45 RPM Vinyl Record
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Three LPs, 45 RPM 180-gram black vinyl, numbered edition
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the analog tape mixed by Michael C. Ross
"This was a grand musical experiment, risky and costly for the producer Ying Tan, recorded all-analog by Michael C. Ross at United Recording (formerly Ocean Way). ... The arrangements and the playing, especially Tim Pierce's acoustic guitars and Keltner's drumming, are, for the most part, musically rewarding and Fernandez delivers the goods most of the time. ...This is an 'audiophile' production that aims for a certain 'absolute sound' of a band and a singer playing in a space and in that regard it is 100% successful but it also produces a 'literalness' not found on 'commercial' recordings. The result is a spectacularly natural and ultra-dynamic drum sound similar to what Glyn Johns achieved on the latest Eric Clapton album. Tim Pierce's guitars are equally well-served in a recording by Michael C. Ross that's nothing short of stupendously transparent, dynamic and natural." — Music = 9/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read the whole review here.
When the Levee Breaks (Deluxe Edition) is a 180-gram, 45 RPM triple LP, triple gatefold set that includes a bonus 12" single, from the Groove Note label.
As the title suggests, vocalist Vanessa Fernandez covers Led Zeppelin tunes but in "unplugged" acoustic arrangements. The tunes include, among others: "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Immigrant Song" "Kashmir" "Ramble On." And of course "Whole Lotta Love."
The 12" bonus single features hard rock versions of "Whole Lotta Love" and "When the Levee Breaks," for a total of 11 tracks spread over six sides.
The recording is 100% pure analog engineered by Michael C. Ross at United Recordings (the former Ocean Way), one of the world's top recording venues.
Players on the set include Use Me guitarist/arranger Tim Pierce, Jim Keltner on drums, ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, percussionist Luis Conte (James Taylor, Santana, Eric Clapton, Al Di Meola) and keyboardist Jim Cox (Mark Knopfler, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss).
|1. Immigrant Song|
|2. Black Dog|
|4. Trampled Underfoot|
|5. When the Levee Breaks (acoustic)|
|6. The Lemon Song|
|7. Ramble On|
|8. Whole Lotta Love|
|9. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You|
|10. Immigrant Song|
|Side F: (LP only exclusive)|
|11. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (alternate mix - LP only bonus cut)|
|12. Whole Lotta Love (full rock mix - LP only bonus cut)|
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