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Limited Production Run of only 50 Copies Worldwide!
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
Opus 3 Records Offers Analogue Copies From Original Analogue Masters!
Master copies of Opus 3 analogue recordings! The shortest and best possible signal-path, without any conversions.
The current Opus 3 catalogue contains 50 titles which have been strictly analogue recorded and preserved. To cater to the needs of people for whom only the best is good enough and demand the ultimate in sound perfection we now offer open-reel master copies of Opus 3 albums.
All tapes are copied 'by hand', track by track, where all Mastering corrections are made with meticulous calibration and control.
A modified Technics RS-1500 for playback of the master tape, which has also been used for all of our re-mastering for SACD of our older titles. This tape recorder is world renowned as one of the best for playback. However it is specially modified to achieve the best possible quality.
Telefunken Magnetophone M-28 for the recording of your copy. This tape recorder has been used for the recording of all of Opus 3's master-recordings since 1978.
which we used for many years was Agfa PEM-468 which is no longer manufactured, however the RMG Studio Master SM-468 produced in the Netherlands has 100% identical performance.
Speed: 38 cm/s (15")
Playback EQ: IEC (CCIR) 35uS
Over many years Opus 3 has from time to time been asked to offer Analogue Tape Copies. At the end of 2014, the first copies were sold in Sweden and the response was overwhelming.
When Opus 3 Records creates an Analogue tape copy, it is always a One to One Copy where, for example, no analogue sub-master is in between, in order to make it as good as possible with no added distortion, noise and wow and flutter, etc.
The drawback is this process takes a lot of time, because all the tracks have to be copies one by one which is the reason the Analogue Tape are high. Because of the way this is done, production is limited to a maximum of 50 pieces. The upside to this process is you are guaranteed to have the best sounding Analogue Tape Copy.
For this recording Lars Erstrand to chose three of his favorite musicians as soloists: Roy Williams, trombone, Bob Barnard, trumpet and Danny Moss, tenor sax - each of them a world star on his instrument.
Bob Barnard, who went professional in 1949 at the age of 16, can look back on a long and successful career. Today he is by far the biggest name in Australian jazz and the country's internationally best-known and most sought after jazz musician. Like Roy Williams, he is second to none on his instrument and in the styles he commands.
Danny Moss too is one of Britain's best known jazz musicians and for many years has ranked as Europe's leading Swing tenor player. With his vigorous playing and unusually big sound, he has become the heir of the classic American Swing tenor players. He lives half the year in Australia and the other half in Britain, in this way dividing his concert tours between both hemispheres.
Roy Williams has long been one of Britain's best known and most successful jazz musicians...one of the most sought after players in Europe. Like Bob Barnard, he is one of the very few stars today with a real feeling for both twenties, Swing and Mainstream. Because of his sound and the ease with which he commands his instrument, many consider him perhaps today's top trombonist in any category.
* Reel To Reel Master Tapes do not include cover art
** 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.Features:
1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
Limited Production Run of only 50 Total
Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
Two 10.5" Metal-NAB-Reels
Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR (35uS)
2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")
(Subject to change)
1. Don't Take Your Love From Me
2. Afternoon In Paris
3. Christmas Song
4. One Morning in May
6. Small Fry
7. Fascinating Rhythm
8. Struggin' With Some Barbeque
10. The Talk of The Town
11. A Tisket A Tasket
12. Lester Leaps In
13. Easter Parade