Alexander Gibson - Gounod: Faust - Ballet Music / Bizet: Carmen - Suite


Analogue Productions (RCA/DECCA Living Stereo)



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AAPC 2449
UPC: 753088244919
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Analogue Productions decided for this reissue to press from the Bernie Grundman parts that were used earlier for the Classic Records edition. 

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Tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing

Widely regarded as one of the great RCAs. Alexander Gibson conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, performing ballet music from Charles Gounod's Faust and Georges Bizet's Carmen Suite. Featuring orchestral highlights from Faust and Carmen, the later selections on Side 2 are nothing short of spectacular. Outstanding clarity and stereo stage. Transparency and imaging is superb.

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Ray Minshull
Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson

Side 1
Ballet Must From “Faust”
1. Waltz (Allegretto)
2. Ensemble (Adagio)
3. Dance of the Nubians
4. Cleopatra’s Dance
5. Dance of the Trojan Maidens
6. Helen’s Dance
7. Bacchanalia

8. Funeral March Of A Marionette

Side 2
Carmen Suite
9. Carmen Suite
- Prelude; Entr’acte – Aragonaise
- Habanera; Changing of the Guard
- Intermezzo; Smugglers’ March
- Entr’acte – Dragoons of Alcala

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Worth 10 times the price

posted on 12/31/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: ColorOfMusic
I had heard about this record for a few years and finally purchased it. It is an extremely quiet vinyl. I have never heard such clarity in a classic recording. Thank you Acoustic Sounds and Analogue Productions for such a sonic gift.

Powerful Record!

posted on 09/17/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: The Pressing Matters
I've always enjoyed this recording. Though I never was able to find an original, I do have the Classic 33. I believe I have an early Victrola issue as well. This reissue is incredibly well done. Some astonishing crescendos sprinkled throughout. Nice string tone. Vinyl was super quiet and near perfect. Centered as well. The jacket is the best this record has ever seen. My favorite Living Stereo artwork and it's stunning too. Well done!

Great re-issue

posted on 07/12/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: DAVID LIN
The repress is amazing,sound quality is superb,highly recommended.Thanks Chad

Musical nirvana

posted on 07/01/2016
5 Stars
Just received the repress. Dead quiet, amazing sonics, beautiful performance. Far better than my classic records 45 set. A must buy. Thank you Chad! Jeff

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