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  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall Belafonte At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

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


    200-Gram Double LP, Plating By Gary Salstrom, Pressing At Quality Record Pressings!


    Old-School Tip-On Heavyweight Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    AllMusic.com writes: The grandaddy of all live albums, this double LP set captures the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment. It wasn't the first live album ever made, but it was certainly the first to be a major financial and artistic success. It stayed on the best-selling album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA discontinued pressing LPs.


    Well, wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. We've gone all out for this deluxe reissue. 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 enhanced the original studio photography and wrapped up the whole package in a deluxe old-school tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing!


    Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed than here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one of the most popular concert draws in history. Producer Bob Bollard and orchestra leader Bob Corman deftly integrated the 47-piece orchestra into the performance but knew when to lie back to let Belafonte sing, accompanied by a small combo of two guitars, bass, and percussion. The concert is divided in three sections: Moods of the American Negro, In the Caribbean, and Around the World. All the hits are here: Day O, Jamaica Farewell, Mama Look a Boo Boo, and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals, and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.


    From the opening trumpet fanfare and brief orchestral overture to the epic 12-minute version of Matilda (which set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets up. It is exciting, poignant, thrilling, intimate, and at times, spontaneously hilarious. Have a seat, sip a beverage and enjoy!

    Act 1: The Moods of the American Negro
    Introduction - Darlin' Cora
    Sylvie
    Cotton Fields
    John Henry
    Take My Mother Home
    The Marching Saints


    Act 2: In The Caribbean
    Day O
    Jamaica Farewell
    Man Piaba
    All My Trials
    Mama Look A Boo Boo
    Come Back Liza
    Man Smart


    Act 3: Round The World
    Hava Nageela
    Danny Boy
    Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
    Shenandoah
    Matilda

    Harry Belafonte
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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
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  • Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening Quick View

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    Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening

    On January 21st and 22nd of 2016, world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall An Acoustic Evening. An evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favorite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs on rich vinyl. The 3-LP set is on 180g black vinyl housed in a deluxe, tri-fold package.


    The concert was part of a special all-acoustic tour and featured an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians. Acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer, who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records, including on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's No Quarter: Unledded Tour. Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto round out the band.


    Everyone knows the old saying about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but Bonamassa has truly lived that advice. His entire life and musical career had been practice for this moment, and a young blues-boy finally made good on a childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world. This stripped-down, all-acoustic show allowed his fans a glimpse into his soul and presented a thrilling and musically dangerous spectacle akin to walking a tightrope without a net.

    LP 1
    1. This Train
    2. Drive
    3. The Valley Runs Low
    4. Dust Bowl
    5. Driving Towards The Daylight
    6. Black Lung Heartache


    LP 2
    1. Blue And Evil
    2. Livin' Easy
    3. Get Back My Tomorrow
    4. Mountain Time
    5. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live


    LP 3
    1. Song Of Yesterday
    2. Woke Up Dreaming
    3. Hummingbird
    4. The Rose

    Joe Bonamassa
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  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner)

    To perform in Carnegie Hall must surely be the greatest ambition of every artist, regardless of his or her style of music. But it also presents an enormous challenge, because on such an evening 'good' isn't good enough. The artist is not merely expected to perform to his or her usual high standard - the evening must be exceptional. Harry Belafonte, the charismatic and highly experienced performer, certainly managed to fulfil such expectations, as is testified to by the present double album, which has retained its place as a best-seller at the top of the charts over many years.
    This performance contains three acts, as it were: Afro-American moods, Caribbean songs and excursions into music of the world. Belafonte is in top form and celebrates an exciting, sparkling festival of song, including spontaneous comic interludes, which arise from direct interaction with his enthralled and enthusiastic audience. He is brilliantly supported by Bob Corman and his 47-man orchestra, an ensemble which is reduced to a small combo when the maestro raises his husky voice. It goes without saying that all the favourites are there such as Jamaica Farewell, Day-O and Mama Look A Boo Boo, making this Carnegie Hall event one of the most mesmerizing live performances of all time, which captures the essence of the performer in his prime (All Music Guide). With this double album you too can sit in the audience and enjoy this great event.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Belafonte (vocal)

    • Millard Thomas, Raphael Boguslav (guitar)

    • Norman Keenan (bass)

    • Danny Barrajanos (percussion)

    • & orchestra conducted by Robert Corman




    Recording: April 1959 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Bob Simpson

    Production: Bob Bollard





    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. Introduction/Darlin'
    2. Sylvie
    3. Cotton Fields
    4. John Henry
    5. The Marching Saints
    6. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
    7. Jamaica Farewell
    8. Mama Look a Boo Boo
    9. Come Back Liza
    10. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    11. Hava Nagila (Traditional)
    12. Danny Boy
    13. Cucurrucucu Paloma
    14. Shenandoah
    15. Matilda
    Harry Belafonte
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    Judy At Carnegie Hall

    Judy at Carnegie Hall is a two-record live recording of a concert by Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall in New York. This concert appearance, on the night of April 23, 1961, has been called the greatest night in show business history. Garland's live performances were big successes at the time and her record company wanted to capture that energy onto a recording. The double album became a hit, both critically and commercially.
    1. Overture
    a) The Trolley Song
    b) Over the Rainbow
    c) The Man That Got Away

    a) Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
    b) Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
    c) Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin
    2. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
    3. Medley
    a) Almost Like Being in Love
    b) This Can't Be Love

    a) Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
    b) Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
    4. Do It Again
    5. You Go to My Head
    6. Alone Together
    7. Who Cares (As Long as You Care for Me)
    8. Puttin' On the Ritz
    9. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    10. Just You, Just Me
    11. The Man That Got Away
    12. San Francisco
    13. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    14. That's Entertainment!


    LP2
    1. Come Rain or Come Shine
    2. You're Nearer
    3. A Foggy Day
    4. If Love Were All
    5. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
    6. Stormy Weather
    7. Medley
    a) You Made Me Love You
    b) For Me and My Gal
    c) The Trolley Song

    a) Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco, Roger Edens
    b) George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz
    c) Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
    8. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
    9. Over the Rainbow
    10. Swanee
    11. After You've Gone
    12. Chicago

    Judy Garland
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  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall Belafonte At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Belafonte At Carnegie Hall

    Harry Belafonte has always been a musical
    chameleon. Using a thick base of folk music, he
    added blues, soul, jazz, pop and a plethora of
    various Caribbean styles to create albums that
    were unique, socially relevant and just plain
    entertaining. This live recording was produced
    by Bob Bollard at New York's famed Carnegie
    Hall features material culled from two identical
    performances on April 19 and April 20, 1959.


    "Belafonte At Carnegie Hall" was documented
    at the height of the singer's success when it
    wasn't fashionable to record outside of the studio
    environment. The revered 19-track affair is divided
    into the three acts Moods of the American Negro,
    In the Caribbean, and Round the World, and
    finds Belafonte's world class voice wonderfully
    supported by a small combo of two guitars, bass,
    and percussion, and a perfectly timed 47-piece
    orchestra conducted by Robert Corman.


    Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City,
    April 19 & 20, 1959

    LP 1
    1. Introduction; Darlin' Cora
    2. Sylvie
    3. Cotton Fields
    4. John Henry
    5. Take My Mother Home
    6. The Marching Saints
    7. Day O
    8. Jamaica Farewell
    9. Man Piaba
    10. All My Trials


    LP 2
    1. Mama Look A Boo Boo
    2. Come Back Liza
    3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
    4. Hava Nageela
    5. Danny Boy
    6. Merci Bon Dieu
    7. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
    8. Shenandoah
    9. Matilda

    Harry Belafonte
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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    Reissued for the First Time Since 1975 on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Bill Withers' 'Live At Carnegie Hall' was recorded almost 40 years ago on a rainy Friday evening, but it is still regarded as one of the best live performances in the history of Soul music.


    With beautiful renditions of his classics 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Use Me', 'Grandma's Hands' and of course his biggest hit 'Lean On Me', this shouldn't come as a surprise. Withers' brand of melancholy Soul plucks at your heartstrings and creates a wistful yearning, but it is still one of the most uplifting pieces of music you will ever find.

    LP 1
    1. Use Me
    2. Friend Of Mine
    3. Ain't No Sunshine
    4. Grandma's Hands
    5. World Keeps Going Around
    6. Let Me In Your Life
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. For My Friend


    LP 2
    1. I Can't Write Left-Handed
    2. Lean On Me
    3. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    4. Hope She'll Be Happier
    5. Let Us Love
    6. Medley: Harlem/Cold Baloney

    Bill Withers
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    Horowitz At Carnegie Hall

    The musical rest is defined as being a pause during which no sound is heard until the next tone is sounded. And the same goes for a musician who makes a long pause, which is then ended by thundering applause from an enraptured audience. This is exactly what happened on 9 May 1965, the day on which Vladimir Horowitz stepped onto the stage at Carnegie Hall after an absence of 12 years.
    As so often, the maestro ignored all types of works from Viennese Classicism, and certainly no one missed them. Busoni's arrangement of Bach's Toccata in C major, BWV 564 is precise, has enormous presence and is yet impressively transparent; Schumann's Fantasy op. 17 is emotional, at times breathless and charming; Horowitz captures the spirit of Scriabin and Chopin with virtuosity and heartfelt emotion, allowing the works to waft over the audience.
    As a finale to this celebrated comeback, Horowitz performs a delightfully light and fresh rendering of Moszkowski's Etude in A major, op. 27, and brings the evening to a peaceful end with Schumann's unique TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood). In this live recording of just one of several comebacks, the discerning listener will notice the tension and nervousness at this literally high-temperature event - the noisy air-conditioning had been shut at the request of the recording engineers.




    Musicians:



    • Vladimir Horowitz (piano)



    Recording: May 1965 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Fred Plaut
    Production: Thomas Frost



    1. J.S. Bach / Ferruccio Busoni: Organ Toccata in C major
    2. Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; TrÄumerei (Dreaming) from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15
    3. Alexandr Scriabin: Poem in F-sharp major, Op. 32, No. 1; Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1
    4. Frederic Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4; Etude in F major, Op. 10, No. 8; Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
    5. Claude Debussy: Serenade For the Doll (from Children's Corner)
    Vladimir Horowitz
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  • Live At Carnegie Hall Live At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Live At Carnegie Hall

    This is a dazzling recital, taped live at Carnegie Hall in November 2003--complete with applause. Lang Lang's virtuosity is almost frightening: the Liszt Reminiscenses du Don Juan is a showpiece when played normally. Here, Lang plays it to its extremes, with soft passages amazingly soft and subtly delineated and the bigger moments heaven-thundering. And it is played so fast, and so accurately (a cascade of notes in mid-La ci darem la mano sounds like a waterfall), that it leaves the listener breathless--surely just what Liszt wanted. In a Haydn sonata, Lang's classical line is impeccable, but he's not afraid to shine through the music and embellish occasionally. The Schumann Traumerei is suitably dreamy and hushed; Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, a real crowd-pleaser, is just that--beautifully played, familiar yet fresh sounding. And an encore, with Lang's father playing a two-string fiddle called the erhu, is a fascinating look into Eastern music. There's more and it's stunning--and highly recommended for all admirers of great piano playing. --Robert Levine
    LP 1
    1. Applause
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    2. Abegg Variations, Op. 1


    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Piano Sonata in C, H.XVI No. 50
    3. Allegro
    4. Adagio
    5. Allegro molto


    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantasy in C Major Wanderer
    6. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
    7. Adagio
    8. Presto
    9. Allegro


    LP 2
    Tan Dun (1957-)
    Eight Memories in Watercolour, Op. 1
    1. Missing Moon
    2. Beans
    3. Herdboy's Song
    4. Blue Nun
    5. Red Wilderness
    6. Ancient Burial
    7. Floating Clouds
    8. Sunrain


    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
    9. Nocturne No. 8 in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2


    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    10. Reminiscences de Don Juan, S.418 (after Mozart)


    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Kinderszenen, Op. 15
    11. Traumerei


    Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing, Shen Li Qun
    12. Horses (after pieces by Huang Hai Hwai, Chen Rao Xing and Shen Li Qun) (Arr. by Lang Lang and Lang Guo-ren)


    Franz Liszt
    13. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S. 541 No. 3

    Lang Lang
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    Carnegie Hall 1971

    Green Colored Vinyl


    Blues rock icons Canned Heat teamed up with blues legend John Lee Hooker for the classic 1971 double album Hooker n' Heat and embarked on a subsequent historic tour together that has been captured here in all its glory!


    This vintage set shakes and boogies with tons of authentic blues rhythms including the fantastic "Back Door Man" and "Let's Work Together" as well as the Hooker-led bonus track "Tease Me Baby!"


    Available on limited edition green vinyl, packaged with liner notes by Dave Thompson with a brand new
    interview by Heat drummer Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra!

    1. Framed
    2. Let's Work Together
    3. Hey Babe
    4. Shake 'n' Boogie
    5. Back Door Man
    6. Tease Me Baby *


    *Bonus Track

    Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker
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  • Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order) Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order)

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Pressed at RTI!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Masters


    A larger than life bass player, Charlie Mingus had an appetite for creativity. In this live 1974 session at Carnegie Hall, he jams with an all-star list of musicians including George Adams, Hamiet Bluiett, Don Pullen, and Dannie Richmond. Guest artists include Jon Faddis, John Handy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Charles McPherson.


    Features:

    Numbered, Limited Edition

    Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    Double LP, Gatefold Packaging

    Pressed at RTI!

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Masters


    Musicians:

    Charles Mingus, bass

    George Adams, tenor saxophone

    Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone

    Don Pullen, piano

    Dannie Richmond, drums


    Guest artists:

    Jon Faddis, trumpet

    John Handy, alto & tenor saxophone

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone, stritch

    Charles McPherson, alto saxophone


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. C Jam Blues
    2. Perdido


    Recorded January 19, 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

    Charles Mingus
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  • At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    When Paul Robeson took the stage at Carnegie Hall in May of 1958, it had been 11 years since he had previously concertized freely in the United States. Blacklisted from the entertainment industry at home, and with the State Department unwilling to issue him a passport, he had fallen into eclipse as a singer and actor over the previous eight years. The concert recorded here, one of two at Carnegie Hall in May of 1958, marked his return. The performances on this record would also be his only stereo recordings -- all were, naturally enough, the work of Vanguard Records, the New York-based record company that was also the home to fellow blacklistees The Weavers.


    The singing legend is in excellent voice throughout, his rich bass-baritone reveling in performances of a repertory that encompassed Bach, Mussorgsky, Schubert, Dvorák, Beethoven, traditional gospel, Russian and Chinese folk songs, Old Man River from Show Boat, and monologues from Shakespeare and the opera Boris Godunov. With a piano accompaniment by Alan Booth, Robeson ranged across a huge part of his own performing history. The 60-year-old singer, despite the decade of artificially imposed inactivity, still had much of his vocal power intact and all his dramatic instincts, and makes every moment count in his performance, investing immense power in every note and nuance.


    Sadly, his Vanguard performances were to be his only work captured on modern recording equipment -- because of the blacklist, everything else predated the arrival of recording tape and the long-playing record. But the performance captured here, and those represented on Vanguard's The Essential Paul Robeson, show a man still capable of moving huge numbers of people with his voice -- and equally important, even at this late date, who had not lost the ability to walk a crowd through a vast and difficult range of repertory; his performances, even after ten years of professional exile, were also learning experiences, and consciousness-raising, which is why reactionaries in the United States were so afraid of him in the first place. And none of it has lost any of its power in the five decades since the actual event.


    Musicians:



    • Paul Robeson (vocals)

    • Alan Booth (piano)




    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Every Time I Feel the Spirit
    2. Balm In Gilead
    3. Volga Boat Song
    4. Monologue From Othello (Shakespeare)
    5. O Thou Silent Night (Alexadnrov)
    6. Chinese Children's Song
    7. My Curly Headed Baby (G.H. Clutsam)
    8. Old Man River
    9. Going Home (Dvorak, arr. Fisher)
    10. Monologue from Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky)
    11. The Orphan (Mussorgsky)
    12. Christ lag in Todesbanden (J.S. Bach)
    13. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
    14. Lullaby (Franz Schubert)
    15. O No John
    16. Joe Hill
    17. Jacob's Ladder
    Paul Robeson
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    Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall

    180 gram vinyl of the 1961 album includes the bonus track 'I Thought About You', which was recorded at the same concert but not released on the original release.
    So What
    Spring Is Here
    No Blues
    Oleo
    Someday My Prince Will Come
    The Meaning of the Blues/Lament
    New Rhumba
    I Thought About You*


    *Bonus Track

    Miles Davis
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    En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall

    Gilberto Santa Rosa's "En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall" ("Live from Carnegie Hall"), is a classic salsa collectors piece, and now for the first time available on Vinyl. This 3 LP set includes the classic songs; "Quien Lo Diria", "Perdoname", "Vivir Sin Ella" and a medley of the hits - ""Te Propongo", "Conciencia", "No Me Dejes". This vinyl release will become part of every Salsa music fan's collection!

    1. Obertura; Te Propongo\ Vino Tinto\ Vivir Sin Ella\ Conciencia\ Perdoname\ Sin Voluntad\ No Me Dejes (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    2. Represento (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    3. Amor Mío No Te Vayas (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    4. Vivir Sin Ella (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    5. QuiÉn Lo Diría (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    6. Sin Voluntad (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    7. Dime Por QuÉ (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    8. Conciencia (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    9. Perdóname (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)

    10. Amanecer Borincano (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    111. Medley De Plenas (En Vivo Desde El Carnegie Hall Version)
    Gilberto Santa Rosa
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    Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall

    Ryan Adams' forthcoming release Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall is comprised a live selections from Adams' two night stint at the celebrated New York City venue. The career spanning set includes fan favorite New York, New York, plus new mainstays from Ryan's most recent Grammy nominated eponymous album like Gimme Something Good.
    1. Oh My Sweet Carolina
    2. Nobody Girl
    3. New York, New York
    4. Sylvia Plath
    5. This Is Where We Meet In My Mind
    6. My Wrecking Ball
    7. Gimme Something Good
    8. How Much Light
    9. Kim
    10. Come Pick Me Up
    Ryan Adams
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live At Carnegie Hall


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Insert


    Featuring Dr. John & Jimmie Vaughan


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Live at Carnegie Hall is a live Texas blues album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released in 1997. The concert was recorded at New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 4, 1984, a day after Vaughan's thirtieth birthday (leading to Vaughan's description of the show as My best birthday ever ... forever).


    Special guests included drummer George Rains, Dr. John on keyboards, the Roomful of Blues horn section, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar, and vocalist Angela Strehli. This was the first and only time in the band's history that the trio was expanded.


    The set list was in large part Vaughan's personal, private, tribute to his role models; he played tunes by Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, and Albert King, all musicians who never got to perform in the legendary concert hall. The album charted on the Billboard 200, and was the #1 Blues album for eight weeks.

    LP 1
    1. Intro - Ken Dashow / John Hammond
    2. Scuttle Buttin'
    3. Testifyin'
    4. Love Struck Baby
    5. Honey Bee
    6. Cold Shot
    7. Letter To My Girlfriend
    8. Dirty Pool


    LP 2
    1. Pride And Joy
    2. The Things That I Used To Do
    3. C.O.D.
    4. Iced Over
    5. Lenny
    6. Rude Mood

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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    The Carnegie Hall Concert (On Sale)

    From-the-Vault Live Release Captures Iconic Singer-Songwriter at Height of Her Breakout Period


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Tapes: Intimate Sonics Make It Seem Like King is Sitting Five Feet Away


    Stripped-Down Songs Teem With Warmth, Nuance, Emotion; James Taylor Also Appears


    Every so often, a from-the-vault release captures our hearts, minds, and attention in such a way that its impossible not to tell all family, friends, and neighbors about its existence. Originally issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tapestry, Carole Kings The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 is such a record, a fortunate document of an absolutely magical period in the singer-songwriters legendary career and a revealing look at the then-stagefright artist turning in a commanding performance just as she was becoming a superstar.



    Half-speed mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of this compelling concert album brims with liveliness, depth, dimension, detail, and transparency. The nuances of Kings spare performances and warm vocals emanate as if shes sitting five feet away. Stripped down even further than they are on the studio albums, songs breathe with palpable earnestness and emotion, the subtle differences from their more polished studio brethren allowing listeners an insight into Kings creative genius.



    At the time of its recording, King still suffered from shyness and who could blame her? She had been accustomed to penning lyrics for other artists and sitting behind a desk in the Brill Building. Only recently did King strike out on her own and enter the public realm. This set encapsulates this contrast in thrilling fashion. Disarmingly genuine and daringly honest, The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 benefits from the inclusion of Kings nervous between-song banter that exposes who she is as a person and performer. Most importantly, despite her anxiety, she turns out stirring renditions of tunes from 1970s Writer, Tapestry, and even a few from Music.



    Her control is demonstrated on the records six opening cuts, which feature King alone at her piano. For the remainder of the program, shes accompanied by guitarist Danny Kortchman, bassist Charles Larkey, and a string quartet, which enter and exit according to arrangement. As such, the concert is profoundly intimate and personal, an unplugged session that predated the use of the term by nearly two decades. Longtime collaborator James Taylor joins her for a memorable medley of some of her biggest hitsWill You Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roofthe chemistry evident of why the duos 2010 tour was one of the most in-demand outings in years.



    Mobile Fidelitys remastered sound ties everything together and is what makes this release extra special. By going to the original source, the audiophile label considerably opens up the sonic perspectives, revealing the spacious acoustics of the famed venue that act in concert with Kings music. In particular, the songs from Writer benefit from the no-nonsense production. You can literally picture Kings piano beside her, and her voice sincere, tender, melodic is rich, full-bodied, and penetrating. Listeners can even hear it crack on occasion, the results a consequence of her nerves. Unpolished and non-synthetic, the performance is better for it.



    No, they don't make albums like this anymore. The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 as real as it gets. And so is the sound. Get your collectible copy now!


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1.I Feel the Earth Move
    2.Home Again
    3.After All This Time
    4.Child of Mine
    5.Carry Your Load
    6.No Easy Way Down
    7.Song of Long Ago
    8.Snow Queen
    9.Smackwater Jack
    10.So Far Away
    11.It's Too Late
    12.Eventually
    13.Way over Yonder
    14.Beautiful
    15.You've Got a Friend [Performed with James Taylor]
    16.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roof [medley; performed with James Taylor]
    17.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    Carole King
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    At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Many critics regard Dave Brubeck's Carnegie Hall concert from February 1963 as his greatest ever live appearance. But who can really determine that? For no one - apart from Brubeck himself - would have seen and heard his conservatively estimated 12,000 concerts.



    Although the twelve titles had already been released on LPs that had been recorded in the studio, these records were certainly not known to all those in the audience. In between the numbers on each LP, Brubeck made little 'advertising spots' in short comments, but with such charm and wit that one really cannot be angry with him.



    The concert programme begins with St. Louis Blues and ends with Take Five. Luckily, the solos are distributed among all the musicians, so that Paul Desmond and Joe Morello - whose prowess on this evening can only be called 'amazingly good' - justifiably received enthusiastic applause from both the audience and us alike. Castilian Drums demonstrates Morello's wealth of ideas and his grandiose feeling for rhythm; though short, Paul Desmond's solos (Southern Scene is a good example!) are compelling, highly melodic, lyrical and possess a unique tone - as such they are immediately recognisable.



    How fortunate that the twelve brilliantly improvised numbers are now available once again on vinyl, having been recorded live at the legendary Carnegie Hall 60 years ago.



    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)

    • Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)

    • Eugene Wright (bass)

    • Joe Morello (drums)


    Recording: February 1963 Carnegie Hall, New York

    Production: Teo Macero



    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.



    St. Louis Blues
    Bossa Nova U.S.A.
    For All We Know
    Pennies From Heaven
    Southern Scene
    Three To Get Ready
    Eleven Four
    King For A Day
    Castillian Drums
    It's A Raggy Waltz
    Blue Rondo A La Turk
    Take Five
    Dave Brubeck
    $69.99
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    Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    Pianist and singer Nina Simone defied categorization by blending classical, jazz and popular music into an unconventional and highly personal idiom: over four decades, she galvanized audiences with albums and performances replete with deep passion and keen attention to emotion.



    Fiercely honest, Simone was admired for her eccentricity and individualism. She was known for her spirited personality on and off the stage, which included flirting with audience members and voicing her opinions about social topics of the time.



    The legacy of Simone's music and message can be heard not only in jazz but amongst the many pop artists who cite her influence. Several of Simone's songs have become jazz standards, and her voice is even familiar to audiences who don't know her name through their frequent use in movie soundtracks and commercials.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Alvin Schackman, Phil Orlando (guitar)

    • Lisle Ackinson (b)

    • Montego Joe (dr)




    Recording: May 1963 live at Carnegie Hall, New York

    Production: Jack Lewis




    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Black Swan
    2. Theme From Samson and Delilah
    3. If You Knew
    4. Theme From Sayonara
    5. The Twelth Of Never
    6. Will I Find My Love Today
    7. The Other Woman/Cotton Eyed Joe
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
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    Live At Carnegie Hall (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Stupendous 1973 Concert Set Ranks Alongside James Brown's Live At The Apollo And B.B. King's Live At The Regal


    Easygoing Portrait Of Down-home Soul Singer Coming Into His Own And Establishing An Indelible Bond Between Performer And Audience


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity Takes You Inside The Famed Venue And Lets You Be A Part Of The Event


    On par with the most treasured concert albums of the 60s and 70s, Bill Withers' transformative Live at Carnegie Hall< is a forgotten classic--an easygoing portrait of a down-home soul artist coming into his own in front of an audience eager to share every moment of his brilliance. Soothing with subtlety, charming with calmness, and healing with a vocal timbre as relaxing as his grooves, Withers uses the stage to expand the range of favorites and engage in dialog with the crowd. Distinguished with sonics that restore the performances' balance and improve the soundstaging, this reissue takes you inside the venue.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g 2LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP set of this extraordinary 1973 record provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence.


    Moreover, aspects that really make this concert document unique--the energetic crowd, Withers and his band's willingness to extend arrangements, and the undeniable communicative bond between the performer and his fans--are brought into fuller relief. While most live albums give you the sense of what transpired, Mobile Fidelity's reissue allows it to seem that what you're hearing and sensing is happening right now, in the moment. You are as much a participant as listener. For this reason and more, Live at Carnegie Hall ranks with James Brown's Live at the Apollo and B.B. King's Live at the Regal. No small claims, but the proof is in the grooves.


    The antithesis of the sweaty R&B shouter that prowls the edge of stages, Withers deals in mellowness and vulnerability, qualities that come to fore. The songs here span soul, blues, and folk and often times, contain elements of all three styles. Live at Carnegie Hall also deals with serious subject matter with unflinching honesty and simple directness. Companionship, poverty, war, maturity, family, and love all crop up within Withers' tunes, yet the messages are never overly cumbersome or preachy. Credit goes to his easygoing style and relatable lyrics, not to mention a tight-as-a-vice band that on this night is simply on.


    One more time? Withers asks in response to a request for another stanza during Use Me, and like the snap of fingers, his musicians are right back on cue, the crowd clapping along on every beat. This classic, as well as the instantly familiar Ain't No Sunshine, poignant Grandma's Hands, and all-time favorite Lean On Me are delivered with utmost soulfulness, passion, and electricity. Few, if any, live albums demonstrate such a bond between the crowd and artist as Live at Carnegie Hall. You'll definitely want to be there. Mobile Fidelity makes it happen.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Use Me
    2. Friend of Mine
    3. Ain't No Sunshine
    4. Grandma's Hands
    5. World Keeps Going Around
    6. Let Me In Your Life
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. For My Friend
    9. I Can't Write Left Handed
    10. Lean on Me
    11. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    12. Hope She'll Be Happier
    13. Let Us Love
    14. Harlem/Cold Baloney
    Bill Withers
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    Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner)

    The third encounter of the cool, swinging art of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker took place in New York's Carnegie Hall on a cold November day in 1974. So-called Cool Jazz had long since arrived and become popular on the East Coast with the result that the concert hall must have been filled to the last seat. The two hadn't performed together on stage for ten years, rivalry and who knows what else had put an end to the highly successful pianoless quartet.



    In spite of the enormously high expectations - the Carnegie Hall fills all musicians with awe due to the echoes of concerts given by such classical and jazz great as Artur Rubinstein, George Gershwin and their successors over many generations - every melody is wonderfully relaxed from the very first note on. This is surely due to the excellent rhythm group (with piano!). This is made up of musicians from the 'new generation' - musicians who were sucking on dummies in their prams when the two veterans came together for the first time in 1952.
    Oldies such as Bernie's Tune, My Funny Valentine and Line For Lyons, and new compositions like Song For Strayhorn and Song For An Unfinished Woman constitute a successful blend both for the two performers on stage and the audience alike. And there is no experimenting - no one wants to play or hear that - however the high level of communication is tangible everywhere.



    It makes sense to release the two individual LPs as a double album. What's more: the cover photo is exactly the same for both releases and you get almost 80 minutes of West Coast cool-hot jazz at its very best!



    Musicians:



    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon)

    • Chet Baker (trumpet)

    • Ed Byrne (trombone)

    • Bob James (piano, electric piano)

    • John Scofield (guitar)

    • Dave Samuels (vibraphone)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Harvey Mason (drums)




    Recording: November 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dave Hewitt and John Venable

    Production: Creed Taylor





    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. Line for Lyons
    2. For an Unfinished Woman
    3. My Funny Valentine
    4. Song for Strayhorn
    5. It's Sandy at the Beach
    6. K-4 Pacific
    7. There Will Never Be Another You
    8. Bernie's Tune
    Gerry Mulligan
    $69.99
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    Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella's career, by concert's end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience's adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by 'Lockjaw' Davis. Highlights: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), Miss Otis Regrets, the first encore of Some of these Days, and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through Lemon Drop.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Chick Webb Orchestra




    Recording: July 1973 at Carnegie Hall, New York



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. I've Gotta Be Me
    2. Good Morning Heartache
    3. Miss Otis Regrets
    4. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/These Foolish Things
    5. Any Old Blues
    6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
    7. Indian Summer
    8. Smooth Sailing
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    11. I've Got A Crush On You
    12. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/'Round Midnight
    13. Star Dust
    14. C Jam Blues
    15. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The Mood For Love
    16. Lemon Drop
    17. Some Of These Days
    18. People
    Ella Fitzgerald
    $44.99
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    Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1

    VAN CLIBURN, piano PIOTR ILICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893): Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 Recorded May 30, 1958, Carnegie Hall, New York City Kiril Kondrashin, conductor / RCA Symphony Orchestra Original recordings remastered
    1. Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso - Allegro Con Spirito
    2. Andantino Simplice - Prestissimo - Tempo
    3. Allegro Con Fuoco
    Van Cliburn
    $24.99
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    In Concert

    In Concert was Simone's first album for Philips and was made up of three live recordings in Carnegie Hall, New York City in March and April 1964. This album marks the beginning of Nina Simone, the Civil Rights singer in her recording career. Included on the album are politically laden songs, most notably the self-written Mississippi Goddam, released as a single at the time
    1. I Loves You Porgy
    2. Plain Gold Ring
    3. Pirate Jenny
    4. Old Jim Crow
    5. Don't Smoke in Bed
    6. Go Limp
    7. Mississippi Goddam
    Nina Simone
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