200-gram, 45 RPM vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Now presented in an upgraded, deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket with Patsy's timeless classics spread across four sides!
Cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound directly from the original master tape. This was a straight transfer, bypassing the console altogether. There was no EQ of any kind. A true direct transfer, using a VMS 80, the most sophisticated lathe. You're hearing the master tape!
Reviewer Michael Fremer says of the 33 1/3 RPM version: "Cline's powerful, resonant voice and her unerring, more-generic-than-Southern diction and phrasing plus her ability to express hurt and vulnerability (without inducing too much self-pity) helped her cross over during her lifetime. Those qualities have also helped assure her continued popularity fifty years after her death. … All of that will become apparent as you play this direct connection to the recording studio reissue from Analogue Productions. … The original master tapes were transferred to lacquer at Sterling Sound by connecting the playback deck's output directly to the lathe, thereby bypassing altogether the mixing board. The sonics are sensational, particularly in terms of transparency … Everything from the silent 200g pressing to the "tip-on" (paper on cardboard) gatefold jacket and the center portfolio of great full color Patsy shots screams HIGH QUALITY! This reissue, from the AAA production, to the pressing and packaging quality epitomizes the purpose of the current return to vinyl." – Music = 9/11; Sound = 9/11 – Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com.