Side 1 - Female Vocalists

1. Show Biz Kids - Rickie Lee Jones

2. Nobody's Buying - Nancy Bryan

3. Angel From Montgomery - Susan Tedeshi

4. The Spider And The Fly - Myra Taylor

5. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys - Rickie Lee Jones

Side 2 - Classical (Reference Recordings)

1. Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance Of The Tumblers, from The Snow Maiden

2. Mozart: Piano Concerto #21 in C, K. 467

3. Jack End: Blues For A Killed Cat

4. Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite, 1919-Finale

Side 3 - Blues (APO Records)

1. Driving Wheel - Little Hatch

2. You Had Quit Me - Wild Child Butler

3. I'll Be Around - Jimmie Lee Robinson

4. Last Night - Eomot RaSun

5. Walking Thru The Park - Big George Brock

6. The Sun Is Shining - Harry Hypolite

Side 4 - Rhythm & Blues

1. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers

2. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes

3. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight

4. Rock Me Right - Susan Tedeschi

5. Just Won't Burn - Susan Tedeschi

Side 5 - Jazz

1. Sounds Unheard Of - Shelly Manne

2. The Alternate Blues - Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie

3. September Song - Chet Baker

4. My Foolish Heart - Bill Evans

5. 'Round Midnight - Wes Montgomery

Side 6 - Jazz

1. Abangoma - Hugh Masekela

2. Stimela - Hugh Masekela

The Wonderful Sounds of Quality Record Pressings

180g Vinyl, 3 LPs - AAPP 147 - MSRP €139.00

This sampler was originally released in 2008 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Thorens company. Six LP sides feature 27 songs from the classical, blues, rhythm & blues, jazz and female vocals genres, selected by Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem and the audiophile (classical) recording experts at Reference Recordings.

Each of the tracks is excellently interpreted, perfectly recorded and flawlessly mastered. For the tenth anniversary of Quality Record Pressings, Kassem has decided to bring this outstanding release to market once again.

The triple album comes in a gatefold cover with liner notes by Michael Fremer.

We recommend the use of "L'Art du Son" LP cleaner to wet wash your vinyl. Even new records of high quality production will benefit from this.

    Neben der gelungenen Musikauswahl leistet das Vinyl-Trio tatsächlich eine Demonstration kompetenter Schnitt- und Presstechnik. Bill Evans' "My Foolish Heart" aus seinem Klassiker "Waltz For Debby" haben wir selten so perfekt aufgefächert und lebendig gehört wie hier. [...] Den Vogel schießt jedoch Hugh Masekela mit seinem packenden "Stimela" ab. Den Song habe ich auf CD, SACD und anderer Platte, aber nichts davon kommt auch nur in die Nähe des hochdynamischen, spannungsgeladenen Feuerwerks, das QRP zur Feier seines runden Jahrestages in die Rille schnitt.

    - Matthias Böde, Stereo, Ausgabe 6/2023