Enjoyable Listening, Audiophile Sound! A great introduction to Stockfisch artists!
It is astonishing and pleasing: in the face of downloads and MP3 there is still a market demand for the vinyl LP, which is already 60 years old. Stockfisch, therefore, releases the second volume of their Vinyl Collection containing ten tracks featuring known and new Stockfish artists.
Stockfisch compiled the tracks for Volume 2 of the Vinyl Collection following the established criteria of the 'Closer To the Music' compilations. On one hand they want to offer samples of current Stockfisch albums, on the other hand they would like to give a sneak peek on their future recordings.
For the first time available on vinyl are one of Allan Taylor's songs from the Porsche/Burmester session, Ewen Carruthers "That Train" - paying homage to the English singer/songwriter who departed in 2010, Paul O'Brien - the Irish melancholic songwriter from Canada, the Australian folk-duo Carl & Parissa, and David Munyon's new album Pretty Blue.
The unreleased song from Katja Maria Werker's first Stockfisch album, "Mitten Im Sturm", the guitar piece played by the virtuoso Ralf Illenberger, who had recorded with Stockfisch Records in the '70s, and lives in the U.S.A. today, furthermore a wonderful song from Paul Stephenson's third album, (to be release in 2012), are among those Stockfisch is excited to introduce.
The label is also glad to present an unreleased piece with the outstanding guitarist Chris Jones who passed away in 2005. During a studio session in 2001, a remarkable instrument, a Dreadnought, made by Moritz C. Sattler (Manzanita), caught Chris' eyes. He couldn't stop improvising with his guitar - and happily Stockfisch let the tape keep running.
Heavy Weight High Quality 180g Vinyl LP
Direct Metal Master Cut Vinyl
Made in Germany
Pre-mastering by Hans-Jorg Maucksch
DMM Disc Cutting by Hendrik Pauler
Mastering Monitors: B&W Nautilus 801 D
1. Tief Im Innern - Katja Maria Werker
2. That Train - Ewen Carruthers
3. Frogs - Ralf Illenberger
4. Paul O'Brien - He Can Dance
5. Westwinds - McKinley Black
1. Let the Music Flow - Allan Taylor
2. Into the Light - Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas
3. Improvisation - Chris Jones
4. Carolina Song - David Munyon
5. Now So Far - Paul Stephenson