Antonio Forcione & Sabina Sciubba – Meet Me In London (1998/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:11 minutes | 1,84 GB | Genre: Vocal Jazz
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:11 minutes | 961 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: Naim Label.com | Digital Booklet
Naim Label guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione was touring Europe, when he chanced upon the stunning tone and control of twenty-something Sabina Sciubba at an after-show celebration in Hamburg. Upon his return to the UK, he made a beeline for Naim Audio with a spur-of-the-moment idea to take this amazing young lady into the studio. Antonio and Sabina exchanged demo tapes and song ideas until in the autumn of 1997, the two met at September Sound Studio in Twickenham to record an album of popular reinterpretations and originals. The resultant LP, Meet Me In London, became Naim’s most successful album to-date and is to this day cherished by audiophiles and music lovers the world over.
As our most treasured album, MMIL was the perfect subject for launching Naim’s first Super Hi Def 24bit 192kHz download. Far from being a simple remaster, this multi-track conversion, remix and remaster at 192kHz took months of hard work to preserve the sonic and emotive qualities of this fascinating album at some of the UK’s finest studios.
Naim invited the legendary British record producer and engineer Tony Platt, whose musical CV includes The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Gary Moore and Buddy Guy to undertake the challenging project.
Sabina Sciubba has a warm voice and guitarist Antonio Forcione is a sympathetic accompanist who often challenges her. The duo, which is often joined by bassist Davide Mantovani and occasionally a few other musicians, performs atmospheric music that includes “Take Five,” Al Jarreau’s “Could You Believe,” “Estate,” some folk music and a few originals. Sciubba’s versatile, mature, strong and sometimes-haunting voice makes this a disc worth searching for; she is a name that should be remembered.
01 – Visions
02 – Take Five
03 – Caruso
04 – Why Can t We Live Together
05 – Night Train
06 – Could You Believe
07 – When We Two Parted
08 – Brasilico
09 – Estate
Produced by Tony Platt & Antonio Forcione.
Recorded at September Sound,Twickenham, London (October & December 1997).
Recorded and engineered by Peter Williams, assisted by Clayton Moss and Jody Roberts.
24 track AMPEX tape dubbed at 24bit/l92kHz by Tony Platt at AIR Strongroom Studios (Studio 2), Shoreditch, London (November 2011) with Studer A800 tape machine.
Mixed by Tony Platt in 24/192kHz on Neve Console using Apogee Symphony DtoA/AtoD for Pro Tools HD at AIR Strongroom (Studio I), Shoreditch, London (November 2011).
Mastered by Ray Staff at AIR Mastering, Hampstead, London (December 2011).
Antonio Forcione – guitars
Sabina Sciubba – vocals
David Mantovani – fretless bass, synth horn
Bosco de Oliveira – percussion
Adam Glasser – harmonica
Malcolm Creese – double bass