The Syd Lawrence Orchestra Big Band Spectacular! on 180g 2LP + DVD
A Unique Opportunity to Compare the Sound of a Direct Cut Disc to Analogue Tape!
In creating this unique double album, producer Mike Valentine wanted to explore the sound differences between direct cut vinyl and a multi track analogue tape recording and mix down, of exactly the same event. Because the album had to be recorded live, he had to first choose a selection of music which would be of the perfect length. Next came the musicians and Valentine felt so lucky to have to opportunity in working with the UK's leading big band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Finally, he had to find a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, it also had to have an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl. Well, what did their adventure reveal? Please judge for yourself, for Valentine hopes that you have as much fun in listening to Big Band Spectacular! as they had in creating these demonstration discs. Valentine also thinks you may enjoy how they recorded the event by watching the accompanying behind the scenes DVD.
• 180g 2LP-set + DVD
• LP1: Direct Cut to Vinyl
• LP2: Same session via 24-track mixdown to 1/2" tape @ 30ips
• DVD - behind the scenes look at how the albums were created
• Pressed at Optimal Records