Genre: Jazz
Label: Horch House
Additional Artists: Fred Moch


Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra Bye Bye Blues Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape

Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra

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That music maker extraordinary is back! In this new album, Bert Kaempfert neatly ties up another blue-ribbon package of musical gems which is bound to find its way alongside the other Kaempfert treasures. So add BYE BYE BLUES to your collection of great hits such as Wonderland By Night, Afrikaan Beat, Blue Midnight, among the many others. Bert Kaempfert's musical genius is again at work, breathing new life into the old standards and creating fresh, original compositions. Each new recording by this highly gifted artist continues to add to his professional stature as a musician and to endear him to the public as a man who understands what popular music really is all about. When Bert Kaempfert plays such familiar songs as "Bye Bye Blues", "When Your're Smiling", "Once In A While", "I'm Beginning To See The Light" in his distinctive, rhythmic style, it is like a personal message, a friendly invitation to you, the listener, to join in with him. This is the Kaempfert Touch, unique in the present-day recording field and destined to keep him for a long, long time at the top of the musical ladder. And once more that certain, special Kaempfert sound is enhanced by the radiant trumpet of Fred Moch. Fred needs no introduction here, having already lent his considerable talents to many fine Bert Kaempfert recordings - he plays a trumpet rich in many moods, and often goes at an instant's notice from the brash and dashing to the soft and tender or the light and playful. Whatever the occasion demands. Without a doubt, he's one of the most versatile artists performing today. All this adds up to another triumph for Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - and another special listening treat for you. So sit back and relax and let yourself be entertained. Hello gladness, and BYE BYE BLUES!

- Judith Tane

Absolutely not! Why mess with the best? The whole point of what they do lies in capturing the magic of the original analogue master tape in its purest, most faithful form possible.

'Remastering' can be compared to using computer software to edit an original photograph. The benefits are that you can remove unwanted marks or noise, clean things up, remove distortion and boost clarity. The downside is that in doing so, you often lose the natural essence of the original and the result can seem rather synthetic, lacking in real life character.

The unfortunate fact is that tapes, like photographs, do tend to age over time, and most analogue masters are now between 30-80+ years old.

So Horch House undertake a painstaking 'soft refurbishing' process, which is key to recapturing the original quality of a master tape.

How exactly does Horch House translate an original analogue master tape into faithful copies on reel-to-reel tape and vinyl records?

They use a process that's been meticulously researched and developed by their expert team of sound engineers, with input from some of the world's leading specialists.

The first step is to carefully assess the sound quality of the original master tape, which their experts do in great detail. The unfortunate fact is that tapes do tend to age over time, and most analogue masters are now between 30-80+ years old. What they're looking to do, therefore, as an integral part of their copying process, is to restore the sound quality back to its original level. They want you to hear exactly what the first sound engineers heard (and indeed the musicians themselves), on the day that the original recording was made. This is in stark contrast to any kind of 'remastering', which they most definitely do not do! They're not looking to 'improve' the recording in any way, but rather to return it as closely as possible to its full original beauty.

They call this their 'soft refurbishing' process.

Horch House believe that they're as close as it's possible to get - not simply to the master tape in its current condition, but to that master tape's original condition. Thanks to their detailed 'soft refurbishing' process, their master tape copies could, in a sense, now be considered as better than the current originals because they've been lovingly restored to deliver the same sound quality that the originals had on the day they were first recorded.

All Horch House master tape copies are fully authorized, licensed and approved by the relevant record label/music publisher.

** It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape "tail out". This reduces "pre-echo" and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played.


  • 1-Reel Tape
  • Tape material: SM468
  • Standard 10.5" Metal Reel
  • 38 cm / 15 IPS-CCIR-1/4"-2Track-510nWb
  • Production on Studer machines refurbished to factory specification
  • Handmade
  • Fully authorized, licensed & approved by the record label/music publisher


  1. Bye Bye Blues
  2. Remember When
  3. When You're Smiling
  4. Tahitian Sunset
  5. Once In A While
  6. Steady Does It
  7. It Makes No Difference
  8. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  9. Wiederseh'n
  10. I'm Beginning To See The Light
  11. Melina
  12. Out Of Nowhere