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Wilhelm Furtwängler / Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
# Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus
# Vinyl (1955 / 1981)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 87 and 88 of 100
# Size: 1.5GB (24/96) + 391MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but at long last, here’s the big one. This was by far the most difficult and time-consuming Franklin Mint title that I’ve ripped so far. Most of them have been excellent pressings, with hardly anything to clean up. Not so with this one. Literally 1000s of pops and clicks to deal with.

Rippers of a lesser stature would’ve just started up ClickRepair on auto and let it fly… not me. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent on this one. Because of that, you may hear an occasional pop or click, but there shouldn’t be many. Considering the source material, I’m happy with the way it turned out.

This symphony concludes the Franklin Mint Beethoven cycle. Hope you’ve enjoyed the rips!

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎– In Concert 1990

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Exactly 24 years ago, before the final match in Football World Championship Italia 1990, three old guys, (profession: opera singers) gave the birth to a legendary concert in Rome. They repeated it 1994 in USA, again with maestro Mehta and 1998 in France with maestro Levine.

# Composer: Augustin Lara, Eduardo di Capua, Ernesto De Curtis, Francesco Cilea, Franz Lehar, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Sorozabal, Salvatore Cardillo, Umberto Giordano, Vincenzo de Crescenzo,
# Performer: José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl 1990
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
B0000041XX
# Size: 1.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Mono HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Enrico Caruso – Operatic Arias And Songs

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If one has ever needed the evidence, that Caruso was (and will be forever) the greatest opera singer of all times, so please, here it is. What a voice, what a pity, that we will never know, how this terrific voice would have sounded, if captured with the modern technics of our days. Fine transfer of the around 100 years old recordings into mono vinyl. Compliments, Supraphon, I can say, I never heard Caruso in a better way.

# Composer: Eldo di Capua, Friedrich von Flotow, G.F. Händel, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Ruggiero Leoncavallo
# Performer: Enrico Caruso
# Vinyl 1965
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Supraphon
# DR-Analysis: DR 8
# ASIN:
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# Size: 481 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Volume 2 – EDIZIONE VIVALDI by Philips on 49 LPs

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Box 02 with 3 LPs
This is a project I wanted to realize for my life and I started to buy the box-sets from all over the world. It took me around 3 years, because I wanted only Mint or NearMint box-sets. So 3 of them are Mint and never played, all the other are NM. The whole collection costed me almost 600 EUR…if you feel, you want to contribute to this Herakles-work, so you are welcome. Click on the donation button, at the end of this post.

# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: many artists
# Orchestra: I Musici
# Vinyl 1959-1978
# Number of Discs: 3/49
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 3.62 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Concert) Johann Sebastian Bach – Art Of The Fugue (Complete) Vol. 1 & 2

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# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Fine Arts Quartet, New York Woodwind Quintet
# Vinyl 1969
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Concert
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
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# Size: 2.06 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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