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  • An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue Quick View

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    An American In Paris & Rhapsody In Blue

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    With Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin, a popular songwriter, established himself as a serious composer. His American in Paris tells the story of a trip through the streets and cafes of France. A first rate orchestra (The Boston Pops), a distinguished conductor (Arthur Fiedler), and a superb pianist (Earl Wild) combine to make this recording something to be treasured.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Selections:
    Gershwin
    Rhapsody In blue
    An American In Paris
    Arthur Fiedler
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 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
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto (Pre-Order) Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Concerto (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: July6, 2018*


    As a luminary in the worlds of classical music, jazz and show business, AndrÉ Previn is the ideal interpreter of these ground-breaking works by George Gershwin. Previn, here both pianist and conductor, spent eleven years in charge of the London Symphony Orchestra, and his close relationship with its players bears fruit in sumptuous performances that of with a captivating swing.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Rhapsody in Blue (Excerpt, Opening)
    2. An American in Paris


    LP 2
    1. Concerto in F: I. Allegro
    2. Concerto in F: II. Adagio - Andante con moto
    3. Concerto in F: III. Allegro agitato

    Andre Previn
    $30.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Deodato 2 (Speakers Corner) Deodato 2 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Deodato 2 (Speakers Corner)

    In his early years, Deodato, 'the gift of God', cultivated a highly original art of give and take in his music. His score for Stanley Kubrick's science fiction film A Space Odyssey 2001 - a funky, jazzed-up adaptation of Richard Strauss's bombastic orchestral work Also sprach Zarathustra - opened the ears of innumerable cinema-goers to classical music. On the present album Deodato again rocks and grooves with works from past eras: Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue is reworked rhythmically and enriched, while Ravel's Pavane unfolds hesitatingly over a velvety carpet of sound. And why not win new fans for major musical works? Deodato, the master, and his complex musical apparatus impart a true Latin feeling to these covered works.


    The 'new' classic Nights In White Satin too, one of the most congenial gigantic hits from the 60s, is staged by Deodato as a miniature slow rock drama just as perfectly as he cultivates his own very pure funky style (Super Strut). In Deodato's arrangements, the powerful instrumental forces open out almost effortlessly and evolve into a gentle flow of sheer pleasure. Everything appears to be simple, although nothing is simple! And therein lies the uniqueness of 'the gift of God'.



    Musicians:



    • Eumir Deodato (keyboards)

    • Jon Faddis (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Wayne Andre (trombone)

    • Joe Temperley (bassoon)

    • Hubert Laws (flute)

    • John Tropea (guitar)

    • Stanley Clarke (bass)

    • Billy Cobham (drums)





    Recording: April and May 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor





    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. Nights In White Satin
    2. Pavane For A Dead Princess
    3. Skyscrapers
    4. Super Strut
    5. Rhapsody In Blue

    Deodato
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ilusion Ilusion Quick View

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    Ilusion

    Gaby Moreno is coming out with her new album "Ilusion" four years after her successful album "Postales" and touring the world with many big names like Ricardo Arjona and Hugh Laurie. The album "Ilusion" lives up to its name. Making you lose yourself in Gaby's creative illusions realizing such a tender reality. It is truly her best work yet giving her fans diversity, not only in her lyrics and her songwriting but diversifying her work in two different languages.


    Her new single is "Love Is Gone" / Se Apagó The simultaneous dual language single release finds the critically praised singer-songwriter & guitarist once again stretching her genre range, with an instantly engaging fusion built upon the Motown/Stax Sound of Classic R&B.


    Gaby Moreno has rescued the female singer-songwriter form from the abyss of clichÉ. She doesn't radically change its rules or anything - she just does it with a little more flavor and a lot more skill. With an exceptionally rich and assured voice, and a palette that spans Latin, blues, folk, jazz and pop, she's a marquee talent. Her singing is effortlessly bright with purpose and not just a display of ostentatious acrobatics. In her voice, the flame of the female greats is alive." - Orlando Weekly


    "Certain voices emanate from a performer carrying such a naturally beguiling, tunefully confident range of emotion that it's as if the vocalist had no choice: singing is inevitable. Guatemalan-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Gaby Moreno has such a voice" - Philadelphia Inquirer


    "Guatemalan blues. No, that's not right. Bilingual bossa nova. Eh, it sounds fun. But it doesn't quite capture it all.. Better yet, we'll call it damn good music. After all, a word that accurately describes Gaby Moreno's eclectic blend of '20s and '30s blues, Brazilian beats, and Guatemalan flavor has yet to be invented She's a captivating performer and truly remarkable singer/storyteller." - Miami New Times


    "This Guatemalan American singer-songwriter alternates fluidly between languages, whether spoken (English and Spanish) or musical, easing in and out of everything from folksy alt country to retro blues rock Plucky, quirky and insightful, Moreno has the grace and the skill to make it big."- Rhapsody


    The single was located on the ITunes Best of the Week Playlist.

    1. Se Apagó
    2. Nobody to Love
    3. Pale Bright Lights
    4. Maldición / Bendición
    5. Fronteras
    6. O, Me
    7. EstarÉ
    8. Hermana Rosetta
    9. Down in Reverie
    10. Sálvese Quien Pueda
    11. La Malagueña
    12. Illusion
    Gaby Moreno
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 4 - Season 7 (Picture Disc) Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 4 - Season 7 (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Songs Of Anarchy: Vol. 4 - Season 7 (Picture Disc)

    SOA Exclusive Deluxe Two-LP Picture Disc Presentation!


    Celebrate Sons Of Anarchy With The Final Rockin' Volume Of The Critically Acclaimed Television Show & Soundtrack


    2 Stellar Picture Disc LP Set Featuring Performances From Ed Sheeran, Billy Valentine, Katey Sagal, Amos Lee, The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    A Final Chapter To One Of The Most Acclaimed Television Series In Decades!!!


    Songs of Anarchy Volume 4 - Music from Season 7 features a stunning collection of revered performances from the hard-hitting and award-winning Fox television show.


    To celebrate one of the most captivating biker drama series ever, Friday Music once again enhances your music pleasure with the exciting and exclusive picture disc release of this stellar soundtrack album. This limited edition double picture disc album contains the final season soundtrack and features a plethora of classic tunes and fan favorites.


    Featuring superstar Ed Sheeran delivering his smash hit Make It Rain, Amos Lee's brilliant interpretation of Bob Dylans' Boots Of Spanish Leather, the soul legend Billy Valentine hitting an all time high with All Along The Watchtower and of course The Forest Rangers/White Buffalo rocking rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody all add to the excitement of this trail blazing television series that continues to thrill its millions of fans worldwide.


    As with our previous audiophile vinyl editions SOA Volume 1 and SOA Volume 2 & 3, this collection features the Golden Globe® Award winning actress/singer Katey Sagal. Performing with The Forest Rangers, her stellar voice is featured on a standout performance of Greensleeves.


    This amazing double picture discs album is the last in a deluxe series of a limited edition Vinyl releases from the Sons Of Anarchy television soundtrack series with Friday Music.
    For a very limited time, Songs of Anarchy Volume 4 - Season 7 will be presented on a stellar 2 LP Picture Disc set, with stunning graphics featuring photos of all your favorite SOA actors like Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Pearlman, Maggie Siff, Mark Boone Junior and other greats as you will remember from this incredible series created by Kurt Sutter.


    Songs of Anarchy Volume 4 - Season 7 12 tracks of rock & blues power on first-time Picture Disc vinyl courtesy of the Sons Of Anarchy and Friday Music.

    LP 1
    1. Bohemian Rhapsody - The Forest Rangers (feat. The White Buffalo, Billy Valentine & Franky Perez)
    2. Never My Love - Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers (feat. Billy Valentine)
    3. The Age Of Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In - Joshua James & The Forest Rangers (feat. Billy Valentine)
    4. Greensleeves - Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers
    5. All Along The Watchtower - Billy Valentine & The Forest Rangers
    6. Make It Rain - Ed Sheeran


    LP 2
    1. Baby, Please Don't Go - Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers
    2. Blue Angel - Billy Valentine & The Forest Rangers
    3. All Along The Watchtower (Instrumental) - The Forest Rangers (feat. Gabe Witcher)
    4. Can't Help Falling In Love - Franky Perez & The Forest Rangers
    5. Boots Of Spanish Leather - Amos Lee & The Forest Rangers
    6. Come Join The Murder - The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers

    Various Artists
    $49.99
    Vinyl LP Picture Disc - 2 LPs Buy Now
  • Rhapsody In Blue (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock) Rhapsody In Blue (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Rhapsody In Blue (Limited Edition) (Out Of Stock)

    Double LP Stereo Edition, Limited to 496 Copies


    180 Gram Reissue, Heavy Stock Jacket


    The legacy of analysis, discussion and even controversy that for nearly a century has continued to envelop the music of George Gershwin, with its eclecticism and its amphibious nature, its mixture of classical and jazz, highbrow and lowbrow, is now re-presented and perhaps cleared up here once and for all before our eyes. An orchestra that's not merely classical, but crowned with classical glory, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, one of the oldest orchestras in the world, has made this recording of Gershwin played by Stefano Bollani, a pianist with a superb jazz background, and conducted by Riccardo Chailly - a champion of 20th Century composers.


    The performance of the Concerto is the finest I have ever heard. Gershwin may have doffed his hat to Rachmaninov, Puccini and Ravel at various junctures in the score but this, as Chailly and jazz pianist Stefano Bollani are intent on reminding us, is an American Jazz Age concerto. Inhibitions are left backstage and, while all parties are alive to the smallest detail, there is an irreverence and spontaneity which capture the spirit of the work like no other. Applause, too, for the atmospheric solo trumpet (and the fourth horn's sforzandos!) in the slow movement. Catfish Row, Gershwin's own five-movement orchestral suite from Porgy and Bess (not to be confused with Robert Russell Bennett's Symphonic Suite), provides a bridge and welcome contrast between the Rhapsody and the Concerto, containing as it does some of Gershwin's darkest music.


    Rhapsody in Blue opens the disc. It's a cracking account that inhabits the same world as the Concerto and is played in GrofÉ's original jazz-band version, from which the piece always benefits. Here again, Bollani's exuberance and panache are infectious - until he can't resist rewriting bars 243-75 and, more bizarrely, improvising the 26 bars after 12 minutes, 24 seconds in, in a style reminiscent of Bill Evans. If such anachronisms as Schnabel's cadenzas to Mozart's piano concertos don't bother you, then neither will Bollani's interpolations.... That said, there is no denying the merits of this fabulous disc superbly engineered by Philip Siney - and with the best cover shot of the year. - Gramophone, January 2010

    1. Rhapsody In Blue
    2. Catfish Row - Symphonic Suite
    -Catfish Row
    -Porgy Sings
    -Fugue
    -Hurricane
    3. Good Mornin' Sistuh!
    4. Concerto In F For Piano And Orchestra - Allegro
    5. Adagio - Andante Con Moto
    6. Allegro Agitato
    7. Rialto Ripples
    George Gershwin
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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