Khiov Play 33 1/3 / Verve DZ3096 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
First Time On Vinyl - Pressed at Pallas - Cut at SST Germany
Mastered by Bob Ludwig - Limited Edition
The albums are released in Deluxe Packing for the first time and the heavyweight 180g vinyl LP is pressed in Germany by Pallas .with 6 Page Insert & Polylined Sleeves
The Guitar Trio, originally released in 1996 on CD only, reunites Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin after 13 years of not playing together.
"Guitar Trio is an excellent collaborative effort from three of the finest jazz guitarists of the post-rock & roll era: Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, and Al di Meola. Throughout the record, the trio doesn't just showcase their instrumental skills; they demonstrate their musicality.
This is sympathetic, emotional musicianship, where each musician complements each other instead of trying to out-do the other. For jazz guitar fans, it rarely gets more exciting than Guitar Trio." - allmusic.com
This was only the second recording for the Guitar Trio, coming a full 16 years after 1980's Friday Night in San Francisco, but it's a fitting sequel. Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, and John McLaughlin once again demonstrate extraordinary virtuosity, accelerated runs tumbling over one another until identities blur. Repeated listening, however, starts to focus on the subtle differences in nuance, especially in the compositions. Though DeLucia grew up in a tradition of Spanish flamenco guitar, Brazilian rhythmic touches often appear in his work, beginning with the opening 'Estiba.' The American Di Meola seems influenced by music of the Middle East ('Beyond the Mirage'), and the English McLaughlin has strong affinities with the music of Northern India, most apparent here in his 'Letter from India.' Ultimately, the impression of dazzling techniques gives way, revealing the group's deeper empathy
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 MMP, 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.
• Play 33 1/3 Series • 180g heavyweight vinyl
• Gatefold jacket • 4-page booklet
• Black poly-lined inner sleeve
• Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
• Bob Ludwig - mastering engineer
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Lacquer cutting by SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) Bruggemann GmbH in Germany
Paco De Lucia, guitars
Al Di Meola, guitars
John McLaughlin, guitars
1. La Estiba
2. Beyond the Mirage
3. Midsummer Night
4. Manha de Carnaval
5. Letter from India
7. Le Monastere dans les Montagnes
60 Years Pallas
Audiophile Vinyl - Made in Germany For over 60 years the family business in the third generation of the special personal service and quality "Made by Pallas" is known worldwide. Our custom PVC formulation produces consistently high pressing quality with the lowest surface noise in the industry. Our PVC complies with 2015 European environmental standards and does not contain toxic materials such as Lead, Cadmium or Toluene. Our vinyl is both audiophile and eco-grade!