TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Classical
Michael Fremer Rated 9/11 Music, 9/11 Sound in his April 2014 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!
RCA Living Stereo 200 Gram Vinyl! Remastered and Cut at 33 1/3 rpm by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings & Plated by Gary Salstrom!
RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
With Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin, a popular songwriter, established himself as a serious composer. His American in Paris tells the story of a trip through the streets and cafes of France. A first rate orchestra (The Boston Pops), a distinguished conductor (Arthur Fiedler), and a superb pianist (Earl Wild) combine to make this recording something to be treasured.
"This reissue cut by Ryan K. Smith from the original 3 track beats every original I have (four) in every way. It peels back layers of murk without adding brightness or spotlighting or anything bad. Instead, it's as if layers of dust and dirt have been expertly cleaned away revealing a fresh, clear window onto the live musical event...[Earl] Wild's piano has never sounded as cleanly rendered or as well-focused. You'll see it as clearly as the skyscrapers. The finale has never packed such a ferocious wallop either...With records like this coming out, audiophiles who declare flatly that reissues never sound as good as originals skate further and further onto the thin ice. If you intend to own but a single classical record in your collection, make it this one." -Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 9/11, Sound 9/11
200g Vinyl 33 1/3rpm
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Plated by Gary Salstrom
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Earl Wild, piano (on "Rhapsody In Blue")
Boston Pops Orchestra (on "An American In Paris")
Arthur Fiedler, conductor (on "An American In Paris")
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
1. Rhapsody In Blue
2. An American In Paris