Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper Of Love - 180g LP


Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper Of Love - 180g LP

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Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper Of Love - 180g 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

Impex - IMP6023 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at RTI

AAA 100% Analogue - Numbered Limited Edition - Three Blind Mice

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio 

Ayako Hosokawa's mid-period classic A Whisper of Love is now available for the first time on 180g LP.

It's mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

Also included is new photographs of the artist from the Three Blind Mice/Sony Music Archive.

Impex Three Blind Mice - Out Of Print For Decades   Long out of print, A Whisper of Love is a great CISCO reissue by the brilliant Japanese vocalist Ayako Hosokawa.

Now available from Impex on both 180-gram LP and Gold CD.

Incredible Three Blind Mice album! Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio! 

Ayako Hosokawa was the darling of Three Blind Mice Records. Her sweet and charming demeanor was perfectly matched to a honey-dripped alto and playful interpretations. She had two early-career hits for Tee Fujii's label, To Mr. Wonderful and No Tears, both popular releases for the singer.

But there is a special place in many jazz-vocal-lovers' hearts for her 1993 effort A Whisper of Love, a late hit for TBM and an enduring classic in East Asian countries. Working with top-notch American session players (Tee Carson, Jimmie Smith, Ray Loeckle and John Hettel) and recorded in her adopted home of San Francisco, Hosokawa has never been smoother or more comfortable than she is here

Returning to her early Three Blind Mice period form, Ayako Hosokawa delivered one of her most popular albums ever in 1993 with A Whisper of Love. Working with a fine ensemble of American jazz players (along with pianist Shota Osabe on two tracks), her delivery had developed a quiet confidence: relaxed and playful.

Available for the first time ever on Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl LP, this great set of classic torch songs gives Ms. Hosokawa a matchless showcase for her melodious tone and buttery delivery. Impex Records has tightened up the running order for a more focused listening experience, including all the best tracks from the original album. 

Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, you can once again enjoy one of TBM's most popular singers in your listening room with the assurance of quality Impex is heralded for. Quiet surfaces allow the crystal clear tone to shine every time you play the LP, again and again. 

A new design has been created for the back of the jacket, including new design elements and photos from the Three Blind Mice archive. The iconic front cover was left intact.

Come experience anew this great TBM classic in its vital new form! 

Musicians:

Ayako Hosokawa, vocals
Tee Carson, piano
John Hettel, bass
Jimmie Smith, drums
Ray Loeckle, reeds
Shota Osabe, piano

Selections:

1. Dream a Little Dream of Me
2. Too Young
3. Sea of Love
4. Someone That I Used to Love
5. That's All
6. Tea For Two
7. These Foolish Things
8. I've Got You Under My Skin
9. For All We Know
10. I Wish You Love
11. A Cottage For Sale
12. It's All in the Game
13. Tears in Heaven

Ayako Hosokawa - A Whisper Of Love - 180g LP

 
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Impex Records is the exciting audiophile label from the team that brought you Cisco Music. With more than 20 years experience and 150 titles released, Cisco Music developed many of the techniques used by other labels to make higher quality 180-gram LPs, SACDs and Gold and aluminum CDs.

We brought definitive editions Jennifer Warnes' The Well, The Hunter and Famous Blue Raincoat in multiple formats, including a 45 rpm box set that Absolute Sound magazine declared "defines the state-of-the--art in vinyl playback." Other classic reissues we nurtured to fantastic rebirths include the jazz-rock perfection of Steely Dan's Aja, Joan Baez' Farewell Angelina, NathanMilstein's poetic interpretation of Dvorak's Violin Concerto and four exquisite 45-rpm Three Blind Mice LPs.

Even in our humbler origins we were trusted with the distribution and production of The Super Analogue Disc, the original audiophile 180-gram LPs. King Records recognized, from the very beginning, that Cisco Music brought unflinching passion to the music and unflailing dedication to the process of bringing that music to the most discerning listeners in the world.

Now as Impex Records some of the original Cisco staff (Abey Fonn, Robert Pincus and Robert Sliger), along with Robert Donnelly, will follow and expand our own high standards for a new generation of audiophile products. Analog products will always be cut using analog tapes and analog mastering at the finest mastering facilities like Sterling, Cohearent and Bernie Grundman--just as it should be. Gold CD's will always be cut with high-definition digital or analog tape transfers from original sources. We will introduce America to Sony's revolutionary Blu-Spec CD, which redefines production excellence in 16-bit digital playback.

With a singular vision for making the best records anywhere, Impex Records is poised to expand Cisco Music's peerless legacy well into the 21st century. It's going to be quite a journey and we look forward to your joining us. We have committed ourselves, with every new release, to your complete satisfaction.

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Record Technology is a world class record pressing plant located in Camarillo, California. We have been operating since 1974, pressing for most audiophile record labels and for many quality minded independent and major record labels from around the world.

 

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