Al Di Meola/de Lucia/McLaughlin
Friday Night In San Francisco
2 x LP
Numbered limited -RTI-mastered by Vernie Grundman
(Originally released in 1981)2012 US ORG reissue vinyl LP Edition, on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from ORG=Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI. Recorded Onstage in 1980: Nylon-String Guitar...
Release date: 28-02-2012(Originally released in 1981)
2012 US ORG reissue vinyl LP Edition, on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from ORG=Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI. Recorded Onstage in 1980: Nylon-String Guitars, Pointillistic Details, Flamenco Melodies Come to Supreme Life on This Audiophile Pressing.
Jazzheads, guitar freaks, and audiophiles, listen up: Here's the iconic 1981 album that virtuoso guitarists Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, and Paco De Lucia recorded at The Warfield Theatre on December 5, 1980 in San Francisco. All tracks are live except for the closer, "Guardian Angel," the opening theme from a song that appears on McLaughlin's 1978 album Electric Dreams.
Friday Night In San Francisco is by far one of the most acclaimed guitar albums ever made. DiMeola, McLaughlin, and De Lucia play nylon-stringed classical guitars to absolute perfection in a flamenco/jazz style. From start to finish, the set is as extraordinary as it is influential in the evolution of the acoustic guitar. And now, it sounds positively smashing.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes and pressed at RTI, this limited-edition version from RTI brings to life the acoustic nuances, string tension, and every last hovering note played on the stage. The microdetails and finesse on this pressing will blow your mind, and this is a set tailor-made for audiophiles with great tables.
Don't miss this certain-to-soon-be-out-of-print classic!
A1 Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho ( Composed By – Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia*) 11:31
A2 Short Tales Of The Black Forest (Composed By – Chick Corea) 8:41
B1 Frevo Rasgado ( Composed By – Egberto Gismonti) 7:55
B2 Fantasia Suite (Composed By – Al Di Meola) 8:50
B3 Guardian Angel (Composed By – John McLaughlin) 4:00
"All the compression in my 1A original is swept away; spreading the music over two discs yields myriad benefits. ….Every nuance gets captured; every toe tap, every whack of the guitar body comes alive, and if your system is up to snuff, these guys sound as if they are right in the room. You can almost hear the guitar strings picking up weight as they become coated with sweat as the performance progresses."
-Jeff Dorgay, TONE Audio, Issue 46
Acoustic Guitar, Producer – Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucía
Extra info: Numbered limited -RTI-mastered by Vernie Grundman
Label: ORG -Orginal Record Group
Originally released: 1981
This release: 2012