Analog Pearls

Stockfisch-Records started a new series called "Analog Pearls".

These old analog recordings were chosen because of the fantastic sound. For the new series Günter Pauler is looking in archives and is searching for grantors of a license. Before releasing as "Analog Pearls" the tracks have been carefully remastered at Stockfisch-Records.

"The Good Old Analog Times"

- the famous Telefunken M15A mastertape recorder, still running at Stockfisch-Studios.

"Andreas Rohde - Resonance" Analog Pearls Vol.2

ANDREAS ROHDE visited our Northeim studio in 1983. It was impossible not to notice his admiration for LEO KOTTKE. The tuning and the selection of strings on Rhode’s 12-string GIBSON B-25 and the GUILD F 212C sound quite like those of his idol. Of course, the lyrics and the timbre of his voice remain distinctly his own.

We have documented the state of our previous analog studio technology in numerous photographs in the booklet. For the second volume of “Analog Pearls”, we played the two-track master tape on the same TELEFUNKEN M15A that Andreas Rohde’s recordings from 1983 were mixed on. Then, our MEITNER 1-bit DSD-Converter managed the leap into the digital age. Thus you can hear a native 1-bit DSD Layer on the SACD. Of course this SACD contains the special HYBRID-LAYER as well, so you can also listen to "Analog Pearls Vol.2" on a regular CD player, as you can with every Stockfisch-SACD!

We lost track of Andreas Rohde long ago. He supposedly lives in Australia. Maybe one day he might even hear this “pearl” – as in a dreamtime legend of a timeless, boundless world.

Super-Audio-CD Hybrid: SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
SFR 357.4802.2  •  total time 39:14


performing on "Analog Pearls Vol.2":

Andreas Rohde - 12-string guitars, vocals / Manfred Unger - saxophone, clarinet


"Waylon Jennings" Analog Pearls Vol.1

1964 - A large recording room in the “AUDIO RECORDERS” studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The sound engineer FLOYD RAMSEY sets up a selection of ribbon microphones (RCA 44 / RCA KU-3a) for a recording session with WAYLON JENNINGS. The producer is HERB ALPERT.

Waylon Jennings stands in front of his band and a choir. Within a few hours they create a 4-track recording typical for this era. From todays perspective the sound equipment is very rudimentary, but the result is extremely convincing and clean tube sound. The quality of these recordings is exemplary.


Super-Audio-CD Hybrid: SACD Stereo + CD-Layer
SFR 357.4801.2  •  total time 31:15


performing on "Analog Pearls Vol.1":

Waylon Jennings  -  vocal & guitar  / Gerald W. Gropp  -  guitar  / Paul E. Foster  -  bass  / Richard D. Albright  -  drums  / and many others …