Wonderful Sounds Of Female Vocals 2LP
An Audiophile Go-To!
The Record You Grab When You Want To Show Off Your System!
All-Time Classic Performances And Recordings By All-Time Great Female Singers
Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem
Lacquers Cut By Kevin Gray
Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 2x 200-Gram Vinyl
Packaged In A Gatefold, Deluxe, Stoughton Tip-On Jacket
Liner Notes By Michael Fremer
I've been doing this (cherry picking great recordings for reissue) for a long time, and I think I've got a good idea of what audiophiles like to hear. This is all of your female vocal demo cuts in one place." — Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds owner
Female vocalists have forever been celebrated by audiophiles and music lovers alike. Whether the delivery is delicate or bombastic, a great female vocal well-recorded is just so sensuous. It's the genre that most often typifies the potential of hi-fi and what it can do to engage our emotions. It's no wonder the hallways of any hi-fi show will be resonating with the sounds of sparsely-arranged recordings of great women singers. It's the genre that best shows off the systems that manufacturers and dealers are trying to sell.
Now, you can have all of those best demo tracks on one record. Showstoppers by Julie London, Diana Krall, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Phoebe Snow, Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Shelby Lynne and many more. Every single track is an audiophile demo classic. Drop the needle and drop your friend's jaw!
Michael Fremer, of AnalogPlanet.com and Stereophile Magazine, walks you through each track and its historic place with very thorough and entertaining liners.
Plating and pressing was done at Quality Record Pressings.
Ever have that moment where you want to really light up your system — either for a late-night session by yourself or for when you've got company — and you don't want to keep changing records to keep the hit parade going? This record ends that issue. You've only got to make one selection.
1. Cry Me A River - By Julie London
2. Black Coffee - By Ella Fitzgerald
3. Poetry Man - By Phoebe Snow
4. Son Of A Preacher Man - By Dusty Springfield
5. Just A Little Lovin' - By Shelby Lynne
6. Show Biz Kids - By Rickie Lee Jones
7. Crazy (feat. The Jordanaires) - By Patsy Cline
8. Tennessee Waltz - By Holly Cole Trio
9. Breaking Silence - By Janis Ian
10. Hey There - By Myra Taylor
11. What A Shame - By Patricia Barber
12. Plain Gold Ring (2013 Remastered Version) - By Nina Simone
1. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (feat. Rickie Lee Jones) - By Rob Wasserman
2. Blue Moon - By Julie London
3. Blame It On The Moon - By Nancy Bryan
4. Diamonds And Rust - By Joan Baez
5. Somebody Who Loves You - By Joan Armatrading
6. Send In The Clowns - By Judy Collins
7. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (feat. Jennifer Warnes) - By Rob Wasserman
8. A Case Of You - By Diana Krall
9. The Look Of Love - By Dusty Springfield
10. Brothers In Arms - By Joan Baez