TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the May/June 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Every lightning strum. Every impossibly perfect run. Every dynamic blast. Every tonal nuance. Every staccato reverberation. Every unexpected moment of towering virtuosity. Every caught breath. Every thunderous applause.
Everything you've loved about this iconic, reference-defining recording is laid bare, reproduced with stunning fidelity and nuance. Featuring all-analog mastering by Bernie Grundman Mastering and an exclusive foil-stamped jacket for this very special release. This Di Meola-McLaughlin-De Lucia classic could only come from the LP fetishists at Impex Records.
Listen as Impex's 180g vinyl, spinning at 45 revolutions per minute, reveals everything to your hungry, deep-listening ears. Ready to redefine definitive again.
Kudos to Impex Records on a fantastic reissue of an album that has always been special to many people - Friday Night in San Francisco. The music comes from a trifecta of incredible guitarists: Al Di Meola, the late flamenco maestro Paco de Lucía, and the one-and-only John McLaughlin. Pressed on 180g vinyl, the double LP set is superbly remastered. Impex Records is one of the best audiophile labels around. If you liked the original recording from 1981, you must check out this new edition.
-Tom Schnabel, KCRW's Rhythm Planet, www.kcrw.com This famously outstanding recording has been reissued several times - and this latest edition from Impex sounds fabulous... Impex's reissue crackles with energy and newfound immediacy and 'there-ness,' with a notable sense of dynamic life and snap to the guitar strings and halos of reverberant air surrounding them. Highly recommended.
-Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, May/June 2020, Music 4/5, Sonics 4/5
Numbered Limited Edition - 3000 Copies
45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl
All-analog mastering by Bernie Grundman Mastering
Exclusive foil-stamped jacket by Stoughton
Recorded live at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, Friday 12/5/80
Al Di Meola
Paco de Lucía