Moonlight Mastering Works on Ray Charles Concert

Nancy Matter (pictured) of Moonlight Mastering has recently mastered Ray Charles: In Concert, a 29-song two-disc collection from five live albums: 9/19/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

Nancy Matter (pictured) of Moonlight Mastering has recently masteredRay Charles: In Concert, a 29-song two-disc collection from fivelive albums: Ray Charles at Newport, Ray Charles inPerson, Berlin, 1962, Ray Charles Live in Concert andRay Charles Live in Japan. The collection also includesperformances that were recorded between 1958 and 1975.

Matter, owner/engineer of Moonlight Mastering, said, "This two-discset takes you through an era of a legend that shares his talent throughhis voice and his music. Without a doubt, working on this project showswhy Ray Charles is one of our world's greatest superstars whose careerhas lasted several decades."

Terry Howard, Ray Charles' engineer and a Grammy-nominated engineerwho compiled the tracks for In Concert, immediately returned toMoonlight Mastering after Matter's previous work on the RayCharles-produced Jimmy Scott CD. Howard said, "Over the years, I haveworked with the top-name mastering engineers such as Bernie Grundman,Doug Sax and so on. It's one thing to have the right equipment, butreally knowing how to produce such a sonically great-sounding work isanother. In my opinion, I believe Nancy Matter is up there with theBernie Grundman's and Doug Sax's of the mastering world."

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