180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram gatefold pressing
Linn Records celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special album bursting with stand-out music from across the decades. This limited edition LP helps listeners re-discover what makes this independent label great and lets them enjoy the artistry for which the label became famous.
There is bestselling classical music from Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, plus the Gramophone award-winning album from Dunedin Consort, the revelatory 1742 Dublin version of Handel's Messiah.
Claire Martin and Carol Kidd, both early signings to the Linn label, have amassed enviable discographies; Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the U.K. jazz scene winning at the British Jazz Awards seven times!
Representing Linn's commitment to home-grown Scottish talent is newcomer Amy Duncan, whose 2013 album Cycles of Life is a beautifully crafted album of quietly powerful songs.
The strength of Linn's classical catalogue is clear and resulted in the label being named Gramophone "Label of the Year" in 2010. The Palladian Ensemble, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Magnificat have enjoyed long associations with Linn, making memorable recordings whilst newer signings such as Katherine Bryan continue the high standard. James Jolly (Gramophone) contributes liner notes charting Linn's path to its 40th anniversary year.
|The Blackwood - Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo|
|Navigating - Amy Duncan|
|With Every Breath I Take - Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett|
|It Ain’t Me Babe - Barb Jungr|
|Stormy Weather - Carol Kidd|
|Johnny Come Lately - Tommy Smith|
|Berlioz: Les nuits d’ete, Opus 7-1. Villanelle - Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra|
|Handel: Messiah – Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born - Dunedin Consort|
|Lieberman: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Opus 39-III. Presto - Katherine Bryan & Royal Scottish National Orchestra|
|Beethoven: ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Opus 73-II. Adagio un poco mosso - Artur Pizzaro, Sir Charles Mackerras & Scottish Chamder Orchestra|
|Matteis: Bizzarie All’lmor Scozzeze - The Palladian Ensemble|