Sony Legacy Master Tapes

 

The major works of the artists and groups that have written the history of Italian music, finally available in the unsurpassed quality of the original master.

 

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LEGACY MASTER TAPES

THE WORD'S FIRST MASTER TAPES EDITION FROM SONY MUSIC ITALY

 

 

Sony Music and Analogplanet present the new "Legacy Master Tapes" series

Analogplanet is the reference point for calibration, overhaul and repair of reel tpo reel tape recorders and in the transfer and restoration of tapes in all existing formats, guaranteeing the highest quality of transfers and copies of the original tapes. From our decades of experience and from Sony Music Italy's prestigious collection of original masters, the Legacy Master Tapes series is born, designed for all music lovers who want the best possible listening experience to appreciate the exceptional characteristics of their analogue recorders without compromise. The catalog includes the major works of the artists and groups who have written the history of Italian music, finally available in the unsurpassed quality of the original master. Here are the titles available at the moment and others will be added shortly, to stay up to date on the latest releases, consult the official Sony Music website at this address: store.sonymusic.it

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Lucio Battisti

Il mio canto libero

Il mio canto libero, settimo album discografico di Lucio Battisti, pubblicato nel 1972, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale: tra le tracce si trovano “La luce dell’est”, “Confusione” e “Io vorrei… non vorrei… ma se vuoi”.

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Fabrizio De Andre'

Storia di un impiegato

Storia di un impiegato, il sesto album d’inediti di Fabrizio De André, pubblicato nel 1973, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale: tra le tracce si trovano “Canzone del Maggio” e “Verranno a chiederti nel nostro amore”.

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Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla, l’ottavo album in studio di Lucio Dalla, pubblicato nel 1979, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale: tra le tracce si trovano “L’ultima luna”, “Cosa sarà” con Francesco De Gregori e “L’anno che verrà”.

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Francesco De Gregori

Viva l'Italia

Viva l’Italia, il settimo album in studio di Francesco De Gregori, pubblicato nel 1979, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

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Claudio Baglioni

Sabato Pomeriggio

Sabato pomeriggio di Claudio Baglioni, pubblicato nel 1975, un concept album che parla di attesa, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

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Antonello Venditti

Lilly

Lilly, il quarto album di Antonello Venditti, pubblicato nel 1975, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

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PFM - Premiata Forneria Marconi

Storia di un minuto

Storia di un minuto, il primo album in studio del gruppo rock progressivo italiano Premiata Forneria Marconi, pubblicato nel 1972, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

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Franco Battiato

Fetus

Fetus, il primo album in studio di Franco Battiato, pubblicato nel 1972 e basato sul romanzo distopico “Il Mondo Nuovo” di Aldous Huxley, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

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Area

Crac!

Crac!, il terzo album degli Area, pubblicato nel 1975, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale: tra le tracce si trovano L’elefante bianco, La mela di Odessa (1920) e Gioia e rivoluzione.

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Edoardo Bennato

La torre di Babele

La torre di Babele, quarto album in studio di Edoardo Bennato, pubblicato nel 1976, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

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BMS - Banco del mutuo soccorso

Banco del mutuo soccorso

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, il primo album dell’omonimo gruppo rock progressivo italiano, pubblicato nel 1972, è disponibile ora nella qualità del master originale.

 

 

 

The production process of "Legacy Master Tapes" 

 

NAGRA T Master Recorder on trolley

 

All stages of the production process are carried out directly at Analogplanet studios, using Studer A820 MKII and Studer A812 MKII recorders, constantly aligned and maintained in the best operating conditions.

The first phase consists in making the "Working Copies" starting from the original master tapes. The copy is made using two Studer A820 MKII recorders equipped with butterfly heads (318 series) with variable azimuth and “trafoless” output cards without any digital conversion or further signal processing.

The tapes are then recorded by the Working Copies for final distribution, using a Studer A820 MKII for reading and a set of Studer A812 MKII for writing the required copies in parallel. Again, no further intermediate stage is introduced into the audio chain. The tape used is one of the best currently on the market, it is the RTM LPR90 model which has the same chemical formulation as the RTM SM900 tape (the standard for modern analog recording) but which allows a longer duration in order to include the entire work within a single reel without interruptions in listening. All recorders are calibrated using MRL Labs sample tapes.

 

Testine A820

Testine A820

 

 

"True Analog Recording" the guarantee of an uncompromising listening experience.  

Only a deep technical competence and a scrupulous attention to detail allow the creation of an exclusive product. Studer A820 MKII and Studer A812 MKII recorders equipped with 318 series butterfly heads (with variable azimuth for reading the original masters) and trafoless output cards were used for this edition. No further intermediate stages of processing have been introduced. The magnetization levels of the recorded tape were kept unchanged from those used at the time for the original master. No gain controls have been included in the audio chain and no improvements of any kind have been made such as noise reduction or frequency corrections, in order to preserve the original sound of the work.

 

Studer A820

The two Studer A820 two-track recorders used for copying the tapes, together with the 24-track 'big brothers'

 

Studer A820

Some Studer A812s used for making distribution copies

 

Studer A820

The quality control listening station 

 

FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I buy the boxes?

All the boxes with the available titles can be purchased exclusively through the Sony Music website at this address: store.sonymusic.it

  • What are the technical characteristics of the recordings (speed, tracks, equalization, etc.)?

Two stereo tracks, 15 ips (38 cm / s) speed, CCIR equalization

  • How long will it take to receive the boxes once ordered?

The standard delivery time is approximately three weeks. Each copy is made specifically for the customer who purchased it.

  • Are the tapes really recorded from the original masters?

Yes. They are the original masters of the works recorded at the time of their creation.

  • Are the master tapes the ones used for vinyl printing?

No, the masters dedicated to the making of vinyls were recorded with frequency cuts specifically designed for cutting lacquers. The masters used here are the original tapes of the original mix of the time.   

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Contacts

Headquarter and Laboratory : P.zza Patrioti 7, 27021 Bereguardo (PV) - ITALY

Phone : + 39 0382 477958 - Mobile : + 39 335 5349263

Email : info@analogplanet.it

 

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