Deodato – Prelude

29 Oct

Deodato - Prelude DS434p front

Album info

Release: DS434p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’




8 Responses to “Deodato – Prelude”

  1. captainbeyond55 November 4, 2014 at 18:49 #

    This release grabbed my attention and was something I could really sink my teeth into. What a fantastic job the phoenix decode reveals here. The title track is the outstanding cut but the remainder of the LP keeps my attention as well. The separation is as discrete as can be achieved. OD you will probably make me eat my words but I just don’t know how you could improve upon this. Excellent job well done and thank you.

  2. Owen Smith November 2, 2014 at 14:18 #

    I picked this at random out of my pile of discs waiting to be heard. What a choice! I’ve heard bits of the opening track before (Also Sprach Zarathustra aka 2001), but never all of it and I didn’t know it’s in quad. What a great jazz/electronic re-arrangment of this classic track, and a fantastic quad mix too. Funky and swinging, I enjoyed every note. Great work from the drum kit, and the trumpets are excellent. Surprisingly the rest of the track is not an anti climax, it manages to develop the initial themes in different ways from the classical original, before a nice return to the opening theme.

    The rest of the album is not up to the standards of track 1, but still an interesting listen. Good rasping trombone notes at the start of track 2, but then alas the trombone disappears. Track 5 is the only other track I recognise the music, and it doesn’t strike me as a good choice for this treatment.

    As someone else has commented, the LP rip is great in that you can’t tell it’s from LP at all. The SQ/Phoenix decode is exemplary as we’ve come to expect, separating this great mix beautifully.

  3. joeerand November 1, 2014 at 17:26 #

    This is another excellent vinyl rip and decode. The CTI label often did jazz arrangements of classical music, but this was their greatest success, because the quality of the playing is so good. Do you think instrumental music like this could get on pop radio today? No way. The quad mix is delightful.

  4. beukenoot October 31, 2014 at 21:12 #

    Nice 😉

  5. jaypfunk October 31, 2014 at 11:52 #

    Listened to this last nite. I hadn’t heard this record in a long time. This is an amazing QUAD release. The separation is fantastic and very discreet..The guitar solos in the rear left are killer. Awesome job OD!! Thanks.

  6. joeerand October 30, 2014 at 05:19 #

    Thanks for the freebie. Very generous!

  7. jaypfunk October 29, 2014 at 17:00 #

    Thanks for this. I am huge Billy Cobham fan so this will be cool to hear in QUAD

  8. quadro2013 October 29, 2014 at 16:42 #

    Can’t wait to listen to! I really like the Deodato albums of this period, Prelude and 2.
    Fourty years “old” music – and still young. The album belong to these, which are timeless.

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