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  • Breaking Silence (45 RPM) Breaking Silence (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Breaking Silence (45 RPM)


    Mastered For 45 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tapes!


    200-Gram, 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket With Janis' Pure Voice And Personal Songs Spread Across Four Sides!


    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for its recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP version reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Technical Data:


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Neumann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tattoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 PRM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Breaking Silence Breaking Silence Quick View

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    Breaking Silence

    This album finds Janis' voice in its purest, most vital form ever. The tracks were recorded as live as possible without sounding retro. This 1992 all-analogue recording, praised as much for the artist's too infrequently heard talents as for it's recorded dynamics, is now available on the medium that is a natural: 200-gram vinyl!


    The audiophile LP reflects what the two top bibles of high-end audio decree as an impeccable production that has come to be regarded as a high-fidelity reference. Matched with Ian's very personal songs, delivered in a voice that draws you in close in confidence, Breaking Silence is one of the very few recordings of recent years that by reproducing a pure analogue sound, has attained true audiophile status.


    Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.


    Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Nuemann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.


    The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2 machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, Some People's Lives was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut. The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.


    Produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Balding. Mastered by Doug Sax.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. All Roads To The River
    2. Ride Me Like A Wave
    3. Tatoo
    4. What About The Love
    5. His Hands
    6. Walking On Sacred Ground
    7. This Train Still Runs
    8. Through The Years
    9. This House
    10. Some People's Lives
    11. Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Wonderful Sounds of Female Vocals (Pre-Order)

    An Audiophile Go-To!


    The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!


    All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers


    Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem


    Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 2x 200-Gram Vinyl


    Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket


    Liner Notes By Michael Fremer


    I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place. - Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner


    Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.


    Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Showstoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!


    Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.


    Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.


    Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system - either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company - and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Cry Me A River - By Julie London
    2. Black Coffee - By Ella Fitzgerald
    3. Poetry Man - By Phoebe Snow
    4. Son Of A Preacher Man - By Dusty Springfield
    5. Just A Little Lovin' - By Shelby Lynne
    6. Show Biz Kids - By Rickie Lee Jones
    7. Crazy (feat. The Jordanaires) - By Patsy Cline
    8. Tennessee Waltz - By Holly Cole Trio
    9. Breaking Silence - By Janis Ian
    10. Hey There - By Myra Taylor
    11. What A Shame - By Patricia Barber
    12. Plain Gold Ring (2013 Remastered Version) - By Nina Simone


    LP 2
    1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) - By Rob Wasserman
    2. Blue Moon - By Julie London
    3. Blame It On The Moon - By Nancy Bryan
    4. Diamonds And Rust - By Joan Baez
    5. Somebody Who Loves You - By Joan Armatrading
    6. Send In The Clowns - By Judy Collins
    7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (feat. Jennifer Warnes) - By Rob Wasserman
    8. A Case Of You - By Diana Krall
    9. The Look Of Love - By Dusty Springfield
    10. Brothers In Arms - By Joan Baez

    Various Artists
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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