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Belafonte At Carnegie Hall'
Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Speakers Corner)
To perform in Carnegie Hall must surely be the greatest ambition of every artist, regardless of his or her style of music. But it also presents an enormous challenge, because on such an evening 'good' isn't good enough. The artist is not merely expected to perform to his or her usual high standard - the evening must be exceptional. Harry Belafonte, the charismatic and highly experienced performer, certainly managed to fulfil such expectations, as is testified to by the present double album, which has retained its place as a best-seller at the top of the charts over many years.
This performance contains three acts, as it were: Afro-American moods, Caribbean songs and excursions into music of the world. Belafonte is in top form and celebrates an exciting, sparkling festival of song, including spontaneous comic interludes, which arise from direct interaction with his enthralled and enthusiastic audience. He is brilliantly supported by Bob Corman and his 47-man orchestra, an ensemble which is reduced to a small combo when the maestro raises his husky voice. It goes without saying that all the favourites are there such as Jamaica Farewell, Day-O and Mama Look A Boo Boo, making this Carnegie Hall event one of the most mesmerizing live performances of all time, which captures the essence of the performer in his prime (All Music Guide). With this double album you too can sit in the audience and enjoy this great event.
- Harry Belafonte (vocal)
- Millard Thomas, Raphael Boguslav (guitar)
- Norman Keenan (bass)
- Danny Barrajanos (percussion)
- & orchestra conducted by Robert Corman
Recording: April 1959 live at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Bob Simpson
Production: Bob Bollard
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. Introduction/Darlin'
3. Cotton Fields
4. John Henry
5. The Marching Saints
6. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
7. Jamaica Farewell
8. Mama Look a Boo Boo
9. Come Back Liza
10. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
11. Hava Nagila (Traditional)
12. Danny Boy
13. Cucurrucucu Paloma
15. Matilda$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Everybody's In Show-Biz
150 Gram Vinyl
Two Inserts: Original Lyric Sheet Plus Second Insert With Bonus Track Info
Contains The Original 2-LP Plus A Third LP With 9 Previously Unreleased Live And Studio Tracks
First released in August 1972, Everybody's In Show-Biz was The Kinks' tenth studio album, arriving within a year of the acclaimed Muswell Hillbillies (the group's debut album for RCA Records). The original double-LP Everybody's In Show-Biz contained a complete studio album (which premiered the all-time Kinks classic Celluloid Heroes among other tracks) and a live disc chronicling The Kinks' Carnegie Hall appearance in March 1972.
The 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes the original album, produced by Raymond Douglas Davies, in its entirety alongside a full disc's worth of previously unissued studio sessions outtakes (recorded for the album in 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London) and live material (recorded March 2-3, 1972 during The Kinks' triumphant Carnegie Hall concert run).
The new edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes in-depth liner notes penned especially for this release by noted rock scholar David Fricke.
A concept album of sorts, Everybody's In Show-Biz drew its themes and inspirations from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life as a touring musician. (The raucous Carnegie Hall recordings on the album come from one of the first North American concerts performed by The Kinks after the lift of a four-year ban imposed on the group by the American Federation of Musicians in 1965.) The songs on Everybody's In Show-Biz were initially intended to serve as the soundtrack to The Colossal Shirt, a never-realized feature film about The Kinks on the road.
Life keeps using me, keeps on abusing me, mentally and physically, Davies sings on the album's Maximum Consumption. I gotta stay fit, stay alive, need fuel inside, eat food to survive . Stylistically, Everybody's in Show-Biz finds Davies further exploring his interest in Americana-inspired musical arrangements as heard on Muswell Hillbillies.
Everybody's In Show-Biz showcases the second great classic Kinks line-up: frontman Ray Davies, guitarist Dave Davies, bassist John Dalton, keyboardist John Gosling and drummer Mick Avory, joined by brass and woodwind players Mike Cotton, John Beecham and Alan Holmes (all of whom played on Muswell Hillbillies).
The Carnegie Hall recordings include a variety of Kinks originals in addition to unconventional covers including Mr. Wonderful (from the Sammy Davis Jr.-led musical of the same name), the 1920s popular standard Baby Face (made famous by Al Jolson) and The Banana Boat Song (a calypso-folk perennial popularized by Harry Belafonte).
The new Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes never-before-heard live versions of Sunny Afternoon, Get Back in Line, Complicated Life and the rarely-played Long Tall Shorty as well as alternate versions of Supersonic Rocket Ship, Unreal Reality and the debut release of History, which foreshadowed The Kinks' next concept album, 1973's Preservation Act 1.LP 1
1. Here Comes yet Another Day
2. Maximum Consumption
3. Unreal Reality
4. Hot Potatoes
5. Sitting In My Hotel
7. You Don't Know My Name
8. Supersonic Rocket Ship
9. Look A Little On the Sunny Side
10. Celluloid Heroes
1. Top of the Pops (Live)
3. Mr. Wonderful(Live)
4. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues(Live)
6. Muswell Hillbilly(Live)
8. Banana Boat Song(Live)
9. Skin and Bone(Live)
10. Baby Face(Live)
1. 'Til the End of the Day (Live)
2. You're Looking Fine (Live)
3. Get Back In Line (Live)
4. Have A Cuppa Tea (Live)
5. Sunny Afternoon (Live)
6. Complicated Life (Live)
7. Long Tall Shorty (Live)
9. Supersonic Rocket Ship (Alternate mix)$29.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (Box Set) (Out Of Stock)Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - The Complete Concert
5-LP Set Includes Bonus Tracks Previously Unavailable On Vinyl
Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original 3-Track Analog Tapes
200-Gram LPs Cut At 45 RPM, Plating By Gary Salstrom, Pressing At Quality Record Pressings
45 RPM Custom Designed Slipcase Box
Described by reviewers as "the quintessential Belafonte package,"
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall captures the excitement of
a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. What
Analogue Productions has done with this 5LP box set release
exceeds other vinyl versions.
We've included the entire concert. The fifth disc in this premium
set includes tracks heretofore missing from prior editions due to
space limitations. They include Belafonte's spoken introduction
before launching into the touching and tender "Scarlet Ribbons,"
followed by the orchestral overture.
What AllMusic.com describes as "The grandaddy of all live albums,"
was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were
recorded outside of the studio environment. A major financial and
artistic success, the live performance stayed on the best-selling
album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA
discontinued pressing LPs.
The concert is divided into three sections: "Moods of the American
Negro," "In The Caribbean," and "Round The World." All the hits
are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo,"
and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals,
and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of
package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.
Wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. We've
gone all out for this deluxe reissue. Starting with premier mastering
by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog
tapes. Then plating and pressing by Gary Salstrom and the crew
at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the
world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: We've enhanced
the original studio photography and housed the collection in a
custom-designed slipcase box.
Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed
then here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one
of the most popular concert draws in history. From the opening
trumpet fanfare to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which
set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Introduction/Darlin' Cora
3. Cotton Fields
4. John Henry
5. Take My Mother Home
1. The Marching Saints
2. Day O
3. Jamaica Farewell
4. Man Piaba
5. All My Trials
1. Mama Look A Boo Boo
2. Come Back Liza
3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
4. Hava Nageela
5. Danny Boy
6. Merci Bon Dieu
1. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma
1. Harry Belafonte (Spoken Intro)
2. Scarlet Ribbons
3. Overture Medley (Instrumental)$149.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set 45RPM - 5 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock