Label: Analogue Productions – ABNJ 81595 – 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl –
Mastered By Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray at Acoustech Mastering
AAA 100% Analogue – Blue Note 1595 – 45RPM – Limited Edition – Pressed at QRP
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
TAS Recommended! Rated a ‘Best Audiophile Label Recording’ in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!
Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM
“…This is one of the best-loved titles in the Blue Note catalog. How does this 45 RPM two disc re-issue stack up to the original? Will this new remastering of ‘Love For Sale’ have you thinking about putting your original pressing up for sale? The sound of my original mono and stereo pressings, as well as the Mobile Fidelity CD are all pretty good sounding recordings of great jazz. But this version leaves them all in the dust…the rock solid horn sound and the improved timbre add so much to the ‘you are there’ feeling on this new release, that for me there is no going back to my original pressings.” Recording = 8/10; Music = 10/10 – Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 59
“…As much as I’d love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands…Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me…I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It’s as though I’m sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud.” – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008