- Stunning sound on both sides of this Shaded Dog pressing from 1954 with each earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
- This is a true Demo Disc quality recording – both sides are big, full-bodied, clean and clear, with huge amounts of energy and tons of space around all of the players
- This 2-track recording is RCA’s first stereo recording of the work from all the way back in 1954 – can you believe it?
- Two mics and two channels and it blows away most of the classical recordings that followed it
- Some old record collectors (like me) say classical recording quality ain’t what it used to be – this record proves it
- In the ’90s I was regularly selling this title for $1000+ and people were happy to pay it!
NOTE: *There is a mark about 1″ from the end of the side that plays 10 times at a light to moderate level.
In a listing from a while back we wrote:
I love Fiedler’s performance and the 1954 two track RCA Living Stereo sound but finding an original Shaded Dog pressing in clean condition under $500 with the right stampers (something above 10 as I recall) is all but impossible nowadays. If you want to go that way more power to you.
Well we found one! With the right stampers! There are other good stampers for this album, but none that sounded as good as these in the shootout. And the vinyl is exceptionally quiet for a pressing from circa 1958 (the first year that stereo pressings were available; before that you had to buy the music on reel to reel to hear it in stereo). (more…)