Analogue Productions/Classic Records Reissue Series Presents 10 Everest Titles in Previously Unreleased 45RPM Versions Cut by Bernie Grundman
Mastered Directly from the Original 35mm Magnetic Film Using "All Tube" Cutting System
Among Classic Records' many accomplishments was unlocking the audio majesty of the Everest 35mm magnetic film recordings in a groundbreaking reissue series. Everest LPs through the early-60s were recorded on 3-channel 35mm magnetic film recording equipment. 35mm magnetic film yielded greater fidelity and less noise than standard 1/4" recording tape. The Westrex Corporation built special equipment to Everest's specifications to accomplish these advantages. Classic Records by Analogue Productions resurrects this vintage audiophile collection with an initial 10-title reissue series. Bernie Grundman cut the Classic Records reissues at both 33 and 45 RPM but the 45 RPM versions have never been issued until now!
Looking and sounding exceptional, these 200g 45RPM editions are pressed with a flat-edge, no groove-guard flat profile by Quality Record Pressing like the beloved originals. The flat edge refers to the absence of a raised, beaded lip on the outer edge of the record, providing a flat playing surface - and no incline – on your turntable. Each 2LP-set comes with Stoughton Printing tip-on original packaging and an Everest Records branded jacket displaying photos of each reissue title. The two LPs are also presented in a protective clear sleeve.
As with his Decca recordings of Ballet Music, Anatole Fistoulari again delivers a lively reading of Khachaturian's famous ballet piece. Is this performance the equal of the HP acclaimed Mercury - no, its better! Add to that earth shattering bass power and spacious detail - especially in ambient high frequency range and you have a winner that is both delightful and revealing to listen to over and over again. Bert Whyte is again at the controls for another outstanding Everest 35mm recording at London's famed Walthamstow Assembly Hall - the same hall used extensively by Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson.
Aram Khachaturian, composer
Anatole Fistoulari, conductor
The London Symphony Orchestra
• Analogue Productions/Classic Records reissue series presents 10 Everest titles in previously unreleased 45RPM versions cut by Bernie Grundman
• Mastered directly from the original 35mm magnetic film using an "all tube" cutting system
• Pressed on Classic's 200-gram Super Vinyl Flat Profile at Quality Record Pressings
• Stoughton Printing tip-on old style original jacket artwork and Everest Records-branded jacket
• LPs packaged in a protective clear sleeve