Intervention - IR-016 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at RTI - Limited Edition - Restored Cover Art
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Sound 90% Ken Kessler HIFI NEWS Album of the Month
So you have a long forgotten gem (though an album still revered a friend tells me by many of today's top young L.A. area talents), engineered by the great Henry Lewy, superbly reissued on double 45 rpm vinyl cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and Tip-On gatefold jacket packaged too. For hippie era listeners unfamiliar with Sill this will be like a detour up an unfamiliar Laurel Canyon road circa 1970. For younger listeners it's yet another reminder that that era was one of vast riches, some of which remain untapped to this day. It was an era that produced both superstars and equally talented tragic figures. When you look at who was involved in producing, arranging, recording and releasing this album it was a 100% "can't miss". That's part of the cult of Judee Sill. By the way, originals regularly go for more than the cost of this Intervention reissue and they do not sound as good Sound 10/10 Music 9/10 Michael Fremer Analogplanet
I have a near-mint copy of Sill’s debut, so I was eager to assess how successfully Intervention Records managed this project. I’ve seen and heard my share of good reissues, but nothing prepared me for the package that arrived. . When I opened up the first album’s luxuriously glossy gatefold at our kitchen table, my wife asked, "Ooh! Can I hold it?" Intervention’s 45rpm reissue of Sill’s debut is a stunning achievement. Only a few people r know what the actual master tape sounds like, but I’d wager that these LPs are as close as the rest of us will ever get to hearing it. The utter clarity of Sill’s voice and rich warm, acoustic glow of her debut album are revealed in a way that remind me of the restoration of a painting: I suddenly realized that the art is even better than I thought it was. The Audio Beat
AAA Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Double 45rpm LPs for Extreme Sound Quality
American singer/songwriter Judee Sill's classic 1971 debut, Judee Sill, is cut as a double-45RPM LP set
"Rapturous and otherworldly." - Rolling Stone
"...it's hard to suppress the inner light of Sill's work. It shines." - Pitchfork
The astonishing Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records, and Judee Sill the first album released on the label. Sill's music is intensely spiritual, redolent of mystical and divine imagery, yet grounded by great songwriting and a pure but powerful singing talent. Her songs impart incredible intimacy that is enhanced by her sometimes complex string arrangements (remarkably Sill arranged and conducted the strings/orchestra on her albums!).
Sill's life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn't follow the critical acclaim of her first two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead from a drug overdose in 1979 at just 35.
The brevity of Judee's musical legacy is outweighed by the emotional power and weight of her first two extraordinary albums, Judee Sill & Heart Food. AAA mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, the master tapes are in beautiful shape, and listeners will be blown away by the revelatory inner detail and three-dimensionality retrieved from these achingly gorgeous recordings. This Intervention reissue represents THE definitive listening experience for this classic album! The original LP art has been beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the old-style, "tip-on, brown-in" gatefold jackets are printed by Stoughton.
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Pressed at RTI
• Beautifully Restored Gatefold Jacket Art by Stoughton
Judee Sill, guitar, piano, vocals
Clydie King, Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, background vocals
Don Bagley, Bob Harris, orchestration
David Crosby, guitar
Graham Nash, organ, production "Jesus Was A Cross Maker"
1. Crayon Angels
2. The Phantom Cowboy
3. The Archetypal Man
1. The Lamb Ran Away With The Crown
3. Jesus Was A Cross Maker
1. Ridge Rider
2. My Man On Love
1. Lopin' Along Thru The Cosmos
2. Enchanted Sky Machines
RTI HQ-180 Vinyl
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