Lowell Graham Center Stage 200g LP
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Plated & Pressed on 200g Audiophile Vinyl LP at
Quality Record Pressings! Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Recorded to 2-Track, Half-Inch 30 Inch-Per-Second Tape Via Modified Studer Tape
Selections from Stage, Screen & the Olympics!
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.
Lowell Graham, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was also the
first to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting
from the Catholic University of America. He has led orchestras and bands in
performances throughout the world, and he's the current conductor and commander
of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.
Recorded with minimal miking (Sennheiser), directly to 2-track half-inch, 30 ips
tape using arguably the finest 2-track analog recorder in the world — the Wilson
Ultramaster — a highly-modified Studer tape deck with custom-designed
electronics designed by John Curl. To accomplish this difficult, time pressure
recording, the recording engineering skills of the renowned Bruce Leek were
The extreme dynamic range of the music remains intact as well as the soundstage
and timbre of the ensemble remaining completely natural. There is no added
enhancement to the concert hall's natural reverberation. When raising the
volume, be careful as these real world dynamics can be harmful to playback
equipment if care is not taken.
The musical repertoire was chosen to be user friendly, vivid, colorful and
impactful. Selections from Tony-winning stage classics "Barnum," "West Side
Story" and "Oklahoma" are joined by compositions from John Williams, including
"Olympic Fanfare" composed for the 1984 Olympic Games. Selections from the Walt
Disney favorite "Mary Poppins" include "Spoonful of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cheree"
and more. These significant recordings hold a distinctive place in the audio and
Analogue Productions uses the original tapes and works with only the best
mastering studios. Albums are plated and pressed at the world's best pressing
plant on virgin vinyl with unmatched quality, as AP uses meticulous test
pressing evaluation and quality control. Analogue uses the highest-quality
jackets and rice paper inner sleeves and issues Limited Edition albums, meaning
less than 1,000 records per stamper, released in limited quantities.
• 200g Audiophile Vinyl
• Definitive recording
• Pure analog
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Recorded to 2-track, half-inch 30 inch-per-second tape via modified Studer
National Symphonic Winds
Lowell Graham conductor
1. Olympic Fanfare
3. Selections from Oklahoma!
4. Selections from Barnum
5. Selections from Mary Poppins
6. Selections from West Side Story