- With two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, we guarantee you’ve never heard either of these works sound remotely as good as they do here
- Yes, these are not the performances audiophiles have long known about from their inclusion on the TAS Super Disc List – these are actually BETTER performances, with better sound in almost every possible way
- The Comedians in Living Stereo may have more hall, but the performance is lackluster and stilted compared to the energy and precision Golschmann brings to the work
- The TAS List Khachaturian on London/Decca is a good record, but frankly it has never impressed us as much as it impressed HP, and now with this Vanguard you can hear just how good this exciting, glorious music can sound, with a performance that is every bit as good or better than the composer’s own
There is an interesting story behind this album.
I collected this title for a decade or more after hearing a really good sounding copy a long time ago, probably fifteen or twenty years ago now that I think about it.
I then proceeded to pick them up whenever I saw them in my local shops. I might have found one every two to three years in audiophile playing condition.
After having them cleaned, one day a few years back I sat down and played them all.
To my chagrin only one copy had the White Hot Stamper sound I knew was on the record, the copy I had played so long ago. The others were good, probably Super Hot, but the real thing takes the recording to another level.
Only one had the right stampers, and all the rest of the also-rans had different stampers.
And when I went looking online I could find no copies with the stampers I knew to be the best.
This is that copy. There is nothing else like it. Not sure when we will ever see its like again. (more…)