    4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

    5. You're Gonna Need My Help
    6. Cold Weather Blues

    7. Big Leg Woman
    8. Country Boy
    9. Feel Like Going Home
    Muddy Waters
    $54.99
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    Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (Speakers Corner)

    This two-LP set includes as a very special bonus the piano-only version of Pictures at an Exhibition cut at 45 RPM. This is how this work was originally composed though no recording of that version has previously been released. The full symphonic version of Pictures at an Exhibition is cut here at 33 1/3.



    The orchestral version of Mussorgskys musical picture gallery has always been one of the most popular works ever heard in concert halls all over the world. Originally written for the piano, the unsuccessful composer never heard the work in all its symphonic glory, although many of his contemporaries had often been tempted to arrange his works. As early as 1891, ten years after his death, Mikhail Tushmalov a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov presented a first version. However, it is Maurice Ravels orchestral version from 1922 that remains unsurpassed to this day. His arrangement amalgamates the original force and angularity of the piano with the brilliance of a modern orchestra.The transparent and powerful performance by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra is complemented by an equally fascinating version from one of Mercurys main pianists, Byron Janis. In listening to the two interpretations one after the other it becomes clear as to how closely Ravel remained true to the original version while still managing to imbue his genial orchestral version with his own tonal conception. The solo piano recording, released for the first time on vinyl, will certainly be of special interest to record collectors.




    Recording: April 1959 at Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, USA, and September 1961 in

    Ballroom Studio A at Fine Recording, New York, by C.R. Fine / Production: Wilma Cozart




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Gnomus
    2. Il Vecchio Castello
    3. Tuilleries, Disput D'Enfants Apres Jeux
    4. Bydlo
    5. Ballet of the Chickens in Eggs
    6. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
    7. Limoges
    8. Catacombs
    9. The Hut on the Fowl's Legs
    10. The Great Gate at Kiev
    Byron Janis
    $69.99
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    Whims of Chambers (Mono)

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    Paul Chambers' first album features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. A classic Blue Note session of what might be considered cerebral jazz.


    Omicron
    Whims Of Chambers
    Nita
    We Six
    Dear Ann
    Tale Of The Fingers
    Just For The Love
    Paul Chambers
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    Family Style (200 Gram Vinyl)

    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    All-Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Tapes


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Stevie Ray had made music beyond the powers of most musicians but for this 1990 studio collaboration he returned to the things he loved: upbeat music and working with the brother he idolized his whole life. In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with "Thanks Mama V. for letting us play." With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on "White Boots" and "Good Texan" and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustained twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.

    1. Hard To Be
    2. White Boots
    3. D/FW
    4. Good Texan
    5. Hillbillies from Outerspace
    6. Long Way from Home
    7. Tick Tock
    8. Telephone Song
    9. Baboom / Mama Said
    10. Brothers
    Vaughan Brothers
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