Offered for sale is a limited edition 45 RPM, 4 LP 200 gram pressing of The Reiner Sound by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony, pressed by Classic Records.
About this copy: This copy of The Reiner Sound is an early 2000s U.S. pressing on the Classic Records label.
This set consists of the entire album on 5 200 gram 45 RPM single-sided discs.
Note: The photos show the five covers and both sides of the first disc only. There are 5 records in the set.
The artwork on the cover and label duplicate that of the original 1958 RCA release. Only the first disc in the set has a custom cover; the other four discs are in plain white covers indicating which disc is which.
The covers are M-. The discs are M- and look unplayed. Clean discs!
A terrific copy of a great sounding record.
Background: Classic Records earned a solid reputation by reissuing long-out-of-print and highly sought out classical titles originally released by RCA in the late 1950s and early 1960s. These pressings offered great dynamics and wide, impressive soundstages. Unfortunately, they also sold in limited numbers when new and finding mint used copies has become quite difficult. Classic Records began reissuing many of these titles in the mid 1990s, first as 180 gram 33 1/3 LPs, and later as limited edition pressings cut at 45 RPM on multiple, single-sided discs for optimum sound quality. Some of these titles were pressed multiple times at different weights and types of vinyl. Later pressings note Quiex SV, Quiex SV-P, Clarity Vinyl or 200 Gram vinyl on the jackets. Earlier, 180 gram pressings omit this.
The Reiner Sound has long been sought out by audiophiles for its dynamics and wide soundstage. Works on the LP are Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole, Pavan for a Dead Princess and Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead.
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