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  • You Could Have it So Much Better You Could Have it So Much Better Quick View

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    You Could Have it So Much Better

    You Could Have It So Much Better is the second studio album by Glaswegian indie rock band Franz Ferdinand that was first released 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom. Recorded in both the United States and their own studio in Glasgow with producer Rich Costey, the album gave birth to the release of four UK Top 30 singles Do You Want To on 23 August 2005, The Fallen / L. Wells, Walk Away and Eleanor Put Your Boots On. The album became the band's first UK #1 album and although their debut album was relatively successful in the USA, going platinum and reaching #32, You Could Have It So Much Better managed to reach #8 and earned gold status in the States. The cover design is modeled on Alexander Rodchenko's 1924 portrait of Lilya Brik. It was produced by Rick Costey and Franz Ferdinand.
    1. The Fallen
    2. Do You Want To
    3. This Boy
    4. Walk Away
    5. Evil and a Heathen
    6. You're the Reason I'm Leaving
    7. Eleanor Put Your Boots On
    8. Well That Was Easy
    9. What You Meant
    10. I'm Your Villain
    11. You Could Have it So Much Better
    12. Fade Together
    13. Outsiders
    Franz Ferdinand
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  • Schubert: Octet In F Major (Speakers Corner) Schubert: Octet In F Major (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Schubert: Octet In F Major (Speakers Corner)

    Schubert's light and flowing Octet in F major is of great importance in both an historical and a compositional aspect. Thanks to its combination of string and wind instruments, it is akin in character to the cheerful divertimento and the contemplative serenade. That the commissioned work is very similar to Beethoven's popular Septet op. 20 with regard to the individual movements and the key relationships is by no means accidental - that was what was ordered. Schubert occupied himself with the almighty giant's composition, though for a different reason: with his own Octet he wanted to »pave his way towards writing a great symphony«, whose dramatic force and form is clearly suggested here.



    Steeped in the musical traditions of the city on the Danube, the Vienna Octet is the ideal ensemble to perform this work. Led by Willi Boskovsky, who became world famous as concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor of the New Year's Day Concerts, the ensemble plays with great agility, joy and togetherness from the first note on. The sound of each individual instrument comes over vividly in a natural, chamber-music-like atmosphere.



    Musicians:



    • Philip Matheis (violin)

    • Gunther Breitenbach (viola)

    • Nikolaus Hubner (cello)

    • Johann Krump (bass)

    • Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)

    • Josef Veleba (horn)

    • Rudolf Hanzl (bassoon)





    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.



    Octet in F Major for Clarinet, Horn, Basson and Strings, D 80
    Franz Schubert
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sunset Boulevard: The Music of Franz Waxman (Pre-Order) Sunset Boulevard: The Music of Franz Waxman (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Sunset Boulevard: The Music of Franz Waxman (Pre-Order)

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets!

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!


    Sunset Boulevard is Franz Waxman's 1950 Academy Award-winning masterpiece. During his career, Waxman received 12 Oscar nominations, winning in consecutive years for Sunset Boulevard and A Place in the Sun.


    Sunset Boulevard, the 1950 Billy Wilder film, was scored by Franz Waxman. His theme for Norma Desmond was based on tango music, inspired by her having danced the tango with Rudolph Valentino. This style was contrasted with Joe Gillis's bebop theme. Waxman also used distorted arrangements of popular film-music styles from the 1920s and 1930s to suggest Norma Desmond's state of mind.


    The American Film Institute ranked Waxman's score for Sunset Boulevard #16 on their list of the greatest film scores.


    Charles Gerhard conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded by the legendary Kenneth Wilkinson at Kingsway Hall in London.


    A series of original orchestral film scores by various greats from the Golden Age of orchestral soundtracks - Bernstein, Herrmann, Tiomkin, Waxman, etc. These may well be the best sounding recordings of orchestral music ever made. Stupendous bass, soundstage, dynamics, low level detail and imaging.


    Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman on his completely upgraded all analogue mastering system and reissued on audiophile 45rpm LP for the first time!


    Features:

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl Double LP

    Pressed at RTI

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!


    Musicians:

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Charles Gerhardt, conductor


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Franz Waxman
    $54.99
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  • Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3 Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3 Quick View

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    Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 3

    Carlos Kleiber conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as they play Franz Schubert's 3rd and 8th Symphonies.


    The year 1815 saw a veritable flood of music pour from the pen of the eighteen-year-old Franz Schubert: during that single year he produced no fewer than four operas and operettas, two symphonies, two masses, many sacred and secular choral pieces, sonatas and other works for piano, as well as some 145 lieder, among them the Erlkonig. Schubert wrote all this vast amount of music, which seemed to flow from him effortlessly, in his little room during the evenings. The position of assistant teacher exempted him from military service, and his daily nine hours of school duties did not stem his immense creative urge.


    On the 24th of May, Schubert began the composition of his Third Symphony in D Major, which he finished on the 19th of July. This work, written with undisturbed facility directly in full score, is unproblematic. At that time, Schubert was untroubled by doubts concerning formal construction, or by a sense of the need to solve problems by exploring unknown territory. The last movement in particular, a Presto vivace in which the instruments toss the spritely theme about between them, also bears witness to the growing individuality of its composer, who was rapidly becoming a mature master of his art.


    The secret of the Unfinished symphony has never been completely solved. Schubert wrote the two complete movements in 1822 and began a third movement, but for unknown reasons did not finish it. He evidently considered the two movements a work in their own right, to judge from his dedication of the score to the Steiermarkischer Musikverein. The artistic director of that association kept the score to himself, and it was not untnil 1865 that this symphony received its first performance. The occasion was a triumph, and it became a posthumous act of homage to the composer who had died so young.


    Eduard Hanslick praised this symphony enthusiastically, declaring that it belonged among Schubert's most beautiful instrumental works. The Unfinished is more than that - its place is among the supreme achievements in the world of music.

    1. Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 Unfinished
    - Allegro moderato
    - Andante con moto
    2. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200
    - Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
    - Allegretto
    - Menuetto. Vivace
    - Presto vivace
    Franz Schubert
    $44.99
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  • Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Quick View

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    Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

    The multi-Grammy winning, million selling four-piece Franz Ferdinand release their fourth studio album titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.


    This exuberant, unencumbered record is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009's Tonight. They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand.


    Recorded over the last year at Kapranos's Scottish studio and McCarthy's Sausage Studios in London, the LP cements their status as a unique and adventurous British band: emboldened by a decade's undreamt-of worldwide success, but still daring and defiant. It's an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation.


    When asked for a quote, Kapranos came back with: "The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band."* God knows what that means, but the lyrics do seem more poetic this time. There were a few interesting collaborations, but more of that later


    The ten songs that make up Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world - painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch - and push it even further. The breadth of influence, musicality and invention on show here is enormous. If this is unmistakably a Franz Ferdinand record, it is as much by virtue of its sonic daring and perfectly patch-worked eclecticism as the timeless songwriting flair that has long been their calling card.


    Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There's still no one like them.

    1. Right Action
    2. Evil Eye
    3. Love Illumination
    4. Stand On The Horizon
    5. Fresh Strawberries
    6. Bullet
    7. Treason! Animals.
    8. The Universe Expanded
    9. Brief Encounters
    10. Goodbye Lovers & Friends
    Franz Ferdinand
    $19.99
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  • The Bride Of Frankenstein Original Soundtrack The Bride Of Frankenstein Original Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Bride Of Frankenstein Original Soundtrack


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    First Vinyl Issue Of Franz Waxman's Film Score To The Classic Bride Of Frankenstein Movie


    Includes Movie Poster




    Ever since the classic Horror movie genre was at its peak during the pre-WWII era, Mary Shelley's The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff still remains the true cream of the crop. The black and white movie, directed by James Whale, is a prime example of how suspense meets great storytelling, the film's thriller elements making it a benchmark for many film directors.


    Its score was written by Franz Waxman, the legendary German-American classic composer with an impressive number of Academy Award Nominations movies to his name. Waxman wrote engaging soundtracks for classic films such as Rebecca (1940), Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941), Sunset Boulevard (1950), The Nun's Story (1959) and many more.

    1. Main Title
    2. Prologue / Menuetto and Storm / Monster Entrance
    3. Processional March
    4. Strange Apparition / Pretorius' Entrance / You Will Need A Coat
    5. Bottle Sequence
    6. Female Monster / Pastorale / Village Chase / Crucifixion
    7. Fire In The Hut / Graveyard
    8. Dance Macabre
    9. The Creation / The Tower Explodes / Finale
    Franz Waxman
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) (Columbia) Schubert: Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) (Columbia) Quick View

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    Schubert: Trout Quintet (Speakers Corner) (Columbia)

    Ever since its foundation by Rudolf Serkin in 1950, the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, USA has acted as a refuge, oasis and melting pot for promising composers and performers of the times. And to this very day, young musicians from all over the globe come together for seven weeks to test their prowess, to learn from one another, and to receive tips and final polish from more experienced colleagues, quite in the spirit and traditions of this summer academy.



    Rudolf Serkin himself not only stood behind this particular recording of Schubert's Trout but also took over the piano part. His renowned crisp and precise style of playing draws the four string players into the eddies of the first movement and causes the lively rising and falling chains of chords to whirl through the swiftly changing harmonies. The strings nestle together as though magnetised, striking out in broad arches of melody, then changing as quick as a flash from the role as soloists to pulsating accompanists who are always joyfully prepared to catch on to a new melody in the part writing. Both the Andante and the fourth movement, a theme and variations on Schubert's lied The Trout which lends its name to the work, flow along with a highly cultivated tone that is mellow yet not over-sweet. The dancelike Finale is fresh and exciting, with the musicians taking up repeats of musical material from the previous movements and thus imparting a cyclical effect to the work. This festive Schubertiade from the heart of chamber music will certainly have delighted maestro Schubert.



    Musicians:



    • Rudolf Serkin (piano)

    • Jaime Laredo (violin)

    • Philipp Naegele (viola)

    • Leslie Parnas (cello)

    • Julius Levine (bass)


    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.


    Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 ("Trout-Quintet)
    Franz Schubert
    $34.99
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  • Schubert For Two Schubert For Two Quick View

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    Schubert For Two

    Direct Metal Mastering by Hans-Jorg Maucksch


    Cut at DMM Specialists Pauler Acoustics


    Pressed at Pallas in Germany


    Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music


    Violinist Gil Shaham and guitarist Goran Sollscher perform compositional works by Franz Schubert for this audiophile pressing.

    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    LP1
    Side 1:
    Sonata in D Major
    1. Allegro molto
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro vivace
    4. Moment musical D 780 No. 3
    Side 2:
    1. Standchen (Serenade) No. 4 from Schwanengesang
    2. Valse noble No. 4
    3. Landler No. 3
    4. Valse (Landler) No. 12
    5. Valse noble No. 3
    6. German Dance No. 10
    7. Valse No. 36
    8. German Dance No. 1
    9. Valse No. 2 Trauerwalzer


    LP2
    Side 3:
    Sonata in A minor Arpeggione
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegretto
    Side 4:
    Original Dances from D 365
    1. No. 1
    2. No. 19
    3. No. 20
    4. No. 21
    5. No. 6
    6. No. 2 Trauerwalzer
    7. No. 3
    8. No. 4
    9. No. 16
    10. No. 23
    11. No. 7
    12. No. 11
    13. No. 12
    14. No. 9
    15. No. 10
    16. Ave Maria D 839 (Ellen's Song III)

    Franz Schubert
    $49.99
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  • Schubert: String Quintet in C D956 Schubert: String Quintet in C D956 Quick View

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    Schubert: String Quintet in C D956

    When not composing songs, Franz Schubert was most at home with chamber music, not because he was a miniaturist, but because his most profound thoughts were most readily contained by smaller, more concentrated ensembles. His Quintet in C--by far the great work ever written for a string quartet with an extra cello--shows him at his summit with an ethereal second movement that often communicates the sense of spiritual suspended animation that the minimalists strive for but don't often achieve. The Emerson Quartet might seem a bit edgy for this assignment, but instead, the quartet delivers one of the best recordings of its career. Instead of just being swept away by its rapturous lyricism, the quartet probes the emotional depths and meaning of the music's gestures in concentrated, deeply felt performances. The piece is clearly a particular favorite of guest cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (he has recorded it several times before), but like most good chamber players, his presence isn't heard so much as it's felt. Perhaps he is responsible for the particular warmth of this performance. --David Patrick Stearns
    1. Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Adagio
    3. Scherzo. Presto. Trio. Andante sostenuto
    4. Allegretto - Più allegro
    Franz Schubert / Emerson String Quartet / Rostropovitch
    $24.99
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  • Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies / Enesco - Romanian Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies / Enesco - Romanian Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies / Enesco - Romanian Rhapsodies (Speakers Corner)

    Born in 1881, George Enescu led the life of a globetrotter. Although he became acquainted with all manner of schools and styles during his thorough studies in Vienna and Paris, it was invariably folk music that provided him with the most important source of inspiration. Thanks to their freshness and impressive thematic invention, the two Roumanian Rhapsodies have remained firm favourites to this day. Nothing in the music appears to demand great effort or mental struggle. The colourful mixture of lyrical and spirited passages seems completely natural and homogeneous, offering sheer delight for the ears right up to the final chord.



    Enescus carefree hits serve as an ideal introduction to two orchestral heavyweights by Franz Liszt, which undoubtedly are to be counted as 'state of the art' works in this particular genre. Antal Dorati conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with a firm hand and complete concentration as is demanded by this tightly knit score , always managing to find the perfect balance between timbral force and transparency. Of course one can find elsewhere these compositions being performed faster, louder and with questionable sensational effects. But if you are looking for a faithful interpretation of the score, musicality and natural sound, then this is the recording for you.




    Recording: June 1960 at Wembley Town Hall, London, by C.R. Fine and Robert Eberenz

    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. George Enesco: Two Roumanian Rhapsodies, Opus II (No.1 in A Major/ No. 2 in D Major)

    2. Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3

    Franz Liszt
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Liszt Two Piano Concertos (Speakers Corner) Liszt Two Piano Concertos (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Liszt Two Piano Concertos (Speakers Corner)

    Any pianist who tackles Franz Liszts great works must possess outstanding skills in many areas. Technical prowess is absolutely necessary to play the extremely difficult score, as is immense physical energy in order to compete with the hefty onslaughts from the orchestra. But a great awareness of the unusual conceptual forms, refined energy and passion are also required to make the keyboard sing. At the beginning of the Sixties Sviatoslav Richter seemed to possess all these attributes in an ideal equilibrium. With youthful energy he catapulted powerful chords against the First Concertos defiant theme in the orchestra, offering resistance only to join in later with the lyrical maelstrom of the orchestra. In the Second Concerto Richter exchanges heroic brilliance for an elegiac air, then becomes capricious with graceful arpeggios and a lyrical, firm melodiousness that fires the course of the work. In the Finale these twists and turns come together to form an emphatic single strand of spirited theme, brilliant cadenza and blustering orchestra.



    The impressive sound was captured by the highly dedicated Mercury recording team.




    Recording: July 1961 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, by C.R. Fine

    Production: Harold Lawrence




    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. Concerto No. 1
    2. Concerto No. 2
    Franz Liszt
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP- Sealed Buy Now
  • Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $69.99
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    Schubert: Complete Trios For Piano And Cello (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Anyone who takes an interest in Schubert's late works will sooner or later come across clichÉ-like interpretations of his music that have been associated with a foreboding of his early death. Robert Schumann on the other hand was more objective when he looked at the score of Schubert's two great Piano Trios: he characterised that in E flat major as effectual, masculine and dramatic, and the sister work in B flat major as languishing, feminine and lyrical. Both masterpieces have in common highly varied movements, which must be approached with great insight, a deeply felt sustained lyricism, and a courageous approach as regards the bold themes. That this recording with the Beaux Arts Trio has taken on a benchmark status might well lie in the fact that the three musicians amalgamate romantic fire with analytical aplomb which results in Schubert pure. With their non-stop ebb and flow of melodies, wonderfully indulgent sound colouring and a fiery tour de force through the miraculously winding harmonic paths, the Beaux Arts Trio prove themselves to be among the very best of all Schubert interpreters.



    Having taken their final bow at a concert in Leipzig in September 2009 after 54 years, the time is certainly ripe for an audiophile re-release of this superb recording.





    Recording: February 1966





    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. Piano Trio In B Flat Major Sonata
    2. Piano Trio In E Flat Major Notturno
    3. Piano Trio In B Flat Major OP. 99
    4. Piano Trio In E Flat Major OP. 100
    Franz Schubert
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    Best of Tacet 2008 (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    The Best Of Tacet 2008 - Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, FrÉdÉric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach


    Recording: throughout 2008 at various locations by Andreas Spreer

    Production: Andreas Spreer


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sonata in A minor KV 310 (300d),
    1st movement Allegro Maestoso


    2. Frederic Chopin
    Nocturne B flat mino op. 9 No. 1


    3. Franz Liszt
    La Campanella


    4. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata A major op. 2 No. 2,
    4th movement, Rondo. Grazioso


    5. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata D major op. 31 no. 2
    "Sturm-Sonate",
    3rd movement, Allegretto


    6. Franz Liszt
    Zwei Konzertetuden.
    "Gnomenreigen" in F sharp major


    7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Trio in B flat major KV 502,
    1st movement, Allegro


    8. Johann Sebastian Bach
    Suite III B mino BWV 814,
    Sarabande

    Various Artists
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    Mozart: Die Zauber Flote (The Magic Flute) (Awaiting Repress)

    Karl Bohm conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and vocal accompaninists Evelyn Lear (soprano), Roberta Peters (soprano), Lisa Otto (soprano), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Diesku (baritone) and Franz Crass (bass) on a performance of Mozart's Die Zauber Flote (The Magic Flute). 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.


    Musicians:


    Mozart (composer)

    Karl Bohm (conductor)

    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    Evelyn Lear (soprano)

    Roberta Peters (soprano)

    Lisa Otto (soprano)

    Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)

    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

    Franz Crass (bass)

    1. Ouveture

    2. Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe!

    3. Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja

    4. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon

    5. O zittre nicht, mein leiber Sohn

    6. Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen

    7. O Isis und Osiris

    8. Alles fuhlt der Lieve Freuden

    9. Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen

    10. In diesen heil'gen Hallen

    11. Seid uns zum zweiten Mal wilkommen

    12. Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden

    13. O Isis und Osiris

    14. Ein Madchen oder Weibchen

    15. Pa-pa-pa

    16. Die Strahlen der Sonne / Heil sei euch

    Geweihten

    Karl Bohm
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    FFS

    Collaborations don't work, or that's what FFS would have us believe on their debut
    album. When the seminal Los Angeles duo Sparks and Glasgow-based quartet
    Franz Ferdinand decided to record together, it was a flawed and potentially
    disastrous idea, right? Wrong, as FFS is one of the strongest albums of either bands'
    career.


    Produced by Grammy-award winning John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne)
    at London's RAK Studios, the album FFS took 15 days to complete. 'Kimono My
    House'-era Sparks fans will recognize how FFS highlights their classic pop rock DNA,
    and Franz Ferdinand fans won't be dissapointed to hear the band at their peak of
    their powers as they bring their exhilaratingly unique and witty modern rock sound
    to the collaboration.


    Very much a new project, FFS doesn't truly sound like either band, but a striking and
    fascinating mutation. "The real motivation was to make something new, not 'Franz
    featuring Russell Mael', or 'Sparks with Franz Ferdinand backing them," says Alex
    Kapranos (of Franz Ferdinand).


    "You can't chart what is Sparks and what is Franz Ferdinand," suggests Ron Mael (of
    Sparks). "I think each band unconsciously relinquished a little of who they were in
    order to enter new territory."


    So in the right hands, collaborations DO work, and beautifully. The strength of the
    two bands is bigger than the sum of the parts.

    1. Johnny Delusional
    2. Call Girl
    3. Dictator's Son
    4. Little Guy From The Suburbs
    5. Police Encounters
    6. Save Me From Myself
    7. So Desu Ne
    8. The Man Without A Tan
    9. Things I Won't Get
    10. The Power Couple
    11. Collaborations Don't Work
    12. Piss Off
    13. So Many Bridges (Bonus Track)
    14. King Of The Song (Bonus Track)
    15. Look At Me (Bonus Track)
    16. A Violent Death (Bonus Track)
    FFS
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    Mind Trap

    The album features songs alongside instrumental pieces for orchestra. Martin sings and plays the instruments, supported by gospel singers Dee Alexander and Yvonne Gage (who've worked with The Police, Madonna and R.Kelly) and Andy Knowles (musical credits include stints with the Fiery Furnaces & Franz Ferdinand) playing drums on If You're Lonely, You Return and Don't Tell Me. Keiko Owada plays bass on Gift Attack / Don't Won't. Co-produced by Martin with Andy Knowles, the album was recorded in London, Chicago and the Czech Republic. Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand and Mark Ralph (who works with Hot Chip) provided additional production.
    1. Kid Yourself
    2. If You're Lonely
    3. You Return
    4. I Want You
    5. Pass Them On
    6. Gift Attack
    7. Don't Tell Me
    8. The New Shutters
    9. I Like Things
    10. Don't Want
    11. I Love You
    12. Mind Trap
    13. Work No. 955
    14. Work No. 994
    15. Work No. 1375
    16. Practicing For You
    Martin Creed
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    Bundeslied / Opferlied

    Import


    Gertraud Prenzlow (alto), Ingeborg Springer (mezzo-soprano), Gunter Kootz (piano), Adele Stolte (soprano), Jutta Vulpius (soprano), Gustav Schmahl (violin)


    Leipzig Radio Chorus, Grosser Chor des Berliner Rundfunks, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Franz Konwitschny, Helmut Koch

    Side 1
    1. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Fantasie Fuer Klavie


    Side 2
    1. Springer, Ingeborg - Opferlied (Die Flamme Lodert)
    2. Kurzweg, Ehm - Bundeslied Fuer 2 Solo- Und 3 Chors
    3. Schmahl, Gustav - Die Weihe Des Hauses (Schauspiel
    4. Chor Woo 98
    5. Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester - Meeresstill

    Ludwig Van Beethoven
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    Best of Tacet 2009

    The Best Of Tacet 2009 - Works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonin Dvorák, Camille Saint- Saens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


    Recording: throughout 2009 at various locations by Andreas Spreer

    Production: Andreas Spreer


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
    Quartet op. 44 no. 1 D major,
    3rd mov., Andante espressivo ma con moto


    2. Franz Schubert
    Four Impromptus Op. 90, D899,
    Allegro E Flat Major


    3. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Quartet in D major op. 18 no. 3,
    1st movement, Allegro


    4. Johann Sebastian Bach
    The Art of Fugue BWV 1080, Contrapunctus 5


    5. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Serendade D major op. 8,
    5th movement, Allegretto alla Polacca


    6. Antonin Dvorak
    Trio for piano, violin and violoncello
    In E mino "Dumky" op. 90,
    1st movement, Lento maestoso - Allegro


    7. Camille Saint-Saens
    Carnival of the Animals, Finale


    8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Quartet in D major KV 285,
    2nd movement, Adagio


    9. Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
    Piano Quartet in G minor KV 478,
    3rd movement, Rondeau


    10. Felix Mendelssohn - Bartholdy
    Octet in E flat major op. 20,
    2nd movement, Andante

    Various Artists
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    Best of Tacet 2010

    The Best Of Tacet 2010 - Werke von Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Louis Spohr, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Hugo Wolf, Franz Schubert


    Recording: throughout 2010 at various locations by Andreas Spreer

    Production: Andreas Spreer


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony no. 2 in D major op. 36,
    IV. Allegro molto


    2. Johann Strauss
    Egyptischer Marsch op. 335


    3. Louis Spohr
    Nonet in F major op. 31,
    II. Scherzo. Allegro


    4. Johannes Brahms
    String Quartet in A minor op. 51/2,
    IV. Finale. Alegro non assai


    5. Joseph Haydn
    String Quartet op. 1 no. 0, Hob.II:6
    In E flat major, III. Adagio


    6. Hugo Wolf
    Morike-Lieder: "Er ist's"
    Marret Winger, soprano


    7. Franz Schubert
    Octet in F major D 803 op. posth. 166.
    III. Allegro vivace


    8. Ludwig van Beethoven
    Sonata C major op. 53 "Waldstein",
    I. Allegro con brio

    Various Artists
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    Liszt: Wagner Transcriptions

    Daniel Barenboim is one of the seminal musical figures of our time and is celebrated as one of the most versatile
    pianists of his generation. Honouring Barenboim's 75th birthday this year, DG re-releases his fascinating 1982
    recording of six Wagner Transcriptions for piano by Franz Liszt, presented with new artwork and mastered from the
    original tapes and pressed on 180g heavy-weight vinyl.
    1. Entry of the Guests on the Wartburg from TannhÄuser, S. 445 No. 1
    2. Spinning Song from Der fliegende HollÄnder, S. 440
    3. Elsa's Dream and Lohengrin's Rebuke from Lohengrin, S. 446 No. 2
    4. Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S. 447
    5. Ballade from Der fliegende HollÄnder, S. 441
    6. Fantasy on Themes from Rienzi, S. 439
    Daniel Barenboim
    $24.99
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    Correcto

    Correcto is a Glaswegian super art-group collaboration that includes a member of Franz Ferdinand as well as a member of labelmates The Royal We. However, this project is about the sum of its parts and the songwriting charms of lead singer Danny Saunders, who pens bittersweet songs about chocolate and girls that is equal parts Vaselines, The Kinks and Pete Shelley after Howard Devoto split town. Inspired by the mundane, the fantastical, mawkish behaviour and hangovers; the result is an exemplary album of necessarily direct and unhampered songs, which are somehow familiar yet humanly original swipes at modern pop music.
    1. Inuit
    2. Do It Better
    3. Joni
    4. Save Your Sorrow
    5. Walking To Town
    6. No One Under 30
    7. Here It Comes
    8. Downs
    9. Even Though
    10. New Capitals
    11. Something Or Nothing
    12. When You Get Away From Me
    Correcto
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    Classics

    Classics remains resolutely instrumental, but the band has introduced a wealth of new sounds, from acoustic and slide guitar to sleigh bells and cello. Their vastly improved production and writing makes this record a refinement of their art. Ratatat lay squealing metal harmonies over choppy Neptunes-style dance thumps, then break into pastoral waves of keyboard tone, riding dub tempos and hip-hop struts. They're crotch-pumping arena pimps and introverted minimalists... - Blender. Stroud and Mast have come up with some catchy melodies over light, snappy bass lines in what sounds like something tailored for the headphones - Urb. The band has toured with Interpol, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Stills, and Mouse On Mars.
    1. Montanita
    2. Lex
    3. Gettysburg
    4. Wildcat
    5. Tropicana
    6. Loud Pipes
    7. Kennedy
    8. Swisha
    9. Nostrand
    10. Tacobel Canon
    11. Truman
    Ratatat
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    Unravelling

    We Were Promised Jetpacks release their highly anticipated third album Unravelling, recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage (The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai). The impending album release also sees the addition of a new member to the band in the form of multi-instrumentalist Stuart McGachan. The results of the sessions with Savage have made for the band's most accomplished and powerful album yet, taking their already legendary prowess with dynamic rock and injecting a bit of pop sheen to the mix.
    1. Safety In Numbers
    2. Peaks and Troughs
    3. I Keep It Composed
    4. Peace Sign
    5. Night Terror
    6. Disconnecting
    7. Bright Minds
    8. A Part Of It
    9. Moral Compass
    10. Peace Of Mind
    11. Ricochet
    We Were Promised Jetpacks
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    Symphonicities

    Symphonicities is the companion release to accompany Sting's highly-anticipated world tour, which is underway and features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio (Bocelli, Pavarotti). The new studio album, comprised of Sting's most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, serves as the ultimate commemoration of the live concert experience.


    Sting's greatest hits have been reinterpreted with brand new orchestrations arranged by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin and Nicola Tescari. Highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as Roxanne, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic and Next To You, as well as songs from his enduring solo career including Englishman in New York, I Burn For You, Why Should I Cry for You and She's Too Good For Me among others. Symphonicity is produced by Rob Mathes and Sting, mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Franz Ferdinand).

    1. Next To You
    2. Englishman In New York
    3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    4. I Hung My Head
    5. You Will Be My Ain True Love
    6. Roxanne
    7. When We Dance
    8. The End of the Game
    9. I Burn For You
    10. We Work The Black Seam
    11. She's Too Good For Me
    12. The Pirate's Bride
    13. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Bronx Street Fair Mix)
    Sting
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