"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings of Antal Dorati leading the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra would be among the finest ever made. Along with the tape hiss, Mercury's engineering captured every nuance of the performances with a clarity and lucidity that few later recordings could match." - AMG.
This LP is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording from 1960.
This is a 1st Pressing with RFR1/RFR1 as part of the Matrix.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques.
This is a very rare "White Label" Promotional Recording - For Broadcast Use Only.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Exc.
The jacket is NM.
The LP plays/sounds NM+.
This is a "Broadcast Only" premium pressing - very rare. The overall Mercury "sound" is present but with a warmer mid-range and slightly more transparent high's. Massed strings are sweet with no edge or hardness, the soundstage is wide and deep and imaging is very strong. Instruments have more "air" and presence and have a strongly defined "space".
Very little surface noise - mostly very low-level 'crackles' on the quietest passages. Side 2 also has approx 5 audible 'pops'.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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