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Honky ChateauHonky Château, originally released in 1972, is the fifth studio album released by Elton John. It was titled after the 18th-century French chateau where it was recorded, Château d'HÉrouville. The album reached number one in the US, the first of seven consecutive US number one albums for Elton John.1. Honky Cat
3. I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself
4. Susie (Dramas)
5. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
9. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
10. Hercules$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New Faces - New Sounds From GermanyNow reissued on 10" vinyl, the Jutta Hipp Quintet's New Faces - New Sounds From Germany was originally
recorded in Frankfurt, Germany and released in April of 1954.1. Cleopatra
2. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
3. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
4. Mon Petite
5. What's New
6. Blue Skies
8. Variations$19.9910 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chopin 24 PreludesMartha Argerich performing Chopin's 24 Preludes Op. 28 and Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor Op. 35.
- 180 gram Vinyl
- Grammy Award Winner
- Voted into Gramophone's Hall of Fame in 2012Side 1:
1. No. 1 In C Major
2. No. 2 In A Minor
3. No. 3 In G Major
4. No. 4 In E Minor
5. No. 5 In D Major
6. No. 6 In B Minor
7. No. 7 In A Major
8. No. 8 In F Sharp Minor
9. No. 9 In E Major
10. No. 10 In C Sharp Minor
11. No. 11 In B Major
12. No. 12 In G Sharp Minor
13. No. 13 In F Sharp Major
14. No. 14 In E Flat Minor
15. No. 15 In D Flat Major
16. No. 16 In B Flat Minor
17. No. 17 In A Flat Major
18. No. 18 In F Minor
19. No. 19 In E Flat Major
20. No. 20 In C Minor
21. No. 21 In B Flat Major
22. No. 22 In G Minor
23. No. 23 In F Major
24. No. 24 In D Minor
25. PrÉlude No. 25 In C Sharp Minor Op. 45
26. PrÉlude No. 26 In A Flat Major Op. Posth.$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 132 (Speakers Corner)
Beethoven's lifelong occupation and pioneering work with the string quartet can be divided up into three creative phases. Beginning with the youthful, fresh Quartets op. 18 which soon became highly popular with the public shortly after their composition, then on to the compact and intensive sounding Quartets op. 59, Beethoven continued to develop his style right up to his late period between 1822 and 1826. The opinions of his contemporaries of his late works range from »extremely moving and haunting« to »Chinese« and show that the rhapsodic style was considered alien and wilful, and the structure of the various movements a cause for bafflement.
In the Quartet in A minor, most attention is focussed on the slow movement, which Beethoven headed with the words "Heiliger Dankgesang" ("Holy song of thanksgiving"). The movement with its hymnal melody is fully in the tradition of a protestant chorale, but this sacred grandeur is twice contrasted with optimistic, dance-like sections, "Neue Kraft fÜhlend" ("feeling new strength").
In the meantime, the world-famous LaSalle Quartet has gone down in history; their superb sound, fine intonation and unerring understanding of the highly sensitive late Beethoven is now brought to life once again on this recording.
Recording: December 1975 at Beethoven-Saal, Hannover (Germany), by Klaus Scheibe
Production: Rainer Brock
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Assai Sostenuto - Allegro
2. Allegro Ma Non Tanto
3. Molto Adagio. Heiliger Dankgesang Eines Genesenen An Die Gottheit, In Der Lydischen Tonart (Canzona Di Ringraziamento Offerta Alla Divinità Da Un Guarito, In Modo Lidico) - Andante. Neue Kraft FÜhlend (Sentendo Nuova Forza) - Molto Adagio. Mit Innigster Empfindung (Con Intimissimo Sentimento)
4. Alla Marcia, Assai Vivace - Più Allegro - Atacca
5. Allegro Apassionato - Presto$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now