Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape of Vanessa Fernandez's When the Levee Breaks!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
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Vanessa Fernandez covers Led Zeppelin tunes in "unplugged" acoustic arrangements.
Original Direct-To 2-Track Recording made at United Recordings (formerly known as Oceanway Studios) in Hollywood by Michael C. Ross. Dubs are made by Bernie Grundman using the Original 30 ips 1/4" 2-Track Masters. The masters are played back off of Bernie's customized and rebuilt Studer A80, then run through his EQ board, and straight into a series of Ampex ATR102 tape machines.
These Groove Note Master Quality Reel To Reel Tapes are made at 15 ips and EQ are NAB. Included are 2 Reels, a 1kHz alignment tone along with repros of the original cover art.
Since the actual session masters are run to make these copies, there is a limit to the number of times this can be done. Production limited to only 15 total copies!
** 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."Much of the album... is acoustic, but songs like "Kashmir" with Jim Keltner on drums, rocks out big time. These are fresh arrangements by guitarist Tim Pierce whose playing credits include session work with Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Johnny Van Zant, Meat Loaf, Patty Smith, Joe Cocker, Michael Jackson, Joan Armatrading, Madonna, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, The Doobie Brothers, Elton John, Alice Cooper and others. The instrumental performances add new luster to the old chestnuts. Old fans will enjoy the new musical environment and some non-Led Zep fans will be won over.
"Most importantly, Ms. Fernandez, a long time Led Zep fan, has the vocal chops and the sensibility to wrap her cords tightly around the lyrics and wring new meaning from them. From what I got to hear later on a lacquer, the performances and the sonics will drop your jaws and maybe even your pants!" - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com
• 2-Reel Tape
• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Limited Production Run
• Original Direct-To 2-Track Recording
• Dubs made by Bernie Grundman using the Original 30 ips 1/4" 2-Track Masters
• Repros of Original Cover Art Included
• Made at 15 ips and EQ are NAB
• 2 Reels, 1/4 inch High Quality Tape, 10 1/2" reels
• 1kHz alignment tone
1. Immigrant Song
2. Black Dog
4. Trampled Underfoot
5. When the Levee Breaks (acoustic)
1. The Lemon Song
2. Whole Lotta Love
3. Ramble On
4. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
5. Immigrant Song
Bonus Tracks (LP bonus cuts):
6. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (alternate mix)
7. Whole Lotta Love (full rock mix)
8. 1K alignment tone