Jacintha – Love Flows Like A River (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:58 minutes | Cover included | 743 MB
or FLAC Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers incl. | 889 MB
‘Love Flows Like A River’ by Jacintha (on the Harmony Records label) features beautifully recorded contemporary arrangements of several Mandarin favorites as well as a couple of jazz tunes, performed in Mandarin. The album explores the theme of love, with its ebb and flow, rise and fall, and many changing currents, just like a river. According to the record label, the concept for the album evolved, as Jacintha spent several months in 2004 selecting songs and working on the arrangements. It soon became clear that the heart of the album would be a collection of sad and well-known love songs – not only the six beloved Chinese songs.
At the time of the album’s release, Jacintha was already well-known in the audiophile market. ‘Love Flows’ was recorded over four days at Audioplex Recording Studio in Tampines, Singapore with Los Angeles recording engineer Mike Ross. Vintage tube mikes (AKG, Telefunken and Neumann) were used during the session. The vocal mike on Jacintha was a legendary U-49 tube. The entire session was recorded all-analogue through a classic Neve Analogue Mixing Board. The multi-track masters were flown from Singapore to Los Angeles and all the mixing for the eight vocal tracks was done by Ross at LA-FX in Burbank. The final tracking and mixing session for the instrumental track, I Have An Affair, was done at the world famous Oceanway Recording Studios in Hollywood in May 2005 and features Anthony Wilson (of the Diana Krall Quartet) on acoustic guitar.
01. Night Fragrance
02. Moon River
03. River Of No Return
04. Endless Love
05. Tomorrow I’m Going To Marry You
06. Three Years
07. Lover’s Tears
08. I Have An Affair
09. Bengawan Solo