Leibowitz, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Moussorgsky: The Power Of The Orchestra

 (Ultra Tape)


Analogue Productions



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UPC: 753088900600
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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!

"Chad, Good Thursday Morning! Several days ago, we had over a 'Reviewer' who wanted to listen to AP's Master-Tapes. He thought very HIGHLY after listening. His suggestion, as well as others in attendance, do more Classical tapes that have a bombastic, exciting, explosive, sweeping musical presentation. These tapes were wonderful and I am happy that you decided to become part of the 'PURE ANALOG-MOVEMENT'. We played both 'SCHEHERAZADE' & 'THE POWER OF THE ORCHESTRA'. Stupendous musical presentations!! Great job Chad. Kudos to yourself and your Team!!" — Bernard Ginsberg, Acoustic Sounds customer

"The original The Power of the Orchestra has been on many 'best recording' lists. ... This is really accessible, power classical music." — Jim Hannon, AVguide.com

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.

Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding albums ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It's heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra — a more appropriate title there never was. But to hear it at 45 RPM...Oh! My! God! This thing's got all the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare — this one's got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed. Originally recorded in 1962.

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 / Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances (the famous Turnabout recording) / 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) / Hugh Masekela's Hope / 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.

A Night On Bare Mountain
Pictures At An Exhibition
II vecchio castello
Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells
Samuel Goldenburg And Schmyle
The Market Place At Limoges
Catacombs: Con mortuis in lingua mortua
The Hut on Fowl’s Legs
The Great Gate Of Kiev

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

A Leibowitz/Gerhardt/Wilkinson Masterpiece

posted on 10/01/2017
5 Stars
Perhaps the best demonstration to date in the series of the unmatched ability of tape to demonstrate the limitless dynamics of the original recording. No other medium can approach this version. [The recording venue was Walthamstow Town Hall, not Kingsway Hall, as is demonstrated by the shorter reverberation timing of the recording acoustic.]

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