Archive for November, 2013

‘Tis the Season: The Japan-for-U.S. pressing of A Canadian Brass Christmas

Happy Holidays!  It’s that time of year again, so let’s get festive and consider an early holiday CD.  This year, we take a look at the 1985 Christmas compilation, A Canadian Brass Christmas.  The Canadian Brass formed in 1970 and have since become one of the most famous brass quintets.  The lineup has changed several […]

Two early Japanese Matsushita pressings of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture on Telarc

For audiophiles with a bent towards classical music, a favorite label for many years has been Telarc out of Cleveland, Ohio.  Telarc has developed a reputation over the years for first-rate performances, recordings, and mastering.  This began on vinyl, but starting in the 1980s, extended to CDs.  For the CD collector, the earliest Telarc CDs […]