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Limited Production Run of only 50 Copies Worldwide!
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
Opus 3 Records Offers Analogue Copies From Original Analogue Masters!
Master copies of Opus 3 analogue recordings! The shortest and best possible signal-path, without any conversions.
The current Opus 3 catalogue contains 50 titles which have been strictly analogue recorded and preserved. To cater to the needs of people for whom only the best is good enough and demand the ultimate in sound perfection we now offer open-reel master copies of Opus 3 albums.
All tapes are copied 'by hand', track by track, where all Mastering corrections are made with meticulous calibration and control.
A modified Technics RS-1500 for playback of the master tape, which has also been used for all of our re-mastering for SACD of our older titles. This tape recorder is world renowned as one of the best for playback. However it is specially modified to achieve the best possible quality.
Telefunken Magnetophone M-28 for the recording of your copy. This tape recorder has been used for the recording of all of Opus 3's master-recordings since 1978.
which we used for many years was Agfa PEM-468 which is no longer manufactured, however the RMG Studio Master SM-468 produced in the Netherlands has 100% identical performance.
Speed: 38 cm/s (15")
Playback EQ: IEC (CCIR) 35uS
Over many years Opus 3 has from time to time been asked to offer Analogue Tape Copies. At the end of 2014, the first copies were sold in Sweden and the response was overwhelming.
When Opus 3 Records creates an Analogue tape copy, it is always a One to One Copy where, for example, no analogue sub-master is in between, in order to make it as good as possible with no added distortion, noise and wow and flutter, etc.
The drawback is this process takes a lot of time, because all the tracks have to be copies one by one which is the reason the Analogue Tape are high. Because of the way this is done, production is limited to a maximum of 50 pieces. The upside to this process is you are guaranteed to have the best sounding Analogue Tape Copy.
Australia's internationally best known and most successful jazz musician, trumpeter Bob Barnard, with a unique mastery of everything from 1920s Armstrong to Swing and Mainstream, plays a varied mixture of three Armstrong classics for quartet, two duo ballads and ten familiar and less familiar Dixieland and Swing numbers in two different quintet settings.
A record that has been longed for by critics and general public alike, since, in recent decades, Bob has mostly recorded Mainstream.
* Reel To Reel Master Tapes do not include cover art
1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
Limited Production Run of only 50 Total
Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
Two 10.5" Metal-NAB-Reels
Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR (35uS)
2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")
Bob Barnard, cornet
Lars-Erik Eriksson, clarinet
Olle Nyman, banjo, guitar
Johan Bijkerk, piano
Björn Hagerman, bass
Kalle Nygren, piano
Tomas Örnbergl, clarinet
(Subject to change)
1. The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)
2. West End Blues
3. Black Stump Stomp
4. Pour Jennifer
5. Blue Turning Grey Over You
6. Mahogany Hall Stomp
7. New Orleans
8. I Would Do Anything For You
9. Sweet and Slow
10. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
11. After My Laughter Came Tears
12. Jelly In Mind
13. Cornet Chop Suey
14. Blame It On My Youth
15. My Gal Sal
16. Sweet As a Song