- This wonderful classical masterpiece makes its Hot Stamper debut with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
- Both sides boast full brass and especially clear, solid, present piano, one with practically no trace of vintage analog tube smear
- It’s an extraordinary recording, and so amazing on this pressing that after playing it, you may agree with us that few other classical Demo Discs are in its league
- Dynamic, huge, lively, transparent and natural – with a record this good, your ability to suspend disbelief will require practically no effort at all
A Near Mint 1973 Decca British Import LP. This album also contains the Stravinsky Concerto on side two.
The Walton sounds quite good; the Stravinsky is a bit Hi-Fi-ish for my taste. Love that cover!
A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.
This is an EXCELLENT SOUNDING London pressing of the famous TAS list LP. I’ve never heard a quieter copy. Usually these are noisy as hell and this one plays dead quiet most of the time, and Mint Minus the rest.
HP was right: the Grieg here has the best sound. The piano is amazingly well recorded; the sound is rich and powerful. The orchestra sound better on the Grieg as well; it’s slightly more compressed and leaner on the Schumann side.
This is a Minty EMI original looking pressing of the famous TAS List title. You will have a very hard time finding a nicer one than this!
Since it is such a famously well-regarded recording we decided to clean it up and gave it a spin. Side one has sweet string tone and an extended top end, and it plays very quiet.
Side two is not quite as good; it’s fuller but lacks the extension on the top that side one has in spades. It’s also quiet at mostly Mint Minus. (EMIs from this period are almost never quieter than that.) (more…)