(2-LP set) Masterpieces By Ellington shines from an astonishingly brief period of history that gave the recording industry two of its greatest achievements &emdash; the introduction of magnetic tape recording and the 33 1/3 LP, or long-playing record. Now with our 45 RPM release, the best-sounding version of this historic album gives listeners an even richer sonic experience. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.
•200-gram double LP set remastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes and cut at 45 RPM!
•Recorded on an Ampex 200, using 3M-111 magnetic tape running at 15 inches per second
•Gatefold old-style "tip-on" on jacket by Stoughton Printing