Mercury Living Presence
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Half-speed mastered LP!
Precision HD transfers of the original first-generation tapes!
Mercury Living Presence Vinyl Series 2
The Mercury Living Presence Vinyl Series debuted to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mercury Living Presence label. Series 2 continues with more of these great reissues from Decca Classics. All titles are newly remastered from HD transfers of the first-generation 3-track tapes. Tape transfers are by Jared Hawkes, at Abbey Road Studios, with 3-to-2 channel mix and remastering by Thomas Fine. Vinyl cutting at half-speed is by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, with pressing by Optimal in Germany on 180-gram super-quiet vinyl.
Long hailed as the audiophile's label, Mercury Living Presence represents an important milestone in the history of classical recording. Since they were first released, Mercury Living Presence LP records have been collected and coveted. 70 years after the label's first release — Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, with Rafael Kubelík conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — Mercury continues to be admired for the quality of its artistry and recordings, all celebrated for their sheer vividness of sound. This audiophile series sources the original first-generation master tapes. New HD transfers were made at Abbey Road Studios. Master files, including new 3-to-2 mixes for stereo titles, were produced by Thomas Fine, son of the original producer and recording engineer for the majority of Mercury Living Presence titles.
An early favorite with audiophiles, this delightful and passionate album of Spanish and Latin American-themed compositions will test the best modern-day playback systems. Recorded in the Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY, March 25, 1957 with a Schoeps M201 microphone in the center and Neumann KM-56's on the left and right sides.
|Brazilian Sleigh Bells|
|Ritual Fire Dance (From "El Amor Brujo")|
|The Bullfighter's Prayer|
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