AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Pure Pleasure / Roulette - PPAN SR152118 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering London
Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas Germany -Roulette SR152118
Sarah Vaughan was a singer with an extraordinary voice that few vocalists might ever have the good luck to possess. With a four octave range, coupled perfect pitch and control, she could bend notes as she wished, as well as swoop and scat, all of which made her a formidable jazz singer. This is the artist we hear on the beautiful remastered release from Pure Pleasure Records entitled Sarah + 2. If you are a Sarah Vaughan fan, or better yet, if you have for one reason or another, remained on the sidelines, this release is as good as it gets. With superb remastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London, you will be treated to a jazz recording that shows Vaughan’s broad range and ability to shift octaves and notes, yet stay within herself.- Audiophileudition
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Those who throughout the years have denied Sarah the cachet of a true jazz singer are in for a surprise with this LP.
Those who many, many times have said that Sarah couldn't interpret lyrics are also in for a surprise.
Daring, startling, innovative, creative, are just a few of the words that come to mind when one thinks of the risk it represents for a jazz singer to do an album with bass and electric guitar only, like in this case. However, the format works wonders by giving her a minimal support that allows to showcase her fireworks. You'll apply the above adjectives as well when you hear Sarah's rhythmic and melodic inventions, always in perfect time, always within the harmony but at the same time revealing hidden corners of it, always adding an unsuspected hue to the song.
Her Just in Time is anthological, just like that incredible When Sunny Gets Blue. You won't find, and I mean this, a better lyrics readings and a better musical approach for these two songs. As good as, maybe, but not better, I swear.
The same happens with more or less the rest of the tracks. Each of them has a special something that keeps the listener on his toes. Being an inveterate Sarah admirer, but very much aware of her ugly excesses in certain years in her career, I hereby recommend this album. You won't be sorry because you'll agree with me.
Sarah Vaughan, vocals
Barney Kessel, guitar
Joe Comfort, bass
1. Just In Time
2. When Sunny Gets Blue
3. All I Do Is Dream Of You
4. I Understand
5. Goodnight Sweetheart
1. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
2. When Lights Are Low
3. Key Largo
4. Just Squeeze Me
5. All Or Nothing At All
6. The Very Thought Of You
Producer – Teddy Reig
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At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
There really is nothing quite like it. It’s the touch, the feel, you have to stop and stare, the cover, the real thing, even the smell.
Its tangible, you can feel it, see it, study it, muse/dream over it, it’s real, someone has spent hours and hours over its construction and presentation. Pure Pleasure Records is just that, Pure Pleasure and that is what it has set out to be. The music and the physical record. Something to keep, treasure, admire and above all enjoy.Of course with vinyl it’s not just a record, it’s the cover, the sleeve notes, you are holding a unique package, produced by craftsmen.
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!