Sara K. - Play On Words

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


AudioNautes Recordings



Product No.:
AANR 1602
EAN: 0634949463383
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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Numbered edition limited to 1,000 copies

Half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

Mastered from the original master tapes

180-gram gatefold LP, pressed at Pallas in Germany

There are several reasons why Play On Words became the first Chesky Records title that AudioNautes Recordings decided to repress. The reputation of the famous New York label had definitely an impact, as it has grown over the years to become synonymous with audiophile sound, carving out an increasing niche for itself inside sampler and test CDs promotionally distributed by audio magazines. Further contribution came from being in accord with the minimalist approach to recording, and the proven skills of knowledgeable engineers like Bob Katz and David Merrill.

Further, audiophile friends and audio professionals were asked to pick a title from the vast Chesky catalog — most of them chose Sara K. The ability of this singer-songwriter to gather consensus through several different generations and musical tastes is really a secret only talent can explain.

Publishing either one masterpiece or another at this point didn't matter that much: Play On Words was chosen because the musicality and the natural feeling of the original Chesky vinyl remains unmatched any subsequent digital edition, even the high resolution ones. From this perspective, working on the analog master could not be anything but a perfect challenge. This AudioNautes Recording vinyl opens a new collaboration path with Abbey Road and Miles Showell, whose vast experience was crucial to achieve the best result after a huge number of tests and many hours of work and listening.


Side 1
Horse I Used to Ride
Stop Those Bells
If I Could Sing Your Blues
Turned My Upside Down

Side 2
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
Burnin’ Both Ends
History Repeats Itself

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