200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings! Now a 2LP at 45 RPM!
Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket with new images!
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes
Lowell Graham conducts the National Symphonic Winds
Recorded to 2-track, half-inch 30 inch-per-second tape via modified Studer tape deck
Selections from the stage, screen and Olympic Fanfare
Center Stage featuring Lowell Graham conducting the National Symphonic Winds was recorded by Wilson Audiophile Recordings on 17 Sep 1988.
These recordings were made in a historic concert hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton Roads, Va. The history of the hall parallels somewhat New York's Carnegie Hall. The musicians in the National Symphonic Winds come from the premier military bands of the United States as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The result was a superb mix of seasoned and assured professionals for this single, five-hour recording session.
Those who have already enjoyed the 33 1/3 Analogue Productions reissue of Center Stage know why it is an exceptional-sounding audiophile record. Now, cut at 45 RPM, and with wider grooves, you'll hear sound that's upgraded from exceptional, to brilliant. There's more depth and space to the orchestra as a whole, as well as individual instruments. This disc sports more detail, more human presence, more of what we as audiophiles, listen for.