Sarah Vaughan - Live At The Berlin Philharmonie 1969

 (Mono Version)


The Lost Recordings



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ATLRE 2004037
EAN: 3770020964015
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP


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180-gram double LP

Mono version recording

Remastered from the original analog tapes

Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Masters and mothers plated at Quality Record Pressings

Printed and pressed in Germany

"This is an absolutely mesmerizing Vaughan performance of 20 smartly chosen and sequenced tunes — some standards in 1969 and some then new and now standards — intimately mic'd that puts her startlingly and transparently in front of you between the speakers. ,,, the credits (read) cut by Kevin Gray using the original master tapes, lacquers processed at QRP and pressed in Germany (at Optimal) on 180-gram vinyl. And that's how it sounds! Highly recommended and available at Acoustic Sounds." — Music = 10/11; Sound = 9/11 — Michael Fremer, To read Fremer's full review, click here.

"Sarah Vaughan had one of the magnificent voices of the 20th century, and she put it through extraordinary paces. Then she might turn around and swing a show tune with a light touch. She could do both and everything in between." — Kevin Whitehead, for NPR's Fresh Air. To read his whole review of Sarah Vaughan from Live At The Berlin Philharmonie 1969, click here.

It is at a very special moment in Sarah Vaughan's life that this double recital, recorded on November 9, 1969 at the Berlin Philharmonie, takes place.

To everyone's astonishment, this small, clumsy 45-year-old silhouette will sing that evening one of the most masterful stage performances of her career that could be captured by a recording. In almost two hours, she will silence all reticence by proving how much her approach to music remains eminently topical.

Surrounded with an elegance as discreet as it is stimulating by a trio that is a past master in the art of understatement, free of mannerisms, still as virtuosic as ever, developing her vocal technique to the highest degree throughout her incredible range, between naturalness and sophistication, simplicity and refinement, Sarah Vaughan is astonishing. Sarah Vaughan resolutely favors sentimental melodies, making her warm, supple, suave and swinging voice the ultra-sensitive seismograph of the whole range of mixed feelings.

The Lost Recordings label travels the world in search of rare or previously unreleased recordings by legendary artists. Using a unique restoration process, these priceless pieces of musical heritage are brought back to life.

Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, Nov. 9, 1969.

Sarah Vaughan, vocals
Johnny Veith, piano
Gus Mancuso, bass
Eddy Pucci, drums




Michael Fremer, To read Fremer's full review, click here.

Side A
1. A Lot of Livin’ to Do
2. And I Love Him
3. Alfie
4. On a Clear Day
5. Passing Strangers

Side B
1. Misty
2. I Cried for You
3. My Funny Valentine
4. All of Me
5. Tenderly

Side C
1. Fly Me to the Moon
2. Time After Time
3. The Trolley Song
4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
5. The Sweetest Sounds

Side D
1. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
2. Day In, Day Out
3. What Now, My Love
4. I Had a Ball
5. Didn’t We

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 12/24/2021
5 Stars
Holy smokes. Absolutely stunning. I have zero clue how they make live performances sound like this, but it feels like it is 1969 and I am in the best seat in the house.

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