Pure Pleasure / 3u - PPAN 019 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering London
Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas Germany
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Another great Mary Black album remastered very well. Compared to the original pressing which is expensive and hard to find now there is greater weight and detail as the original sounds somewhat thin and harsh by comparison & A very quiet pressing seals the deal. LP Review
Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!
Irish singer Mary Black is well known for deftly combining her Celtic roots with contemporary folk. On this release, she offers another strong set of songs, as she interprets songs from American folk favorite John Gorka ("Treasure Island") and connects with Anglo-folk tradition on the lovely "One Way Donkey Ride" (written by Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention fame). The acoustic instrumentation feature a rich blend of guitars, fiddles, saxophones, and accordions that add a timeless feel to most of her songs.
The highlight of the album is "Loving Time," an emotional story of star-crossed lovers told with a bittersweet aching that few artists could deliver so poignantly.
Mary Black's voice remains an incredibly expressive instrument that makes this another solid effort.
Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
Mary Black, vocals
Dave, drums, congas & percussion
Garvan, double & electric bass
Frank, fiddle, synth & whistle
Declan, acoustic, Spanish, electric guitars, mandola & harmonies
Pat, keyboards, accordion & harmonies
Carl,tenor & soprano saxophones
Mel Mercier, tabla
Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, additional vocals
Vanbrugh String Quartet:
Gregory Ellis, 1st Violin
Elizabeth Charleson, 2nd Violin
Simon Aspel, Viola
Christopher Marwood, Cello
1. Summer Sent You
2. Flesh And Blood
3. The Loving Time
4. Golden Thread
5. The Holy Ground (Traditional)
6. Treasure Island
7. The Holy Ground
8. One Way Donkey Ride
10. Lay Down Your Burden
11. Paper Friends
12. Poison Words
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Pre Analogue Audiophile Mastering
Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 Gram Virgin Vnyl
Released in Limited Quantities
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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!