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Have you been wondering when some amazing sounding Hot Stamper vinyl from The Chairman Of The Board was going to hit the site? Folks, TODAY IS THAT DAY! It is beyond tough to find amazing sounding (and quiet) copies of any of Sinatra’s albums, but we managed to find some STUNNING copies of this lovely album, one that earned Five Big Stars in the venerable All Music Guide.
We have paired up an A+++ As Good As It Gets side one with another copy that contains an equally impressive Triple Plus side two to give you the ULTIMATE September Of My Years White Hot Stamper set. Both White Hot sides play a solid Mint Minus, giving you wonderful sound and quiet vinyl for this male vocal classic.
Most copies suffer from a serious lack of immediacy, and what fun is that? Hot Stamper copies put Frank right up front, with the presence needed to carry his vocals out in front of the orchestra. Even the copies that get the voice right often run into problems with the orchestra, but these A+++ sides get just about EVERYTHING right. The overall sound is rich, lush and warm with astonishing clarity and transparency.
We want to give a special shoutout here to conductor/arranger Gordon Jenkins, who also handled the same duties very capably on Nilsson’s great A Little Touch Of Schmillson In The Night, another male vocal album that can sound amazing and deserves a place in any collection. (more…)