Various Artists - A Journey Into Stereo Sound


Label:

Decca

Genre:

Classical

Product No.:
ADEC 4769545
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180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP

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An very early Stereo sampler production, this Decca reissue relives the excitement of the early days of channel separation. In the words of the original liner notes, "this is stereophonic sound – sound sculptured in space. It is here to be captured by the listener in a manner which is only otherwise possible in the concert hall. Let there be no mistake, a new and very exciting era has dawned in the long and wonderful history of the Gramophone."



1. Train Sequence
2. From Espana (Chabrier)
3. Beginners please (dance rehearsal sequence)
4. Under the Bridges of Paris
5. Rehearsal Sequence
6. From the Rite of Spring
7. From 'Die Walkure'
8. Racing Cars at Goodwood
9. True Love
10. Ceremony of the Keys
11. From Capriccio Espagnol
12. O Divine Redeemer
13. There's Only One of You
14. Another Time, Another Place
15. June is Bustin' Out All Over
16. From Concerto in B flat Major
17. Portrait Painter of Paree
18. From Symphonie Fatastique

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

A Blessing For Equipment Auditioning

posted on 03/20/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andrew Maher
Aspects of this disc are a bit cheesy. It is the one where the narrator says "ping" in one channel, and "pong" in the other. It opens with a steam train running between the speakers, contains the Ceremony of the Keys from The Tower of London, and car racing. There are also several musical excerpts such as Decca/London's famous "Espana" recording that are still used by some equipment reviewers to try out new gear, Solti's 1958 recording of Act III of "Die Walkure" gives us a taste of grand opera, and there is a brief sequence of Ernest Ansermet rehearsing "The Rite of Spring". The popular music of 1958 is probably a bit dated, but the virtue of the disc is that it does provide a series of different musical styles that allow listeners to try out their gear without having to swap records frequently. The recording quality is remarkably good. The pressing had a couple of minor extraneous noises, but was otherwise very silent. Take this with you when audtioning a new turntable.


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