1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
Also available on:
• Hybrid Stereo SACD
Analogue Productions Ultra Tape reel-to-reel reissues!
Twelve masterpiece titles, each a 15 ips, ¼-inch 2-track (½ track) analog tape copy
Sourced from original master tapes
Transferred using ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads
Custom slipcase cover - highest quality tape reissue!
From Acoustic Sounds, Inc., the world leader in audiophile music sales, comes the highest quality analog reel-to-reel tape album reissues — Analogue Productions Ultra Tape!
Twelve masterpiece titles are featured in this new reissue series, each a 15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape copy (IEC equalization) sourced from a copy of the original analog master tape. Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads. Custom slipcase cover. The first two titles — Janis Ian's Breaking Silence and Ben Webster's Gentle Ben are releasing before 2016 ends.
It quite simply does not get any better than this. This album has been lauded by every critic since 1967 as the closest thing to recorded perfection that exists. Donald Johanos conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Little needs to be said about this audiophile classic. Known for its demonstration qualities with very low, deep bass and overall smooth and warm sound.
"The tape recording was made at a speed of 30 inches-per-second, using a transport modified to produce exceptionally good motion: a specially developed constant-velocity recording curve was employed for improved signal-to-noise ratio. ... The result is a recording of exceptional clarity, naturalness and freedom from vices prevalent generally in the art." — from the original liner notes. Originally released in 1967.
Each Ultra Tape reissue copy is priced at $450. The entire series is available by subscription.
The remaining titles include: Rickie Lee Jones' It's Like This / Hugh Masekela's Hope / Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Scheherazade (RCA Living Stereo) / Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome (RCA Living Stereo) / Leopold Stokowski's Rhapsodies (RCA Living Stereo) / René Leibowitz and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Power of The Orchestra (RCA Living Stereo) / Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Lieutenant Kije and Stravinksy's Song of the Nightingale (RCA Living Stereo) / Abel /Steinberg — Beethoven Violin Sonata (Wilson Audio) / and Lowell Graham's Winds of War & Peace (Wilson Audio).
See all of the Ultra Tape reel-to-reel editions here.
|Symphonic Dances for Orchestra|
|Andante con Moto: Tempo di Valse|
|Lento Assai; Allegro Vivace|
|Vocalise for Orchestra, Op. 34, No. 14|