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Various Artists - Blue Coast Collection

 (The E.S.E. Sessions)


Blue Coast Records



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CBCR 1012 SA
UPC: 751937299929
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Blue Coast Records Sets a New Standard in Audio Excellence

"…The publicity about this new effort frankly struck me at first as too good to be true. But it's true. I'm waiting with baited breath to hear what they can do with, say, a jazz vocal ensemble, a saxophone quintet, a big band, a chorus, even a symphony!" – John Sunier, Audiophile Audition

"…a remarkable new demonstration disc, Blue Cost Collection: The E.S.E. Sessions (SACD, Blue Coast BCRSA 1012a). Clearly intended to show off the talents of the recording engineers-producers, Cookie Marenco and Jean-Claude Reynaud, The E.S.E. Sessions is a spectacularly natural presentation of acoustic instruments and voices in a rich, defining ambience that envelops the listener…The folky language most of them spoke is not my usual dialect, but it was impossible not to be engaged when the message was so immediate and personal. And don't miss the last track, which features Glen Moore's bowed double bass and a curious whisper." – Kalman Robinson,, September 2007

"One of the most natural sounding recordings I’ve ever heard. Very enjoyable."

"The sound production is so clear you can drink it from the tap!"

Label founder Cookie Marenco, a five-time Grammy nominated producer/engineer, has developed a patented-pending surround sound recording technique called Extended Sound Environment (ESE) that creates a holographic sonic image. ESE makes use of room and direct microphone placement to optimize full tonal response from the instruments and character of the room. Marenco assembled a cast of world-class engineers and technicians noted for their commitment to audio excellence. The disc features the work of 10 acoustic artists of various styles, and each recording used only the highest quality gear, including silver cabling throughout the process. No headphones, digital effects or overdubs were used. And while the musicians are relatively unknown, they are of top caliber and were hand picked for their performance abilities.

TRANSLATION: This is an audiophile release of the highest possible standards, acoustic music in its most lifelike form.

Looking For A Home - Keith Greeninger - guitar and vocals Dayan Kai - dobro and backup vocals
Slow Day - Jane Selkye - guitar and vocals Chris Kee - acoustic bass
Lilianna - Jose Manuel Blanco - vocals Jason McGuire nylon string guitar
Darcy Farrow - Rob Ickes - dobro Tony Furtado - slide guitar
The Dog Song - Garett Brennan - guitar and vocals
Tamalpais - Tony Furtado - slide guitar
Immediately Blessed - Keith Greeninger - guitar and vocals Dayan Kai - guitar and backup vocals
In Love Before the Last Call - Jane Selkye - guitar and vocals Chris Kee - acoustic bass
Romance - Jason McGuire - nylon string guitar
These Knees - Garett Brennan - guitar and vocals
The Waves of Kilkee - Rob Ickes - dobro
Finale - Glen Moore - acoustic bowed bass

Customer Reviews (4.83 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

WARNING! This audiophile disc contains real music.

posted on 01/12/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jon T. Gale
Purchased this disc to hear the recording technique, with the aid of the web samples. I was expecting yet another audiophile weenie great sound/lame music. Oh my goodness how sweet it is to be so wrong! Fans of say Leo Kottke, acoustic Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, Nickel Creek, order this disc right now. Yes, it’s that good.

Sonically, these guys are really getting there. Played at realistic levels, several times the dobro was right THERE. A guitar right THERE. No etch, no grain even on female vocals. Interestingly, I found lowering the rear levels -2db solidified the soundfield but still had wonderful ambient bloom.

Again, “audiophile” discs like this are a rarity. Recommended just for the cd layer only absent an SACD player!

*Playback system used was Sony XA-9000ES, Rotel RSP-1068 multi pass thru, Bat VK-3i pre. Four channel, (full range), front and rear, transmission line sub used with front channels, equalized .1 sub used below 35hz

Best of the Best

posted on 11/27/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Robert
Of all the audio discs I have, this is one of my very favorites if not my favorite. The sound quality is nothing short of superb. The music is wonderful. A must-have!

A very worth sampler

posted on 02/07/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Cliff
If you enjoy a mixture of music styles this is worth looking at. The production quality is some of the best and this will force you to pay attention to hear all the fine details letting you enjoy the music even more. Maybe not on the same level as "The Ultimate Demonstration Disc-Volume 2" it is still a fine addition to one's music collection.

Excellent SACD

posted on 06/01/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
If you appreciate excellent sound quality or acoustic guitar, buy this SACD.

Music at its best!

posted on 05/19/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: david picarsic
hello, i'm sitting here in my office very early in the morning, listening to blue coast collection on my sacd player using my stax headphones. i must say, out of all my sacd's/lp's, the blue coast collection on sacd is of the upmost quality of music i have ever heard. i recieved the blue coast yesterday evening and couldn't wait to hear this collection with my acapella speakers. the blue coast collection brings the music to a new level of sonic purity, creating a holographic sonic imaging effect. this is one sacd that should not be passed up. enjoy!

audiotech industries david picarsic ceo

Beautifully recorded

posted on 05/08/2007
4 Stars
Reviewer: JerryKP
The music is not my type (Girlfriend loves it) and the separation is not exactly to my liking either. It seems as if the music is evenly divided between all the speakers. So whatever speaker you are sitting next to is the dominate source. I find myself leaning forward away from the rear speakers when listening to it. My preference is vocals from center speaker and the instruments separated. Like Knoffler and Depechmode(sp) But with this said, the CD is awesome. The sound is as clear & crisp as I have ever heard! The guitar rifts made me feel justified in the obscene amount of money I have invested in my system so far. No regrets about this purchase. It is a must have in your collection.

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