A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.
The rich, textured, rosin-on-the-bow lower strings on this record are to die for. Find me a modern record that sounds like this and I will eat it, and by “modern record” we hasten to include both modern recordings and modern remasterings of older recordings. NO ONE alive today can make a record that sound even remotely like this.
To call it a lost art is to understand something that few vinyl-loving audiophiles appear to have grasped since the advent of the Modern Reissue, which is simply this: they don’t sound as good.
After twenty years of trying and literally hundreds of failed examples, they have yet to make a record as powerful and life-like as this Shaded Dog from fifty-plus years ago.
Fortunately for the both of us, we are not trying to make a record that sounds the way this one does, we’re just trying to find it, and folks, we found the hell out of this one. (more…)