Never Before on VINYL!!!
180g Vinyl Pressed in Germany with Deluxe Packaging!
Missing You is an anthology of love songs by Korean vocalist Sumi Jo. With silky
smooth vocals, Jo sings in languages including Swedish, Norwegian, Russian,
Greek, Spanish, French, English and her native Korean. Tenor Alesandro Safina
joins her on the track “Non Ti Scordar Di Me” and the classic “Besame Mucho.”
The overarching theme on Missing You is longing and nostalgia, from songs like
“Home, Sweet Home” and “Beautiful Dreamer” to dance numbers like “Por Una Cabeza”
and “Je Te Veux.” She saves her most cherished Korean song “Mother, Sister” for
In 1986, Jo made her European operatic debut as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto at
the Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste. This performance drew the
attention of Herbert von Karajan, who proceeded to cast her as Oscar in Un ballo
in maschera opposite Plácido Domingo for the 1989 Salzburg Festival.
Over the next decade Jo maintained a busy schedule, singing Lucia in Strasbourg,
Barcelona, Berlin, and Paris; La sonnambula in Brussels and Santiago, Chile; I
Capuleti e i Montecchi with Minnesota Opera; Olympia in New York; Rosina in New
York; the Queen of the Night in Los Angeles; Gilda in Bilbao, Oviedo, Bologna,
Trieste, and Detroit among others; Il turco in Italia in Spain; L'enfant et les
sortilèges in Boston and Pittsburgh; Le comte Ory in Rome; and Dinorah in New
York. She also appeared in performances at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des
Champs-Élysées, Opéra National de Paris, Washington Opera, the Deutsche Oper
Berlin, Opera Australia, and the Teatro Colón.
In addition, she appeared with numerous symphony orchestras in concert,
including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the Orchestra
of St. Luke's, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the
London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood
Bowl Orchestra among others. Her work led her to sing under such conductors as
Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, James Levine, Kent Nagano, and
Richard Bonynge. She also gave recitals throughout Europe, the United States,
Canada, and Australia.
Critically acclaimed soprano Sumi Jo is joined here by tenor Alesandro Safina
and Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester Koln lead by David Firman.
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in
gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The “Play 33 1/3 LP Series” features masterpiece albums released in the '90s
converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album
cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand
enhanced its excellence and to ensure the record’s superb sound quality, the
German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal,
utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in
charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of
the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in
Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on
the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them.
The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP
lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the
increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the
satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be
replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and
possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have
both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an
attractive factor for collectors.
• Play 33 1/3 Series
• 180g heavyweight Vinyl
• Double LP
• 12-Page booklet
• Gatefold jacket
• Original artwork
• Lacquer cut at SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) Bruggemanni Germany
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Sumi Jo, soprano
Alesandro Safina, crossover tenor
Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester Koln
David Firman, conductor
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. Bred Dina Vida Vingar
2. Pote Tin Kyriaki
3. Dona Dona
4. Cossack Lullaby
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Cielito Lindo
2. Je Te Veux
3. Iche Liebe Dich
4. Beautiful Dreamer
LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Besame Mucho
2. Non Ti Scordar Di Me
3. Sous Le Ciel De Paris
4. Home, Sweet Home
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Por Una Cabeza
2. Que Sera Sera
4. Mother Sister