Impex - IMP8303 - 24 Karat Gold CD - Hardcover
Mastered by Bernie Grundman - Limited Edition
Housed in a deluxe, hardcover book-style packaging with improved photographic elements and lyrics in a 8 page booklet
"Remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, the sonics are luscious. Warnes has always had an audiophile's ear and was hands-on with this effort - one of the last from now defunct Cisco Records. It soars effortlessly, restoring warmth and delicacy, and easily besting the earth-bound but otherwise excellent CD. It's an example of both an artist in full charge of her powers and analog art at its very best." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound Magazine,
Jennifer Warnes The Hunter on 180g LP The Hunter was released five years after Jennifer Warnes' breakthrough with her critically acclaimed Leonard Cohen tribute, Famous Blue Raincoat. The Hunter is a varied affair that features songs from Todd Rundgren ("Pretending To Care"), The Waterboys ("The Whole Of The Moon"), Donald Fagen ("Big Noise, New York"), and mentor Leonard Cohen, who also guest appears on "Way Down Deep," as well as some of her own original material.
Available once again by popular demand, the Grammy-nominated recording by Elliot Scheiner now features all-tube mastering by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering using Jennifer Warnes' personal original analog master tapes who also supervised the reissue throughout the process.
It's an example of both an artist in full charge of her powers and analog art at its very best." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound Magazine
Jennifer Warnes, vocals
Leonard Cohen, vocals ("Way Down Deep")
David Mansfield, guitar, lap steel guitar, Appalachian fiddle
Judd Miller, wind synthesizer
Rob Muerer, synthesizer, keyboards
John "J.R." Robinson, drums
Larry Steelman, synthesizer strings
Larry Williams, saxophone
Jorge Calderon, bass
Blondie Chaplin, vocals
1. Rock You Gently
2. Somewhere, Somebody
3. Big Noise, New York
4. True Emotion
5. Pretending to Care
6. The Whole of the Moon
7. Lights of Louisianne
8. Way Down Deep
9. The Hunter
10. I Can't Hide
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.