One of TONEAudio Magazine's 2012 Best Audiophile Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI on 180g Vinyl!
Distributed Wordwide Exclusively by Elusive Disc!
Anne Bisson and Simaudio join forces with legendary producer, conductor, and arranger Guy St-Onge, along with René Laflamme of Fidelio Audio, bassist Normand Guilbault, and drummer Paul Brochu, to deliver a masterpiece of exceptional music that is sure to take your breath away.
This fantastic audiophile recording features a rich and warm midrange, with sultry tones that envelop and embrace. The first time you hear Bisson's crystal clear voice, you'll likely get shivers, while subsequent listens will reveal a depth and emotional core that resonate long after the final chord has sounded. Melodies soar with a delicate confidence through changes that are a unique blend of jazz and vocal pop.
"For anyone that believes great vinyl cant be pressed from a digital master, look no further than Anne Bissons Blue Mind, recorded live with minimal overdubs (only one track, Dragonfly features overdubbing) at Reference Studio in Saint-Calixte, Quebec. Vacuum-tube Neumann microphones contribute greatly to the pressings enormous, breathy sound." - TONEAudio, No. 46, May 2012
"Bisson breaks no new stylistic or artistic ground, but she keeps the tunes upbeat. Drummer Paul Brochu and bassist Normand Guilbeault helm sparse arrangements that aid in accentuating her fluid voice. Fidelio brilliantly captures this essence, with Kevin Gray extracting every last ounce of dynamic range on LP. The result? It sounds like a master tape. Count on hearing this gem in many rooms at upcoming hi-fi shows." - TONEAudio, No. 52, January 2013
"The album itself has a beautifully quiet backdrop, while Bisson's considered and emotional delivery will have fans of Diana Krall rushing to their wallets." -Hi-Fi World
We couldn't be more excited to present such an exquisitely recorded album from a truly gifted performer.
"From the minute I first heard Anne Bisson's Blue Mind, I immediately knew that we would have to bring this album to the world. I sat in my seat, transfixed and in awe, for the whole thing. And then I listened to it again!" - Bob Bantz, President, Elusive Disc, Inc.
"I hope you feel the immense pleasure I had singing and playing these songs with the two extraordinary musicians that accompanied me through this journey. Last but not least, a special thanks to a very caring man who guided and inspired me, Guy St-Onge. Something really magical happened, and now it's yours to discover!" - Anne Bisson
Blue Mind was recorded July 21-22, 2008, at Reference Studio in St-Calixte, Québec. It was mastered by Marc-Olivier Bouchard, assisted by René Laflamme, at Pure Mastering in St-Calixte. There are no overdubs on any song except "Dragonfly". With the exception of "Hoping Love Will Last" (Steve Hackett), all songs were written by Anne Bisson.
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Neumann U67 on double bass
Neumann U89 on vocals
B&K 4003 on piano
Sennheiser MKH40 microphones
MOON power amplifiers
DCS Digital and Weiss EQ
Analogue Mixer: Raindirk
DCS and Weis converter, 24-bit 96 kHz
PCM 9000 for mastering
Moon amplifier for playback
Pressed at R.T.I.
Mastered by Kevin Gray of R.T.I./Acoustech Mastering
One of Tone Audio Magazine's 2012 Best Audiophile Pressings
Anne Bisson, piano, vocals
Paul Brochu, drums
Normand Guilbault, double bass
|1. Little Black Lake|
|2. Soothing Your Soul|
|3. Hoping Love Will Last|
|5. Do What You Please|
|6. September In Montreal|
|8. Blue Mind|
|9. Why Is It So|