More of the music of Henry Mancini (1924-1994)
- An original RCA Victor stereo LP boasting excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
- This copy is super spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience — talk about Tubey Magic, the liquidity of the sound here is positively uncanny
- If you’re looking to demonstrate just how good 1963 All Tube Analog sound can be, this outstanding copy may be just the record for you
This RCA Victor stereo LP gives you a healthy dose of the Tubey Magic we love here at Better Records. As is usually the case with Mancini’s records, some tracks sound far better than others.
“Charade” is a particularly good sounding song on side two, with superb reproduction of both female and male voices, rich and sweet in the best tradition of RCA from the Golden Age.
More good stuff on side two? Drop the needle on “Latin Snowfall” to hear exactly what I’m talking about.
As an added bonus, the last track, “Charade (Carousel),” has absolutely no IGD on the glockenspiel or calliope. Few copies will not be groove damaged on that track — we speak from experience here.
For us audiophiles, both the sound and the music found here are enchanting. If you’re looking to demonstrate just how good 1963 All Tube Analog sound can be, this killer copy may be just the record for you.
This copy is super spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience. Talk about Tubey Magic, the liquidity of the sound here is positively uncanny. This is vintage analog at its best, so full-bodied and relaxed you’ll wonder how it ever came to be that anyone seriously contemplated trying to improve it.