The Sid Lawrence Orchestra - Big Band Spectacular

 (2 LP + DVD)


Chasing The Dragon



Product No.:
ACTD 002
UPC: 693692999426
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D2D Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 3
Note: 180 Gram

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180-gram audiophile gatefold double LP & DVD!

Pressed at Optimal Records!

In creating this double album, producer Mike Valentine wanted to explore the sound differences between direct cut vinyl and a multi track analogue tape recording and mix down, of exactly the same event. Because the album had to be recorded live, he had to first choose a selection of music which would be of the perfect length. Next came the musicians and Valentine felt so lucky to have to opportunity in working with the U.K.'s leading big band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Finally, he had to find a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, it also had to have an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl. Well, what did their adventure reveal? Please judge for yourself, for Valentine hopes that you have as much fun in listening, as they had in creating these discs. Valentine also think you may enjoy how they recorded the event by watching the supplied DVD.

• Double LP & DVD
• LP 1: Direct cut to vinyl
• LP 2: Same session via 24-track mixdown to 1/2" tape @ 30ips
• DVD - behind the scenes look at how the albums were created
• 180-gram vinyl
• Pressed at Optimal Records



LP 1 & 2
Side 1
1. Sing Sing Sing
2. Moonlight Serenade
3. Begin the Beguine
4. American Patrol

Side 2
5. In The Mood
6. String of Pearls
7. Little Brown Jug
8. Anvil Chorus

Behind the scenes look at how the albums were created.

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