Various Artists - The Wonderful Sounds Of Male Vocals


Analogue Productions



Product No.:
AAPP 131
UPC: 753088013119
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP  
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An Audiophile Go-To!

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

All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Male Singers!

Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem

Lacquers Cut By Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound NYC

Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 180-gram vinyl

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

Liner Notes By Michael Fremer

"Analogue Productions returns with another in its very popular 'Wonderful Sounds' series that began with a Christmas compilation and followed up in 2018 with a female vocalist assemblage. Like those two, AP's Chad Kassem selected the tunes from among titles he's licensed over the years for whole album reissues on SACD and AAA vinyl.... Use this compilation as a 'listening booth' to discover unfamiliar music or just enjoy song after great well-recorded 'demo quality' song. While some like Aaron Neville's cover of John Hiatt's 'Feels Like Rain' and The Beach Boys' 'In My Room' will be familiar others probably won't be — like Willis Alan Ramsey's 'Sympathy for a Train,' Willy DeVille's 'Spanish Jack' and perhaps JD Souther's 'Silver Blue' (with Stanley Clarke on bass). Many fans of Belafonte at Carnegie Hall have never heard the encore 'Scarlet Ribbons,' which is here too." —  Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 — Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

"Can't stop exploring The Wonderful Sounds Of Male Vocals! The album is stunning not only because of the exemplary high standard of recording it showcases, but also because of the satisfying range of artists and music genres presented across the four sides. There are wonderful surprises to discover as well as wonderful sounds." — Kevin Howlett

Kevin Howlett is an award-winning U.K.-based radio producer and writer. He's been closely associated with The Beatles throughout his long career, having written numerous books about the group as well as making radio documentaries about them for the BBC and Apple Corps. He was deeply involved in the recent super-deluxe editions of Sgt. Pepper, "The White Album" and Abbey Road, both writing the books and researching the original session tapes. Other artists and companies Howlett has documented for radio or in books include David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Jimmy Webb, Frank Zappa, Elektra Records and Ortofon.

Ready for another go with A-list caliber demo tracks chosen by the man himself, Acoustic Sounds founder and CEO Chad Kassem? Here in our Analogue Productions Wonderful Sounds series, we have a treat for you — following up on The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas, and Female Vocals, we've put together The Wonderful Sounds of Male Vocals — stone-cold killers from the first song to the last!

When you want to show off your hi-fi system's potential, why waste time with multiple LPs? Skip the searching, un-sleeving, re-sleeving and more — and give your audiophile friends what they like to hear. Grab this album and you'll hear show stoppers by Amos Lee, Dean Martin, Aaron Neville, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Pure Prairie League, Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, The Beach Boys, Willy DeVille, Greg Brown, JD Souther, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Tony Bennett, Harry Nilsson, Tony Joe White — and what would a male vocal compilation be without the truly great Elvis Presley? Just how good older recordings can sound when the touch of an exceptional mastering engineer is involved is demonstrated by the matchless Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound.

Like others in our Wonderful Sounds series, this album works well as entertainment and as a great sampler of the LPs, mostly released by Analogue Productions.

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, where Gary Salstrom and his crew manufacture the world's best-sounding LPs with their exceptionally quiet playing surfaces.

From "Fever" to "Spanish Jack," and "Amie" to "Blue Bayou" and everything in-between — "Georgia on My Mind," "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco," "Silver Blue" and more — you'll be relishing this LP with each play. Make the easy selection and enjoy listening.




Side 1
1. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Dean Martin
2. Arms of a Woman - Amos Lee
3. Silver Blue - JD Souther
4. Try Me One More Time - Tennessee Ernie Ford
5. It Feels Like Rain - Aaron Neville

Side 2
1. Amie - Pure Prairie League
2. (I Left My Heart) In San Francisco - Tony Bennett
3. Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
4. Georgia On My Mind - Willie Nelson
5. Sympathy for a Train - Willis Alan Ramsey

Side 3
1. Ramblin' Boy - Pete Seeger (The Weavers)
2. In My Room (Stereo Version) - The Beach Boys
3. Brand New '64 Dodge - Greg Brown
4. Scarlet Ribbons - Harry Belafonte
5. (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) – Elvis Presley

Side 4
1. Losing Hand - Harry Belafonte
2. Spanish Jack - Willy DeVille
3. Fever - Elvis Presley
4. Did Somebody Make a Fool out of You - Tony Joe White
5. Coconut - Harry Nilsson

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 9 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 06/23/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Benny
I played my record last night and OMG! I am a believer in Analogue production pressing! You guys are amazing. I have been buying and paying records and I am new to this. So far I was happier streaming Hi-Res but this record changed things for me. My system reproduced the music as if the singers were in the room and it was an intimate concert. The emotions I felt and the connection I had with the music is priceless! Thanks to Chad Kassem and the crew for hand picking these tracks and the quality control. Thank you Analogue Productions!


posted on 04/28/2022
5 Stars
it took me forever to purchase this because im generally not a fan of the artists but wow. hard to find words with how good this is. I got goosebumps when roy Orbison and Elvis were singing, it felt like they were in the room. there only two tracks im not really a fan of because the vocals come out of one channel only and it throws me off a bit, I prefer them front and center. it was so good I bought the female vocals im still waiting for it to come in the mail, cant wait!


posted on 01/07/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Sebastian G
I bought it a little bit of doubt because I am not a fan of the artists, but I became a fan during the first 5 seconds listening this amazing collection. As many others have said...this is the vinyl to probe how good you audio equipment can perform. I recommend it 100%.

Oh My!

posted on 01/04/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Len
At this point, if you haven't bought anything from Analogue Productions, you are missing out. Just took delivery of yet another "batch" of AP recordings and had to out this on the platter first. This is a stunning collection of beautifully recorded works all wrapped up in a single package for you to enjoy, and enjoy you will if you have a pulse. Dead quiet background allows ALL the music to come thru with NO background noise. Tennessee Ernie Ford's voice is INSANE - a new one for me! Highly recommend. System set up: VPI Classic Signature w/Ortofon Quintet Black S to a Sutherland 20/20 phono pre to Parasound JC2BP pre to pair of JC1 Mono block amps feeding a pair of B&W 800 D2's.

Reality Check

posted on 12/06/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Idea Junkie
The voices, the sound stage, the imaging, the men... they're virtually alive and present in the room. This is a system "show off" pressing of the highest order. While the selection is wonderfully diverse, all performances and recordings are of the highest aural quality. In my opinion, the in-concert recordings of Tony Bennett and Pete Seeger are worth the price alone. I had high expectations. They were exceeded.

A mind boggling experience

posted on 11/15/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Anand
This recording is truly outstanding and a joy to be experienced!! The previous female vocals album was also good but but maybe I expected more. There were some tracks that could have been better. But this is perfect and hope to see more to come! Chad you are the Messiah for vinyl lovers and audiophiles! Keep it flowing!

Audiophile fun

posted on 11/06/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ed
Can’t imagine you won’t enjoy

Wow! Exceeded my expectations.

posted on 10/08/2020
5 Stars
I was not as excited about getting this album as I was about getting the Wonderful Sounds of Female's album. But, wow, this is a superb pressing and the sonics are as good as anything Chad has put out before, IMHO. The only thing missing was a little Robert Plant. I am looking forward to the other "Wonderful Sounds" albums Chad has hinted will be coming out in the future.

A Demistration Status Record

posted on 10/06/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: George
We all categorize our LPs by sound quality, performances and pressing quality. This record is in my demo category. The record has what it takes to make the cut: excellent imaging, and bass response with a deep sound stage.

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