The legend has it that Alan Parsons was so taken by the Beatles album "The Sergents Pepper" that he applied for a job at Abbey Studios and got it and subsequently worked with Paul McCartney for quite a while.
This album is a collection of so-called "cinemascope' music published in 1983 et pressed from a DMM master.
Rediscovering this music recently, and perfectly presented by the Red Ortofon cartrige, it is a delight for all senses as one gets physically involved in the richness of the harmonies and the textures of the vocals.
Often classified as "easy listening" or "background music", I certainly regard this record as a highlight of my musical education and one to be savoured like a good meal or a nice glass of wine, or both...
I am not aware of a reedition on LP, but I am happy to be proven wrong!
I have had this record in my collection for many a year and I have listened to it hundreds of time,
So, why talking about it today?
Well, I just received the February issue of Hi-Fi News (remember, I live in Australia...) to discover among other interesting things, that this record was being re-issued by Pure Pleasure Records.
A Columbia record originally, it is a very rich, melifluous recording of a very high standard, specially if you keep in mind that it was recorded live in 1973! My own copy (see photo above0 is still in very good condition and sounds fantastic. I actually have rediscovered it since I had my new Ortofon RED cartridge! I am listening to "Face 3" now as a matter of fact!
"This is Ella on the cusp of semi-retirement, but still in full command of her remarkable powers and at only 56 already a global treasure"
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.