Various Artists – Opus 3: Showcase 2013 (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:12 minutes | Basic Scans included | 2,13 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Basic Scans included | 2,1 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Basic Scans included | 1,15 GB
The 3rd release in the bestselling Opus 3 “Showcase” series featuring beloved Artists from the world-wide renowned and respected Audiophile Label, Opus 3 Records. Previous Showcase releases from Opus 3 Records is the Showcase (Opus3 SACD # 21000) and Showcase 2005 (Opus3 SACD # 22050). Showcase 2013 includes Opus 3 favorite artists: Eric Bibb, B.B. Driftwood, Sticks & Stones, Maria Winther and many more. On Showcase 2013 Opus 3 Records gives you a nice variety of music from their latest releases ranging from Blues, Rockabilly, Jazz, World Music, and Bluegrass.
During the last seven years since the release of Opus 3 Showcase in 2005 there have been changes in music genre which we have recorded. These include BlueGrass, Americana and music inspired by the early days of pop and rock music. Nine of the thirteen tracks are vocals unlike earlier recordings where instrumentals were predominant, and no classical music. (This does not mean that we will not record any classical music in the future, this will depend on what opportunities come our way!). Five new artists are featured. Maria Winther, B.B. Driftwood, East and Dan & The Electros, plus a taste of the future Tess (Therese Mercedes Myrhed). This album is to illustrate that regardless of slight changes in the material recorded one thing which remains constant is the highest possible quality of recording – something for which Opus 3 records has been renowned since its inception 36 years ago.
01. B.B. Driftwood – Sweet Elizabeth
02. Sticks & Stones feat. Rebecka Sjöberg – No One But Myself To Blame
03. Eric Bibb – Sophisticated Shade
04. Therese Mercedes Myrhed – I Can Hear It
05. Dan & The Electros – Grey Hound Ride
06. B.B. Driftwood – Strange…
07. Sticks & Stones feat. Rebecka Sjöberg – Sticks & Stones
08. Eric Bibb – Come Back Baby
09. East-Pathfinder – The Milky Way
10. Maria Winther – We’ll Be Together Again
11. Tomas Örnberg’s Blue Five – Blues Avec Un Pont
12. Eva Taylor – Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
13. Dan & The Electros – It’s Never Too Late
Produced by Opus 3 Records. Engineered Jan-Eric Persson.
Recording from 1976, 2001, 2006-2012.
Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering.
Opus 3 Records # CD 23000