- Both sides of this Mel Torme vintage masterpiece boast Double Plus (A++) grades and play fairly quietly
- One of our all-time favorite Male Vocal albums that’s just mindblowing on a copy like this
- Big and spacious with amazing richness and warmth, this is Vocal Demo Disc like few others
- 5 stars: “The overall mood… is unrestrained enthusiasm, and it makes for an excellent record.”
We are HUGE fans of this album at Better Records, but it’s taken us a long time to pull together enough clean copies to make this shootout happen. Boy, was it worth all the trouble!
The presence and immediacy here are really something. Turn it up and Mel is right between your speakers, putting on the performance of a lifetime. Swings Shubert Alley is one of our very favorite male vocal albums, and a great copy like this will show you why — the audiophile quality sound and swinging jazz vocal music are simply hard to beat.
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