Sam Cooke – Night Beat (180g 45 RPM 2LPs)


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Analogue Productions – AAPP 2709-45 – 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl

Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound – 45RPM – Two Disc

AAA 100% Analogue – Limited Edition – Pressed at QRP – RCA LSP-2709

The Absolute Sound Super Disc List 2016 TAS Harry Pearson Super LP List

“…Thanks to Analogue Productions’ 45-rpm reissue of Cooke’s 1963 RCA album Night Beat he still speaks to us – eloquently. The sound is opulent; the songs excellent; the singing nonpareil; the mood, oh-so nostalgic.” Music = 4.5/5; Sonics = 4/5 – Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, September 2010

“…The recording by Dave Hassinger is a masterpiece of immediacy, transparency and harmonic complexity…This is a big, juicy, wet and intoxicating recording comprised of richly drawn instruments, particularly Billy Preston’s shimmering Hammond organ and Hal Blaine’s woody percussion…A knockout of a reissue and essential.” Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 – Michael Fremer, Musicangle

“Whenever I think of Night Beat, I wonder how many records as perfect have been made since 1963. Listen anew to Sam Cooke’s vocal honey on this Soul Blues album and I doubt you will come up with any worthy contenders…This 45 RPM issue was remastered at Sterling Sound and brings out the backing musicians including organist Billy Preston and guitarist Barney Kessel better than the ABKCO release, and makes it sound more like Sam was in the same room with the band. The definitive Night Beat.” Recording = 10/10; Music = 10/10 – Dennis Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 69

Clearly Sam Cooke’s most intimate, most soulful and ultimately most real recording. This one has the feel of a private performance captured after hours when the audience had gone home and the singer was singing purely for the love of his songs. The performance put forth is simply straight from Cooke’s soul. His selection of songs include spiritual, bluesy ballads and gospel classics. Cooke owns these songs, making each interpretation all his own. This is warm music that’s easy to connect with. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original three-track masters.

Originally released in 1963.

A1Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen3:22
A2Lost And Lookin'2:09
A3Mean Old World3:44
B1Please Don't Drive Me Away2:12
B2I Lost Everything3:19
B3Get Yourself Another Fool4:00
C1Little Red Rooster2:50
C2Laughin' And Clownin'3:34
C3Trouble Blues3:18
D1You Gotta Move2:35
D2Fool's Paradise2:32
D3Shake Rattle And Roll3:22

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