Prokofiev Lieutenant Kije Stravinsky Song Nightingale LP 200g Vinyl RCA Living Stereo Analogue Productions
TAS Super LP List – The Absolut Sound
- Limited Edition
- 33rpm 200 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
- Cut from Original Analog Master Tapes
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings QRP USA
- Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom
- Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
- Deluxe “tip-on” Cover
RCA’s “golden age” was more like a “golden minute” – in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era – pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.
“These records are definitive.” — Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
“These are the best vinyl releases of RCA LPs I’ve yet heard.” — Jonathan Valin, executive editor, The Absolute Sound
“Truthfully, I do not know if this pressing could sound any better. I haven’t put it up against an original shaded dog with low stamper numbers, so you could argue that those original pressings still sound the best. But folks, you can buy this one on heavy, audiophile vinyl brand new at a cost considerably lower than a used and potentially compromised original press. To me, it is a no brainer. I heard things in this pressing that I didn’t hear before.” — Dr. Ryan Oldham, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, and curator of classical music at Vinyl Renaissance in Kansas City.
One of the most sought-after Living Stereos and deservedly so, especially for the “Song of the Nightingale” which is one of Mohr and Layton’s finest efforts. The sound is truly wonderful on the Prokofiev too. The original 3-track session tapes were used in mastering for this LP.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
1. Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
2. Song Of the Nightingale