45 RPM Vinyl Record
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Also available on:
• HDCD CD
Double award winner, 2014 Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards, Best Acoustic Artist & Best Acoustic Album!
Reference Recordings LPs: The Reference Mastercuts Series, pressed by Quality Record Pressings!
Double LP set in a gatefold jacket, 45 RPM, 180-gram vinyl
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
"I did compare this double 45 cut half speed by Paul Stubblebine and pressed on 180 gram at QRP to the CD version and even comparing on a relatively inexpensive vinyl set-up and mega buck digital one (names omitted to protect the innocent) the vinyl exudes an openness and resolution of spatial and transient detail muffled by the CD. The opening track tells the story. On the CD MacLeod and the others are 'there.' On the LP they are there!. QRP's 180-gram pressings were dead silent too. — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com
SAN FRANCISCO - 'Prof.' Keith Johnson's first blues recording! 13 new MacLeod originals highlight this richly detailed recording, done at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. by Johnson — Reference Recordings' Grammy® winning engineer.
Also featuring Doug's longtime bassist Denny Croy and Jimi Bott, one of the most recorded, awarded and respected blues drummers in the world.
Doug says: "Making this album was different than any other one I've done in the past. They put Jimi, Denny and me on this huge soundstage at Skywalker Sound in Marin County and we sat around in a circle where we could see each other. We played live, no overdubs, just three guys playing some music together."
A perennial Blues Music Award nominee, MacLeod was nominated in 2012 as Acoustic Artist of the Year. (Drummer Jimi Bott is also a multi-BMA nominee).
REVIEWS of the CD version:
Stereophile Magazine: Editor's Pick Recording of the Month (May 2013).
"...impeccable playing, impassioned singing, and his engaging personality shines forth in a live setting. It all makes for a very enjoyable if very traditional experience." —Robert Baird, Stereophile
"On guitar, he strums and slides through an apocrypha of alternate tunings played on a rich chase of classic six and twelve-strong acoustics. This master storyteller has a knack for exploring the space between the notes, delivering quiet, thoughtful asides and blues sermons, sometimes saturated in Jack and Coke or steeped in swampy mysticism of the Delta blues tradition." —Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, June 2013
"There’s A Time continues the long history of blues as a story-telling medium, an art form that Doug MacLeod has mastered with literary integrity and serious blues feeling." —Frank Matheis, Living Blues, April-May 2013
"MacLeod reminds us of the shared roots of blues, jazz, and folk music. And here on his 19th studio album, he does it in a way that makes you want to pay attention." — Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar Magazine. June 2013 Issue
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