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Various Artists - The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals

 (Silver Colored Vinyl)


Analogue Productions


Female Vocalists

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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 33 1/3 RPM

180 Gram LP  

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200 Gram Vinyl Record
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Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society (LAOCAS) 25th Anniversary Edition on Silver Vinyl!

Strictly limited to 500 gold foil-numbered copies!

Hand-signed by Analogue Productions' own Chad Kassem & Michael Fremer, Editor of Analog Planet, who recently received the Founders Award from the Society, their highest honor and the highest honor in North America.

An Audiophile Go-To!

The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!

All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers

Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem

Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray

Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 180-gram vinyl

Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket

Liner Notes By Michael Fremer

"(Kevin) Gray has few peers and the two-LP set is as sharp a calling card as exists for experiencing how good older recordings can be made to sound when the care and skill of an exceptional mastering engineer is at the helm. If this album doesn't make your stereo sound fantastic, don't blame it on the LPs!" — Music = 4.5/5; Sound = 5/5; Pressing = 5/5; Jacket = 3/5 — Dennis Davis,, August 2018

"Humungous conflict of interest alert! I wrote this compilation's liner notes and created the 22 song track order. ... The sources all were high-resolution files, some DSD, some PCM, depending upon what (Chad) Kassem was originally given in the digital domain, or in most cases what Gus Skinas produced in DSD using the original analog tapes. ... This double LP set works well as entertainment and as a great sampler of the LPs mostly released by Analogue Productions and mostly AAA (where there's tape to begin with). You can't go wrong." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place." — Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner

Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.

Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Show stoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!

Michael Fremer, of and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.

Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.

Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system — either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company — and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.



Ratings from Michael Fremer @

Side 1
1. Cry Me A River - Julie London
2. Black Coffee - Ella Fitzgerald
3. Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow
4. Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
5. Just A Little Lovin' - Shelby Lynne
6. Show Biz Kids - Rickie Lee Jones

Side 2
1. Crazy – Patsy Cline
2. Tennessee Waltz – Holly Cole
3. Breaking Silence – Janis Ian
4. Hey There – Myra Taylor
5. What a Shame – Patricia Barber
6. Plain Gold Ring - Nina Simone

Side 3
1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold - Rickie Lee Jones
2. Blue Moon - Julie London
3. Blame It on the Moon - Nancy Bryan
4. Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
5. Somebody Who Loves You - Joan Armatrading
6. Send In the Clowns - Judy Collins

Side 4
1. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse - Jennifer Warnes
2. A Case of You - Diana Krall
3. The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
4. Brothers In Arms - Joan Baez

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 10/24/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Hugo
This set sounds incredible, is a great selection of songs, records are dead quiet in a beautiful white pearl color. Highly recommended to anyone who loves great sounding records.

Silver 180 gram is Awesome!

posted on 01/13/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Danny
I was hesitant to buy the 180 gram over the 200 gram. This autographed, limited edition copy does not disappoint. I do not own anything like this, and it won't be the last I buy. This record is dead quiet, and the songs are mostly all incredible. I actually sat and listened to all four sides WITH my wife. I don't remember the last time that happened, if ever. Great songs, beautiful vocals, and well worth the purchase price. You will find your favorites upon first listen.

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