Exceptional Audiophile Sound! This Is As Close To The Original Master As You Will Get!
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Clare Teal is backed by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra lead by Chris Dean for her tribute to the jazz diva Ella Fitzgerald. Teal performs jazz standards such as "I've Got You Under My Skin", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Anything Goes", and "That Old Black Magic".
**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."No left turns here, no postmodern reappraisals -- just straight-ahead swing...And the sequencing is superb. Side A kicks off with three softly swinging numbers, and then, on "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead", the orchestra raises the energy level a notch or three -- enough to make one very curious about Side B, where, indeed, the music roars that much more, climaxing with "Too Darn Hot", where Teal and the orchestra peak at the same time, yet sonics remain clean, with nice-sounding highs." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, January 2017 Read more!
"Teal, for all intents and purposes, sounds like a 1940's era singer transported to 2016, not just in her phrasing but particularly her vocal timbre. I can think of no other female vocalist today who hits this particular nostalgic mark and does so without it sounding forced or archaic. Instead it sounds refreshing and generous." - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, 10/11 Music, 10/11 Sound!!!
1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
Created from 30IPS 1/2" Running Masters at Air Studios
1/4" 15IPS CCIR
Original Master Tapes recorded at 30ips onto ½ Tape
Copy Masters are made using 2 Studer A820 Master Recorders
Machines are connected with Zensati Seraphim Interconnect Cable for highest transfer quality
All tapes use CCIR/IEC Equalization
Originally mastered at Air Studios London
Created using ATR Magnetics Tape Stock
Housed in Heavy Duty Professional boxes
Transferred and monitored by Chasing The Dragon Producer Mike Valentine
Clare Teal, vocals
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
1. I've Got You Under My Skin
2. Begin the Beguine
3. I Get A Kick Out of You
4. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
5. Night and Day
6. Anything Goes
7. That Old Black Magic
8. Too Darn Hot