Khiov Music Play 33 1/3 Verve DZ3095 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
First Time On Vinyl - Pressed at Pallas - Limited Edition - Audiophile Remaster
Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
Beautiful, soothing, uplifting, and evocative music-making of the highest order. This collaboration between two of the very best string musicians anywhere can't help but inspire any listener with a sense of sublime awe. A rare gift of music, able to manifest so effortlessly a sense of space and place from the musicians' minds and hearts that they obviously hold dear. The stress of life got you down? Spin this one and that necktie will loosen considerably. Texture, tone, and masterful skill abound through the 13 "short stories" presented here.Though Missouri Sky originally was planned as a simple duet, Haden and Metheny wisely fleshed out a number of these tunes with additional instruments where called for, but only after the original duet versions were in the can. The result is a true record to die for in any year.- www.stereophile.com
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The “Play 33 1/3 LP Series” features masterpiece albums released in the '90s converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the record’s superb sound quality, the German who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal, utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them. The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
Musicians Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny seem to be drawn to each other due to the similar childhood growing up in small towns in Missouri.
"Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny have been good friends since the 1970s, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that Beyond the Missouri Sky should be their first duet album together. Both musicians are from small towns in Missouri, which leads Metheny to speculate in the liner notes if this similarity of childhood ambience might have something to do with the two players' obvious love and affinity for each other.
Whatever the answer, the result of this logical pairing is a rather somber and moody one. Metheny has a dark tone on his electric guitar, and on Beyond the Missouri Sky, where he plays acoustic, his sound is similarly deep and rounded. Metheny has called Haden one of the greatest improvisers of all time, and although this may be hyperbolic exaggeration from a longtime friend, Haden has at least earned the right to defend the claim. On Beyond the Missouri Sky, his playing is as sensitive and beautiful as always..."
• Play 33 1/3 Series
• Double LP
• 180g heavyweight vinyl pressed by Pallas
• Gatefold jacket
• 6-page booklet
• Black poly-lined inner sleeves
• Originally released in 1997 on CD
• Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
Charlie Haden, bass
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars, all other instruments
1. Waltz For Ruth
2. Our Spanish Love Song
3. Message to a Friend
4. Two for the Road
5. First Song (for Ruth)
6. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
7. The Precious Jewel
1. He's Gone Away
2. The Moon Song
3. Tears Of Rain
4. Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme)
5. Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme)
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