Syd Lawrence Orchestra – Big Band Spectacular – Vinyl 2LP 180gr HQ
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – Big Band Spectacular! Vinyl 2LP 180gr Direct to Disc & DVD
A unique opportunity to compare the sound of a direct cut to disc to Analogue tape.
In creating this double album, producer Mike Valentine wanted to explore the sound differences between direct cut vinyl and a multi track analogue tape recording and mix down, of exactly the same event.
Because the album had to be recorded live, he had to first choose a selection of music which would be of the perfect length.
Next came the musicians and Valentine felt so lucky to have to opportunity in working with the UK’s leading big band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Finally, he had to find a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, it also had to have an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl.
Well, what did their adventure reveal? Please judge for yourself, for Valentine hopes that you have as much fun in listening, as they had in creating these discs.
Valentine also think you may enjoy how they recorded the event by watching the supplied DVD.
• Double LP 180gr Vinyl in Gatefold sleeve & DVD
• LP 1: Direct Cut to Vinyl
• LP 2: Same session via 24-track mixdown to 1/2″ tape @ 30ips
• DVD – behind the scenes look at how the albums were created
• Pressed at Optimal Records
LP 1: Live studio session directly cut to Vinyl
A1. Sing Sing Sing
A2. Moonlight Serenade
A3. Begin The Beguine
A4. American Patrol
B1. In The Mood
B2. String Of Pearls
B3. Little Brown Jug
B4. Anvil Chorus
LP 2: same session via 24 track mixdown to 1/2″ tape @ 30 IPS
C1. Sing Sing Sing
C2. Moonlight Serenade
C3. Begin The Beguine
C4. American Patrol
D1. In The Mood
D2. String Of Pearls
D3. Little Brown Jug
D4. Anvil Chorus
DVD: Behind the scenes look at how the albums were created