Ok, so we’ve been in our little bakery for the last 8 months or so. We haven’t forgotten about you loyal website users, we’ve just been super busy making some really exciting new records for you. With the ongoing popularity of LP records in the general marketplace, turnaround times for pressing projects is incredibly long. That, along with our usual persnickety nature about production quality, has led to a ridiculously long gestation period for our three upcoming releases, coming this Summer. We can’t even give you exact release dates, but we are aiming to have at least one or two out for the Los Angeles Audio Show in June (fingers crossed).
First up will be Shoji Yokouchi under the radar Three Blind Mice classic Greensleeves. Long-time supporters will remember the Cisco Gold CD from back in the day. This one captures all the vintage TBM magic with high-quality, 180-gram vinyl goodness we’re famous for. Next up is an eagerly-awaited first 180-gram LP pressing of the perennial TBM favorite Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice, spread across two LPs for maximum goodness. Getting all the disparate pieces together to make this one has taken over a year and we’ve “jazzed up” the release with a sparkling gatefold jacket with new art that expands upon and celebrates the TBM mid-70’s aesthetic. Preorders are through the roof, so pick this 2-LP best of the collection at your earliest convenience! Michel Legrand’s 1958 Columbia Records classic Legrand Jazz rounds out our Summer offers with a star-studded cast (including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans) working through eleven great jazz standards as reinvented by the young, restless composer soon to become legendary for his iconic film/song scores for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Thomas Crown Affair. This all-analog production, with a newly sourced mix-down of the original studio workprint tapes by Mark Wilder and mastered by Chris Bellman and our very own Bob Donnelly, is light years better than other LP reissues. It capturing the warmth, space and depth of a great Columbia jazz recordings featuring future legends jamming over some of the most inventive reimaginings of jazz standards ever. Sound will be simply to-die-for and a strictly limited pressing of 3,000 units will guarantee collectability for years to come.
We’re working on some other tasty treats that remain under wraps for now, but we’ll give full details as they become available. Come and check all our current releases out at the Elusive Disc/Impex booth at the L.A. Audio Show and check out all the amazing recordings we have for you.
These and all available Impex Records titles are available from Elusive Disc or your local audiophile dealer.