Good news for those of you who choose to stream your music. Today, the 25 new Herb Alpert remasters are available on the streaming services!
All of the newly remastered catalog has been spotted on Spotify, as well as Tidal‘s premium streaming service (which, we emphasize, is the only streaming service to offer these in uncompromised, lossless CD-quality audio). First-ever digital releases such as Summertime, You Smile–The Song Begins, Coney Island and Main Event Live (with Hugh Masekela) are all present and accounted for.
This is a great way to preview the new remasters while you save up your piggy bank funds to purchase these in the coming months! If you’ve had a chance to catch these on streaming, hop over to the forum and leave us a message!
Today is officially the street date for the remastered Herb Alpert titles to hit the download services.
Amazon is starting to list a handful, and iTunes has most of them listed today as well. HDTracks is also getting a trickle and so far, they appear to be the only source for the lossless versions of these albums. If you are unsure about the downloads being the new remasters, look for the Dec. 4, 2015 release date.
Notable inclusions include first-ever digital releases of the albums Summertime and Main Event Live.
We are currently revamping our new discography section, and will have links to all of these sources. Whether you prefer downloads, CDs, or vinyl, we will have all of the details for you! We will also be hosting “official reviews” of the new reissues, where we will all become reacquainted with our old favorites, while introducing new generations of listeners to these classic recordings.
Keep up with the latest: follow our forum thread for further, up to date release information as we receive it!
Those of us wondering about the sound quality of the new Tijuana Brass reissues have some great news: the newly remastered Whipped Cream & Other Delights is a clear improvement over the Shout!Factory release from a decade ago. Listeners are greeted with a cleaner, more natural sound with better extension at the higher and lower ends of the frequency range.
So far, we have forum member feedback only for the CD version, but we will have a complete review of the vinyl version once our review copy finally arrives. We anticipate the whole series of reissues will be a winner. Stay tuned!
And in a fitting bit of trivia: the album’s lead-off track, “A Taste of Honey,” peaked at No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week in 1965. 50 years later, the track is sounding better than ever!
Vinyl collectors have every reason to celebrate today: after decades of digital releases, two noteworthy Herb Alpert titles make their debut on vinyl today!
The groundbreaking classic Tijuana Brass album Whipped Cream & Other Delights has been reissued on 180 gram vinyl, mastered by Bernie Grundman, himself an alumni of A&M’s mastering studio.
In addition, Herb’s warmly received new album, Come Fly With Me, also sees its vinyl release today. Both are now available at your favorite vinyl outlet, and via Amazon; click the links above to check them out. Check back here soon, as the Tijuana Brass Christmas Album is due to be released in the coming weeks as well.
Once we receive our review copies, we will post our impressions here. Join our forum discussion.
Good news for fans of the Tijuana Brass Christmas Album: this recording is being reissued both digitally (on download and CD) as well as on 180 gram vinyl. Featuring a lot of holiday favorites in unique arrangements, the Christmas Album has become a perennial holiday classic. The CD is available as of this writing, and the 180 gram LP is due for release on Nov. 27. The digital downloads will come later, but you can still get the Signature Series downloads from Amazon or iTunes.
Anticipating a flood of new digital reissues arriving in 2016, Herb Alpert Presents is releasing the 50th anniversary edition of Whipped Cream & Other Delights. This is the classic album that seemingly everyone owned in the 1960s! It is being presented on newly remastered 180 gram vinyl, as well as a new remastering on CD, with original cover art. Release date is Friday, Nov. 20th. Preorder now from Amazon. Digital releases will come later, but you can still get the Amazon or iTunes downloads of the older Signature Series remasters. Keep in mind that the new 2015 versions of this album do not include the two bonus tracks which were available on the Signature Series remasters so, if you own that version you may want to hang onto it, or you might want to pick up a copy of the old Signature Series CD before stocks are depleted.
Good news for vinyl fans and collectors: Herb Alpert’s highly acclaimed new album, Come Fly With Me, is now available on 180 gram vinyl! Release date is set for Friday, Nov. 20. You can order a copy of the 180 gram vinyl version from Amazon, or pick it up at your favorite local vinyl retailer.
Featuring his long-time combo, along with some other familiar names, Herb Alpert has released his latest album, Come Fly With Me, on CD and digital download, with vinyl to follow at a later date. The CD, MP3 download and 180 gram vinyl may be ordered through Amazon, and downloads are also available via iTunes. (Click through the links to purchase.
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Produced by Herb Alpert with Michael Shapiro, Hussain Jiffry & Bill Cantos
1. Come Fly With Me (Jimmy Van Huesen/Sammy Cahn) – 2:40
2. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) – 3:39
3. Got A Lot Of Livin’ To Do (Aaron Schroeder/Ben Weisman) – 3:00
4. Cheeky (Herb Alpert/Michael Shapiro/Hussain Jiffry) – 3:24
5. Take The “A” Train (Billy Strayhorn) – 2:44
6. Love Affair (Herb Alpert/Eduardo del Barrio) – 4:11
7. Windy City (Herb Alpert/Jeff Lorber) – 4:31
8. Sweet And Lovely (Gus Anheim/Neil Moret/Harry Tobias) – 2:41
9. Walkin’ Tall (Herb Alpert/Hussain Jiffry) – 2:56
10. Night Ride (Herb Alpert/Michael Shapiro) – 3:14
11. Something (George Harrison) – 2:52
12. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields) – 1:41
13. Danny Boy (P.D. lyrics by Frederic Weatherly) – 3:25
Herb Alpert – Trumpet
Michael Shapiro – Drums, Percussion, Voice
Hussain Jiffry – Bass, Guitar
Bill Cantos – Keyboards
Eduardo del Barrio – Strings, Keyboards, Programming
Jeff Lorber – Keyboards, Guitar, Programming
Jamieson Trotter – Keyboards
Marcel Camargo – Guitars and Cavaquinho
Scott Mayo – Saxophones, Flute and Vocals
Dorrel “Fish” Salmon – Hammond B3 on Reggae Songs
Robert Greenridge – Steel Drums
Judd Miller – EVI
Randy “Badazz” Alpert – Programming
Recording Engineer: Hussain Jiffry
Additional Engineering: Eduardo del Barrio, Jamieson Trotter, Jeff Lorber, Randy “Badazz” Alpert, Bill Cantos & Herb Alpert
Mixed by Doug Trantow with Herb Alpert
Mastered by Bernie Grundman @ Grundman Mastering
Art Direction/Design & Cover Design: Brian Porizek
Photo by Louis Oberlander
LOS ANGELES, March 23 [PRNewswire] — Concord Records is pleased to announce the signing of music icon and legendary trumpeter and bandleader, Herb Alpert, and his wife, the internationally renowned singer, Lani Hall. The celebrated duo’s Concord debut Anything Goes is a live collection of beautifully reinterpreted standards, and marks the first complete project that Herb and Lani have recorded together. Anything Goes is slated for release on May 26, 2009. (Preorder from Amazon.)
Herb Alpert has sold more than 72 million albums worldwide as a musician and bandleader of the groundbreaking Tijuana Brass. He has won seven Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for “A Taste of Honey,” and had three of his recordings–the early TJB hit “Whipped Cream,” 1966’s “What Now My Love,” and his 1979 solo hit “Rise”–honored with inclusion in the Grammy Awards Archive Collection.
In 1962, Alpert and Jerry Moss founded A&M Records, which became one of the world’s leading independently owned record labels and home to such renowned artists as The Police, The Carpenters, Carole King and Janet Jackson among others. During this time Herb produced the likes of Stan Getz, The Baja Marimba Band, Gato Barbieri, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, and his wife of more than thirty years, Lani Hall. Lani’s own Grammy-award winning career as a songstress stretches from 1960s where she amassed hits as lead singer with Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, leading into a string of solo albums in English, Portuguese and Spanish that began with 1972’s “Sun Down Lady.”
“Herb and Lani have put together an incredibly special and heartfelt recording,” said John Burk, Executive Vice President of A&R at Concord Music Group. “It is truly an honor to welcome such esteemed artists to the Concord family.”
For a complete list of confirmed dates please visit: http://www.herbalpert.com
SOURCE Concord Records