180-gram vinyl reissue
Numbered, limited to 2,500 copies worldwide
Impex Records presents the all-analog, 180-gram LP: Art Blakey's seminal (and highly influential) Drum Suite.
For many classical music lovers, Beethoven’s eighth violin sonata lives in the long, fiery shadow of the ninth, better known as the “Kreutzer”. This is easy to understand, as the Kreutzer is a prime example of the stormy side of Beethoven—the one many listeners see as his most exciting and revealing trait. However, just as his eighth symphony is the kinder, gentler companion to his towering, formidable ninth, the eighth violin sonata, shorter and less aggressive than the ninth, shows a more lyrical side of Beethoven.
An historic collaboration by two of jazz music’s greatest artists is finally available on 180-gram 2-LP set. Impex Records’ deluxe production captures the amazing outdoor acoustics with fine detail and wide dynamic range. The beautiful gatefold jacket is coated in a vintage high-gloss lacquer and embellished in metallic ink. The White House Sessions, LIVE 1962 contains inspired performances of classic tunes “Take Five,” “Castilian Blues,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” and “I Left My Heart In San Francsico.” Impex Record is proud to bring you a performance unequaled, a recording unparalleled and the must-have audiophile release of this or any other year.
Isao Suzuki’s Blow-Up is virtuosity and class all rolled up into one. A great combination of upbeat blues and mellow grooves! The album was awarded “Jazz of Japan” Award and the Jazz Disc Award of “Swing Journal” in 1973.
180-gram pressing mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray
Winner of a Gruvy Award, chosen by AnalogPlanet's editor, Michael Fremer, for vinyl records that are musically and sonically outstanding and are also well mastered and pressed.
A member of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list and a multi-platinum seller That’s the Way of the World is as popular as it is relevant; a tightly focused, socially conscience “message” piece that you can dance to. It’s simply one of the great funk albums, bouyed by three huge radio hits: “Shining Star,” “Reasons” and the title track. Says Rolling Stone: “Earth, Wind and Fire’s sixth album is make out music of the gods.”
Here it is: the definitive version of Jennifer Warnes newest master work. Supervised by the artist and mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering from Jennifer’s analog master tapes, this is the ultimate expression of The Well that will ever be made. Includes the bonus tracks from Impex’s new gold CD version plus an amazing new recording of Bob Dylan’s haunting “Born in Time” that marks a graceful coda to Ms. Warnes examination of love and loss in uncertain times and places. Spread across six sides, devoted audiophile fans will be enrapt by this lovingly and lavishly produced epic, packaged in a wood box with large-format booklet, personal notes by the artist, and a deluxe insert
• Only 2500 numbered copies available • Audiophile all-analogue pressing • Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes Same version was repressed in 2018, but without numbering
First Time 33rpm 180g Vinyl Release In Three Decades! Mastered from Original Analog Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman & Pressed at RTI Heavy Jacket with Insert "Under the supervision of Warnes, Grundman has taken the original masters and breathed more warm analog life into each track than ever before. The dead-quiet surfaces of the superb 180-gram pressing permit more penetrating micro-dynamics and yield greater transparency and breadth between images." - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, Music 4.5/5, Sonics 4.5/5