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The Decca Sound - Mono Years (Box Set)This limited-edition LP set features six outstanding recordings from Decca's earliest high fidelity history, celebrating the technological breakthroughs that brought full-frequency range recording (ffrr) and high fidelity to the world 70 years ago.LP1
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Petrouchka - Version 1911 -
1. The Shrovetide Fair - The Crowds - The Conjuring-Trick
2. Petrouchka's Room
3. The Moor's Room - Dance Of The Ballerina
4. The Shrovetide Fair Evening
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 5 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral
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)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
1. Dawn (Original Version)
2. Sunday Morning (Original Version)
3. Moonlight (Original Version)
4. Storm (Original Version)
From Peter Grimes, Op.33b
6. The Young Person's Guide To the Orchestra, Op. 34
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Iberia - Orchestrated Arbos - Book 1:
2. El Corpus En Sevilla
4. El Puerto
5. El Albaicín
Joaquin Perez turina (1882-1949)
Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Namouna, Suite No. 1
3. Thème VariÉ
4a. Parade De Foire; 4b. Fête Foraine
Namouna, Suite No. 2
1. Danse Marocaine
3. La Siesta
4. Pas De Cymbales
5. Danse Des Esclaves
Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19
1. Lento - Allegro Moderato
2. Allegro Scherzando
4. Allegro Mosso$109.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Buddy Holly (200 Gram Vinyl)Pioneer Of Rock 'n' Roll In His Solo Album Debut!
200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
All-Analog Mastering By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio
Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
Rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly produced some of
the most distinctive and influential music of his era.
Three months after the release of The Chirping Crickets
came this self-titled 1958 classic, Buddy's last album
released prior to the plane crash in Iowa that struck
him down in 1959 at age 22.
What has Analogue Productions done to kick this classic
album up a notch? For starters, our version features
stellar remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent
Audio. Followed by state-of-the-art plating and pressing
on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl at Quality Record
Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
Stoughton Printing provides a sturdy old-style tip-on
gatefold jacket with added photos to round out the
Born on Sept. 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly
was well-versed in several music styles and was a
seasoned performer by age 16.
When Buddy Holly & The Crickets broke through
nationally in 1957, they were marketed by Decca Records
as two different acts whose records were released
on two different Decca subsidiaries - Brunswick
for Crickets records, Coral for Holly records. But
there was no real musical distinction between the two,
except perhaps that the "Crickets" sides had more
prominent backup vocals.
This reissue marks the debut album credited to Buddy
Holly. It features Holly's Top Ten single "Peggy Sue"
plus several songs that have turned out to be standards:
"I'm Gonna Love You Too," "Listen to Me," "Everyday,"
"Words of Love," and "Rave On."
This title is not eligible for discount.1. I'm Gonna Love You Too
2. Peggy Sue
3. Look at Me
4. Listen to Me
5. Valley of Tears
6. Ready Teddy
8. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
9. Words of Love
10. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
11. Rave On
12. Little Baby$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
UndeadA Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters
Immortalized on the silver screen, Ten Years After's landmark performance of "I'm Going Home" at Woodstock galvanized their reputation as road warriors capable of rousing large crowds - such as the 400,000 festival-goers mesmerized by Alvin Lee's white lightning on his bright red Gibson ES-335."I'm Going Home" could also light up a room as small as Klooks Kleek in London, as heard on their second album, 1968's Undead. But while it was the first recording of the song (with wires running from Decca Studios next door to capture it), it hardly came from nowhere. Alvin Lee and bassist Leo Lyons learned the value of extended jamming as far back as 1962 while playing Hamburg in the Jaybirds, and not long after they began covering Gene Vincent's "I'm Going Home (To See My Baby)" in Ten Years After - it was reworked into something entirely original. Or more specifically: stripped down, repainted, rebuilt and retooled into a drag racer that would scorch crowds for years to come. Undead was the first recorded evidence of that live legacy. Condensed to the best five of the May 14, 1968, set, the album sees the band do further long bluesy jamming with "I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always," "Spider in My Web," and pound Gershwin into submission (courtesy drummer Ric Lee) on "Summertime/Shantung Cabbage." And on a killer cover of "(At the) Woodchopper's Ball," the band's jazzy blues is hot enough to turn Woody Herman's classic into sawdust - replete with Alvin Lee and organist Chick Churchill trading solos. Rightly regarded as one of the best live albums of its era, Undead is reissued here in its rare mono mix, which has been out of print everywhere for nearly 50 years.It's very much alive on this vinyl edition, which features primo sound and the beautiful negative-image original cover.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!1. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
2. Woodchopper's Ball
3. Spider In My Web
4. Summertime/Shantung Cabbage
5. I'm Going Home$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Espana (Speakers Corner)
Sonically, this record - made in 1956/57 - is one of the best ever produced by DECCA. The listener is literally swept off his or her feet. To better enjoy this tremendous experience, we would advise listeners to put their feet up, relax, and listen with rapt attention. A "Do-not-disturb" sign on the door is to be recommended. The tremendous sound emanating from the loudspeakers immediately conveys the rousing nature of the music.
Conducted by Ataúlfo Argenta, the London Symphony Orchestra plays with a rare vitality, pure enjoyment, precision and lucidity. This is a carefully chosen medley of Spanish music which, interestingly enough, was mostly written by non-Spanish composers.
All in all, this has become a legendary recording, which caused quite a stir even in its mono version. The FFSS version ranks among the very best recordings ever issued.
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor)
Recording: December 1956 and January 1957, Kingsway Hall, London by Gordon Parry
Production: Erik Smith
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. Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
2. Granados: Andaluza Danza española No. 5
3. Chabrier: España
4. Moszkowski: Spanish Dances Book 1$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now