Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper And Stephen Stills Super Session on Numbered Hybrid 5.1 SACD from Audio Fidelity
Includes Multichannel Mix in SACD Surround Sound and Original 2-Channel Stereo Mixes in SACD Stereo & CD Stereo
Al Kooper was an A&R executive with Columbia Records in the early 1960's after leaving the group Blood, Sweat & Tears. The 1968 Super Session album was conceived as a jam session with Kooper on keyboards and former Paul Butterfield Blues Band member Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar along with veteran studio musician and Wrecking Crew member "Fast" Eddie Hoh on drums and Barry Goldberg, also on keyboards.
Bloomfield was available during the first day of recording for Side 1 (Tracks 1-5) of the LP. For the second day of recording, Kooper brought in former Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills from which became Side 2 (Tracks 6-9) of the LP. Recorded on a shoestring budget over a 2-day period in Los Angeles, Super Session went on to become a rock classic and earned the trio a gold record for sales of over one million copies.
This package from Audio Fidelity includes new liner notes written by Al Kooper that tells the story of the Super Session album and the new 5.1 Multichannel mix. The 5.1 mix by Al Kooper with mastering by Bob Ludwig was never released and yet it has acquired some fame from industry insiders familiar with the Multichannel mix with comments like "excellent" and "it deserves to be heard." The new mastering of the Stereo tracks for new SACD Stereo and CD Stereo audio are by mastering engineer Steve Hoffman.
• 5.1 Surround Sound mix produced by Al Kooper
• 5.1 Surround Sound mastering by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios
• Original 2-track stereo and DSD mastering by Steve Hoffman at Marsh Mastering studio
• Updated liner notes from Al Kooper included in a colorful 12-pg booklet
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper And Stephen Stills Super Session Track Listing:
1. Albert's Shuffle
3. Man's Temptation
4. His Holy Modal Majesty
6. It Takes A Lot to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry
7. Season of the Witch
8. You Don't Love Me
9. Harvey's Tune