Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, Supervinyl)
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, Supervinyl)
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Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, Supervinyl)
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, Supervinyl)

Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, Supervinyl)

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Voice – Elvis Costello

Piano - Burt Bacharach

Bass – Greg Cohen

Drums – Jim Keltner

Guitar – Dean Parks

Keyboards – Steve Nieve

Arranged by and Conductor – Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mandel (B3)

All songs written by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach 

 

2 LPs, gatefold jacket

Limited to 2,000 copies

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ LP

Heavy Press : 180g Supervinyl

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Mercury

Recorded 1995–1998

Engineered & mixed by Kevin Killen

Produced by Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1998

Reissued in 2020

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. In The Darkest Place
  2. Toledo
  3. I Still Have That Other Girl
  4. This House Is Empty Now
  5. Tears At The Birthday Party
  6. Such Unlikely Lovers

 

Side B :

  1. My Thief
  2. The Long Division
  3. Painted From Memory
  4. The Sweetest Punch
  5. What’s Her Name Today?
  6. God Give Me Strength

 

Reviews :

"Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach first collaborated on "God Give Me Strength," a sweeping ballad that functioned as the centerpiece in Allison Anders' Grace of My Heart. It was a stunning song in the tradition of Bacharach's classic '60s work and it was successful enough that the composers decided to collaborate on a full album, Painted from Memory. Wisely, they chose to work within the stylistic parameters of Bacharach's '60s material, but Painted from Memory never sounds like a stylistic exercise. Instead, it's a return to form for both artists. Bacharach hasn't written such graceful, powerful melodies since his glory days, and Costello hasn't crafted such a fully realized album since King of America. It's a testament to both that even if the album is clearly in Bacharach's territory, it feels like a genuine collaboration. Often, the music not only evokes the spirit of Dionne Warwick, it's reminiscent of Elvis' torching ballads for Trust. Costello keeps Bacharach from his schmaltzier tendencies, and Bacharach keeps Costello from overwriting. With its lush arrangements, sighing brass and strings, gentle pianos, and backing vocals, it's clearly a classicist album, yet it sounds utterly timeless. Its melodies are immediate, its emotions subtle, its impact lasting -- and, with that timeless sound, Painted from Memory illustrates that craft cannot only be its own reward, it can be genuinely moving." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

MoFi SuperVinyl: The World's Quietest Surfaces and Cleanest Grooves: Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever created. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see) and produces the world's quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are indistinguishable from the original lacquer. MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what the label's engineers hear in the mastering lab.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,32 / 5

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