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Jennifer Warnes Famous Blue Raincoat 3LP 45rpm 180g Vinyl VR900-Supreme 1STEP Box Set Impex RTI USA

Artist: Jennifer Warnes
Title: Famous Blue Raincoat
Catalog Number: IMP6033-1
Label: Cypress Records
Reissued by: Impex Records
Barcode: 856276002336
Edition: Impex 1STEP VR900-Supreme Vinyl
Original release year: 1986
Reissue year: 2023
Number of discs: 3
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 1800gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: February 19, 2024
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


Unit Price: 178,77 €

Reference: IMPX4506BX

Availability: In Stock & Ready to Ship


In 1986 Jennifer Warnes recorded a memorable interpretation of some of Leonard Cohen's greatest songs. The resulting album Famous Blue Raincoat has remained a reference of American pop music to this day. The recording is as beautiful and perfect as the songs, created impeccably by some of the finest musicians and engineers, remaining immensely popular for aficionados of great sound and song-craft.



  • Strictly Limited Edition
  • Pressing of 7500 Numbered Units
  • 1STEP Process 180 Gram Vinyl
  • 3LP 180 Gram Vinyl 45rpm
  • Pressed on VR900-Supreme Vinyl
  • Cut from the original analog mix-down master tapes
  • Cut by Bernie Grundman
  • Deluxe Quad-Fold Cover with new design and photos
  • Deluxe exclusive slip case Box Set
  • Includes elegant 24 Page Booklet
  • Includes all bonus material from celebrated Cisco/Impex 45rpm Edition



1STEP Process 180g 45rpm Triple LP Pressed on VR900-Supreme Vinyl!

Cut Using Original Analog Masters from the 1986 digital recordings by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!

Strictly Limited To 7,500 Numbered Pressings!

Lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman from Jennifer's original 1986 analog mix-down master tapes. Each set of lacquers is used for short runs of 500 to optimize detail, dynamics, and soundstage. Doing this required Bernie to cut over 100 lacquers throughout the 1STEP production cycle!

Impex Records is celebrating the 35th anniversary of Jennifer Warnes' seminal audiophile classic with our ultimate collaboration. This authorized production of Famous Blue Raincoat is getting the complete Impex 1STEP treatment! After Bernie Grundman cuts the last lacquers, Jennifer's analog mixdown master tapes will return to the vault for good.

We have always treasured our work with Ms. Warnes, from the original Famous Blue Raincoat 45 Box, The Well, The Hunter, and her latest LP, Another Time, Another Place. This ultimate release celebrates Jennifer's singular legacy of musical excellence with exceptional craft in coordination with the original production team of Jennifer, C. Roscoe Beck, and Bernie Grundman.

For FBR's ultimate Impex release, we return to Jennifer's first-generation analog mixdown master tapes (from the original digital recordings) and let Bernie work his magic within the laborious 1STEP mastering process on BG Mastering's tube-cutting lathe. We will cut as many refs and test pressings as needed to get the quietest surfaces and intimate detailing. Final discs will be pressed at RTI on VR-900 super vinyl, illuminating every note and nuance of this cherished masterwork.

The three 1STEP LPs and the elegant new 24-page booklet are housed in a deluxe four-sleeve Monster Pack tip-on jacket and booklet with metallic accents and spot gloss applications. Even if you have every version of this pop classic, you will find considerable value and benefits on this unbeatable production!

The 1STEP Process: The Impex 1STEP process relies on short, tightly controlled runs that require a new lacquer after each run of 500 pressings. This unforgiving format has the lacquer skipping the regular father-mother process, going right to a single convert and then pressing. Though this dramatically increases mastering and production costs, it also assures each run is more consistent from disc to disc, with less noise, clearer details, and deeper bass.

Reducing production complexity to just a single "convert" disc between the lacquer and the press greatly improves groove integrity, diminishes non-fill anomalies, and increases signal integrity from the master tape to your system.

Impex Records' new 1STEP reissue of Famous Blue Raincoat updates an already superb recording, offering improved levels of clarity and musicality that simply defy belief. None of the added music is fluff—everything here is totally worth the price of admission, and the improved groove geometry afforded by the 1STEP's 45 rpm sides is further enhanced by Neotech's superb VR900BK1 vinyl. When you add the excellent packaging to the already impressive aural considerations, purchasing this set becomes a no-brainer. I give Impex's new 1STEP box of Famous Blue Raincoat my very highest recommendation! - Tom Gibbs, Positive Feedback

The deep black quiet background, the extreme transparency, and the expansive soundstage and three dimensionally of all the instruments and Jennifer's vocals took a clear step forward. Bass performance was thunderous. Highs were beautifully reproduced and well extended. Mids were glorious. Tone, timbre and pace were more realistic than ever! These improvements were immediately apparent and did make a difference! There was so much information and musicality to this pressing, that I could not get if off the turntable for several weeks. I was hooked! If you ever need help to communicate what an audiophile pressing is all about to a beginning hobbyist, this is the pressing to do it!... Highly recommended! - Robert S. Youman, Positive Feedback



Track Listing:


Side A:
First We Take Manhattan
Bird on a Wire
Famous Blue Raincoat

Side B:
Joan of Arc
Ain't No Cure for Love

Side C:
Coming Back to You
Song of Bernadette
A Singer Must Die

Side D:
Came So Far for Beauty
Night Comes On

Side E:
The Ballad of the Runaway Horse
If It Be Your Will
A Singer Must Die (8-track Analog Demo Version)

Side F:
Joan of Arc (Live)


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