A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.
With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one, this pressing is one of the best sounding Carmen Suites we have ever heard. If you’re looking to demonstrate just how good ’60s All Tube Analog can be, this killer copy should be just the record to do it. This is only the second Carmen Suite to make it to the site, and it was worth the wait – the sound of this vintage Blueback is absolutely breathtaking. Recorded in 1961 using the amazing Decca Tree mic setup, it’s yet another remarkable disc from the Golden Age of Vacuum Tube Recording.
What To Listen For – Side to Side
My notes for side two read:
Could use more tubes.
Strings could be a bit smoother.
Needs a bit more weight down low.
Side one had all of this and more!