It was a long week of getting caught up at home and on the day job, and getting over jet lag! I love traveling but playing catchup is rough!
But now it’s weekend-eve, and it’s time for a little music listening! Woo-hoo!
I’ve always enjoyed Buddy’s first solo album and considered it one of the treasures of early rock & roll, so I couldn’t resist buying a copy when I saw it had become available on the Analogue Productions reissue label.
The album is beautifully done all the way around, terrific music, careful remastering, a 200 gram record, and a nice tip-on style gatefold jacket.
I’m probably not as enthusiastic about this reissue as some of the other reviews I’ve seen of it, but still, it’s a great album, and if you love early rock & roll you will not want to miss it!
I haven’t heard the original 1958 release on Coral, but you can pick up an original in decent condition on Discogs for about the same price, which I also find quite tempting.
I suspect whichever one you go for you’re going to love it, this is great music!
Another album that I’ve had a life-long love affair with is The Sound of Jazz, which was released in both mono and stereo by Columbia in 1958, and the stereo version was just reissued by Chad on Analogue Productions.
The Sound of Jazz from Analogue Productions was mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track tapes, pressed at Quality Record Pressings as a 200 gram LP, and packaged in a very nice tip-on jacket.
This is a phenomenal record, and if you love jazz you will not want to miss it, as Analogue Productions really hit a home run on this one, and everything about it is first class, and as I’m listening to it right now it is completely blowing me away!
Analogue Productions did a nice job on their Buddy Holly reissue, but The Sound of Jazz is at another level, just out of this world! Man, I love this record! Way recommended!
Just for kicks, I also ordered the original mono version of this record from Discogs, so I’ll report back and let you know how it compares to the Analogue Productions stereo version. Stay tuned!
Then there’s the third record for the weekend, the Analogue Productions 45 RPM mono version of Masterpieces by Ellington (above).
The 33 1/3 mono version that Analogue Productions did of Masterpieces by Ellington totally blew me away when I heard it (above), so I couldn’t resist the premium 45 RPM version that was just released!
The 45 RPM Masterpieces by Ellington was also remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, from the original analog tapes, cut at 45 RPM, and pressed on two 200 gram LP’s at Quality Record Pressings, and features a gatefold tip-on style jacket.
It took me all of a millisecond to be completely blown away by the 45RPM version of Masterpieces by Ellington, this is a super record set!
Masterpieces by Ellington on 45 RPM is a masterpiece in itself, don’t miss this one! Kudos to Chad & Ryan on this one, man, you guys nailed it!
Ok, time for a little more listening!
Thanks for stopping by, and from my home to yours, may the tone be with you and the music make you happy!