2012 In Review - New Reference Mastercuts LPs

2013 is quickly approaching, so take a look back though our 2012 releases!

New Reference Mastercuts Releases

RACHMANINOFF: SYMPHONIC DANCES; VOCALISE (RM-1504)

Eiji Oue/ Minnesota Orchestra

33 1/3 rpm, Half-Speed Mastered, 200 gram virgin vinyl from Quality Record Pressings in gatefold jacket

FIRST TIME EVER ON LP!

Widely believed to be the finest orchestral recording RR has ever made.


Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the most beloved composers of the twentieth century. His music is redolent of his Russian homeland, and it sings long, lush melodies that define the term "romantic." Everyone who knows and loves his piano concertos will enjoy these lyrical and dynamic works for orchestra. The "Symphonic Dances" in recent years have become one of Rachmaninoff’s most-performed scores. "Vocalise" is one of the great classical melodies, and is hummable by everyone. Grammy® Nominated 2002– Best Engineered Album – Classical; Keith O. Johnson, engineer

RM-2503 The Hot Club of San Francisco Yerba Buena Bounce

2 LP set, 45 rpm, 200-gram discs from Quality Record Pressings, in gatefold jacket

"San Francisco has the earned reputation as a city that is unique and goes its own independent direction. I think that can also be said of the Hot Club of San Francisco, a creative band that masters Gypsy Jazz, but gives it new shape, sound, and inspiration on this entertaining CD." — Harvey Barkan, L.A. Jazz Scene

Recorded by multi-Grammy-nominated "Prof." Keith Johnson at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, the YERBA BUENA BOUNCE sessions benefited from the historic ambience, scene of hundreds of classic jazz and rock recordings. Using his own custom-built microphones and electronics (as always), Johnson was able to utilize some of Fantasy's unique facilities, such as a legendary echo chamber, to add luster to his always life-like soundscapes.

RM-1505 Oue/MNO Exotic Dances from the Opera

Single 33 1/3 rpm LP, half speed mastered, 200-gram disc from Quality Record Pressings, in gatefold jacket

You will enjoy amazing sound on this deluxe half-speed mastered LP of favorites and rarities. This collection of exceptional performances from the Minnesota Orchestra has been a perennial favorite and best seller on CD, SACD and HRx, and NOW can be heard on LP! This recording is one of legendary engineer "Prof." Keith Johnson's very best and favorite titles.



Get All Three of these releases during the RR Holiday Sale and save 20% when you buy two or more!

NOTE: RR does NOT recommend using Media Mail for LP shipping and cannot be held responsible for damages using this method of shipping.

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