Patricia Barber’s modern cool hit like a thunderbolt when first released back in 1998. The album received a coveted 5 star review in DownBeat and was included in a survey of “Top 100 Albums of the Century” by Rolling Stone/Germany, among other accolades. The response, and subsequent worldwide touring, led to Barber’s signing to Blue Note Records one year later and the New York Times to say: “Barber’s art is the kind of art we need to pay attention to.” Now, Premonition releases a high resolution, dual layer, Pure Audio Blu-ray of this miraculous album. Included are a 5.1 Surround remix in 24/96 kHz by original engineer Jim Anderson and the original 2 track Stereo masters here in 24/192 kHz for the first time on disc. The surround remix is stunning, revealing detail never before heard. The high resolution 2 track masters shed new light on the originals. This release utilizes the Pure Audio system, a new technology that allows consumers to operate the disc using the on-screen menu navigation or by remote control without a TV screen.
Premonition has put it’s all into the making of this Blu-ray. Jim Anderson’s Surround mixes were done at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, CA. Darcy Proper, a Grammy winner for Surround, mastered the Surround Mixes at Wisseloord Studios, Netherlands. Stefon Bock of MSM Studios/Munich provided the authoring. And, David Glasser of Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO mastered the 2 track layer.
This release is Music Only and is playable on all Blu-ray players.