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FIM's Newest Release - Decca Book and CD's


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About 18 months ago Winston Ma asked me to write a book about the golden age of Decca (London in the US) records, to accompany a 4 CD set of excerpts from some of the greatest Decca recordings (almost all classical) from the period of the late 1950's to about 1980 (all originally analogue). He had Michael Bishop and Robert Friedrich remaster the CD's. They are former Telarc engineers who have won over 20 Grammys between them.

 

The book and CD's have just been published and are debuting at the Hong Kong Audio show this coming week. Elusive Disc will carry them in the US as well as the FIM website. They are due to be available in the US on August 15th. I have the master CD's and IMHO they are the very best sounding CD's that Winston has ever released. The book also came out very well - 260 pages including about 180 photo and a separate volume with the CD's and about 100 pages of liner notes that I also wrote.

 

Many of the personal stories about the Decca staff and artists cam from extensive interviews I did with retired staff in London and environs last year during my annual London sojourn.

 

Larry

 

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Finally ...

Nice to hear that this / your project has now been finished and is about to be published soon.

Congratulations and all the best wishes!

 

Cheers,

Harald

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Congrats on the publication...I'll look for the release!

 

John

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I believe the set will be available worldwide. I know Winston was communicating with one of his German dealers when he was determining the price point. It officially debuts at the Hong Kong Audio Show tomorrow, and should be available in the US on the 15th. I saw that Acoustic Sounds had an ad for it in one of their recent emails. They and Elusive disc are offering a pre issue discount for the set.

 

The Hong Kong distributor has made a very big order for the show, so I haven't even gotten a copy of the final book and CD's. I only have copies of the page proofs and the test CD's.

 

Larry

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Positive emotions enhance our musical experiences.

 

Synology DS213+ NAS -> Auralic Vega w/Linear Power Supply -> Auralic Vega DAC (Symposium Jr rollerball isolation) -> XLR -> Auralic Taurus Pre -> XLR -> Pass Labs XA-30.5 power amplifier (on 4" maple and 4 Stillpoints) -> Hawthorne Audio Reference K2 Speakers in MTM configuration (Symposium Jr HD rollerball isolation) and Hawthorne Audio Bass Augmentation Baffles (Symposium Jr rollerball isolation) -> Bi-amped w/ two Rythmic OB plate amps) -> Extensive Room Treatments (x2 SRL Acoustics Prime 37 diffusion plus key absorption and extensive bass trapping) and Pi Audio Uberbuss' for the front end and amplification

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