Sarah Vaughan Lacquer

Live at Laren Jazz Festival - 1975

Limited to 900 vinyl.

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Story

At 51, not only had she mastered the full range of her own vocal abilities, from throaty lows to sparkling highs – she'd also sustained the same warmth and dexterity as when she was 20. That night, she captured even the slightest emotion, seeking communion with each person in the audience as though they were unique. As though she had singled them out, and was singing to no one else. A pause. A long sigh. She must have pulled a funny face, musing “It’s so hot in here!”. Peals of laughter in the club.

Sarah Vaughan at her absolute best.

The newspapers praised her unanimously: “Despite the tropical heat in the Singer Concert Hall, Sarah Vaughan did not skimp on her performance. She regaled her audience with her peerless jazz interpretations and ballads. It was hard to imagine anything the Divine couldn't do. This was Sarah Vaughan at her absolute best.

Lacquers

The ultimate medium. Sublime and fleeting. Once in a lifetime.

The ultimate analog medium. A fascinating phenomenon only now mastered by a handful of skilled engravers, lacquer demonstrates exceptional physical properties, making it possible to capture even the most intricate nuance and texture of a recording. Cut from a single sheet of aluminium coated in nitrocellulose, lacquer is extremely fragile, and wears off as the recording is listened to.

A sublime and fleeting experience, to be savoured like a fine vintage or live concert.

Once in a lifetime. Few people have the privilege of experiencing this unique medium. The casing for these limited edition lacquers was entrusted to Philippe Atienza and Pierre Gerber, both Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. An exquisite piece of craftsmanship.

Case contents

  • A leather case containing 4 lacquers

  • Story of the concert and The Lost Recordings

  • Lacquer user guide

  • Vinyl album + download card for access to digital files

  • Hi-Res 24 bits Studio Masters 176.4 kHz available upon request
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Specifications

Copies
Limited numbered edition. Only 30 copies per album.
Lacquer size
14-inch
Casing
Calf leather
Lining
Suedette
Credit
Recorded at Singer Concert Hall, Laren, 5.VIII.1975, STEREO ℗ 1975 VARA, Remastered © & ℗ 2016 FONDAMENTA

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