1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
Analogue Productions Ultra Tape reel-to-reel reissues!
15 ips, ¼-inch 2-track (½ track) analog tape copy
Transferred directly from the original master session tape
Tape 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, the Analogue Productions Ultra Tape Reel-To-Reel Reissue Series continues!
This title was recorded at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas — our in-house recording studio here at Acoustic Sounds, for our APO (Analogue Productions Originals) label. Each Ultra Tape is a 15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape transferred directly from the original master session tape, no mastering. Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads, by Matthew Luthans at Blue Heaven Studios. Custom slipcase cover.
The first non-blues artist on Analogue Productions, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nancy Bryan offers in Neon Angel, her second APO release, social commentary with intense soul.
Bryan's honesty in her approach to song writing has created a stylization that defies category. Neon Angel is a unique and personal body of work. In it, her lyrics are visual and socially relevant, yet intimate, poetic and immediate. Her music ranges from the ethereal to a plaintive earthiness, and at times both expressions are grasped in the same moment. This recording is as classic and as powerful as Joni Mitchell's legendary Blue.
The setting for Nancy's songs is specific, yet timeless. Blame It On The Moon is a Southern swamplife spiritual sung against an undulating bass line. Pulse and Time is as light as whipped cream in the confluence of dobro, ukulele and D-tuned acoustic guitar. And you can almost see the cold blue November sky behind a silhouette of skyscrapers in the melancholy Chicago Skyline and feel the singer's loneliness as her soaring vocals cry out for an irredeemable past.
Neon Angel was recorded live, direct-to-2-track at Blue Heaven Studios, the converted 77-year-old church in Salina, Kansas. This 13-song, all-acoustic album emphasizes the church's natural acoustics, bringing to life the massive, vaulted ceiling and Nancy on the altar.
Though this is only her second solo release, Nancy has won acclaim for several songs she's written and sung for Disney, including a track for the Grammy-nominated and now-gold record Take My Hand. Her songs have also appeared on MTV's popular shows The Real World and Road Rules.
Every track on this record is naked and essential and is an equally integral part of a brilliant mosaic.
|Reel 1||1. Nobody's Buying||2. Blame It On The Moon||3. Pulse And Time||4. Chicago Skyline||5. Neon Angel||6. Salvation||Reel 2||1. Bending Road||2. Skating At The Edge||3. Deep As The Sea||4. I Hear Voices||5. I'll Be Waiting||6. My Love Is A Message||7. Come Thou Fount|