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  • Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (Box Set) Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (Box Set) Quick View

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    Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (Box Set)

    7x 180 Gram Vinyl Box Set


    Newly Remastered At Half-Speed Affording A Greater Fidelity Of Higher Frequencies And An Epic Improvement In Sound Quality


    Newly-Cut Lacquers From Emil Berliner Studios From The Original Analog Tapes


    Lift-off Lid Box With Adapted Original Cover Of The Original 1980 Release


    Leonard Bernstein's legendary Beethoven Symphony cycle with the Vienna Philharmonic, from 1977-1979. Newly
    remastered at half-speed affording a greater fidelity of higher frequencies and an epic improvement in sound
    quality. Newly-cut lacquers from Emil Berliner Studios from the original analog tapes, 180-gram vinyl in a numbered
    edition, lift-off lid box with adapted original cover of the original 1980 release. 2018 is the 100th Anniversary of
    Leonard Bernstein's birth.

    Leonard Bernstein
    $179.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 7 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner) Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris (Speakers Corner)

    This fast and furious orchestral work with piano, which begins with what must surely be the most famous clarinet glissando of modern times, was composed with the intention of presenting as many facets as possible of music from the New World in the short space of around 15 minutes. In his Rhapsody In Blue Gershwin wanted to »paint a musical kaleidoscope of America - our enormous melting pot, our typical national traits, our blues, our seething city life«. With this in mind, Leonard Bernstein made a number of recordings of the work and among the many excellent recordings that he made as a conductor or as a soloist, this present version with the Columbia Orchestra, from 1959, is especially of note. Bernstein takes on a double function as conductor and soloist and manoeuvres his way safely and surely through the highly diversified score to create a well-rounded picture filled with hefty orchestral dynamics and finely chiselled solo playing. In Gershwin's freely composed work the soloist and orchestra do not resort to bombastic shock effects or egomaniac keyboard acrobatics, and so this the work can be described as rhapsodic in the very best sense of the word.
    Most fittingly, on the B side there is another freely composed work - the autobiographical sketch entitled An American In Paris. The superb New York musicians paint the impressions of a visitor to the hectic French capital city - that too is the sound of America.


    Musicians:



    • The Columbia Symphony Orchestra

    • New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • George Gershwin (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: June 1959 and December 1958 at St George Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, by Fred Plaut and Frank Bruno

    Production: John McClure



    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. Rhapsody In Blue
    2. An American In Paris
    Leonard Bernstein
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • West Side Story West Side Story Quick View

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    West Side Story

    Import

    West Side Story is the soundtrack to the 1961 film by the same name. All music is composed by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. When released, the soundtrack spent 54 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's album charts, giving it the longest run at No. 1 of any album in history. Perhaps Michael Jackson's Thriller comes close, on the grounds that West Side Story was listed on a chart for stereo albums only at a time when many albums were recorded in mono.


    In 1962, it won a Grammy award for Best Sound Track Album - Original Cast and Johnny Richards orchestrations of the movie score (on Kenton's West Side Story) also winning a Grammy in 1962 for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album further bolstering the popularity of the movie and soundtrack. In the United States, it was the best-selling album of the 1960s, certifying three times Platinum in over two decades.


    This At The Movies edition contains 4 previously unreleased tracks. The 2LP package is presented in a gatefold sleeve, housed in a sturdy PVC collector's bag.

    LP1
    1. Overture*
    2. Prologue
    3. Jet Song
    4. Something's Coming
    5. Dance At The Gym
    6. Maria
    7. America


    LP2
    1. Tonight
    2. Gee, Officer Krupke!
    3.Intermission Music*
    4. I Feel Pretty
    5. One Hand, One Heart
    6. Quintet
    7. The Rumble
    8. Somewhere
    9. Cool
    10. A Boy Like That And I Have A Love
    11. Finale (Somewhere)*
    12. End Credits*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
    $39.99
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  • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon Quick View

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    111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon

    Deutsche Grammophon is the world's largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. To accompany their 111-CD box set, this limited edition box set features six classic recordings presented on high quality vinyl. Featuring performances by FurtwÄngler, Rostropovich, Böhm, Bernstein, Karajan, Mutter and more - this box represents the highest quality music presented in the highest quality audio.
    LP 1
    1. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Adagio
    2. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Largo
    3. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Menuetto (Allegretto)
    4. Haydn - Symphony No. 88 in G major - Finale (Allegro con spirito)
    5. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
    6. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
    7. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Scherzo
    8. Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Langsam - Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto


    LP 2
    1. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Allegro
    2. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Adagio ma non troppo
    3. Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 - Finale (Allegro moderato)
    4. Tchaikovsky - Variations on A Rococo Theme, Op. 33


    LP 3
    1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem in D minor


    LP 4
    1. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - Allegro nono troppo
    2. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - Adagio
    3. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 - Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piu presto


    LP 5
    1. Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
    2. Chopin - Ballade No. 2 in F, Op. 38
    3. Chopin - Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47
    4. Chopin - Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
    5. Chopin - Barcarolle in F Sharp, Op. 60
    6. Chopin - Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49


    LP 6
    1. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Langsam. Schleppend
    2. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Kraftig bewegt
    3. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Feierlich und gemessen
    4. Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D (Live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 1987) - Sturmisch bewegt

    Various Artists
    $109.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Wiener Philharmoniker - 175th Anniversary Edition (Box Set) Wiener Philharmoniker - 175th Anniversary Edition (Box Set) Quick View

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    Wiener Philharmoniker - 175th Anniversary Edition (Box Set)

    Celebrating the Wiener Philharmoniker's 175th anniversary with a special vinyl release: A limited, numbered edition
    of 1842 sets. Includes the first release of Bruckner's Symphony No. 2 with Riccardo Muti. Schumann's Symphony
    No. 3 and Cello Concerto conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Includes three other legendary recordings: Carlos
    Kleiber's Beethoven's 7th Symphony; Claudio Abbado's Brahms' Hungarian Dances; Herbert von Karajan
    conducting Wagner Orchestral Works and Liebestod.
    Wiener Philharmoniker
    $139.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) Quick View

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    West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast)


    Cut From The Original 3-track Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Legendary 1957 Stereo Recording Spread Across 2LPs For The First Time


    Produced By Goddard Lieberson And Recorded By Fred Plaut And Edward T. Graham At Columbia 30th Street Studio


    Stoughton Old Style Tip-on Gatefold Jacket Includes Rare Photos From The Original Recording Sessions


    2LP 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI


    Much has been written about West Side Story, which began as a transmogrification of Romeo and Juliet as a feud between the Jews and Gentiles living on the East side in modern-day New York, only to morph into a confrontation between two street gangs, one American the other Puerto Rican, on the upper West side of the city. Initially, Leonard Bernstein, its composer, was to have written both music and lyrics, but Stephen Sondheim was eventually brought in to handle the latter. With Arthur Laurents contributing the book, and Jerome Robbins devising the staging, the show opened to great acclaim on September 26, 1957 at the Winter Garden, where it played 732 performances, and was subsequently revived several times on Broadway and around the country. But it was the film version, made three years later with Natalie Wood as Maria, that ensured its popularity worldwide. Though there are many recorded versions of the percussive score available, the original cast album, with its fresh, spontaneous performances, remains the standard by which all others are measured.

    LP 1
    1. Prologue
    2. Jet Song
    3. Something's Coming
    4. The Dance at the Gym
    5. Maria
    6. Tonight
    7. America

    8. Cool
    9. One Hand, One Heart


    LP 2
    1. Tonight (Quintet and Chorus)
    2. The Rumble
    3. I Feel Pretty
    4. Somewhere (Ballet)
    5. Gee, Officer Krupke

    6. A Boy Like That / I Have a Love
    7. Finale

    Various Artists
    $45.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights Quick View

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    Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights

    Bernstein: West Side Story - Highlights, originally released in 1985, features vocals by Kiri Te Kanawa, JosÉ Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann and Marilyn Horne. Orchestra and chorus conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
    1. Jet Song
    2. Something's Coming
    3. Maria
    4. Tonight
    5. America
    6. Cool
    7. One Hand, One Heart
    8. Tonight (Ensemble)
    9. I Feel Pretty
    10. Somewhere
    11. Gee, Officer Krupke
    12. A Boy Like That
    13. I Have A Love
    14. Taunting Scene
    15. Finale
    Leonard Bernstein
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  • Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D Major Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D Major Quick View

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    Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D Major

    Mastered From Original Sources And Pressed On 180-Gram Heavyweight Vinyl


    Live At Concertgebouw, Amsterdam / 1987


    "Bernstein on magnificently expressive yet symphonically disciplined form." - THE GUARDIAN, UK


    "In his symphonies, Leonard Bernstein really knows the scores and so brings out details,
    orchestration effects and everything. It's very enjoyable." - BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE


    Part of the Bernstein100 celebration. Mastered from original sources and pressed on 180g
    heavy-weight vinyl. Original jackets and liner notes.

    1. Langsam. Schleppend (Live)
    2. KrÄftig bewegt (Live)
    3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen (Live)
    4. StÜrmisch bewegt (Live)
    Leonard Bernstein
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Quick View

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    Mahler: Symphony No. 5

    "Fiery, demonic and triumphant, this is one of the benchmark Bernstein recordings."-Gramophone


    As part of Deutsche Grammophon's continued commitment to making iconic recordings available on high-quality, 180-gram vinyl, the label will release Leonard Bernstein's legendary performance of Mahler's Symphony no. 5 with the Vienna Philharmonic.

    LP 1
    Part 1
    1. Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftl
    2. StÜrmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I subito [Live]


    LP
    Part 2
    1. Scherzo (KrÄftig, nicht zu schnell) [Live]
    Part 3
    2. Adagietto (Sehr langsam) [Live]
    3. Rondo-Finale (Allegro) [Live]

    Leonard Bernstein
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • MTO Plays Sly MTO Plays Sly Quick View

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    MTO Plays Sly

    New York City's favorite 'little big band' Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra cracks open wide the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone on its third album, MTO Plays Sly.


    On this freewheeling and jubilant 13-track tribute, MTO, propelled by a dynamic cast of special guests, treats Sly and Co. with the same reverence it would Duke Ellington or Count Basie, illuminating the melodic and harmonic sophistication of the iconoclast's body of work by re-imagining the music through the filter of their own downtown NYC aesthetic, while upholding th Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that is the backbone for classics like M'Lady, Everybody People and Family Affair.


    MTO is Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, Doug Wieselman, Erik Lawrence, Curtis Fowlkes, Charlie Burnham, Matt Munisteri, Ben Allison and Ben Perowsky. MTO Plays Sly also features many special guests including Anthony Hegarty, Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, Shilpa and Vernon Reid.

    1. Stand ft. Sandra St. Victor, Bernie Worrell and Vernon Reid
    2. Family Affair ft. Antony Hegarty
    3. Sly Notions
    4. Que Sera, Sera ft. Martha Wainwright
    5. M'Lady feat. Dean Bowman
    6. You Can Make it If You Try
    7. Everyday People ft. Shilpa Ray
    8. Bernie Interlude ft. Bernie Worrell
    9. Skin I'm In ft. Sandra St. Victor
    10. Sly Notions 2/Fun ft. Dean Bowman
    11. Time feat. Dean Bowman and Vernon Reid
    12. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (Bill Laswell mix translation)
    13. Life
    Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Cujo: Music From The Motion Picture Cujo: Music From The Motion Picture Quick View

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    Cujo: Music From The Motion Picture

    Pressed On Black And Brown "St. Bernard" Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Ah, life in the country such bucolic bliss. Until your neighbor's dog contracts rabies, kills its owner, and then comes after you! With such emotional extremes, Cujo was not an easy movie to score, but when Stephen King's classic novel came to the screen in 1983 starring Dee Wallace and Daniel Hugh-Kelly with Lewis Teague directing, composer/conductor Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street) proved mightily up to the task. In addition to employing harsh synthesizer effects and dissonant orchestral layers leading up to the climactic showdown between Mom and beast, Bernstein also penned a tender theme expressing the gentle joys of family life. Unfortunately, post production woes mixed up some cues and caused the score to be abbreviated in the film; Intrada's recent CD release presented Bernstein's work for the first time as it was originally recorded, and that's where the 18 tracks on our first-ever vinyl release come from, with new (and terrifying) cover art. Limited black and brown "St. Bernard" vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies!

    1. Main Title & Rabbit Chase
    2. Bedroom
    3. Kemp to Dinner Table
    4. Cujo's Entrance (Revised)
    5. Hoist Delivery & Spilt Milk
    6. Monster Words Wall & Cujo in Fog
    7. Brett and Charity
    8. Cujo Kills Garry
    9. Cujo Kills Camber
    10. Drive to Siege
    11. Crane to Cujo & Car Stalls
    12. Pee-Em Phone & Sunrise
    13. Cujo Attacks Car
    14. Cujo Attacks Donna & 360 in Car (Revised)
    15. Cujo on the Hood to Sunrise II (Revised Alternate #2)
    16. Final Confrontation
    17. Revive Tad
    18. Cujo End Credits
    Charles Bernstein
    $26.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral Quick View

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    Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - Pastoral

    Recorded Live At Musikverein, Vienna In 1978 With The Wiener Philharmoniker


    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, plays the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 Pastoral by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Recorded live at the Vienna Musikvereinssaal.

    1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
    2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
    3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
    4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
    5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare GefÜhle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
    Leonard Bernstein
    $24.99
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  • Heels Over Head Heels Over Head Quick View

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    Heels Over Head

    Twenty years after Billy Martin asked Steven Bernstein to help him hatch a freaky avant brass band, Wicked Knee delivers their triumphant full-length debut. Heels Over Head brings together four of the downtown jazz scene's most legendary improvisers for a collection of tunes guaranteed to drop jaws and move feet from the New York juke joint to the New Orleans street corner.


    Musicians

    Steven Bernstein - trumpets

    Curtis Fowlkes - trombone

    Marcus Rojas - tuba

    Billy Martin - drums

    1. Ghumba Zumba
    2. Theme One
    3. Button to Button
    4. 99%
    5. Rendezvous
    6. Muffaletta
    7. Sugarfoot Stomp
    8. Mbemofolo
    9. Noctiluca
    Billy Martin's Wicked Knee
    $16.99
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  • Man With The Golden Arm Soundtrack Man With The Golden Arm Soundtrack Quick View

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    Man With The Golden Arm Soundtrack

    Import


    Limited Edition Of 750 Copies On 180-Gram Gold Colored Vinyl


    One of the finest jazz soundtracks to come out of the '50s, "The Man With The Golden Arm" is taken from the Otto Preminger film of the same name. Preminger was always very jazz influenced, and on this film he took his chances with Elmer Bernstein. The 1955 movie is about a former heroin addict, Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra). For this movie, Elmer Bernstein composed perhaps the most brilliant jazz score. The drum, Frankie's own instrument, provides the rhythmic basis of the score. In the film's opening it's beat is alternately steady and agitated, just like Frankie's life; meanwhile, the brass screams and whirls out of control, mirroring Frankie's desperation as he runs off in search of one "last" fix

    1. Clark Street: The Top / Homecoming / Antek's
    2. Zosh
    3. Frankie Machine
    4. The Fix
    5. Molly
    6. Breakup: Flight / Louie's / Burlesque
    7. Sunday Morning
    8. Desperation
    9. Audition
    10. The Cure: Withdraw / Cold / Morning
    11. Finale
    Elmer Bernstein
    $32.99
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  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Speakers Corner) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (Speakers Corner)

    Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 is one of just a handful of traditional Russian works that have advanced to become a celebrated repertoire piece in the area of conflict between socialist artistic realism and conservative modernism. Although, in contrast to his colleague Shostakovich, Prokofiev toed the party line and was highly privileged, which made it very difficult to believe his later claim that his art was free of politics, his music has touched the hearts of concertgoers all over the world.


    In the present recording, the cosmopolitan Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic present the whole beauty of the melodies that unfold in the first movement with full orchestral radiance. Cheerfulness as a »hymn to free and happy Man« is given voice in the clarinet theme of the burlesque second movement with its imaginative changes. Reminiscences of the Symphonie classique appear to be intentional. In the finale, Prokofiev proves himself to be a confident master of the classical-romantic canon form, which uses the theme of the first movement and new motifs to create far more than just a melodious apotheosis. Jagged, sharp and percussive final bars round off this supreme orchestral firework, which makes great demands on every single musician.sound of America.


    Musicians:



    • New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Sergei Prokofiev (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: February 1966 at the Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center, New York

    Production: John McClure



    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.


    I. Andante
    II. Allegro Marcato
    III. Adagio
    IV. Allegro Giocoso
    Leonard Bernstein
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bela Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Speakers Corner) Bela Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bela Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 (Speakers Corner)

    Bartók's Second Violin Concerto combines a potent mixture of traditional concerto writing, compositional history and biographical upheavals. It was one of the last works he wrote before emigrating to the USA, and its classical three-movement form unites a mature feeling for form, sparkling musicality and exceptional violinistic sophistication.


    Bartók employs the inexhaustible sources of tonal writing with superb mastery to produce his own distinctive tonal language. In his dissonantly sharpened, expressive, even audacious music one can recognise peasant dance, cantilena, variation movement, rondo form, and twelve-tone themes, which however remain tonal.


    During his career spanning 60 years Isaac Stern recorded this major contemporary work several times and demonstrates once again his superb mastery of his instrument in this particular recording. With bravura he conjures up eruptive snatches of melody out of the rhapsodic depths, allows the slow movement to glow with pastoral sentiment, and tears through the vast variations finale with a perfect command of the score, his instrument and his creative prowess.


    Musicians:



    • Isaac Stern and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • BÉla Bartók (composer)

    • Leonard Bernstein (conductor)




    Recording: January 1958 at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, by Jack Ashkinzy

    Production: Howard H. Scott



    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. Allegro Non Troppo
    2. Andante Tranquillo
    3. Allegro Molto
    Leonard Bernstein & Isaac Stern
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    New Worlds


    Actor and comedian Bill Murray met German cellist Jan Vogler on a trans-Atlantic flight. The two struck up a
    friendship and soon had the idea to work together on a project: New Worlds. On the album and in live performance,
    Murray as both singer and narrator brings his charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, and Bernstein as well as
    readings of classic American poetry and prose by Whitman, Hemingway, Twain and others.
    LP 1
    1. The Swan / Blessing The Boats

    2. Song Of The Open Road / Song Of Myself
    3. PrÉlude

    4. Andante Un Poco Mosso / The Deerslayer
    5. It Ain't Necessarily So

    6. Muerte Del Angel

    7. When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God


    LP 2
    1. Moon River / Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
    2. I Dream Of Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair

    3. Blues (Moderato) / If Grant Had Been Drinking At Appomattox
    4. Somewhere
    5. I Feel Pretty
    6. America

    Billy Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends
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    Inglorious Basterds Soundtrack

    Academy Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic, Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, and Eli Roth. This time Tarantino is not only using quirky artists and songs, but a pre-released score from Ennio Morricone, Dimitri Tiomkin, Charles Bernstein and more.


    During World War II a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as 'The Basterds' are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

    1. The Green Leaves of Summer - Nick Perito
    2. The Verdict - Ennio Morricone
    3. L'incontro con la figlia
    4. White Lightning - Charles Bernstein
    5. Il mercenario
    6. Slaughter - Billy Preston
    7. November 1, 1954
    8. The Surrender - Ennio Morricone
    9. One Silver Dollar - Film Studio Orchestra
    10. Bath Attack
    11. Davon Geht Die - Zarah Leander
    12. The Man With The Big Sombrero - Samantha Shelton
    13. Ich Wollt Ich - Lilian Harvey
    14. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) - David Bowie
    15. Mystic and Severe
    16. The Devil's Rumble
    17. What I'd Say
    18. Un Amico - Ennio Morricone
    19. Tiger Tank - Lalo Schifrin
    20. Eastern Condors - Ennio Morricone
    Various Artists
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    Smokescreen (Discontinued)

    The core duo of Michael Bernstein (guitar, synth, vocals) and Maya Miller (organ, vocals) began their careers together as the extreme noise act, Double Leopards. By 2005, they had left the industrial noise realm for the somewhat mellower pastures of Kraut explorations. Their last album on Ecstatic Peace was highly acclaimed and co-produced by label owner Thurston Moore. Like SB label-mates Moon Duo, or the recent Chilean signings of Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple, Religious Knives draw from a well of pounding rhythmic drums and psychedelic drones with heavy organ and synth landscapes which envelope the listener fully.

    1. The Message

    2. Paper Thin
    3. Big Police
    4. Garbage Can
    5. Private Air
    6. You Walk
    7. Chill Haze
    8. Smokescreen

    Religious Knives
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    Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    The soundtrack for the 1984 blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a New York-based team of spook exterminators, follows the most common soundtrack formula for summer blockbuster hits: throw on a bunch of pop songs that were heard in the movie only for a few seconds, combine them with a couple of excerpts from the original score, and -- voila! -- you have a soundtrack album. The highlights here are two tracks from Elmer Bernstein's score, Mick Smiley's Magic, which played a major role in the film, and the witty Ray Parker, Jr. theme song, Ghostbusters, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.


    - Evan Cater (All Music Guide)

    1. Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.)
    2. Cleanin' Up The Town (The Bus Boys)
    3. Savin' The Day (Alessi Brothers)
    4. In The Name Of Love (Thompson Twins)
    5. I Can Wait Forever (Air Supply)
    6. Hot Night (Laura Branigan)
    7. Magic (Mick Smiley)
    8. Main Title Theme - Ghostbusters (Elmer Bernstein)
    9. Dana's Theme (Elmer Bernstein)
    10. Ghostbusters (Instrumental) (Ray Parker Jr.)
    Various Artists
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  • Box of Souls: A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection Box of Souls: A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection Quick View

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    Box of Souls: A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection


    Remastered For Vinyl By James Plotkin


    Original Artwork From Mike Saputo


    12-Page Booklet Featuring Extensive Liner Notes And Interviews With Key Composers And Cast Members


    Death Waltz Recording Co. is proud to present an 8XLP box set containing the entire original scores to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD, FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE and WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE.


    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET is one of the most successful and beloved horror franchises in history and we are thrilled and honored to be releasing the entire series as a vinyl box set featuring 8 LPs from the original series, all remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin with incredible original artwork from Mike Saputo and a 12-page booklet featuring extensive liner notes and interviews with key composers and cast members.


    The music of Elm Street is a huge part of the series, each film having its own unique sound and feel. Charles Bernstein created the original score, and Freddy's main theme that was used throughout the series. His score to the first film is nothing short of a landmark horror score and utterly defines American horror in the '80s - super downbeat, eerie and metallic. Christopher Young (HELLRAISER) supplied the score to FREDDY'S REVENGE, and takes the themes down a more orchestral route, layering sounds upon sounds to create a truly scary listen. Angelo Badalamenti (TWIN PEAKS) composed the score DREAM WARRIORS. Here he crafts moody textures and a woodwind section to create a dreamlike score that fits the theme of PART 3 perfectly. Craig Safan was bought on to compose THE DREAM MASTER, and with the help of a synth-clavier synthesizer he created one of the craziest horror scores of the '80s. Yeah, sure, it's scary and creepy, but it's also a ton of fun and totally unique. For THE DREAM CHILD, Jay Ferguson delivers a synth-heavy score with nods to fairground music and layers of church organs and weird choral samples. For THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, Australian composer Brian May mixes electronic and orchestrations to stunning effect and for the final film in the series. In NEW NIGHTMARE J. Peter Robinson gives us a super lush orchestrated nightmare that harkens back to Bernstein's original.

    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    1. Charles Bernstein - Prologue
    2. Charles Bernstein - Main Title
    3. Charles Bernstein - Laying The Traps
    4. Charles Bernstein - Dream Attack
    5. Charles Bernstein - Rod Hanged/Night Stalking
    6. Charles Bernstein - Jail Cell
    7. Charles Bernstein - Confrontation
    8. Charles Bernstein - Sleep Clinic
    9. Charles Bernstein - Terror In The Tub
    10. Charles Bernstein - No Escape
    11. Charles Bernstein - School Horror/Stay Awake
    12. Charles Bernstein - Lurking
    13. Charles Bernstein - Telephone Terror
    14. Charles Bernstein - Fountain Of Blood
    15. Charles Bernstein - Evil Freddy
    16. Charles Bernstein - Final Search
    17. Charles Bernstein - Run Nancy
    18. Charles Bernstein - Horror Movie (Source Cue)
    19. Charles Bernstein - Nancy Glen
    20. Charles Bernstein - Funeral
    21. Charles Bernstein - Freddy's Hat
    22. Charles Bernstein - Bridge Talk
    23. Charles Bernstein - Bars On Windows
    24. Charles Bernstein - Freddy's Glove
    25. Charles Bernstein - Dad At Glen's
    26. Charles Bernstein - Boiler Room
    27. Charles Bernstein - Show Yourself
    28. Charles Bernstein - Morning After
    29. Charles Bernstein - Stingers


    A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
    1. Christopher Young - Main Title
    2. Christopher Young - ...And Leave The Driving To Us
    3. Christopher Young - Furnace Flare-Up
    4. Christopher Young - Kissing Freddy On The Catwalk
    5. Christopher Young - Chest-Burster
    6. Christopher Young - Jump Rope
    7. Christopher Young - Fire Bird
    8. Christopher Young - Dream Heat
    9. Christopher Young - Necromancer's Spell
    10. Christopher Young - Kill For Me
    11. Christopher Young - Sports Attack/Threatening Angela
    12. Christopher Young - Freed Of Her
    13. Christopher Young - Snake-In-The-Class
    14. Christopher Young - Nightmare On Elm Street Suite - Suite Dreams


    A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    1. Angelo Badalamenti - Opening
    2. Angelo Badalamenti - Puppet Walk
    3. Angelo Badalamenti - Save The Children
    4. Angelo Badalamenti - Taryn's Deepest Fear
    5. Angelo Badalamenti - Deceptive Romance
    6. Angelo Badalamenti - Snake Attack
    7. Angelo Badalamenti - Magic Butterfly
    8. Angelo Badalamenti - The Embrace
    9. Angelo Badalamenti - Quiet Room/Wheelchair/Icy Bones
    10. Angelo Badalamenti - Rumbling Room
    11. Angelo Badalamenti - Dreamspace
    12. Angelo Badalamenti - The Dream House
    13. Angelo Badalamenti - Is Freddy Gone?/Trouble Starting/Prime Time TV/Icy Window
    14. Angelo Badalamenti - Grave Walk
    15. Angelo Badalamenti - Nursery Theme
    16. Angelo Badalamenti - Light's Out
    17. Angelo Badalamenti - Dreaming/Basement Chase
    18. Angelo Badalamenti - Bathroom Attack/Computer
    19. Angelo Badalamenti - Prime Time
    20. Angelo Badalamenti - Junkyard Intro/Mom's Head
    21. Angelo Badalamenti - Freddy Hell
    22. Angelo Badalamenti - Skeleton Fight/Mirrors
    23. Angelo Badalamenti - Dad Descends/Nancy Dies


    A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
    1. Craig Safan - Kristen's Haunted Dream
    2. Craig Safan - Freddy's Back
    3. Craig Safan - Kincaid Killed In Junkyard
    4. Craig Safan - Joey's Wet Dream
    5. Craig Safan - Drugged To Death
    6. Craig Safan - Alice Lured Into Dream
    7. Craig Safan - Rick's Kung Fu Death
    8. Craig Safan - Freddy's Pizza Restaurant
    9. Craig Safan - Debbie Checks In/Time Circles
    10. Craig Safan - Sheila Sucks Face
    11. Craig Safan - Theatre Madness
    12. Craig Safan - Freddy's Calliope
    13. Craig Safan - Alice Battles Freddy
    14. Craig Safan - Corpus Krueger
    15. Craig Safan - Locker Scare/Boiler Scare/Bug Scare/Daydream B
    16. Craig Safan - Alice At Mirror/Mom Discovers Joey/Kristen Faints/Freddy As Nurse/Daytime House
    17. Craig Safan - Alice Looks At Sidewalk/Kristen Dies Part D/Burning Bed/Alice Smokes In Bathroom
    18. Craig Safan - Alice Laments/Sleep Clinic/Daydream
    19. Craig Safan - Freddy Reflection/Alice Wakes/Mind Over Matter/Hospital Arrival


    A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
    1. Jay Ferguson - Prologue - Elm Street Kids
    2. Jay Ferguson - Main Title
    3. Jay Ferguson - It's A Boy!
    4. Jay Ferguson - Freddy Delivers
    5. Jay Ferguson - Family Plot
    6. Jay Ferguson - Yvonne Takes The Plunge
    7. Jay Ferguson - Mr. Sandman, Bring Me A Dream
    8. Jay Ferguson - Don't Dream And Drive
    9. Jay Ferguson - Like Father, Like Son
    10. Jay Ferguson - Mark Visits Elm Street
    11. Jay Ferguson - Hell On Wheels
    12. Jay Ferguson - Another Brick In The Wall
    13. Jay Ferguson - Stuffed/Choked (Gag Me With A Spoon)
    14. Jay Ferguson - Shower
    15. Jay Ferguson - The Asylum
    16. Jay Ferguson - There Was A Crooked Man
    17. Jay Ferguson - Freddy's Stroller
    18. Jay Ferguson - Super Freddy
    19. Jay Ferguson - Twins
    20. Jay Ferguson - Freddy Cuts Up
    21. Jay Ferguson - Mr. And Mrs. Jordan
    22. Jay Ferguson - Party At Club Fred
    23. Jay Ferguson - Amanda's Tune
    24. Jay Ferguson - Jacob's Story
    25. Jay Ferguson - Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered
    26. Jay Ferguson - Don't Look Down
    27. Jay Ferguson - St. Elm Street's Child
    28. Jay Ferguson - Toys For Tots
    29. Jay Ferguson - I've Got You Under My Skin
    30. Jay Ferguson - Kicking And Screaming
    31. Jay Ferguson - Womb With A V.U.


    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
    1. Brian May - Opening Titles
    2. Brian May - Main Title
    3. Brian May - Doc's Dream Theory
    4. Brian May - John's Eyball
    5. Brian May - Maggie's First dream
    6. Brian May - Wizard Of Odd
    7. Brian May - The Dream Continues
    8. Brian May - John's Dream
    9. Brian May - Crossing The Line
    10. Brian May - No Kids At The Fair
    11. Brian May - Map Hell
    12. Brian May - Freddy 101
    13. Brian May - There's No Way Out
    14. Brian May - Checking Out The House
    15. Brian May - Mama's Q-Tip
    16. Brian May - Freddy Wins
    17. Brian May - I Hate This House
    18. Brian May - Back With Doc
    19. Brian May - Defend Myself
    20. Brian May - Maggie Faces Freddy
    21. Brian May - Tracy's Dad
    22. Brian May - Tracy And Freddy's Fight
    23. Brian May - It's Me Or Him
    24. Brian May - Freddy's Dad
    25. Brian May - Freddy Is Made Forever
    26. Brian May - Freddy Into Reality
    27. Brian May - It's Me Or Him II
    28. Brian May - Happy Father's Day
    29. Ashley Irwin - Video Game Suite


    Wes Craven's New Nightmare
    LP 1
    1. J. Peter Robinson - Opening & Theme (Overlay)
    2. J. Peter Robinson - Claw Attack
    3. J. Peter Robinson - Chase And Heather
    4. J. Peter Robinson - Wall Scratches & Theme (Overlay)
    5. J. Peter Robinson - Freddy Calls
    6. J. Peter Robinson - TV Show Source
    7. J. Peter Robinson - Freddy's Back & Theme (Overlay)
    8. J. Peter Robinson - Dylan/Rex Saved Me/Heather Explains/Bedtime Story
    9. J. Peter Robinson - Chase's Blues
    10. J. Peter Robinson - Chase Gets The Claw
    11. J. Peter Robinson - Police
    12. J. Peter Robinson - Funeral Part A & B
    13. J. Peter Robinson - Nosebleed
    14. J. Peter Robinson - The Park
    15. J. Peter Robinson - Dylan Meets God
    16. J. Peter Robinson - Painting At Robert England's Part A & B
    17. J. Peter Robinson - Dylan Attacks Heather
    18. J. Peter Robinson - Tongue
    19. J. Peter Robinson - Childhood Schizophrenia
    20. J. Peter Robinson - Odyssey
    21. J. Peter Robinson - Wes & Theme (Overlay)
    22. J. Peter Robinson - Miss Me??!!


    LP 2
    1. J. Peter Robinson - Oxygentyten
    2. J. Peter Robinson - Everything Is NOT Fine
    3. J. Peter Robinson - Julie Killed
    4. J. Peter Robinson - Freebfleg
    5. J. Peter Robinson - Transformation/Emergence & Theme (Overlay)
    6. J. Peter Robinson - Breadcrumbs
    7. J. Peter Robinson - Dylan/Eels/Chasing Dylan/Heather To The Rescue/Explosions
    8. J. Peter Robinson - Read Me A Story & Theme (Overlay)/End Credits

    Various Artists
    $269.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 8 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • West Side Story West Side Story Quick View

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    West Side Story

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, a delight to hear again and earning him a Grammy nomination.


    Originally released in 1962


    Oscar Peterson, piano

    Ray Brown, bass

    Toots Thielemans, harmonica


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Something's Coming
    2. Somewhere
    3. Jet Song
    4. Tonight
    5. Maria
    6. I Feel Pretty
    7. Reprise
    Oscar Peterson
    $49.99
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    Shredder Orpheus (OST)


    Unreleased Soundtrack - Vinyl Includes Full Length DVD Of The Original Movie


    Music by Roland Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Blackouts) and Bill Rieflin (Ministry, King Crimson, Blackouts)


    Remastered From The Original 24-Track Recordings


    Orpheus' journey to the underworld is reworked as a post-apocalyptic skate rock-opera in this 1989 cult classic. The mortal world faces imminent destruction when Hades unleashes an evil television signal that sublimates and kills its viewers. These hypnotic broadcasts from the EUTHANASIA BROADCAST NETWORK are seducing the masses - except skateboard-guitarist Orpheus and his band of "SHREDDERS" who can see through this nefarious scheme. To save the world and his kidnapped wife Orpheus must penetrate the world of the dead and free the television airwaves. Armed with a futuristic guitar and a skateboard from hell, Orpheus storms onto the EBN stage to liberate the airwaves and rescue his wife.


    Shredder Orpheus features many Seattle performance luminaries including Seattle poet/performance artist Steven Jesse Bernstein (Sub Pop), and Robert McGinley in the title role. The 17 music cues weave together a blend of Barker's hypnotic synthesizer compositions with blistering skate rock tunes featuring virtuosic guitar work by Dennis Rea and precision percussion and bass by Rieflin and Amy Denio.

    1. Ramp Out
    2. Overture: Skate Percussion
    3. Worm Song
    4. Orpheus and Eurydice Love Scene
    5. Lazy River Styx
    6. It's Art Dear
    7. Don't Look Back
    8. Interlude
    9. Flying Guitars
    10. Magic Waters
    11. Oracle Arrives
    12. Ripping the Tarmac
    13. To The Underworld
    14. Together At Last
    15. Blowing Up EBN Signal
    16. Head In Water
    17. Ramp Out Reprise
    Roland Barker
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    Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet (Speakers Corner)

    Dimitri Mitropoulos was certainly not one of the recording industry's favourites. His repertoire was far too modern and was judged too risky by record companies since it did not guarantee a commercial success. This was very probably the reason that he was replaced by the charismatic Leonard Bernstein as Principal Conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But his audiences loved him all the more, perhaps because they wanted to be challenged when listening to his music-making.



    Just how worthwhile such a challenge can be is proved by this recording from his New York period: Prokoviev's Ballet Suites with their richly orchestrated music are totally effective even when not staged. From the carefree gaiety of a Folk Dance, then to the lyrical sweetness of the Love Theme, right up to the Death Of Tybalt with Prokofiev's hard, grim orchestral vehemence, Mitropoulos gets his New York Philharmonic to pull out all the stops. Not only is the stereophonic sound truly excellent for the technical standard of its day: the superb recording technique and heartfelt artistic dedication have resulted in a recording which possesses all that is needed to underline the legendary greatness of this Greek maestro.




    Recording: November 1957 at St George Hotel, Brooklyn, NY, by Fred Plaut/ Stan Tonkel

    Production: Howard H. Scott




    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.

    Serge Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet Ballet, Op. 64 (Excerpts) - The New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos
    Sergei Prokofiev
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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