Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Autumn In New York (2008)
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:53 minutes | Scans included | 1,16 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,35 GB
I purchased this from ebay quiet a few weeks ago so it has been well played.
It opens with probably the best version of ‘Summer Time’ I have heard. Superb orchestration with Louis trumpet sets the scene and then Ella’s stunning vocals just blow you away. PLAY IT LOUD!. The sound is just fantastic.
There is a bit more than usual information about the technicals – The source 32bit/ 192Khz, the mastering equipment, even the cable and preamp. So TopMusic are obviously very proud of what and how they have acheived.
There are in total 16 tracks, seven of which also appear on the superb Verve mono JSACD Ella & Louis. So how do they compare? Verve wins. The voices are just that bit clearer as is the instrumentation hence the 4.5 stars.
But apart from that would I have bought it had I known? Yes. It is still a superb album. A must for Ella and Louis fans.
– customer review at sa-cd.net
02. Can’t We Be Friends
03. A Foggy Day
04. Love Is Here To Stay
05. Don’t Be That Way
06. I Won’t Dance
07. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
08. Autumn in New York
09. Stompin’ At The Savoy
10. A Fine Romance
11. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
12. Cheek To Cheek
13. Moonlight in Vermont
14. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
15. Under A Blanket of Blue
The Project re-mastered by Povee Chan / 32Bits/192kHz High Resolution Mastering / SADiE DSD Digital Precision
Mastering Monitor: Almarro M1A / Monitor Amplifier: Octave Jubliee Preamp / Power System: Isoclean Power Conditioning System
Mastered with Fap Cable / Made in Germany by Sonopress / (P)+(C) 2008, Top Music International # UD-SACD8933.2