Remastered from the Original Master Tape and Cut at 45 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
RCA's "golden age" was more like a "golden minute" - in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era - pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
Maestro Leopold Stokowski is at the podium and Bob Simpson is at the 3-track Ampex recorder to capture the Rhapsodies from from Liszt, Enesco and Smetana that give this historic RCA Living Stereo release its title. This is titanic sound that will sink most speakers and amps for that matter in a good way!
Now cut at 45rpm by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, these reissues are designed from the mastering, to the cutting, to the pressing and packaging to be the finest RCA Living Stereo LPs ever reissued. These new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues!
"These are the best vinyl releases of RCA LPs I've yet heard." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound
"These records are definitive." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
Liszt / Enesco / Smetana, composer
Leopold Stokowski, conductor
• 200g 2LP-set from Analogue Productions
• Remastered from the original master tape
• Cut at 45 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Deluxe gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing
- Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 In C-Sharp Minor
- Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 In A Op.11
- The Moldau
- The Bartered Bride: Ouverture