Lowell Graham - Winds of War & Peace : National Symphonic Winds - 200g LP

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Lowell Graham - Winds of War & Peace : National Symphonic Winds - 200g LP
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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

Analogue Productions - AAPC 8823  - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP - Wilson Audiophile W-8823

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head 

The Absolute Sound Super Disc List 

TAS Harry Pearson Super LP List

The one I’ve chosen to highlight is the Winds of War and Peace  because it’s a sonic spectacular This track has some insanely deep and powerful giant bass drum “thwacks” hit with what conductor Lowell Graham describes as the “MOD” as in “Mallet of Death”The drum sound is positively frightening and even dangerous IF your system is capable of wide dynamic swings and deep bass, you’ll definitely enjoy cranking up this record! The original, cut by Doug Sax, did the damage so is obviously no “slouch”, but this Kevin Gray mastered reissue is even better overall. The bottom remains solid and dynamic while the midrange is far more transparent, having lost a “milky” quality that made it sound as if it had been recorded in an airplane hangar Michael Fremer  - analogeplanet

.Positive Feedback magazine Writer's Choice Awards for 2017!

"Winds of War and Peace might be Kevin Gray best remastering effort to date. That's saying something too given his impressive resume!

"I could never — despite Winds of War and Peace being long time resident of Harry Pearson's Super Disc List — work up any enthusiasm for the original LP release. The original album always had an amorphous and washed out quality. (And I bought several copies at the time just to check out the problem didn't lie with just the one copy.) Not with the Kevin Gray remastered version! If you like marching band like music a la the old Fennell Mercury classics-and even if you don't-this is a must have recording. While many will get easily hooked on the first cut Liberty Fanfare (and its massive bass drum whacks!), the adventurous will continue onto tracks like Commando Marches, El Camino Real and Symphonic Dances-No. 3.  an absolute blockbuster!" — Myles Astor, Senior Editor, Positive Feedback

On Winds of War and Peace, conductor Lowell Graham takes the National Symphonic Winds ensemble through a program of stirring orchestrations and marches. "Liberty Fanfare" was composed for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. The fanfare set the stage for one of the most spectacular celebrations in America's history. Samuel Barber's "Commando March" composed in 1943, represents Barber's first band work. Written in a quadruple meter, this work utilizes the constant contrast of dotted and triplet rhythms. Roger Nixon's "Festival Fanfare March," was recognized for superb composition by the American Bandmasters Association in 1973. It is a work that's technical, bright in color and effervescent in spirit. The album also includes "Victory at Sea," "El Camino Real," "A Santa Cecilla" and "Symphonic Dance No. 3".

Graham, a native of Greeley, Colorado, has earned recognition as one of America's most talented young conductors. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He was also the first person to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Catholic University of America.

Graham has led orchestras and bands on record and in performance throughout the world. He is the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band

Conductor – Lowell Graham
Engineer] – Bruce Leek, David A. Wilson, Joseph Magee
Orchestra – National Symphonic Winds
Producer – Lowell Graham, Sheryl Lee Wilson
Technical Director  – David A. Wilson

Recorded: Sept. 17, 1988 
Microphones: Sennheiser 
All signal designed by Bruce Brisson 
Console: Prototype Ramsa WR-S840, Special thanks to Steve Woolley 
Recorder: Ultramaster™ by John Curl 
Power Amps: Spectral DMA 50 (Location), Krell Reference 200s (At Wilson Audio) 
Loudspeakers: Wilson WATT™ (Location), Wilson WAMM™ VI (At Wilson Audio) 
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    1. Liberty Fanfare
    2. Commando March
    3. Festival Fanfare March
    4. Victory as Sea (arr. R.R. Bennett for wind ensemble)
    5. El Camino Real
    6. A Santa Cecilia
    7. Symphonic Dances – No.3 Fiesta

We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
Plated and Pressed at QRP the world`s Best Pressing Plant on Virgin Vinyl
Meticulous Test Pressing evaluation and Quality Control
Highest Quality Jackets and Rice Paper Inner Sleeves
Less than 1,000 Records per Stamper
Released in Limited Quantities


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