Label: Reference Recordings – RM-1505 – 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
Half-speed mastered, 180-gram LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings,
Cut on a custom Cutting Lathe designed by Nelson Pass
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“Reference Recordings’ new edition of Exotic Dances From The Opera is a very guilty pleasure indeed. Pressed at Analogue Productions’ Quality Record Pressing plant, this is Exotic’s first time on vinyl. Among the excerpts are are Strauss’ ‘Dance of the Seven Veils,’ Sain-Saens’ ‘Bacchanale,’ and Rabaud’s ‘Dances from Marouf.’ While Oue and his orchestra play well, the performances lack a certain tension. But the sound offers classic Keith Johnson excellence: A you-are-there perspective, stunning air and clarity, ideal instrumental texture, tone, and balance, and powerful, wide-ranging dynamics. Go ahead, indulge, you know you want to.” — Sonics = 4.5/5; Music = 3.5/5 — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, January 2013
Including Strauss: “Dances Of The Seven Veils” from Salome; Saint-Saens: “Bacchanale” from Samson et Dalilah; Rabaud: “Dances From Marouf.” Eiji Oue / The Minnesota Orchestra. The first recordings by the Minnesota Orchestra with their dynamic new music director. This recording is one of legendary engineer Keith Johnson’s very best and favorite titles.