AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Analogue Productions - AAPC 2327 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered By Willem Makkee - RCA LSC-2225
Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings
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"Of the most rare RCAs, Witches' Brew rates near the top of the heap of desired RCAs. ... The LP selections were recorded by Decca recording engineer Kenneth Wilkinson in fabled Kingsway Hall and released in 1958. ... The reissue maintains the big, explosive sound of the original with up-front sound. It avoids some of the unnatural sizzle and harshness in the Classic Records version and probably gives as good an indication of why this record became so collectable as any of us are likely to encounter. ... For sheer fun, fabulous sound and a taste of record collecting history without the financial pain, this is hard to beat." — Recording = 10/10; Music = 8/10 — Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +
RCA Living Stereo classical LPs Gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!
"...I'd have to say that the usual stumbling blocks have been sidestepped. Great care has been taken to do the right things, starting with the way the decision to remaster these RCAs was made." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound
"witch's brew" promises to us translated the title of this plate, not a sweet potion, but a real fiend stuff. At least since Romanticism, witches, ghosts, ghosts, goblins, gnomes, magic and all sorts of eerie supernatural creatures have occupied the artists, and not least for composers, appropriate scenes have always been a welcome occasion to unleash witchcraft in the orchestra. Best examples of this united in 1958 by the New Symphony Orchestra of London under Alexander Gibson record. Moussorgsky's "Night on the Bald Mountain" and the "Gnome" from the "Pictures of an Exhibition" are well-known, as well as Liszt's Mephisto Waltz, Saint-Saan's Danse Macabre or Humperdinck's witch ride from "Hansel and Gretel". And those who do not have the British Malcolm Arnold (Oscar winner for the film music for the "Bridge on the River Kwai") on the screen, will be "Tam O`Shanter" (a horror ballad by Robert Burns) are swept away. Thanks to its stunning sound quality, which scores with huge dynamics and rich color, this record is an audiophile legend - now finally reissued! Do not miss it! -Audiophile de
A stereo demonstration LP The repertoire recorded on this recording is also available on many other versons. However, the excellent sound makes this record a coveted collector's item for many years. LP Review
Malcolm Arnold Tam O'Shanter Moussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain Saint Saëns Danse Macabre Humperdinck Witches' Ride from "Hansel and Gretel" Liszt Mephisto Waltz
Witches' Brew on 200-gram vinyl from Analogue Productions!
Renowned "woofer wower" remastered by Willem Makkee from the original tapes
Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings
Tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
This famous Alexander Gibson/New Symphony Orchestra of London collection from 1958 debuted at the dawn of the RCA Living Stereo era. It became one of the most sought-after Living Stereos with music by Arnold, Liszt and Mussorgsky amongst others, all with a spooky, witchy theme. The performances remain today as characterful and incisive as they were then.
We've taken this classic and given it the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment, featuring a remaster by Germany's Willem Makkee from the original analog tapes, and plating and 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Topping it off is a thick cardboard Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket.
If such music didn't cast the right sort of spell, so many listeners wouldn't be returning to it on so many occasions, somehow feeling constantly refreshed.
• Remastered by Willem Makkee from the original analog tapes
• Plated & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Tip-On Jacket by Stoughton Printing
New Symphony Orchestra of London
Alexander Gibson, conductor
Ballet Music From "Faust"
1. Overture To "Tam O' Shanter," Op.52
2. Gnomus (from "Pictures at an Exhibition")
3. A Night On Bare Mountain
4. Danse Macabre, Op.40
5. Witches' Rise (from "Hansel and Gretel")
6. Mephisto Waltz
ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
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