- With two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, we guarantee you’ve never heard Suite Espanola sound remotely as good as it does on this amazing London pressing
- The orchestral power on display is positively breathtaking – few recordings we know of are this DYNAMIC and EXCITING
- Wilkie’s Decca Tree recording is overflowing with the kind of clear, spacious, realistic sound that can only be found on the best vintage vinyl LPs
- Performances and sound like no other – De Burgos’s Suite Espanola is practically in a league of its own
Wow, is this record ever DYNAMIC! I would put it right up there with the most dynamic recordings we have played over the course of the last twenty five years. It also has tons of DEPTH. The brass is at the far back of the stage, just exactly where they would be placed in the concert hall, which greatly adds to the realism of the recording.
Note that careful VTA adjustment for a record with this kind of dynamic energy is a must. Having your front end carefully calibrated to this record is the only way to guarantee there is no distortion or shrillness in even the loudest passages.
What to Listen For (WTLF)
Big bass drum thwacks.
Crescendos that build to intense climaxes.
We Was Wrong (Already?)
The last time we did this shootout we noted:
This time around we heard plenty of Tubey Magic on our Shootout Winning pressing. Did we find a hotter one than last time? Are we doing a better job of bringing out that quality during playback? Would this pressing hold its own against another recording made in Kingsway Hall a decade earlier?
Yes. No. Maybe? Who really knows?
We will leave it to the lucky customer who ends up with this killer copy to tell us. (more…)