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Dick Schory's Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp LP 200 Gram Vinyl RCA Analogue Productions QRP USA

Artist: Dick Schory
Title: Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp
Catalog Number: LSP-1866 / AAPP 1866
Label: RCA Victor
Reissued by: Analogue Productions
Barcode: 753088186615
Original release year: 1958
Reissue year: 2016
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 200gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 393gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: June 2, 2016
Collection: Analogue Productions RCA Living Stereo
Note: Not eligible for any further discounts
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Unit Price: 37,47 €

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'Little did any of us who were involved in the planning and recording of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp know, back in 1958, what an impact this album would have on the record industry and how it would effect my career', writes Dick Shory, about the audiophile instrumental classic, the first stereophonic recording in the industry to be classified a Best Seller.

 

 

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  • Limited Edition
  • 33rpm 200 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Cut from Original 2 and 3 Track Masters
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings QRP USA
  • Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom
  • Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
  • Deluxe "tip-on" style Cover

 

 

"Little did any of us who were involved in the planning and recording of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp know, back in 1958, what an impact this album would have on the record industry and how it would effect my career," writes Dick Shory, about the audiophile instrumental classic, the first stereophonic recording in the industry to be classified a "Best Seller."

 

Now, revel in the enhanced clarity and sonic richness of a 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings, and remastering and lacquer cutting by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, giving this classic a fresh, vibrant appeal. The superb remastering from the original 3-track master tapes brings out subtleties of the instruments, arrangements, performance and ambiance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall lacking from the original pressing and subsequent versions.

 

The concept for this album is simple: Dozens of standard and exotic percussive instruments (re: manifold from a 1946 Chevrolet) were employed in original and standard tunes arranged by Schory, Bobby Christian, Mike Simpson, Willis Charkovsky and Skitch Henderson, who at the time was musical director for NBC's "Tonight Show." Three tracks are of particular note: the quirky "Tiddley Winks" and the exotic "Baia" and "Typee." The jacket, depicting Schory poking out from a pile of instruments, is a classic of LP art.

 

The recording, utilizing RCA Victor Record's Red Seal Classical Division's equipment — the same used to record the Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston Symphony orchestras at the time — was recorded in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on June 2 and 3, 1958. Two custom Ampex 300-3 half-inch 3-track tape recorders, running at 15 and 30 inches a second, captured the performances by eight percussionists together with other performers from the Chicago Symphony on piano, string bass, guitar, banjo and harp.

 

Commercial success followed. Not only was the album an audiophile classic, it also became one of the best selling instrumental albums of the late 1950s and early '60s with Billboard, Record World and Cash Box magazines listing it on their charts for more than two years, and in the "Top 10" best sellers for more than six months. The album kicked off an era of percussion recordings that tried to duplicate the success of Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp, with limited results.

 

Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings bring you this remastered and improved pressing so that a whole new generation of audiophiles and even casual music lovers can discover for themselves the wizardry, wit and wonder that is Music for Bang, Baaroom and Harp!

 

 

RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!

 

"...I'd have to say that the usual stumbling blocks have been sidestepped. Great care has been taken to do the right things, starting with the way the decision to remaster these RCAs was made." - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound

 

"These records are definitive." - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

 

RCA's "golden age" was more like a "golden minute" - in a scant period, roughly from 1958 to 1963, the beginning of the stereo era - pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and midband illumination.


Pressed at Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Packaged in the original tip-on jacket facsimiles that precisely duplicate the original cover art, including the "Living Stereo" logo, LSC numbers and "Shaded Dog" label. These reissues are designed from the mastering, to the cutting, to the pressing and packaging to be the finest RCA Living Stereo LPs ever reissued. These new versions are clearer than the originals and warmer and richer than past reissues!



Track Listing:

 

Side A
01. National Emblem March
02. Baia
03. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
04. Ding Dong Polka
05. April In Paris
06. Holiday In A Hurry

 

Side B
07. Buck Dance
08. Duel On The Skins
09. September In The Rain
10. Tiddley Winks
11. The Sheik Of Araby
12. Typee

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com
 

 

 

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