Editorial for July 2015
Published on July 1, 2015
Universal and Decca Classics are donating the third huge set of CDs (35 in number) of the famous Mercury Living Presence recordings for this month’s drawing. It includes ten items never before released on CD, plus a color illustrated booklet on Mercury and their audiophile approach to recording. Each of the 35 sleeves sports the original cover art of the vinyl release, and the sonics are identical to that of the earlier separate jewelbox releases of most of these reissue CDs. Here is our review of the 35-CD set. In order to qualify, you must register this month using our very simple form and completely fill out the few details on it. The lucky winner of the set will be announced next month in this space.
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