Label: Analogue Productions – AAPP 116-45 – 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue – Mastered by Kevin Gray
Limited Edition – Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings
This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
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Editor’s Pick, Recording Of The Month – Stereophile, March 2018!
“This is a vocal record that even opera lovers treasure. … these were unexpected vocal knockouts from a shaggy source. … The 45 RPM pressing on 200g vinyl shows the impeccable care that Analogue Productions lavishes on all its reissues. The higher speed means shorter sides (in this case, 45 minutes of music spread over two discs), and while it may be an audio mirage, the sound is more alive, more present than on a 33 1/3 RPM LP.” – Editor’s Pick, Recording Of The Month – Performance = 5/5; Sonics = 5/5 – Robert Baird, Stereophile, March 2018
Willie Nelson has long been honored as a genuine legend, and his songs and concerts are loved worldwide. Though his roots are in country, Willie’s musical influences are as broad as the Texas skies, unlimited to any one genre.
“These are my favorite songs. My favorite all-time songs,” Willie says. “I knew there were millions of people who liked these songs and would love to hear them again. I grew up with them… they’re some of the first songs I learned to play.”
Here is the familiar Stardust, yet in a way so striking from any versions that have come before. For starters, for this Analogue Productions reissue we turned to the masters, literally. We insisted on the master tapes and no less a skilled mastering engineer than the award-winning Bernie Grundman to cut the lacquers for this project. Then, naturally, we put Gary Salstrom and his crew at Quality Record Pressings to work to plate and press the finest-sounding 200-gram LPs. We bring them to you housed in a heavyweight tip-on, old style gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Unmatched quality; unmatched sound – that’s the way Analogue Productions rolls.