Phoebe Snow - Phoebe Snow


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Female Vocalists

Product No.:
AAPP 2109-45
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 gram

45 RPM  

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Double LP set cut at 45 RPM and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

First time issued in a deluxe tip-on, gatefold jacket

"What this LP unveiled was a singer of remarkable versatility and impeccable taste, supported by superlative writing skills. At the height of the singer-songwriter phenomenon, she appeared with an album containing seven self-penned tracks, including the fascinating 'Poetry Man,' while featuring three covers that revealed her ability to sing blues, soul and jazz. The sound justifies the 'heavy vinyl at 45 RPM' treatment, thanks in part to legendary guest musicians, including my faves, The Persuasions." — Sound Quality: 90% - Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, November 2013

Not so often, an album dazzles with incredible sound — reproduction so full-bodied and lifelike that it ranks with any 'audiophile' LP you can name. This album is one of those rare masterpieces, and a personal favorite of Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds, Inc. founder and CEO. When Chad gets this passionate about recommending to others the exceptional sound quality of a record, you know you're in for something phenomenal. Phoebe Snow's remastered 1974 self-titled debut doesn't disappoint.

Snow's signature hit "Poetry Man" established her as a leading light of the singer-songwriter movement. She died in April 2011 at the age of 60, but her swooping vocal acrobatics and transcending sound will live on forever. Reproduced here as a fantastic 45 RPM double LP set, Phoebe Snow features a masterful nine-track lineup. Most of the songs were written by a then 23-year old Snow, including her best-known smash hit "Poetry Man. Snow was renowned for her elastic contralto and jazz scat vocals; this album became as legendary as her career, which spanned decades.

A soaring contralto, Snow was variously labeled a jazz, blues, pop, funk and gospel artist, depending on the record she released. As the New York Times noted, few popular singers of her generation combined the technical resources she commanded. She was a renowned interpreter of soul and rock classics, including the Temptations' "Shakey Ground," "Barbara Acklin's "Love Makes a Woman," the Buckinghams' "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" and Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," which Snow sang with roof-raising power.

"Poetry Man," and its lilting guiltar-based melody from Snow's debut album catapulted Snow to fame. The song, with lyrics addressed to a married man, rose to No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100, and the album went to No. 4 on the album chart. Released as the singer-songwriter movement was at the peak of its influence, the album led to a Grammy nomination for Snow as best new artist of 1974.

Reissuing this masterpiece to our Analogue Productions standards was a meticulous — and expensive — undertaking. Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray was called upon to put his superb skills to work bringing out the most delicate sonic details on this ultra-dynamic recording. As for the quality of the record itself, the name says it all. This heavyweight platter from Quality Record Pressings is dead quiet — and smooth. Plating was also done in-house at QRP by master plating technician Gary Salstrom.

The mastering, the material, the artist, the pressing and the packaging — we're going all-out with an old-school tip-on gatefold jacket, the first time this album has been released as a gatefold — bring it all home to your turntable and your ears. It's Phoebe Snow — and she's never sounded better.

 



Side 1
Let The Good Times Roll
Harpo's Blues
Poetry Man

Side 2
Either Or Both
San Francisco Bay Blues

Side 3
I Don't Want The Night To End
Take Your Children Home

Side 4
It Must Be Sunday
No Show Tonight

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

FIRST CLASS

posted on 11/20/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: GRAHAM
LOWER THE NEEDLE INTO THE GROVE SIT BACK AND ENJOY. FIRST CLASS BY KEVIN GRAY ANOTHER ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS GEM-FAULTLESS


50 stars would be appropriate

posted on 06/07/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jerry Sullivan
This is my 3rd purchase of The first and best Phoebe Snow LP - the original release and a japanese import came previously. This wipes them away! You will be looking for the master tape player in your room! I've heard very good re-cuts in the past, but this is a category by itself. Such a shame she's not around to get the spotlight again, as she so deserved. I think someone at the mastering lab liked this! I know I do!


Wow!

posted on 06/07/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: John C
I would give this album six stars if I could. What and amazing job creating this masterpiece. Start with an amazing collection of songs, add an incredible remastering job and top it of with a truly "Quality Pressing" and you get my newest system demo album.


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