Blue Note Tone Poet series


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Blue Note is getting into the premium LP reissue business. Rather than me type, here is a quote from the website:

"Blue Note Tone Poet Series
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was’ admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the “Tone Poet,” on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family oicf labels.

Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI)."

I expect that they will reissue titles that other entities have done; but the possibility of titles from the back catalog we may have not seen yet is an alluring prospect. This is Blue Note behind this, so its a different scenario than a third party asking for permission to access the tapes.

Wayne Shorter - Etcetera LP
Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs LP


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As a follow up to this - I've just seen that has these listed for preorder. $31.28 shipped for Prime members. I would have thought these be priced in the $30 USD range, and commensurately higher here. The Music Matters 33 rpm were more than that here, even before the prices started going thru the roof.

I have the Chick album preordered. Release date is February 22.