Various Artists – The Spirit Of Turtle (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:38 minutes | Scans included | 4,06 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,32 GB
Genre: Jazz, Classical
An audiophile release from Northstar Recording Services and Turtle Records, a sampler of some of their best work, jazz and classical, from over a dozen of their previously released albums.
As the folks at Northstar explain it, “This High Definition Surround Recording was produced, engineered and edited by Bert van der Wolf of Northstar Recording Services, using the ‘High quality Musical Surround Mastering’ principle. The basis of this recording principle is a realistic and holographic 3 dimensional representation of the musical instruments, voices and recording venue”.
The idea behind these recordings is to capture, as the company says, “only the music.” Turtle Records, dCS, Northstar Recordings Services, and Kompas CD Multimedia have been doing this sort of thing for years, and the current discs include material from two decades of recording, all of them remastered and updated for a variety of today’s audio formats. I won’t try to cover everything, but I will mention a few of the tracks that stand out.
01. Tony Overwater & Maarten Ornstein – Dave Burrel: Teardrops for Jimmy
02. Marc van Roon Trio – Marc van Roon: Noodle Effect
03. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam – George Gershwin: An American in Paris (excerpt)
04. NedSym Lite – Rob van Bavel: Ravel’s Tomb
05. Arno Piters and members of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Johannes Brahms: Allegretto grazioso/Opus 120
06. Michael Gees – Erik Satie: 5éme Gnossienne
07. The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan Willem de Vriend – Ludwig van Beethoven: Allegro con brio/Opus 67
08. The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden – Benjamin Britten: Dies irae (excerpt)
09. Christoph Pregradien & Ensemble Kontraste – Robert Schumann: Mein Wagen rollet langsam/Opus 142
10. The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra/Jan Willem de Vriend – Felix Mendelssohn: Andante/Opus 52 Sopran I, II & Chor
11. Eric Vloeimans, Tuur Florizoone & Jorg Brinkmann – Tuur Florizoone: L’Amour des Moules
12. Tony Overwater, Maarten Ornstein & Wim Kegel – Maarten Ornstein: Quicksie
13. The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden – Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8: Finale
14. Dean Peer & Ty Burhoe – Dean Peer: Mars