1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
Analogue Productions Ultra Tape reel-to-reel reissues!
Twelve masterpiece titles, each a 15 ips, ¼-inch 2-track (½ track) analog tape copy
Sourced from original master tapes
Transferred using ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads
Custom slipcase cover - highest quality tape reissue!
"It certainly wouldn't be going out on a limb to say that Scheherazade and The Pines of Rome were two of the most anticipated Analogue Productions Ultra Tape! Series releases. High expectations sometimes lead to disappointment, but not here! Both reel-to-reel tape releases live up to and exceeded expectations, especially in terms of recreating the original recordings dynamics, spatiality, and resolution." — Myles B. Astor, Positive Feedback magazine, Issue 93, Sept. 1, 2017. Read the entire review.
From Acoustic Sounds, Inc., the world leader in audiophile music sales, comes the highest quality analog reel-to-reel tape album reissues — Analogue Productions Ultra Tape!
Twelve masterpiece titles are featured in this new reissue series, each a 15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape copy (IEC equalization) sourced from a copy of the original analog master tape. Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads. Custom slipcase cover. The first two titles — Janis Ian's Breaking Silence and Ben Webster's Gentle Ben are releasing before 2016 ends.
A highly sought-after RCA shaded dog Living Stereo title, the performance and sonics found within these two classic albums rate a 10/10. Led by conductor Fritz Reiner and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this is a must have — the dynamics are monstrous! Whichever other Respighi tone poem recordings you ultimately purchase, you MUST own this one. Since the early ‘60s it has been the standard by which all others have been judged, and in terms of both sound and performance, it has never really been surpassed. The final March of Pines is simply incredible: Thundering bass drum, crashing cymbals and gongs, bellowing brass — nobody since has brought the whole thing off with the same combination of excitement and discipline.
Each Ultra Tape reissue copy is priced at $450.
The remaining titles include: Rickie Lee Jones' It's Like This / Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances (the famous Turnabout recording) / Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Scheherazade (RCA Living Stereo) / Hugh Masekela's Hope / Leopold Stokowski's Rhapsodies (RCA Living Stereo) / René Leibowitz and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Power of The Orchestra (RCA Living Stereo) / Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Lieutenant Kije and Stravinksy's Song of the Nightingale (RCA Living Stereo) / Abel /Steinberg - Beethoven Violin Sonata (Wilson Audio) / and Lowell Graham's Winds of War & Peace (Wilson Audio).
See all of the Ultra Tape reel-to-reel editions here.
|Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)|
|1. The Pines of the Villa Borghese|
|2. Pines Near a Catacomb|
|3. The Pines of the Janiculum|
|4. The Pines of the Appian Way|
|5. The Fountain of the Valle Giulia at Dawn|
|6. The Triton Fountain at Morning|
|7. The Fountain of Trevi at Midday|
|8. The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset|
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