Complete new rip (Nov. 2015) from the audiophile MFSL record and in 24/192
Thank you very much to our friend Mats for this precious gift
I have spent many years trying to find a version of “The Planets” by Holst that really sounds the way that I think it should. Solti has been my favorie conductor for many years and I knew that he would come thogugh. The first march brought out all the feeling of pride that it should and sipley served to show once again what a brilliant master Sir Georg Solti truly was.
A grate recording and a tribute to a truly grate man.
# Composer: Gustav Holst
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: MFSL
# Size: 1.86 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF
Mars may be too fast for some tastes, but there’s no arguing that this performance of the Planets exhibits consistently stunning orchestral execution, gorgeously analogue sound (easily rivalling most DDD recordings) and wonderfully varied atmosphere throughout the travelogue. I don’t look to this piece too much for instrospection or profundity. Solti brings the perfect amount of warmth to Venus, agility to Mercury, and mystery to Neptune, but his shining moments are in Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. I’ve never heard Saturn done with such inexorable momentum – a performance that imbues the inexorable coming of age and ticking of time better than any other. The climax here is harrowing. If you’re familiar with Solti’s recordings with the Chicago Symphony or colorful repertoire, you’ll know what to expect here. The London Philharmonic matches the agility and gutsiness of their American counterparts.
|A1||I. Mars, The Bringer Of War||6:37|
|A2||II. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace||8:16|
|A3||III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger||3:47|
|A4||IV. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity||7:12|
|B1||V. Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age||9:47|
|B2||VI. Uranus, The Magician||5:32|
|B3||VII. Neptune, The Mystic||7:46|
Analyzed folder: /192k(MFSL) Holst – Planets – Solti
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -1.07 dB -18.30 dB A1 I. Mars, The Bringer Of War.aif
DR16 -6.47 dB -28.84 dB A2 II. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace.aif
DR15 -1.06 dB -23.36 dB A3 III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger.aif
DR14 -0.58 dB -18.86 dB A4 IV. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity.aif
DR16 -0.94 dB -24.18 dB B1 V. Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age.aif
DR14 -0.53 dB -20.15 dB B2 VI. Uranus, The Magician.aif
DR11 -19.76 dB -36.36 dB B3 VII. Neptune, The Mystic.aif
Number of files: 7
Official DR value: DR14
- Composed By – Gustav Holst
- Conductor – Sir Georg Solti
- Engineer – Andrew Pinder, Kenneth Wilkinson
- Orchestra – London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Producer – James Mallinson
On Track B3: Choir – Ladies Of The London Philharmonic Choir. Chorus Master – John Alldis
Recorded in The Kingsway Hall, London in February 1978
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Große Vorstufe, Erste Frankfurter Röhrenmanufaktur (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music.
Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
I tend more and more, in the last time, to de-click with an automatic setting between 0.7 and 1.2 so you can say, my rips are like half rough rips.
- Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Very light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
- DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
- Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
- Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5
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