Gershwin / Concerto in F / Boston Pops (LSC 2586) – Reviewed in 2005

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.

The best copy I’ve ever heard. Takes this recording to a new level beyond the best shaded dogs. It’s plainly cut cleaner. One dead giveaway is that the tape hiss is reproduced accurately for the first time, which means that all the high frequencies and their attending harmonics are fully evident, for the first time in my experience anyway.

The explosive opening on this wonderful LP is a prime example of DEMONSTRATION QUALITY sound. Incredibly deep and powerful bass. Great brass. 

This record always sounded too dark in the past but now I realize that it’s orchestrated that way. It ain’t Mozart. It’s purposely dark sounding music.