Intervention - IR-017 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at RTI - Limited Edition - Restored Cover Art
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
With strings, a wide range of instruments, and vocal overdubs, Heart Food has several layers, so it runs the risk of becomming congested, but the Intervention LP, mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio and pressed at RTI, sounds remarkably open and spacious, the warm sonics a perfect match for such heartfelt music." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics!
"This sequel to her eponymous debut would be the last released in her lifetime. If you fell in love with her music because of it, Heart Food will increase your sadness at her demise. Released in 1973, it enhanced her reputation with material left over from the first album, but re-recorded for this set, while stand-out tracks from this eloquent, elegiac singer-songwriter include "The Kiss" and "There's A Rugged Road", both oft-covered. Behind her were stellar musicians including Chris Etheridge on bass, drummer Jim Gordon, bluegrass deity Doug Dillard on banjo, and Buddy Emmons on pedal stell guitar. Yes, this is another masterpiece." - Hi-Fi News, Sound Quality: 90%
Intervention Records’ treatment of Sill’s best work sets a high bar for anyone working in the reissue business. Buettner and his team which includes Kevin Gray of Coherent Audio, who provides the all-analog mastering, and RTI, which handles the plating and pressing -- demonstrate that there is far more to this than mere nostalgia. These reissues set the musical record straight and are a chance for a whole new generation to appreciate fully the genius of an important artist The Audio Beat
AAA Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Double 45rpm LPs for Extreme Sound Quality
Judee Sill's classic 1973 sophomore album, Heart Food, is cut as a double-45RPM LP set and pressed on dead-quiet 180-gram vinyl.
"And then I heard "The Kiss" from 1973's Heart Food. If ever there was a song that lived up to the glorious, simultaneous heartbreaking and mending I might expect from a symphony to God, it's this." - Pitchfork
The astonishing Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records, and Judee Sill the first album released on the label. Sill's music is intensely spiritual, redolent of mystical and divine imagery, yet grounded by great songwriting and a pure but powerful singing talent. Her songs impart incredible intimacy that is enhanced by her sometimes complex string arrangements (remarkably Sill arranged and conducted the strings/orchestra on her albums!).
Sill's life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn't follow the critical acclaim of her first two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead from a drug overdose in 1979 at just 35.
The brevity of Judee's musical legacy is outweighed by the emotional power and weight of her first two extraordinary albums, Judee Sill & Heart Food. AAA mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, the master tapes are in beautiful shape, and listeners will be blown away by the revelatory inner detail and three-dimensionality retrieved from these achingly gorgeous recordings. This Intervention reissue represents THE definitive listening experience for this classic album! The original LP art has been beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the old-style, "tip-on, brown-in" gatefold jackets are printed by Stoughton.
• AAA Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes
• Double 45rpm LPs for Extreme Sound Quality
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• • Pressed at RTI
• Beautifully Restored Gatefold Jacket Art by Stoughton
1. There's A Rugged Road
2. The Kiss
1. The Pearl
2. Down Where The Valleys Are Low
3. The Vigilante
1. Soldier Of The Heart
2. The Phoenix
3. When The Bridegroom Comes
1. The Donor
RTI HQ-180 Vinyl
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