We’re big fans of the direct-to-vinyl recording method and back in the October 2016 issue (HFC 415) we
ran an Insider Feature on the extraordinary process run by Mike Valentine’s specialist Chasing The Dragon record label that followed a direct-cut recording of Clare Teal and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra performing a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Air Studios. 180g vinyl pressings of its one-take recordings can be purchased from the website, but in moving with the times the label has announced that it has added a high-resolution download area where fans can access all of the label’s recordings in their native resolution from 24/88.2 to DSD128. Download prices start from £18. Click here for more.