Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)
200 Gram Vinyl Record
RCA Living Stereo classical LPs — the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
Remastered from the original master tape and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!
"These records are definitive." — Michael Fremer, editor, AnalogPlanet.com
Winner of a Gruvy Award, chosen by AnalogPlanet's editor, Michael Fremer, for vinyl records that are musically and sonically outstanding and are also well mastered and pressed. http://www.analogplanet.com/content/gruvy-awards
"These are the best vinyl releases of RCA LPs I've yet heard." — Jonathan Valin, executive editor, The Absolute Sound
"Between the Classic Records and Analogue Productions reissues I have, the Classic Records version has EQ that emphasizes the bass frequencies for colossal bass trombones you feel as much as hear, while the Analogue Productions version sounds more neutral and emphasizes the woodwinds and the idiosyncratic textures that come from reeds made by the players themselves, so that no two are truly alike. Overall I prefer the Analogue Productions version as it fully preserves the dramatic stereo imaging of the era when records tried to capture the space the orchestra performed in as well as the orchestra itself." Rating 95% — vintagevinylgarden.com
"Grade: A+. As good as this record has ever sounded. Liquidly beautiful string and wind tone, very deep and powerful bass (although the orchestra occasionally overloads the mics or mic preamps, as it does on the original RCA pressings), sensational dynamics on both the Ravel Rapsodie and the Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead (with some of the lifelike ease you usually only hear on reel-to-reel tape), and astonishing preservation of inner detail (some of which I haven't heard before this clearly on vinyl or digital)." — Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013. To read the full review click here: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/sneak-preview-acoustic-sounds-rca-reissues/
Yet another giant of the Living Stereo series. The Isle Of The Dead is a truly awesome orchestral spectacular with dynamic peaks that will stun most listeners. Also included is the equally stirring version of Rhapsodie Espagnole.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
|Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)|
|1. Rapsodie Espagnole|
|2. Pavan For A Dead Princess|
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
|3. Isle Of The Dead|