TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Michael Fremer Rated 10/10 Music, 11/10 Sound in his August 2014 reviews on www.analogplanet.com!
200g Vinyl Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog 3-Track Tapes!
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This is it, the live, double LP where the magical Tony Bennett created indelible memories! Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is the Tony Bennett album to buy for any Bennett fan or those just introduced to his music. And you'll never hear or experience it presented in finer fashion than from this outstanding reissue by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!
Analogue Productions has given Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall the deluxe reissue treatment. Starting with premier mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes. Then plating and presssing by Gary Salstrom and the crew at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: they've expanded and enhanced the original studio photography, which was supplied by Sony to their graphic designers. And they've wrapped up the whole package in a deluxe "old-school" tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing!
Originally recorded in 1962, Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is a testament to Bennett's live vocal ability, writes AllMusic.com. Backed by the Ralph Sharon Orchestra, Bennett moves far beyond his standard musical catalogue.
Along with standards like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Just in Time," Bennett reached out to create great medleys such as "(I Like New York in June) How About You/April in Paris," that automatically become his as soon as they are performed. Altogether there are 28 tracks on the album. Most remarkable is the clarity of the recording of the concert. If not for the tremendous applause of the audience, you could swear that Bennett had recorded each track in the studio. A masterpiece!
"The original of this double LP set was a sonic spectacular that now sounds veiled and somewhat distant compared to this stupidly, insanely spectacular sounding reissue cut for the first time from the edited original 3-track tape...This reissue is incredible in every way, starting with the cover art. The laminated cover's front and back photos are of far higher resolution and quality than the ones on the original. The same is true of the inside cover photos that include the full wide orchestra shot cropped on the original. But most importantly, the mastering by Ryan K. Smith from the original 3-track master tapes is nothing short of astonishing. It offers proof to anyone who will listen, both that AAA vinyl kills any digital format and that the art of recording, especially live recording, reached its pinnacle during the '50's and '60's...You'll be transported, entertained, wowed and amazed by both Bennett's and the orchestra's performances and the sonic documentation. It goes without saying that this is highly recommended, but I said it anyway." -Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 10/10, Sound 11/10
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog 3-track tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Deluxe "old school" tip-on heavyweight jackets by Stoughton Printing
Features original studio photography expanded and enhanced
1. Lullaby Of Broadway
2. Just In Time
3. All The Things You Are
4. Stranger In Paradise
5. Love Is Here To Stay
6. Climb Ev'ry Mountain
7. Ol' Man River
8. It Amazes Me
10. In San Francisco
11. How About You
12. April In Paris
14. I'm Just A Lucky So And So
2. Anything Goes
3. Blue Velvet
4. Rags To Riches
5. Because Of You
6. What Good Does It Do
7. Lost In The Stars
8. One For My Baby
9. Lazy Afternoon
10. Sing You Sinners
11. Love Look Away
12. Sometimes I'm Happy
13. My Heart Tells Me
14. De Glory Road