From the Original Master of Universal Music!
Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Never Before on Vinyl!
Guitarist Lee Ritenour decided to celebrate his 50th year as a guitar player by inviting a bevy of name guitarists into the studio to jam out some tunes, all in the name of love for their chosen instrument. Ritenour's subsequent album, 2010's 6 String Theory, is just that, a varied celebration on the many styles and players who have utilized the guitar. The result is an expansive, ambitious, but never belabored album that touches on jazz, blues, funk, and rock and expands beyond the usual Ritenour approach while remaining true to his unique six-string sound. To these ends, Ritenour duets with such artists as contemporary bluesman Keb' Mo', fusion/post-bop legend Pat Martino, and blues icon B.B. King, as well as George Benson, Slash, Mike Stern, and others. To say this is an all-star affair is an understatement and fortunately, it delivers on Ritenour's promise of a guitar celebration.
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The 'Play 33 1/3 LP Series' is a 1st LP issue project of the masterpiece albums which have never been released on vinyl LP. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the records superb sound quality, the German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal, utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece. You will have a chance to experience great analogue sounds and to enjoy splendid artworks through the series.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them. The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
Play 33 1/3 Series
180g Vinyl Pressing
From the original master of Universal music
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Lacquer cutting by SST Bruggemann GmbH in Germany
Black poly-lined inner sleeves
Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
Released on vinyl for the first time
1. Lay It Down - John Scofield & Lee Ritenour
2. Am I Wrong - Keb Mo & Taj Mahal
3. L.P. (For Les Paul) - Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino, & Joe DeFrancesco
1. Give Me One Reason - Joe Bonamassa & Robert Cray
2. "68" - Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, & Slash
3. In Your Dreams - Steve Lukather, Lee Ritenour, & Neal Schon
4. My One And Only Love - George Benson
1. Moon River - George Benson & Joey DeFrancesco
2. Why I Sing The Blues - B.B. King, Vince Gill, Keb Mo, Jonny Lang, & Lee Ritenour
3. Daddy Longlicks - Joe Robinson
4. Shape Of My Heart - Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, & Andy McKee
1. Drifting - Andy McKee
2. Freeway Jam - Mike Stern, Tomoyasu Hotei, & Lee Ritenour
3. Fives - Guthrie Govan & Tal Wilkenfeld
4. Caprices, Op.20, No.2 and 7 - Shon Boublil