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The Sound Of Music Julie Andrews'
My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast)
Cut From The Original Mono Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound
Legendary 1956 Mono Recording On 180-Gram Vinyl For The First Time
Produced By Goddard Lieberson And Recorded By Fred Plaut At Columbia 30th Street Studio
Housed In A Stoughton Old Style Tip-On Jacket
180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI
Incontestably one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, My Fair Lady, which opened at the Mark Hellinger on March 15, 1956 and enjoyed a long run of 2,717 performances, set the standards for its perfect integration of the songs and the plot in a smooth amalgamation of music and drama. The work of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who adapted George Bernard Shaw's whimsical tale of Pygmalion to the musical stage, it starred a non-singing actor, Rex Harrison, another first, and Julie Andrews in her first major role on Broadway. When its producer, Herman Levin, sought to raise the money needed to bring the expensive show to New York, he found in Columbia Records President Goddard Lieberson a tolerant patron of the arts who, single-handedly, provided the $375,000 capitalization, in exchange for the rights in perpetuity to the original cast album. That recording, along with its companion volume in stereo, cut two years later, has always been one of the biggest sellers in the Columbia catalog.1. Overture
2. Why Can't the English?
3. Wouldn't It Be Loverly
4. With a Little Bit of Luck
5. I'm an Ordinary Man
6. Just You Wait
7. The Rain in Spain
8. I Could Have Danced All Night
9. Ascot Gavotte
10. On the Street Where You Live
11. You Did It
12. Show Me
13. Get Me to the Church on Time
14. A Hymn to Him
15. Without You
16. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
ElysiumNeil Tennant and Chris Lowe recorded 'Elysium' in Los Angeles in early 2012, the first time they have recorded an album in America. They co-produced the record with US producer Andrew Dawson, who has won three Grammys for his work on Kanye West's albums.
'Elysium' features twelve new songs which display a warm, deep electronic sound, and includes orchestral arrangements by Joachim Horsley, Andrew Dawson, and Ben Leathers. Backing vocals are provided on many of the tracks by veteran singers Oren, Maxine and Julie Waters (whose long career spans sessions with The Jackson Five to Adele), and singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy.
Pet Shop Boys said: It was inspiring to make an album in Los Angeles, and to work with a producer from a different musical genre, who has brought a new dimension to our music.LP 1
4. Your Early Stuff
5. A Face Like That
6. Breathing Space
7. Ego Music
8. Hold On
9. Give It A Go
10. Memory Of The Future
11. Everything Means Something
12. Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin
1. Leaving (Instrumental)
2. Invisible (Instrumental
3. Winner (Instrumental)
4. Your Early Stuff (Instrumental)
5. A Face Like That (Instrumental)
6. Breathing Space (Instrumental)
7. Ego Music (Instrumental)
8. Hold On (Instrumental)
9. Give It A Go (Instrumental)
10. Memory Of The Future (Instrumental)
11. Everything Means Something (Instrumental)
12. Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin (Instrumental)$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the UniverseLil Bub has had her paws in the music world for quite some time now. She's tight with Steve Albini, produced a single for Kelley Deal, worked closely with David Yow, collaborated with Andrew W.K., spearheaded 50 Bands and a Cat (she's the cat), been held by Jonathan Richman, has a song written for her by Kimya Dawson, was rapped about by Aesop Rock, enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with Murder by Death, appeared in The Foo Fighters' HBO Documentary, Sonic Highways, was the July, 2014 cover story for SPIN Magazine, and famously appears on Run the Jewels' highly anticipated Meow the Jewels record made up entirely of cat sounds.
And now she's finally ready to blow minds with the very first full length concept album written by a magical space cat, and it's darn good. This is music made by a magical space cat. The songs on this album are the soundtrack to BUB's universal adventure, and a soundtrack to the universe itself. You'll feel transported by the music's stimulating spirit, and taken to places beyond your imagination's limits, all the while experiencing the sonic aura of BUB's loving and compassionate presence.1. Hello Earth
2. New Gravity
4. A Friend
5. GOOD JOB
6. Another Voyage
7. Science and Magic
8. Space Sister
9. Earth Sister
10. Rebirth$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Scriabin & Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas (Speakers Corner)
Glenn Gould's highly self-willed art of piano playing has not only contributed to the building of a myth around his artistic personality, but also placed several works from the vast piano repertoire under the magnifying glass (as it were) in musical life. One such work is Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 3 whose psychological, cyclical programme is held together by the theme, which recurs throughout the four movements. Unlike many other recordings, in Gould's hands the piece takes on a pleasantly non-romantic pathos. Gould subdivides the various states of mind through many breathing spaces and softens the tone to pianissimo, thus forcing the listener to hold his breath and concentrate wholly upon the finely woven counterpoint.
In contrast, Prokofiev's Piano Sonata in B flat major is overwhelmingly raging with its hammering staccatos, yet not omitting to add a bold, and at times derisive character. The slow second movement is at times bell-like, and filled with a great radiance and a fine sparkle. It is followed by a final movement, which lasts several minutes and has a steely, aggressive nature. As incomparable as the works are in their structure, they both explore the mental extremes of human emotions.
Recording: July 1967 / January, February and June 1968 at Columbia 30th Street Studio by Fred Plaut
Production: Andrew Kazdin
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.Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23
Serge Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 - Glenn Gould$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now