Long a collector favorite, this early stereo recording now remastered at Abbey Road presents a set of lively American light classics like "Mexican Rhapsody," "Savannah River Holiday," "Kentucky Mountain Portraits" and "Joe Clark Steps Out." Decca Classics presents the Mercury Living Presence Series, a new audiophile series of vinyl mastered at half-speed and featuring precision HD transfers of the original first-generation tapes.
A Note About Listening Levels
Mercury Living Presence recordings are highly dynamic, pushing the technical capabilities of the original recording equipment to the limit. In a modern setting, especially in the context of a Half-Speed Mastered LP, the full dynamic range on the tapes makes its way to the grooves.
This may require the listener to turn up the system volume to a higher level than they may be accustomed to.
All efforts were made to present these discs on quiet, high-quality vinyl, so listening at "concert hall levels" should not include an objectionable increase in background surface noise.
Turn it up, experience the 3D sound field, and enjoy the lifelike dynamics; put yourself in the Living Presence of the music!
- The Mercury Living Presence Series
- Audiophile Vinyl
- Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
- Precision HD Transfers from the Original First-Generation Tapes
- Made in Germany
Robert Guyn McBride (1911-2007)
- Mexican Rhapsody
Ron Nelson (1929-)
- Savannah River Holiday
Lyndol Coleman Mitchell (1923-1963)
Kentucky Mountain Portraits, for orchestra
- 1. Cindy
- 2. Ballad
- 3. Shivaree
Charles G. Vardell, Jr. (1893-1962)
- Joe Clark Steps Out