May 11, 2021
Start Date: April 4, 2021
Final Price: $263.99 (USD)
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ART TATUM & BEN WEBSTER THE TATUM GROUP MASTERPIECES – AUDIOPHILE 45 RPM SPEED SEALED 2 LP SET LIMITED EDITION 1000 PIECE Pressing AND YOUR LIMITED EDITION NUMBER IS 138. LAST COPY FOREVER
AUDIOPHILE 45 RPM SPEED
Here's How it was done:
Using only the original analog master tapes, the renowned team of Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray remastered and cut all of the titles at AcousTech Mastering, which features a pure Class-A disc-cutting system. AcousTech is located at Record Technology, Inc. the plant where the vinyl was pressed. It is a tremendous sonic advantage to have the pressing plant plating department & mastering room in the same facility as Steve & Kevin could cut a lacquer and plated immediately. This prevents the degradation of the grooves in a lacquer which is very fragile to quick deterioration.
And of course cutting at 45 speed is the audiophile choice for the highes quality. A 45-RPM record is sonically superior to a 33 1/3 variety because of a 35 percent reduction of groove curvature compared to a 33 1/3 cut.. It means that while you can't fit as much music into a 45, the undukations of the groove that your cartridge has to track are stretched over a longer distance. For these reissues, the music was displaced onto four sides, meaning each side contains about 10 minutes of music.
This is the ultimate reissues. The only way you'll get closer to this classic music is to listen to the master tapes or have been in the studio with the artist originally during the actual session.
You should never pass up the opportunity to upgrade your collection. They're each very limited in their pressings and disappear with extraordinary quickness from the vinyl market. This causes prices to skyrocket because once they are gone, they are gone forever! Don't second-guess yourself with this chance to upgrade your collection because before you know it, the opportunity will have passed forever.
"Re-issued here on two thick slabs of 45 RPM vinyl is true desert island fare…Musically speaking, it doesn't get much better than this…To top if off, the recording is near perfection in big, full, mono sound. As good as original pressings sound, this re-issue goes to the head of the class and Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman again deserve kudos for an outstanding mastering and cutting job…Fear not, this is not the electronic stereo version, but a true mono release. Essential." - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 54 "…what a tone - hefty, rich and warm, gushing with air and vibrato and muscular romance. The contrast between the two is heady, riveting and irresistible…The 45 rpm LP lets you hear all the detail in Tatum's fingerwork; the cymbals whoosh and sizzle more like the real thing (on the CD, they sound like they're covered by a blanket); and Webster's horn (despite the reverb) swoons. This is an essential album." The final volume in an incredible series of eight Pablo recordings that featured Tatum with various sidemen. And in the case of this series, they saved the best for last. Tatum's joined by the incomparable Ben Webster, who counters Tatum's flurry of piano notes with a warm, rich tenor tone. Also onboard for this set of melodic ballads and standards are Red Callender, and Bill Douglas.
Track Listing 1.
Gone With the Wind 2. All the Things You Are 3. Have You Met Miss Jones 4. My
One and Only Love 5. Night and Day 6. My Ideal 7. Where or When
• 45 rpm Vinyl Double LP
• Limited to 1,000 copies
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