"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings are 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 very rare "Gold Label" Promotional Recording - For Broadcast Use Only.
This LP 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.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
- Piston - The Increible Flutist
- Hanson - Merry Mount Suite
- Sessions - Suite from "The Black Maskers"
- Hovhaness - Prelude and Quadruple Fugue
Performed by the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
Conducted by Howard Hanson
The record is NM-.
The jacket is VG++.
The LP plays Mint-.
A terrific pressing (as all Mercury "Promos" are). Open, airy, dynamic and very delicate. Instruments have "air" and presence around them and each has it's space strongly identified. Tonality is exceptional and the music has a feeling of "smoothness" to it.
Some very low-level tape "hiss and crackle" and a few random "ticks" which are only audible on the quietest passages.
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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