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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head.
The album was rehearsed, mixed and cut directly to vinyl, ALL IN ONE DAY
180g 33rpm gatefold LP
“There are few musicians in jazz who can make you feel that essentially all is right in the world.” - The Times "Getting the balance just right has always been Ibrahim’s great strength, drawing from a source but keeping it fresh..." - Julian Cowley, The Wire
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue master tapes! • Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180-gram 45RPM vinyl LP! • Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180-gram 33RPM vinyl LP! • Limited to only 3,000 numbered copies! • Plated and pressed at RTI, supervised by Rick Hashimoto
STEREO RECORDINGAfter the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next to You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You," which turns the original inside out. Stephen Thomas Erlewine /AMG
This rhythmically powered music can best be described as light, intensive, dynamic but never flashy ("Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun"). It finds its earthly culmination in soul ("I’m Waiting") and spiritual depth. Pure Pleasure releases are created from the original artwork and re-
mastered from the original tapes by engineers who on occasions, have mastered the originals. Some in the original studios! The sleeves are re- created from the originals. An exciting journey! The End Result?
The Touch. The Feel. The Look. The Craftsmanship. What could be better?
33rpm 180gm 2 x Vinyl LP Limited stock Release date: 21 August, 2020
Watch the album trailer!"The next generation of British jazz" - Melody Maker, 1970 "British jazz at its best" - Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise
Stereo RecordingLa Casa de Trova. The house of the troubadours. It’s a place of almost mythical status in Cuban music, the home of so many of the glorious songs that have come out of the island. Even Paul McCartney has made his pilgrimage there. For Alejandro Almenares, it’s a place he visits every single day, still carrying his guitar as he goes to play and talk with friends. And it’s the inspiration behind his album Casa De Trova. For Almenares, the connection to the house is deep. His musician father, Angel Sanchez Almenares, was one of the founders of the Casa.
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STEREO RECORDINGGerman jazz publicist Joachim-ErnBerendt st first had the idea of bringing original African-Americanblues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person. Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Raubrought this idea to reality. By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.
Soundstage, sonic detail enhanced at 45 RPM 2LP! Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes! Plating and 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings! Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on gatefold jacket