RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs – the Gold Standard for Top Quality Orchestral Performance and Sound!
Remastered from the Original Master Tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and Now Cut as 200g 45RPM 2LP-Set!
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.
The jewel in the Living Stereo crown, this recording of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite Scheherazade, like the Respighi, is considered one of the very best LPs by Fritz Reiner, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and RCA's crew. A collection of supple and sensuous performances, the sound alternately shimmers and stuns with the clarity of its definition and intensity of its climaxes. The listener is taken on a magic carpet of Living Stereo sound to mythic Arabia and China, guided by two of Russia's greatest orchestral masters.
Remastered from the original master tape – now cut at 45 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram double vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Deluxe gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing.
"These are the best vinyl releases of RCA LPs I've yet heard." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, composer
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
• 200g 45rpm 2LP-set from Analogue Productions
• RCA Living Stereo classical LPs – the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound
• Remastered from the original master tape – now cut at 45 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
• Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Deluxe gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing