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of Sheffield Labs recordings. Regnar hi fidelity is now the exclusive United States
distributor of these incredible recordings. Standard coating CD's are $24.99 each.
Gold plated versions are $34.99 each. Orders must be placed by phone for Sheffield
recordings @ (631) 289-6559. Allow two weeks for delivery.
Jazz & Pop
10071-2 F HARRY JAMES / Still Harry After All These Years. Repackaged and remastered in Sheffield's own 20+-16 Ultra Matrix Processing from the original analog master tapes. Includes "Take the 'A' Train", "Satin Doll" and "Norwegian Wood." These were the last recordings Harry ever made. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10070-2 F HARRY JAMES / Comin' From A Good Place. Repackaged and remastered in Sheffield's own 20+-16 Ultra Matrix Processing from the original analog master tapes. Includes "Opus Number 1", Tuxedo Junction", and "Two O'Clock Jump." Winner of Audio Technica's AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10068-2 F HARRY JAMES / The King James Version. Repackaged and remastered in Sheffield's own 20+-16 Ultra Matrix Processing from the original analog master tapes. Includes such standards as "Cherokee", "Corner Pocket", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". GRAMMY NOMINATION for Engineering Excellence! Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10067-2 G PAT COIL GOLD / Pat Coil. Pat Coil has established himself as a
musician on a higher level. His talents are in great demand as an invigorating
pianist and composer. The top names in Jazz accompanied him on these tracks,
taken from his three previous Sheffield albums. This is the best of Pat Coil;
this is Pat Coil Gold. Piano: Pat Coil/Bass: Steve Rodby, John Pattituci, Jimmy
Johnson/Drums: William Kennedy, John Robinson, Steve Houghton/Percussion:
Paulihno Da Costa, Brad Dutz, Luis Conte, Mike Fisher/Acoustic Guitar: Dean
Parks/Electric Guitar: Ron Komie/Sax: Brandon Fields, Bob Sheppard, Ernie Watts,
Gerald Albright/Trumpet: Gary Grant/Synthesizers: Russell Ferrante, John
Beasley. 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10066-2 G AMANDA / Amanda McBroom. The vocal selections from Amanda McBroom's two Sheffield albums Growing Up in Hollywood Town (Catalog #10013-2-M) and West Of Oz (Catalog #10015-2-M) have been compiled and re-mastered by Gavin Lurssen, using Sheffield Lab's 20+16 Ultra Matrix Processing, and then pressed on a 24Kt gold disc. With a vocal style reminiscent of Judy Collins and Joan Baez, Amanda McBroom (composer of Bette Midler's hit song " The Rose" from the movie of the same name) showcases her versatility both as a songwriter and singer. Grammy Nomination for recording excellence! "McBroom's singing is a joy for listeners!" Billboard. 20+16
10064-2 F ACOUSTIC STORM / Robert Stanton. Featuring the Guitarists from FREEWAY PHILHARMONIC. Stanton's fluid arrangements of his contemporary guitar compositions will bring your stereo to life! Features the stunning sonic reproduction of Luis Conte on percussion, Dave Stone on acoustic bass, and Lee Skiar on electric bass. " A delicious recording!" (Doug Sax)
10060-2 F MATTER OF TIME / Michael Allen Harrison and Friends.
Pianist/Songwriter Michael Allen Harrison combines the accessibility of
Contemporary Instrumental Based (CIB) music and the freewheeling exhilaration of
jazz improvisation. Michael's intuitive composition style constructs relaxing,
yet involving arrangements that keep his fans awaiting the next release. This CD
features the B░sendorfer Imperial Grand Piano, acoustic guitar, bass, drums,
flute, oboe, sax and authentic Latin and Native American percussion. Michael
Harrison's music touches the fringes of jazz and pop with the new age
accessibility of Yanni, John Tesh, and George Winston. Complete technical notes
on the live-to-two-track recording session are included in the booklet! 20+16
10057-2 G THE BEST OF HARRY JAMES / Harry James and His Big Band. The best tunes recorded over a three year period. This compilation, taken from the three multi-award winning direct-to-disc recordings, is a comprehensive Sheffield history of the Harry James Big Band and will make this release the standard for Big Band Sound. Originally recorded direct-to-disc in the Wylie Chapel in Hollywood, this CD is re-mastered with Sheffield's 20+16 Ultra Matrix Processing from the original analog master tapes. Enjoy standards such as Count Basie's Corner Pocket, Caravan by Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman's Don't Be That Way. A must for all your big band followers! "One of the best recordings I have ever heard!" -The Absolute Sound 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10055-2 G JAMES NEWTON HOWARD and FRIENDS / James Newton Howard Experience the definitive CD version of this audiophile classic! The original Lab 23 analog master tape has been remastered by Gavin Lurssen and Doug Sax, to bring you the highest possible sonic quality in a 24Kt gold collector's edition. James Newton Howard is a highly-regarded composer for film and television, with credits that include Prince of Tides, Alive, Dave, Grand Canyon, Promised Land, Wyatt Earp and the new hit series, ER. He was joined on this project by members of the legendary rock super-group, Toto, which featured the unequalled brilliance of Jeff Porcaro on drums, and a dazzling display of three virtuoso keyboard artists on nine Yamaha synthesizers. 20+16.
10053-2 G THE SHEFFIELD POP EXPERIENCE. Discover how pop music is supposed to sound when you listen to THE SHEFFIELD POP EXPERIENCE. A collection of some of Sheffield's most infectious pop tunes, performed by an all-star cast featuring Phil Perry, Clair Marlo, Thelma Houston, Tower of Power, Michael Ruff, Freeway Philharmonic, Bill Champlin and others! All of these tunes were recorded live in the studio with no overdubs. This dynamic, energetic pop recording will make even the simplest hi-fi system come to life! Not just a sampler...a Sheffield Sonic Experience! 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10050-2 F SONIC DETOUR / Freeway Philharmonic. The first and only internationally released Chapman Stick, Viola, Guitar and Drumcussion band in the world as we know it! Combining the improvisation of jazz, the accessibility of pop and rock, and the discipline of classical music, Freeway Philharmonic have created a high-brow, high-strung, animated instrumental style all their own. Their performances are vibrant and turbo-charged with infectious energy, appealing to sophisticated listeners of all ages. " No known genre adequately defined the delightful, intricate sound of this string quartet." -Billboard Magazine "The hipness of Kronos, the serious musical ability of Shadowfax, and the acoustically humored sensibility of a Bla Fleck!" -Gavin Report 20+6
10042-2 F SCHEMES AND DREAMS / Pat Coil. Produced by, and with special performances by LYLE MAYS and STEVE RODBY. What do you get when you put the 7-time Grammy winning duo of Lyle Mays and Steve Rodby (both of Pat Metheny Group fame) in a studio with the very hot contemporary jazz composer and pianist, Pat Coil, and for good measure, throw in legendary Grammy-winning engineer Bill Schnee? A jazz masterpiece, that's what. If you like jazz, don't miss this CD. "Live to two-track is always my favorite recording medium, but this project was made even sweeter with the artistry and professionalism of Lyle Mays and Steve Rodby." -Bill Schnee (Recording Engineer) "Another [Pat Coil] project of exquisite beauty" -WCLK (Atlanta) 20+16
10036-2 F SAY IT WITH MUSIC / Margie Gibson. Rich and sultry vocal delivery of 25 of Irving Berlin's best works, commemorating the centennial of America's greatest songwriter. In this recording, Margie is backed by pianist Lincoln Mayorga, Chuck Comanico on bass, Dennis Seiwell on drums, and Gloria Strassner on cello. "Impeccably recorded and flawlessly performed!" -Chicago Tribune. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10035-2 F SPEAKING IN MELODIES / Michael Ruff. Great songwriting, an evocative and passionate voice, inspired keyboard playing: Michael Ruff is all these things, and more. Backed by an international band of all-stars, don't miss the joy and spontaneity of Michael Ruff captured live in the studio on twelve tunes plus an instrumental jam. Michael's songwriting gifts have been sought after by such recording artists as Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, and many, many others! "Raises the standards for pop vocal recording."- Chicago Tribune
10034-2 F JUST AHEAD / Pat Coil. Pat Coil's eagerly awaited second album features more great keyboard playing by Pat with stellar sidemen including John Robinson, Jimmy Johnson, John Patitucci, Bob Sheppard, Andy Narell, Luis Conte, Gerald Albright, Ron Komie and others. Songs range from tender ballads to energetic Latin-flavored tunes, all composed by Pat. "Far and away the best jazz CD of the year." -The Review (SF Bay area)
10033-2 F UP-FRONT / The Power of Seven. Take seven of the hottest female studio singers in Los Angeles, add the superior musicianship of superstars like Gerald Albright on saxophone, John Beasley and Bill Meyers on keyboards, Paul Jackson on guitar, Niel Stubenhaus on bass, Luis Conte on percussion, John Robinson on drums, and mix with a wide range of styles (from funky R & B to pop ballads to gospel) and blend with Sheffield's trademark live-to-two-track recording-then get ready to cook! "An awesome showcase of vocal talentea killer disc!" -The Secret Guide to Music
10031-2 F STEPS / Pat Coil. Jazz keyboardist Pat Coil's debut CD has been re-mastered using Sheffield Lab's 20+16Ultra Matrix Processing, a technology that has reviewers and fans from around the world raving about the sonic improvement. Steps went to the Top 3 on the New Adult Contemporary radio airplay charts and climbed into the Top 10 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts! Pat's CD includes some of the hottest names in jazz today: John Pattituci, Tom Scott, Peter Erskine, Jimmy Johnson and many more! "Steps is bold and diverse" -Contemporary Jazz Review 20=16
10030-2 F AFTER MIDNIGHT / McNeely-Levin-Skinner Band. Sheffield's first foray into the arena of bluegrass has produced this incredible recording with a new spin on old favorites, such as the the title track "After Midnight"' and an unforgettable rendition of the classic "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". This disc will set your toes tappin' and your fingers snappin'!! "McNeely is back with a stunner in the Dillards/JJ Cale/Ry Cooder vein" -Hi-Fi News and Record Review
10029-2 F LET IT GO / Clair Marlo. Clair's incredible vocals are supplemented by the wonderful musicianship of Jeff Porcaro, Pat Coil, Lee Sklar, Randy Kerber and a whole host of superb artists. From the irresistible "'Til They Take My Heart Away" through "Where You Are" , Sheffield's live to two-track recording process creates such a realistic sound that it will blow you away! "One of the year's sweetest releases. SOUND QUALITY: 10!" -CD Review
10065-2 G MDMS (Magnetic Domain Matrix Signals)/System Conditioning and Degaussing CD Contains special Sheffield Lab proprietary signals that actually demagnetize and tune your system. Features Music tracks using SheffieldŇs 20+16 Ultra Matrix Processing and a dynamic range test featuring brand new drum and guitar recordings.20+16
10045-2 T "MY DISC": The Sheffield Lab / A2TB Test Disc (For all types of audio equipment) 86 tracks, engineered to provide a thorough evaluation of your audio system's performance, the listening environment, as well as your personal critical listening ability. "My Disc"contains special tracks that enable you to analyze performance, with or without specialized test equipment. Now you can leave your other test gear at home and evaluate any system any time you want to--for example, at a friend's house, in a show room, or even in a car. There are also six complete music tracks from Sheffield. A detailed 20-page booklet takes you through each procedure, track by track. "My Disc" will become your single indispensable disc for critical evaluation.
10040-2 T THE SHEFFIELD LAB / COUSTIC TEST DISC (For Car and Home Theater). Developed for installers, competitors and audio enthusiasts to set-up and test high performance auto sound systems, as well as audio/video surround sound (home theater) systems. Technical support was supplied by Autosound 2000's Richard Clark, widely recognized as the expert in award-winning car audio sound. Appropriate for the simplest of systems and for the most sophisticated. In addition to narration and musical excerpts, this disc provides test tones for proper channel identification, phasing, polarity, and surround sound signals to help users create ideal listening environments, both in the car and at home. "A must for Car and Home Enthusiasts" -Car Audio. Retail Price: $11.95
11420-2 F THE SHEFFIELD DRUM AND TRACK DISC. The Sheffield Drum and Track Disc
combines two "direct to disc"recordings made by Sheffield Lab in 1980 and 1982.
These recordings quickly became the reference standard for component testing and
evaluation, and achieved legendary status with recording engineers, hi-fi
equipment manufacturers, audio sales personnel, and audiophiles world-wide.
Features Robbie Buchanan and James Newton Howard on keyboards, Nathan East on
bass, Mike Landau on guitar, Carlos Vega on drums, and Lenny Castro on
percussion. "The 'standard' for all hi-fi systems" -Stereo Sound
12222-2 F KODO: Heartbeat Drummers of Japan. World renowned KODO drummers play a variety of wooden drums, including the massive 700 pound o-daiko drum, in addition to other traditional Japanese wind and string instruments. A single-point stereo microphone was used for this recording. Favorite demo disc for many world music lovers! "Definetly for those of you who enjoy feeling rather than hearing your music." -Lucky Clark/New England News Syndicate
WARNING: This disc contains music of extraordinarily wide dynamic range, encompassing long passages at the threshold of audibility that build to levels of extreme intensity.
10061-2 V PRIME CUTS VOL.II. The all new sequel to our widely popular Prime Cuts CD is now available! Prime Cuts II contains all of your favorite selections from the Sheffield catalog: from Harry James to Freeway Philharmonic, this CD has all the sonic impact that earned Sheffield the reputation for being the Audiophile Reference Standard. This is the lowest price ever for a Sheffield sampler! Introduce yourself to the Sheffield Sonic Experience!
10037-2 M SHEFFIELD DRIVE. Our demo disc features thirteen tracks from our catalog chosen specifically to demo the best qualities of high-end audio systems. Features in depth descriptions of each tune written by audio industry leaders including Richard Clark of Autosound 2000, Ira Friedman of Boston Acoustics and Sheffield Founder and Mastering Engineer Doug Sax.
10063-2 F STEINHARDT AND MAYORGA / Violin and Piano. The turn of the century masterworks featured on this CD focus on several composers who, in the 50 years spanning the nineteenth and twentieth century, composed a large body of music to evoke the elements of emotion and beauty on a very personal, intimate level. These tender, supremely recorded masterworks offer the listener an opportunity to experience the music of the nineteenth century salon, where a composer was considered successful when his music brought a trace of a smile to the lips or a tear to the eye. This is the second of a two series set featuring Arnold Steinhardt and Lincoln Mayorga. The first features the works of Richard Strauss and Antonin Dvork. (Sheffield Lab catalog# 10039) 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10058-2 F PASSIONS / Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo. The Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo, heralded by the New York Times as "Fresh , Hot, and Headed for Fame!"is an exciting group of Rennaissance and Baroque duets produced, engineered, and mastered by DOUG SAX. The Stereophile called Michael Newman's debut album for Sheffield, "Guitar Pleasures", A reference standard! "Passions" is sure to join it as a benchmark for sonic excellence-an essential addition to your classical guitar library. 20+16
10054-2 F SCHUBERT: PIANO DUO SCHNABEL / Joan Rowland and Karl Ulrich Schnabel; One Piano Four Hands. Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, Opus 103; Four Polonaises; Variations in A Flat on an Original Theme, Opus 35; Four Laendler; Rondo in D Major, Opus posth. 138. The Piano Duo Schnabel, established by Karl Ulrich Schnabel over four decades ago, has won worldwide praise from critics for its special style of charm and unpretentious music making. "Extemely convincing dynamics and piano tone"-Audio Magazine 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10052-2 G THE SHEFFIELD/LEINSDORF SESSIONS, VOL. II / LA PHILHARMONIC, Erich Leinsdorf, conducting. STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite (Original version, complete with finale); WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I; Die Walkre: The Ride of the Valkyries; Gutterdmmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music. This two-volume memorial tribute to Maestro Leinsdorf features completely remastered editions from Sheffields internationally acclaimed direct disc recording sessions. "Stupendous, with staggering dynamic range. Absolute MUST addition to every record-collector's library!"-Stereo Review 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10049-2 F EARTH CHANTS / The Madrigals of SBHS. A Santa Barbara tradition for over a quarter century, the Madrigals of SBHS, under the direction of Phyllis E. Zimmerman, have earned resounding praise on six European tours, and continue to elevate the art of choral singing. Recorded at the historic "Old Mission" of Santa Barbara, CA by Doug Sax. The sound on this CD will leave you breathless! "Awinner on every level. Another Sheffield stunner!" -WCRB Boston 20+16
10047-2 G BACH-MALLOCH / The Art Of Fuguing. Lukas Foss conducts The Sheffield Ensemble of 40 string, woodwind, and percussion players in a lively and joyful orchestration by the late William Malloch of J.S. Bach's final teaching peice, Die Kunst Der Fuge. Featuring a special guest appearence by the California Boys Choir. "Malloch's version stimulates, excites, outrages, tantalizes, and finally blows away the prejudices which have kept the work under glass for more than 200 years!"-San Francisco Chronicle 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10044-2 G A GERSHWIN CELEBRATION / Lincoln Mayorga, pianist, with The Moscow Philharmonic. Live concert performances of Gershwin classics, including "Rhapsody in Blue", and "I Got Rhythm" Variations. "A most enjoyable and supremely well recorded anthology - top rank!"-Stereophile 20+16
10043-2 G THE SHEFFIELD / LEINSDORF SESSIONS, VOL. I / LA PHILHARMONIC, Erich Leinsdorf, conducting. PROKOFIEV: Excerpts from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet; DEBUSSY: Afternoon of a Faun; WAGNER: Forest Murmurs (from Siegfried). This memorial tribute to Mr. Leinsdorf features a completely remastered edition from Sheffield's internationally acclaimed direct disc recording sessions. 20+16. Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10039-2 F STRAUSS: Sonata in E flat, Op. 18. DVORAK: Romantic Pieces, Op. 75; Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100. Arnold Steinhardt, violin. Lincoln Mayorga, piano. 20+16 Ultra Matrix Digital Processing. "The best example of M-S microphone technique that I have ever produced. This is the Sheffield Lab recording that I would want to take with me to that proverbial desert island."-Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer and President, Sheffield Lab. 20+16
10506-2 V THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY WINDS. Works by Mozart, Greig, Husa. "They admirably succeed in projecting both Mozartean clarity and Griegian romance...The entire record is a sonic delight" -High Performance/Review
10505-2 V PIANO MUSIC OF CHOPIN, BRAHMS AND PROKOFIEV / Lincoln Mayorga, Piano. Sheffield co-founder and internationally-renowned pianist Lincoln Mayorga chose some of his favorite works by composers who were also great pianists: from Poland,s favorite son, Frederic Chopin, you,ll hear Preludes, Op. 28; three Intermezzi and a Rhapsody by Johannes Brahms; and three dances from Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. A not-to-be-missed experience! Re-Mastered by Gavin Lurssen.
10504-2 V GUITAR PLEASURES / Michael Newman. Michael Newman has established himself as one of the most respected performers of classical guitar music. This recording combines his artful interpretations of works by J.S. Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Turina and many others with Sheffield's innovative recording techniques--and the result has been hailed as the ultimate guitar reference disc! A must for any guitar-lover's collection! "The finest guitar record ever!" -Stereophile
Tower of Power Direct Plus: Tower of Power 10074-2-F
All of Sheffield Lab's compact disc releases of performances from 1971
through 1985 were made from tapes which ran simultaneously with our Direct to
Disc recording sessions. On these unedited performances of an entire LP side, we
selected the best total side performances for each release. With the remastering
of this Tower of Power CD, we have the luxury of including extraordinary
performances that have never been released. From a performance standpoint, the
excitement of Direct to Disc recording has created energy levels difficult to
attain in a normal studio recording. These performances speak for themselves.
Gold version CD Recordings
Thelma Houston & Pressure Cooker: I've got the music in me 10074-2 Gold
It has been 26 years since Sheffield made "I've Got the Music In Me." It seems a bigger feat now than when we made it. The original direct to disc release has been out of print for over 15 years. The CD release, made from the live to two-track masters, has also been out of print due to lost or damaged umatic digital tapes. The analog two-track masters have also become unplayable. We recently discovered a perfect umatic tape that allows us to offer this album again. Certainly this recording deserves the archival abilities of Gold. The instant acceptance of "I've Got the Music In Me" should have resulted in Sheffield following-up this exciting recording with another of similar energy, but Sheffield, at my urging, put their efforts into more purist audiophile fare. In retrospect, that was the worst decision I ever made. The unbridled energy and enthusiasm that we achieved in the unforgiving format of direct to disc recording is of much more importance than the ninth degree of sonic purity.
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