Mar
22

    

 

Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes

Double 45 RPM LPs for Extreme Sound Quality

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio​ Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed at RTI

 Beautifully Restored Gatefold Jacket Art by Stoughton


Intervention Records is thrilled to announce Judee Sill's classic 1971 debut, Judee Sill (Cat# IR-016), and her stellar followup Heart Food (Cat# IR-017). Each album is cut as a double-45RPM LP set and pressed on dead-quiet 180-gram vinyl. Both LPs are anticipated to street in June 2017 and are available for pre-order now.

The astonishing Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records, and Judee Sill the first album released on the label. Sill's music is intensely spiritual, redolent of mystical and divine imagery, yet grounded by great songwriting and a pure but powerful singing talent. Her songs impart incredible intimacy that is enhanced by her sometimes complex string arrangements (remarkably Sill arranged and conducted the strings/orchestra on these albums!).  

Sill's life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn't follow the critical acclaim of these two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead from a drug overdose in 1979 at just 35. The brevity of Judee's musical legacy is outweighed by the emotional power and weight of these two extraordinary albums.

Judee Sill and Heart Food were AAA mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. The master tapes are in beautiful shape, and listeners will be blown away by the revelatory inner detail and three-dimensionality retrieved from these achingly gorgeous recordings. These new Intervention reissues represent THE definitive listening experience for these classic LPs!

The original LP art has been beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the old-style, "tip-on, brown-in" gatefold jackets are printed by Stoughton. 
 

Feb
21


• 100% AAA Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
• Exquisitely Restored Jacket Art by Stoughton


Intervention Records is thrilled to announce The Flying Burrito Bros. classic 1969 debut, The Gilded Palace of Sin on 180-gram vinyl (Cat# IR-012)  and hybrid CD/SACD (Cat# IR-SCD3). The LP will street in May 2017, and the SACD in the second half of the year.


Headed by former Byrds Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, The Flying Burrito Bros. are widely viewed as the inventors of country rock and are one of the most influential bands of all time. The Gilded Palace of Sin is not only FBB's finest work, it's a true classic full of some of the greatest tunes ever written and sung by Parsons and Hillman.

The Gilded Palace of Sin was mastered 100% AAA analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the best source available- a phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape. All of the top-end energy and “snap” of the original A&M LP is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make this new Intervention reissue the definitive listening experience for this classic LP! 

The hybrid SACD was mastered directly from analog tape to DSD. 

The original LP art has been restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the old-style, "tip-on, brown-in" LP jacket will be printed by Stoughton. The Hybrid CD/SACD will be housed in a syper jewel box.

Dec
16

Joe Taylor at Soundstage Access and Randy Fairman at The Second Disc love Intervention's 180-gram vinyl reissue of Big Audio Dynamite's debut This is Big Audio Dynamite!

"Throughout this remastering, percussion pops from the speakers with more force, bass reaches out to thump harder, keyboards have more texture and life, and the music widens and deepens to become more envelopingly three-dimensional." -Joe Taylor

"Intervention's new LP reissue - geared at audiophiles but perfect for all fans of this underrated eighties classic - gives fans a chance to hear this record like it's for the first time." -Randy Fairman

Read Joe Taylor's full review HERE.

Read Randy Fairman's full review HERE.

Click HERE to buy This is Big Audio Dynamite.

 

Nov
18

Mastering This Is Big Audio Dynamite at Legendary Sterling Sound in New York City

by Intervention Records Founder Shane Buettner

Mastering Big Audio Dynamite’s This is Big Audio Dynamite was a departure for me, as many you who have followed my label’s evolution know. Intervention’s previous titles were released to or from the west coast and mastered in LA with Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Sony’s special relationship made it possible to master This is BAD at legendary Sterling Sound in New York City directly from the best analog tape available- a 1985 US cutting copy. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to work at Sterling with engineer Ryan K. Smith.

Ryan (pictured below at  earned a degree in music before turning to mastering/engineering. He learned the craft of pure-analog vinyl cutting from the late, great George Marino, a man recording engineers from the best studios around the world would bring their tapes to in order to get the best sounding lacquers cut for vinyl. Ryan’s cuts are masterful for wide-open dynamics and vast soundstages without any loss of the immediacy that the best vinyl playback always delivers.

 

If you’ve bought any LPs from major labels or premium reissue labels like Analogue Productions over the last several years you already have a pile of records with Ryan’s “RKS” scribe in the runout. My shelves are loaded with RKS cuts, and over the last several months alone we’ve all bought records from Adele, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards that were cut by Ryan.

Walking into Sterling sound is to walk into rock history- the walls are adorned with iconic album covers and gold and platinum records are everywhere you look. Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, David Bowie, The Eagles, The Ramones, Meat Loaf (!), Wu Tang, U2 and more have all mixed, mastered and/or cut groundbreaking LPs at Sterling. 

Ryan’s mastering suite is spacious and outfitted for surround sound with full-range Energy tower loudspeakers for all channels. The amplification is pure audiophile, from Pass Labs. George Marino’s cutting lathe sits off to the right of the mastering console. Ryan’s system is very honest and requires less mental translation in parsing what your cut will sound like on a consumer’s stereo because it’s more like a high-end home audio system than is typical in mastering. 

Ryan Smith Manning the Console

 

A closer look at Ryan's Audiophile-Grade Monitoring System

 

There’s no way to describe hearing a favorite recording played back directly from tape, and This is BAD was no exception. I’m knocking on wood as I write this, but I’ve had great luck with the tapes received for mastering sounding phenomenal. This is BAD sounded wide, expansive and wonderfully detailed, with more bottom end than the original US or UK LPs. The samples from movie clips and other “effects” sounded startlingly good and getting a great cut from these tapes was a slamdunk.

An additional treat from this mastering session is that Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer came by, and interviewed Ryan with the mastering session as the back drop and even caught me on camera for some less-than-illuminating comments (I need more practice to be better on camera!). Ryan’s interview with Michael is linked below, please watch if you haven’t already!

An additional treat from this mastering session is that Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer came by, and interviewed Ryan with the mastering session as the back drop and even caught me on camera for some less-than-illuminating comments (I need more practice to be better on camera!). Ryan’s interview with Michael is linked below, please watch if you haven’t already!

 

 

"Medicine Show" Looking Over Ryan's Shoulder

 

Cutting "E=MC2" Directly from Tape to Lacquers! 

Analog Planet Visits Sterling Sound and Ryan K Smith!

Nov
15


100% AAA Analog Reissues of Erasure's 1st Wave Classics Wonderland and The Circus!

 

100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!

Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

Exquisitely Restored Cover Art Printed by Stoughton

 

What if Depeche Mode just wanted to dance?
Intervention Records is thrilled to announce its 30th anniversary vinyl reissues of Erasure's  80's classics Wonderland and The Circus. These two 1st Wave 80's hits are the latest LPs to comprise IR’s ongoing “(Re)Discover Series.” 
Wonderland is Erasure's 1986 debut. Produced by Flood, Wonderland is accessible and catchy synth pop, but also sharp, emotionally charged and redolent of heartache. Wonderland delivered massive hits in the UK and the US with radio and club staples like “Oh L’Amour,” "My Heart ... So Blue" and “Who Needs Love Like That.”
The Circus is Erasure's stunning sophomore effort, a powerhouse of infectious synth-pop hooks and soulful vocals. The Circus delivered smash hits “It Doesn't Have To Be,” "Victim of Love" and “Sometimes.” 
Erasure is groundbreaking songwriter/synth player Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. Prior to forming Erasure, Clarke wrote nearly all of songs on Depeche Mode’s iconic first album, Speak and Spell, before moving on to form Yazoo with Alison Moyet (Yaz in the US). Remarkably Clarke found Andy Bell by placing an ad in a UK newspaper. The flamboyant Bell was among pop’s first openly gay stars, and his high-pitched voice has a soulful power that’s an arresting complement to Clarke’s inspired synth melodies.
Both titles were mastered 100% AAA analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from UK-sourced analog tapes- the UK stereo/production master for Wonderland and a 1:1 copy of the original stereo master for The Circus. The bass foundation is fully restored to make these new Intervention reissues the definitive listening experiencefor these classic LPs!
Wonderland will be available in December of 2016 while The Circus will be available in Q1 2017. Each will be a single 33 and will retail for $35. Available for preorder now.
 
 
Aug
08

The hits keep coming for our Joe Jackson reissues! Dennis Davis of UK-based Hi-Fi+ has written an amazing review of Look Sharp! Among other things Dennis touts "... the kind of sound quality that defines the best of the reissue market. Bring this one out for anyone who tries to pass off the mantra about the original always sounding better."

Read the full review below:

 

Jul
26

Analog Planet's Michael Fremer reviewed our trio of Joe Jackson reissues and came away impressed: "As we've come to expect from Intervention, the Tip-on packaging is first rate as is Kevin Gray's mastering from analog tape, pressed on 180 gram vinyl at RTI."

But wait there's more! 

On Look Sharp!: "... you'll love the reissue, which offers sharper, cleaner transients, improved transparency and focus and greater dynamics. It preserves a pulsing energy the original softens and diminishes."

I'm the Man: " ... this Intervention reissue smokes the original in all of the ways that matter on a drum'n'bass'n'guitar driven record: sharper, cleaner transients, greater dynamic slam, and bass that digs all the way down." 

Night and Day: "... The Intervention reissue again beats the original A&M in every way ..."

Click HERE to read the whole review!!

Jul
07

Intervention Records' First Hybrid CD-SACD Coming 7/22!

Stealers Wheel's Self-Titled Debut Featuring the Smash Hit "Stuck in the Middle With You"

  • Hybrid Disc Plays in all CD and SACD Players
  • Mastered From Analog Tape by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
  • DSD/CD Disc Masters Prepared by Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center
  • Deluxe Old Style "tip on" 5" Jacket Printed by Stoughton

 

Intervention Records is proud to announce its first hybrid CD/SACD title, Stealers Wheel's self-titled debut! Remarkably this is the first time this rock classic has been in print on CD in the United States!

The 24-bit/192kHz high-res digital files used for this CD/SACD release are specially prepared high-res archives of Intervention's critically acclaimed LP mastering! Kevin Gray transferred the 24/192 PCM files to DSD, and Gus Skinas prepared the disc masters at the Super Audio Center in Boulder, CO.


Of Intervention's Stealers Wheel vinyl reissue, Analog Planet's Michael Fremer wrote, "First rate packaging, Kevin Gray's impeccable mastering, and RTI's plating and pressing. Reissues do not get any better than this." 


Intervention has lived up to this praise by recreating the LP experience as closely as possible on this CD/SACD release. The disc label is as artistically identical to the LP as we could make it, and Stoughton has printed beautiful 5"  old-style "tip on" jackets with film lamination!
 

US retail price is $30. Expected ship date to retailers is 7/22.

See the IR detail page HERE.

Apr
25

Our friends at Classic Album Sundays are givine away a copy of IR's reissue of Joe Jackson I'm the Man and a pair of Klipsch R6 headphones!

If you don't know Classic Album Sundays yet you should! Colleen Murphy does amazing shared listening events that revolve around a group listen to a classic album played in its entirety, on vinyl! This is all about getting music back to a very primary activity and not just something that's in the background of whatever else it is you're doing. 

Click HERE and get the full scoop on joining the contest and good luck!!

 

Apr
10

Reissuing Joe Jackson’s I’m the Man: It All Started with Two Men and a Box of Tapes …

In the summer of 2015 the waiting was over and boxes of tapes arrived at Cohearent Audio in LA for mastering. And I mean three boxes bursting with tapes! Of course boxes of tapes are quite the proverbial box of chocolates- you really have no idea what you’re getting until you spool ‘em up and listen!

So the first two days of “mastering” consisted of Cohearent’s Kevin Gray and I spooling tape after tape and finding out what I’d really won in having over a dozen titles cleared for mastering. And true to box of chocolates form, several titles were put on pause after we’d already spun up and evaluated the tapes, and eventually cancelled. Nevertheless, seven titles were full speed ahead, three Joe Jackson titles among them. And all three had spectacular sounding safety copy analog tapes!

There aren’t words for what it’s like to spin up an analog master tape of a classic album and hear that sound. Outside of being at the original sessions this as close as anyone can ever get to original performances that are now immortal, and it simply takes your breath away! These analog “safety copies” were made in the mid 1990’s and according to the label are the best remaining sources for these albums.

Kevin and I were excited (and truth be told relieved!) these tapes were in such amazing sonic shape. The top-end energy that was a hallmark of the original pressings was fully preserved but there was a bass foundation on these tapes that no one ever heard on the original vinyl! Knowing fans would hear details of these amazing performances they’ve never heard before was a thrill! But knowing you’ve nailed the audio is just where a great reissue starts …

A demarcation point among reissue labels is the lengths to which they’re willing to go to recreate the original album art. IR’s goal is jacket art that’s distinguishable from the originals only to the extent that it's improved.

I’m the Man was originally released with a single jacket with an insert with pictures of Joe and the band and lyrics. IR’s graphic artist Tom Vadakan, working from art provided by Universal from a CD reissue, rebuilt this jacket into a gorgeous gatefold with the original inner’s content as the gatefold interior. Since the text supplied was optimized for CD art, Tom painstakingly hand typed all of the lyrics in the interior.

Tom’s electronic work was handed off to the wizards at Stoughton Printing Co. in LA, along with my own personal jacket samples from original UK pressings. The CD art we had been provided was crisp and pure black and white. While the original jacket's back cover was also black and white, Stoughton’s Rob Maushund noticed the front cover wasn’t just black and white that had yellowed naturally; there was a tint on the original he could see with a jeweler’s loop when looking closely at the original screening. Jack Stoughton, Rob and several others then worked, adjusting and re-running the cover art until the tint on the front was a match for the original and the bright orange lettering was spot on!

Since the art we were provided was for a CD release, Tom had to create and work from high-res scans of the original A&M LP labels to create IR's labels. The trickiest part of this was matching the original’s dot pattern and the “fade” in the big A&M letters. Tom did what he could in the digital domain and my partners at Dorado Packaging used their own brand of magic to match the complex patterns on our labels to the originals. The results are stunning!

I hope you enjoyed this look behind the scenes at the making of this LP reissue! While I lead these projects, I stand on the shoulders of the finest artists and artisans at every level, and my desire to create the finest quality reissues would mean little if my partners weren’t willing to match that commitment. Stay tuned, as we release more LPs we’ll offer more and more peeks behind the curtain!

Apr
04

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At Axpona 2016 in Chicago Channel D/ Pure Vinyl will host a vinyl-ripping and live listening session featuring Intervention's AAA reissue of Joe Jackson's I'm the Man and a prize drawing for a complete set of of the IR catalog!  I'm the Man will be played in its entirety,  and following the session the drawing will be held. The winner will receive a complete set of the Intervention Records LP reissue catalog (catalog numbers IR-001 through IR-007), plus a 192/24 digital copy of the LP played during the session. (Winner must be present for the entire listening session to be eligible for the drawing.)

Channel D is the developer of Pure Vinyl, the premier vinyl-ripping, editing and archiving software. Pure Vinyl works in conjunction wtih Pure Music, Channel D's digital music server software. Both of these program are award-winning software suites with legions of users throughout the world!

In addition to Channel D's Sunday listening session and drawing, IR retailers Acoustic Sounds, Elusive Disc and Music Direct will have IR's LPs for sale in the Axpona Marketplace. Join us in Chicago!

Mar
30

 

 

 

AnalogPlanet's Michael Fremer attended one of IR's mastering sessions, at NYC's legendary Sterling Sound. Featured was a great interview with mastering engineer Ryan K. Smith while he was cutting on our reissue of Big Audio Dynamite's This is Big Audio Dynamite direct from analog tape! In many cases when analog tapes are archived on the east coast it's not possible to get that tape released to the west caost for mastering. I'm very very fortunate that Sterling has someone like Ryan cutting for them so I can be assured that the quality standard IR is setting is maintained on both coasts. If you find an "RKS" scribe in the runout groove of one of your records- like Adele's 25- you're holding Ryan's cut in your hand!

You'll read and hear more about IR's BAD release in the coming months, but in the meantime enjoy this video!

 

Jan
09

Intervention Records was awarded Recordings of the Year for 2015 by The Audio Beat for our LP reissues! In additon to posting a fantastic REVIEW of Stealers Wheel by European Editor Roy Gregory, TAB's North American Editor Marc Mickelson has heard all of our TPs and will have more reviews forthcoming as Ferguslie Park, and the two Everclear LPs are shipping this week.

This label has been a tremendous amount of waiting and work, and it's exceptionally gratifying to be recognized by respected voices like Roy and Marc. We just couldn't be happier! 

TAB's Marc Mickelson is pictured below with IR's Shane Buettner presneting the award at CES 2016. What a great way to kick off the new year! Much more groove to come in 2016 for sure!

Oct
15

NKOTB- that is FRESH! Our friends at The Audio Beat apprecite the way we roll -spin? - around here, which is focusing on titles that are new to the reissue market and not the umpteenth version of anything.  

Read the whole story HERE.

Oct
15

Stereophile's Jason Victor Serinus interviewed IR's fearless leader Shane Buettner, and painted this very flattering portrait of our startup. Read the full story HERE.

Oct
06

                     

Intervention Records is thrilled to announce 100% analog vinyl reissues of Joe Jackson's 1979 New Wave classics Look Sharp! and I'm the Man. These two monumental new releases are the latest LPs to comprise IR’s ongoing “(Re)Discover Series.” 

Both titles were mastered 100% analog by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the best sources available- phenomenal sounding 1/2" safety copies of the original stereo master tapes. All of the top-end energy and “snap” of the original UK LPs is preserved, while the bass foundation is fully restored to make these new Intervention reissues the definitive listening experience for these classic LPs.

I’m the Man will be a single-pocket “old style” gatefold with the original inner sleeve restored as the gatefold interior. Look Sharp! will be a spectacular “old style” single jacket in a “debossed” rough matte finish that beautifully reproduces the very first original A&M UK pressing.​

Look Sharp! and I'm The Man will be available in Q1 of 2016. Each will be single 33s and will retail for $35. Available for preorder now at Elusive Disc, Acoustic Sounds, Music Direct and SoundStage Direct.

 Look Sharp! and I'm the Man

• 100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!

• Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

• Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

• Exquisitely Restored Cover Art Printed By Stoughton

IR's (Re)Discover Series

You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about: taking these FM classics and presenting them in “like you’ve never heard it before” sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!

Jul
28

Meet Intervention Records, the fresh new face of premium vinyl reissues! Why another reissue label? The answer is simple: the reissue market has focused too much on reissuing the same artists and records over and over, and there's too much great music that the world is still waiting to hear on premium vinyl! 

Intervention’s releases will be refreshingly eclectic, spanning genres and eras. IR will specialise in recordings that are entirely new to the vinyl reissue market, particularly titles that never saw a vinyl release at all or only saw very limited release.

IR’s singular mission is to create archive-quality LPs with every release, and its trademark will be its extremist-level dedication to sonic purity and lavishly restored album art. Only the best available sources will be used, and whenever possible that means analog master tapes with 100% analog mastering. The best sources still require the most transparent mastering chain, so IR’s mastering partner is Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Cohearent’s mastering chain with Kevin at the helm extracts the best possible quality from both analog and digital masters and gets every bit of what’s on the master into the grooves.

Intervention’s LPs will be 180-grams and dead quiet, plated and pressed at R.T.I. in Camarillo, CA, under Intervention’s direct supervision. IR’s album art will be faithfully restored by the very gifted and exacting artist Tom Vadakan, whose work has been seen most recently on the exquisite album jackets of Music Matters Jazz’s longrunning series of Blue Note reissues. All of IR’s jackets will be "old-style" deluxe jackets with film-lamination on heavy stock and will be printed by Stoughton Printing Co, purveyor of the finest album jackets available.

Jul
28

IR’s launch titles will also include the first two releases in its “(Re)Discover Series,” two gems from Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan’s Stealers Wheel, the self-titled debut and its follow-up Ferguslie Park.  Stealers Wheel of course has ‘70s FM classic “Stuck in the Middle (With You),” immortalized in Quentin Tarantino’s own debut, Reservoir Dogs. Ferguslie Park is an even more mature effort, with catchy guitar-driven hooks, gorgeous vocal harmonies and biting satirical lyrics with hit tunes like “Good Businessman” and “Star.”

 Stealers Wheel and Ferguslie Park

• 100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!

• Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

• Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

• Exquisitely Restored Cover Art Printed By Stoughton

IR's (Re)Discover Series

You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about: taking these FM classics and presenting them in “like you’ve never heard it before” sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!

Jul
25

IR launches with the inaugural titles of its “Lost ‘90s Series," Everclear’s 1995 breakout Sparkle and Fade and its double-platinum follow-up So Much for the Afterglow. Everclear remains one of the few elite acts to emerge from the post-Nirvana grunge explosion, rockers that could not only match the crunch and aggression of Seattle’s finest, but the hooks and emotional honesty. Everclear’s Art Alexakis wrote songs of a mature but hard rocking brand of power pop with gritty, achingly true lyrics about addiction, failed relationships and loneliness. 

Sparkle and Fade’s gems include “Santa Monica,” “Heroin Girl” and “Heartspark Dollarsign.” So Much For the Afterglow delivered three top-five hits in “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You A New Life” and “Father of Mine.”

Everclear Sparkle and Fade and So Much For the Afterglow:

• Remastered From High-Res Archives For The First Time!

• Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

• Dead Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

• Exquisitely Restored Cover Art Printed By Stoughton

 

 

 

IR's (Lost)‘90s Series

A driving passion at IR is bringing music from the dark days of the CD era to glorious new light and life on premium vinyl. So much fantastic music from this era either never saw a vinyl release at all, or saw only a very limited and all too often low-quality release ripped from CDs without much care. During that era even if the original capture was to analog tape it was often ripped to digital and loaded into workstations for choosing final mixes, sequencing and final assembly. If vinyl was released during this era it is more than likely sourced from CD files. For releases that were never assembled in analog or were fully-digital recordings IR acquires and masters from high-resolution 20-24-bit files and if needed assembles final mixes, cross-fades, etc. during mastering. The increase in musicality and purity is as exponential as the increase in bit depth! Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing results in hearing the music that was the soundtrack to our lives like never before!