Lowell Graham & National Symphonic Winds – Center Stage 45


Weight 1,1 kg

Analogue Productions

Catalog number

AAPC 8824-45




45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs



200 Gram

In stock

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  • 200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings! Now a 2LP at 45 RPM!
  • Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket with new images!
  • Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tape
  • 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings
  • Praise for our 33 1/3 Analogue Productions reissue
  • Positive Feedback magazine Writer's Choice Awards for 2017!

From Wilson Audiophile Recordings comes Center Stage, featuring Lowell Graham conducting the National Symphonic Winds.

These recordings were made in a historic concert hall on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton Roads, Va. The history of the hall parallels somewhat New York’s Carnegie Hall. The musicians in the National Symphonic Winds come from the premier military bands of the United States as well as the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The result was a superb mix of seasoned and assured professionals for this single, five-hour recording session.

Those who have already enjoyed the 33 1/3 Analogue Productions reissue of Center Stage know why it is an exceptional-sounding audiophile record. Now, cut at 45 RPM, and with wider grooves, you’ll hear sound that’s upgraded from exceptional, to brilliant. There’s more depth and space to the orchestra as a whole, as well as individual instruments. This disc sports more detail, more human presence, more of what we as audiophiles, listen for.

Lowell Graham, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was also the first to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting from the Catholic University of America. He has led orchestras and bands in performances throughout the world, and he’s the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.

Recorded with minimal miking (Sennheiser), directly to 2-track half-inch, 30 ips tape using arguably the finest 2-track analog recorder in the world — the Wilson Ultramaster — a highly-modified Studer tape deck with custom-designed electronics designed by John Curl. To accomplish this difficult, time pressure recording, the recording engineering skills of the renowned Bruce Leek were employed.

Side A
  • Olympic Fanfare
  • The Cowboys
  • Selections From Oklahoma
Side B
  • Selections From Barnum
  • Selections From Mary Poppins
  • Selections From West Side Story
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