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MoondanceRanked 65/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Remastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Kevin Grey At Acoustech Mastering
Van Morrison's 1970's follow up album to Astral Weeks titled Moondance was every bit as brilliant; buoyant and optimistic where Astral Weeks had been dark and anguished, it cracked the Top 40 and generated classic hits.1. And It Stoned Me
3. Crazy Love
5. Into the Mystic
6. Come Running
7. These Dreams of You
8. Brand New Day
10. Glad Tidings$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cool Cat Blues (Pure Pleasure)At last! ... British blues legend Georgie Fame finally has his Magnum Opus committed to the stuff we all love.
Contained within is a collection of Blues, Jazz and R&B standards mixed with some originals. This musicians' musician is backed by a world class band including Steve Gadd, Robben Ford, Richard Tee, Will Lee, Ralph MacDonald, Hugh McCracken and an uber horn section. Fame's classy, economic Hammond and great voice inspires superb duets with Bozz Scaggs and Richard Tee. Van Morrison, Fame's erstwhile boss, joins him on Moondance and one of his heroes, Jon Hendricks, aids him to fly through Little Pony. There is a slowed down, super sexy Yeah,Yeah and a blistering take on Willie Dixon's I Love The Life I Live. If you like Brother Ray, Mose Allison, Hoagy Carmichael, Van the Man, Peggy Lee and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross then you'll love this.
On an audiophile note, this studio album from 1990 was recorded 'live' with most tracks done in one or two takes, no overdubs and entirely in the analogue domain. A great album, beautifully recorded, finally done justice on two slabs of 180g by Pure Pleasure.
- Georgie Fame (vocal, piano, organ)
- Van Morrison (vocal)
- Bob Malach (saxophone)
- Richard Tee (piano, organ)
- Michael Weiss (piano)
- Ben Sidran (vocal, tambourine)
- Robben Ford (guitar)
- Dennis Irwin, Will Lee (bass)
- Steve Gadd (drums)
- Ralph MacDonald (percussion)
Recording: 1990 at Skyline Studios, New York City, by James Farber
Production: Ben Sidran
About Pure Pleasure
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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Cool Cat Blues
2. Every Knock Is a Boost
4. It Should Have Been Me
5. Yeah Yeah
6. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love
7. Big Brother
8. Georgia on My Mind
9. Cat's Eyes
10. You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
12. Little Pony
13. Rocking Chair$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
His Band And Street Choir (Out Of Stock)Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Grey at Acoustech and Pressed on 180g RTI vinyl! True Audiophile-Quality!
Van Morrison's second 1970 release, His Band And The Street Choir came on the heels of his legendary albums, Astral Weeks and Moondance and it serves as his ode to the R&B that inspired their success. The tunes here are among the most soulful in Morrison's repertoire and the album is dominated by uptempo swingers such as the joyous opener, Domino along with Call Me Up in Dreamland, Give Me a Kiss and Blue Money. His Band And The Street Choir is another beautiful phase in the development of one of the greatest and most influential singer/songwriters in music history.1. Domino
2. Crazy Face
3. Give Me A Kiss
4. Iï¿½ve Been Working
5. Call Me up In Dreamland
6. Iï¿½ll Be Your Lover, Too
7. Blue Money
8. Virgo Clowns
9. Gypsy Queen
10. Sweet Jannie
11. If I Ever Needed Someone
12. Street Choir$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock