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Al Di Meola John McLaughlin Paco De Lucia Friday Night In San Francisco 2LP 45rpm 180g Vinyl Impex US

Al Di Meola John McLaughlin Paco De Lucia Friday Night In San Francisco 2LP 45rpm 180g Vinyl Impex US Maximize
Artist: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia
Title: Friday Night In San Francisco
Catalog Number: IMP6031-45
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: Impex Records
Barcode: 856276002244
Original release year: 1981
Reissue year: 2020
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 713gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: January 23, 2020
Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100: Yes
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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Three legendary guitar players convened to create one of the best acoustic guitar performances ever recorded. Bernie Grundman who originally mastered this masterpiece goes back to the Original Master Tapes for the full audiophile treatment. Pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl 2LP 45rpm this definitive, fabulous and essential album will put you right there in the audience!

 

 

Featured in Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100

 

  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition (3000 units)
  • 2LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Pressed at RTI in the USA
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Bob Donnelly
  • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes

 

 

Numbered Limited Edition – 3000 Copies! All-Analog 180g 45rpm Vinyl Edition! Mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering From Original Analog Master Tapes!


Every note. Every lightning strum. Every impossibly perfect run. Every dynamic blast. Every tonal nuance. Every staccato reverberation. Every unexpected moment of towering virtuosity. Every caught breath. Every thunderous applause.


Everything you’ve loved about this iconic, reference-defining recording is laid bare, reproduced with stunning fidelity and nuance. Featuring all-analog mastering by Bernie Grundman Mastering and an exclusive foil-stamped jacket for this very special release. This Di Meola-McLaughlin-De Lucia classic could only come from the LP fetishists at Impex Records.


Listen as Impex’s 180g vinyl, spinning at 45 revolutions per minute, reveals everything to your hungry, deep-listening ears. Ready to redefine definitive again.



Described by jazz author and critic Walter Kolosky as "a musical event that could be compared to the Benny Goodman Band's performance at Carnegie Hall in 1938...it may be considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums." All the tracks except Guardian Angel were recorded live at The Warfield Theatre on December 5, 1980 in San Francisco. This debut recording on Columbia Records became a landmark recording that surpassed the two million mark in sales. The three virtuosos in the Trio toured together from 1980 through 1983.

 

Ah the Mediterranean... Filled with fine foods, wines, beautiful people, and the inspirational style of music that descended upon the able fingers of these guitar giants. This is by far one of the hottest guitar albums ever to bless sweet vinyl. Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin, & Paco Delucia play classical guitars (the kind with the nylon strings) in a flamenco / jazz style that will blow your socks off! Recorded live in concert in San Francisco this album has spectacular sonics and musicianship to boot!

 

Paco de Lucia was a Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. De Lucia was noted for his fast and fluent fingerstyle runs. His collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola saw him gain wider popularity outside his native Spain.

 

Al Di Meola is an acclaimed jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and record producer. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades, he has become respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to date. Albums such as Friday Night In San Francisco have earned him both artistic and commercial success with a solid fan base throughout the world. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others.

 

John McLaughlin is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz and rock, which he coupled with an interest in Indian classical music to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion. In 2010, guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." After contributing to several key British groups of the early sixties and making his first solo record, he moved to the US where he played with Tony Williams' group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark electric-jazz fusion albums: In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson and On The Corner.

 

"Friday Night in San Francisco may be considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums... the recording certainly captures the excitement of the event itself. In a world of electric guitars, it was quite unusual to hear a crowd go absolutely ballistic over acoustic strumming. It is not so unusual today, and this record is one major reason for that." - All About Jazz

 

 

Track Listing:

 

1. Mediterranean Sundance/Rio Ancho
2. Short Tales of the Black Forest
3. Frevo Rasgado
4. Fantasia Suite
5. Guardian Angel

 

 

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