R.I.P. SPEARO MY FRIEND, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!
Recorded at Kingsway Hall and engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson, this record couples Moussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition with Night On Bare Mountain. It has long been considered among the greatest sounding records ever made. Perhaps most stunning about Power of the Orchestra are the effortless dynamics, which have been reviewed and raved about ever since the first RCA shaded dog. From the teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy gentle plucks of strings to the WHAM!! CRASH!! SLAM!! of a full orchestra without a bit of notice. It’s heart-stopping, jump-out-of-your-seat-type dynamics. The Power of the Orchestra – a more appropriate title there never was. But to hear it at 45 RPM…Oh! My! God! This thing’s got all the weight of an anchor but at the same time the clarity and airiness and sparkle of a feather. Nuance, a holographic soundstage, emotion to spare – this one’s got it all. A true reference. Power, indeed.
Remastered by George Marino
Composer: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: René Leibowitz
Label: Analogue Productions – AAPC2659-45
Vinyl Release Date: 2009
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 45rpm, 180g Pressing
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 846MB / 218MB