Thread: New Everest SACD Releases in January 2016

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Post by SACD Hunter November 19, 2015 (1 of 2)
5 new titles of Everest Classic Hybrid Stereo SACD will be released on January 31, 2016 in Japan.

These SACDs are remastered from the original 35 mm magnetic tapes, and exclusively produced under license and released in Japan by the King International Inc. They are the fourth batch from a total of 50 titles.

KKC4050 Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Complete Ballet, 1911) - London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Eugene Goossens (5/1959)

KKC4051 Khachaturian: Gayane (Ballet Suite) - 1. Sabre Dance / 2. Lyrical Duet / 3. Dance Of The Rose Maidens / 4. Gopak / 5. Lullaby / 6. Lezghinka / 7. Russian Dance / 8. Gayne's Adagio / 9. Dance Of The Young Kurds / 10. Dance Of The Old Man / 11. Fire - London Symphony Orchestra / Anatole Fistoulari (11/1959)

KKC4052 Works of Lili Boulanger - Du Fond de lAbîme (Psaume 130) / Psaume 24 / Psaume 129 / Vieille Prière Bouddhique / Pie Jesu - Orchestre Lamoureux / Chorale Elisabeth Brasseur / Igor Markevitch (1959)

KKC4053 A Liszt Recital - Sonata in B minor / Funerailles / Mephisto Waltz - Jorge Bolet (1960's)

KKC4054 Wagner: Wotan's Farewell from Opera Die Walküre / "Magic Fire Music" from Opera Die Walküre / Chopin: Mazurka in A Minor, Op.17 No.4 (Stokowski transcription) / Prélude in D minor Op.28 No.24 (Stokowski transcription) / Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2 (Stokowski transcription) / Thomas Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan - Houston Symphony Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski (3/1960)

The price is JPY3985, ca. US$32 (excluding tax 3690, ca. USD30).

Post by feinstei November 27, 2015 (2 of 2)
I just bought 15 of these Everest releases from Amazon.jp. I found them to be very underwhelming. They probably just used the CD's that Amazon creates on demand as their source. If they REALLY had access to the master tapes, they would have done what Vanguard Classics did with the superb Everest masters that they released -- put 'em out in 3 track stereo. Esoteric/King and these other Japanese rip-off artists excel in only one thing... deceiving their gullible audiophiles like myself.

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