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Have Tapes, Will Play

Paul Stubblebine Mastering and valve-electronics manufacturer Bottlehead Corp. have introduced The Tape Project (www.tapeproject.com), a new(ish) music-delivery
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Paul Stubblebine Mastering and valve-electronics manufacturer Bottlehead Corp. have introduced The Tape Project (www.tapeproject.com), a new(ish) music-delivery format and “record label,” which will showcase a series (10 per year) of analog releases on reel-to-reel tape. Sold primarily on a subscription basis, the 15 ips, half-track stereo, reel-to-reel recordings will come from a wide range of musical genres; the company recommends tape machines and specifications for playback, as well as offering its own specially modified tape decks with custom valve components from Bottlehead Corp.

The first 10 titles are The Number White by jazz singer Jacqui Naylor; Dave Alvin's Blackjack David; Arnold Overtures original music by Malcolm Arnold with the London Philharmonic; Robert Cray's False Accusations; Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos with the New Philharmonia Orchestra performing “Albeniz: Suite Espanola”; David Oistrakh and the London Symphony Orchestra with music by Bruch and Hindemith; Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra performing “Exotic Dances From the Opera” (Saint-Saëns, Strauss, Rabaud); Bill Evans Waltz for Debby live at the Village Vanguard in 1961; Mose Allison in the 1959 Creek Bank; and Sonny Rollins in Saxophone Colossus.