Classic Records

Classic Records

Profile:
Acclaimed reissue label which specialized in audiophile LP reissues of classic albums; employed its own custom-built tube-based mastering equipment on all of its releases; mastered its releases from original master tapes (or the best sources available). Earliest releases were a box set of RCA Living Stereo classical titles and Verve jazz titles (subsequently sold individually). In later years they took on some new releases as well, both in their Prevue series and under the Classic imprint.

Classic used 180 gram vinyl until 2001. These pressings have raised outer edge like most modern vinyl. That year they switched to 180 gram "SV" (Super Vinyl) and added a sticker specifying the type of vinyl to all their LPs. They introduced 200 gram "Quiex SV-P" in July 2002. That was followed by "SV-P II" and, in 2008, "Clarity Vinyl." In the 2000s, they also introduced lower-priced versions of many of their LPs, pressed from the same masters but on regular 150, 140, or 120 gram vinyl. Represses were always done on the latest vinyl formulation and can be dated by the sticker. SV-P, SV-P II, and Clarity pressings all have a flat outer edge.

Classic also produced a line of gold CDs in the 1990s and then 24/96 HDAD digital disks. Mastering was typically done at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Grundman himself or Chris Bellman. Classic's assets were purchased by Acoustic Sounds in 2010.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Led Zeppelin  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin(4x12", S/Sided, Album, RE, 200 + 4x12", S/Sided, A) Atlantic, Classic Records US 2006 Sell This Version
101 Almost Like Being In Jazz  album cover Hugh Masekela Almost Like Being In Jazz(2x12", Album, 200) Straight Ahead Records 101 US 2005 Sell This Version
1000 La Rene La-Rue Christmas Is Here(7", Single) Classic Records 1000 US Unknown Sell This Version
1588 Cool Struttin'  album cover Sonny Clark Cool Struttin'(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Dee) Blue Note, Blue Note, Classic Records 1588 US 2004 Sell This Version
1595 Somethin' Else  album cover Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, Classic Records 1595 US 1995 Sell This Version
3057Q The Three-Cornered Hat (Complete Ballet)  album cover De Falla*Enrique Jorda* Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Howitt (2) De Falla*Enrique Jorda* Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Howitt (2) - The Three-Cornered Hat (Complete Ballet)(LP, RE, RM, 200) Everest, Classic Records 3057Q US 2006 Sell This Version
5651-7 Merry Christmas And Happy New Year  album cover Jimi Hendrix Merry Christmas And Happy New Year 5651-7 US 1999 Sell This Version
1 (800) 4 LSC LPS Ballet Music From The Opera  album cover Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, Anatole Fistoulari Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, Anatole Fistoulari - Ballet Music From The Opera(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA Victor Red Seal, Classic Records 1 (800) 4 LSC LPS US Unknown Sell This Version
2-4435-R Living With War "In The Beginning"  album cover Neil Young Living With War "In The Beginning"(LP, Album, TP, 200) Classic Records, Reprise Records 2-4435-R US 2006 Sell This Version
41498-4 Cracker The Golden Age(LP, Album, TP, 180) Classic Records 41498-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
43328-1 Massey Hall 1971  album cover Neil Young Massey Hall 1971(2xLP, Album, 200) Classic Records 43328-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
44429-1 Live At The Fillmore East March 6 & 7, 1970  album cover Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live At The Fillmore East March 6 & 7, 1970(LP, Album, 200) Reprise Records, Classic Records 44429-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
48423-1 Me And Mr Johnson  album cover Eric Clapton Me And Mr Johnson(LP, Album, 140) Reprise Records, Classic Records 48423-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
48935-1 Greatest Hits  album cover Neil Young Greatest Hits (Single, Comp, EP) 48935-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
49593-1 Prairie Wind  album cover Neil Young Prairie Wind(2xLP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Classic Records 49593-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
90051-1 Coda  album cover Led Zeppelin Coda(LP, Album, RE, RM, 200) Swan Song, Classic Records 90051-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
90097-1 Rough Mix  album cover Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane - Rough Mix(LP, Album, RE, 200) Classic Records, Atco Records 90097-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
484231 Me And Mr Johnson  album cover Eric Clapton Me And Mr Johnson(LP, Album, 200) Reprise Records, Classic Records 484231 US 2004 Sell This Version
593 002 A Quick One  album cover The Who A Quick One (Album) 593 002 US 2005 Sell This Version
612.002 The Who The Who Sell Out (Album) 612.002 US 2005 Sell This Version
612 006 Direct Hits  album cover The Who Direct Hits (Comp) 612 006 US 2006 Sell This Version
612006-M Direct Hits  album cover The Who Direct Hits(2xLP, Comp, Mono, TP) Classic Records 612006-M US 2005 Sell This Version
613.002 The Who Sell Out  album cover The Who The Who Sell Out(LP, Album, RE, RM, 200) Classic Records, Track Record 613.002 US 2005 Sell This Version
613 013 Tommy  album cover The Who Tommy (Album) 613 013 US 2006 Sell This Version
24-06 001 Live At Leeds  album cover The Who Live At Leeds (Album) 24-06 001 US 2005 Sell This Version
2406 001B Live At Leeds  album cover The Who Live At Leeds(LP, Album, RM, 140) Classic Records 2406 001B US Unknown Sell This Version
2408 102 Who's Next  album cover The Who Who's Next (Album) 2408 102 US 2005 Sell This Version
2408 201 Who Came First  album cover Pete Townshend Who Came First(LP, Album, RE, 200) Track Record, Classic Records 2408 201 US 2005 Sell This Version
2490 129 The Who By Numbers  album cover The Who The Who By Numbers (Album) 2490 129 US 2008 Sell This Version
2657 013 Quadrophenia  album cover The Who Quadrophenia (Album) 2657 013 US 2007 Sell This Version
01704-2012-1 Power Of Soul - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix  album cover Various Power Of Soul - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix(2xLP, Ltd, RE, RM, 200) Experience Hendrix, Classic Records 01704-2012-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
2-4435-200G Living With War  album cover Neil Young Living With War(LP, Album, 200) Reprise Records, Classic Records 2-4435-200G US 2006 Sell This Version
24/192-24/96 Plays Double Bass  album cover Gary Karr Plays Double Bass(CD, Album, Dou) Classic Records 24/192-24/96 US 2008 Sell This Version
9362-48699-2 Greendale  album cover Neil Young & Crazy Horse Greendale(Box + 3xLP, Album + 7", Single, Gre) Reprise Records, Classic Records 9362-48699-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
72445-11015-1 Girlfriend  album cover Matthew Sweet Girlfriend(LP, Album, 180) Zoo Entertainment, BMG 72445-11015-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
72445-11050-1 Altered Beast  album cover Matthew Sweet Altered Beast(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11050-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
72445-11081-1 100% Fun  album cover Matthew Sweet 100% Fun (Album) 72445-11081-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
72445 11087 Ænima  album cover Tool (2) Ænima(2xLP, Album, TP, 200) Classic Records 72445 11087 US 2002 Sell This Version
72445-11097-1 Ain't Had Enough Fun  album cover Little Feat Ain't Had Enough Fun(2xLP, Album) Zoo Entertainment, Classic Records 72445-11097-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
84800-16-200G Feels Like Home  album cover Norah Jones Feels Like Home(LP, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records 84800-16-200G US 2004 Sell This Version
0946 3 50416 1 3 Supply And Demand  album cover Amos Lee Supply And Demand (Album) 0946 3 50416 1 3 US 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3 50416 2 0 Supply And Demand  album cover Amos Lee Supply And Demand(CD, Album, Club) Classic Records 0946 3 50416 2 0 US 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3 68270 1 8 Beauty & Crime  album cover Suzanne Vega Beauty & Crime (Album) 0946 3 68270 1 8 US 2007 Sell This Version
09463 74516 1 8 Not Too Late  album cover Norah Jones Not Too Late (Album) 09463 74516 1 8 US 2007 Sell This Version
60170402019-1 The Little Willies  album cover The Little Willies The Little Willies(LP + 7") Milking Bull Records, Blue Note, Classic Records 60170402019-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
7243 5 97350 1 6 Amos Lee  album cover Amos Lee Amos Lee (Album) 7243 5 97350 1 6 US 2005 Sell This Version
8 84385 49339 4 Cab Calloway Minnie The Moocher(CD) Classic Records 8 84385 49339 4 2011 Sell This Version
7243 8 13062 15 Up  album cover Peter Gabriel Up(2xLP, Album, Gat) Real World Records, Virgin 7243 8 13062 15 US 2002 Sell This Version
ADS 1501 Radio City  album cover Big Star Radio City (Album) ADS 1501 US 2009 Sell This Version
ADS 2803 #1 Record  album cover Big Star #1 Record (Album) ADS 2803 US 2009 Sell This Version
AEVC 3057-45 The Three-Cornered Hat (Complete Ballet)  album cover De Falla*Enrique Jorda* Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Howitt (2) De Falla*Enrique Jorda* Conducting The London Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Howitt (2) - The Three-Cornered Hat (Complete Ballet)(LP, RE, RM, 200) Everest, Classic Records AEVC 3057-45 US 2018 Sell This Version
AL 7002 I Robot  album cover The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(LP, Album, RE, RM, Qui) Arista, Classic Records AL 7002 US 2004 Sell This Version
AL 8594-45 Clarity Vox  album cover Sarah McLachlan Vox(12", Ltd, Num, TP) Classic Records AL 8594-45 Clarity USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
APP 8382-45 The Best Songs From Creedence Clearwater Revival  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival The Best Songs From Creedence Clearwater Revival(12") Classic Records APP 8382-45 US Unknown Sell This Version
AR 8226-200G The Turn Of A Friendly Card  album cover The Alan Parsons Project The Turn Of A Friendly Card(LP, Album, RE, RM, 200) Classic Records AR 8226-200G US 2006 Sell This Version
ARTH 53545Q Warm Your Heart Sampler  album cover Aaron Neville Warm Your Heart Sampler ARTH 53545Q US 2003 Sell This Version
(ATLANTIC SC 2-502) 0698 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972  album cover Various Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972(2xLP, Comp, RE, 200) Atlantic, Classic Records (ATLANTIC SC 2-502) 0698 US 2001 Sell This Version
ATRC 20Q Watkins At Large  album cover Doug Watkins Watkins At Large(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 200) Transition, Classic Records ATRC 20Q US 2004 Sell This Version
Audiophile Edition Iberia (Complete) / Rapsodie Espagnole  album cover Albeniz* / Ravel*, Jean Morel / Paris Conservatoire Orchestra* Albeniz* / Ravel*, Jean Morel / Paris Conservatoire Orchestra* - Iberia (Complete) / Rapsodie Espagnole(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Aud) Classic Records, RCA Red Seal Audiophile Edition US 1995 Sell This Version
B 6017 The Little Willies  album cover The Little Willies The Little Willies(LP, Album, RM, Cla) Milking Bull Records, Classic Records B 6017 US 2006 Sell This Version
B0007323 From This Moment On  album cover Diana Krall From This Moment On(LP, Album, TP, 200) Classic Records B0007323 US 2006 Sell This Version
B0000698-01 Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues  album cover Jimi Hendrix Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (Comp) B0000698-01 US 2003 Sell This Version
B0004717-01 Christmas Songs  album cover Diana Krall Featuring The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra* Diana Krall Featuring The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra* - Christmas Songs(LP, Red) Verve Records B0004717-01 US 2005 Sell This Version
B0007323-01 From This Moment On  album cover Diana Krall From This Moment On (Album) B0007323-01 US 2006 Sell This Version
B00 7323-45 CLARITY From This Moment On  album cover Diana Krall From This Moment On(4x12", S/Sided, Album, TP) Verve Records, Classic Records B00 7323-45 CLARITY US 2008 Sell This Version
B0002380-200G One Down, One Up (Live At The Half Note)  album cover John Coltrane One Down, One Up (Live At The Half Note)(2xLP, RE, RM) Impulse!, Classic Records B0002380-200G US 2006 Sell This Version
BA 17008 One Foot In The Gutter: A Treasury Of Soul  album cover The Dave Bailey Sextet One Foot In The Gutter: A Treasury Of Soul(LP, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Classic Records BA 17008 US 1995 Sell This Version
BA 17012 Yeah!  album cover Charlie Rouse Yeah! (Album) BA 17012 US 1995 Sell This Version
BA 17015 The Warm Sound  album cover Johnny Coles Quartet The Warm Sound(LP, RE) Epic, Classic Records BA 17015 US 1999 Sell This Version
BA 17033 Illinois Jacquet  album cover Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet (Album) BA 17033 US 1997 Sell This Version
BA 17033-45 Illinois Jacquet  album cover Illinois Jacquet Illinois Jacquet(4x12", S/Sided, Album, RE) Epic, Classic Records BA 17033-45 US 1997 Sell This Version
BL-28998 Stop & Listen  album cover 'Baby Face' Willette Stop & Listen(LP, Mono, TP) Classic Records BL-28998 US 1994 Sell This Version
BLP 1518 Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers  album cover Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* - Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 1518 US 2006 Sell This Version
BLP 1536 J.R. Monterose  album cover J.R. Monterose J.R. Monterose (Album) BLP 1536 US 2002 Sell This Version
BLP 1539 6 Pieces Of Silver  album cover Horace Silver Quintet* 6 Pieces Of Silver(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 1539 US 2005 Sell This Version
BLP 1577 Blue Train  album cover John Coltrane Blue Train(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 1577 US 2000 Sell This Version
BLP 1588 Cool Struttin'  album cover Sonny Clark Cool Struttin'(4xLP, S/Sided, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Classic Records, Blue Note BLP 1588 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP 1593 Blues Walk  album cover Lou Donaldson Blues Walk(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 1593 US 2007 Sell This Version
BLP 4003 Moanin'  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, Mono, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 4003 US 2004 Sell This Version
BLP 4017 Blowin' The Blues Away  album cover The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio* The Horace Silver Quintet & Trio* - Blowin' The Blues Away (Album) BLP 4017 US 2008 Sell This Version
BLP 4074 On The Spur Of The Moment  album cover Horace Parlan Quintet On The Spur Of The Moment (Album) BLP 4074 US 1999 Sell This Version
BLP 4083 Dexter Calling . . .  album cover Dexter Gordon Dexter Calling . . .(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 4083 US 2009 Sell This Version
BLP 4123 Midnight Blue  album cover Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 4123 US 2005 Sell This Version
BLP-5013 Young Man With A Horn  album cover Miles Davis Young Man With A Horn(10", Album, RE) Classic Records, Blue Note BLP-5013 US 2009 Sell This Version
BLP 5040 Vol. 3  album cover Miles Davis Vol. 3 BLP 5040 USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
BLP 5040-45 Volume 3  album cover Miles Davis Volume 3(LP, Mono, RE) Classic Records, Blue Note BLP 5040-45 US 2009 Sell This Version
BLP 4082-200g Up & Down  album cover Horace Parlan Up & Down(LP, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, 200) Classic Records, Blue Note BLP 4082-200g US 2009 Sell This Version
BLP 4084-200 Stop And Listen  album cover Baby Face Willette* Stop And Listen(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BLP 4084-200 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP-5013-33 / 45 COMP. PKG. Young Man With A Horn  album cover Miles Davis Young Man With A Horn(10", Album, Mono, RE, RM + 12", Album, Mono, RE, R) Classic Records, Blue Note, Blue Note BLP-5013-33 / 45 COMP. PKG. US 2009 Sell This Version
BLP 5040-33/45 COMP. PKG. Vol. 3  album cover Miles Davis Vol. 3(10", Mono, RE, RM, 200 + 12", Mono, RE, RM, 200) Classic Records, Classic Records, Classic Records, Blue Note BLP 5040-33/45 COMP. PKG. US 2009 Sell This Version
Blue Note 5040 Vol. 3  album cover Miles Davis Vol. 3(10", RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, Classic Records Blue Note 5040 US 2007 Sell This Version
BN 554 Phil Talks With Quill  album cover The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill The Phil Woods Quartet With Gene Quill - Phil Talks With Quill(LP, Album, RE, 180) Classic Records, Epic BN 554 US 1998 Sell This Version
BN 1513-MONO-200G Detroit-New York Junction  album cover Thad Jones Detroit-New York Junction(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Classic Records, Blue Note BN 1513-MONO-200G US 2006 Sell This Version
BN 1533-MONO-200G Introducing Johnny Griffin  album cover Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, 200) Classic Records, Blue Note BN 1533-MONO-200G US 2009 Sell This Version
BN 1535-MONO-200G Afro-Cuban  album cover Kenny Dorham Afro-Cuban(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Classic Records, Blue Note BN 1535-MONO-200G US 2009 Sell This Version
BN 1538-MONO-200G Indeed!  album cover Lee Morgan Indeed!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Classic Records, Blue Note BN 1538-MONO-200G US 2009 Sell This Version
BN 1539 6 Piece of Silver  album cover Horace Silver Quintet 6 Piece of Silver(12", Album, Mono) Classic Records BN 1539 US Unknown Sell This Version
BN 1541-MONO-200G Sextet  album cover Lee Morgan Sextet(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BN 1541-MONO-200G US 2006 Sell This Version
BN 1546-MONO-200G The Magnificent Thad Jones Vol. 3  album cover Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones Vol. 3(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Blue Note, Classic Records BN 1546-MONO-200G US 2006 Sell This Version
BN 1557-MONO-200G Volume 3  album cover Lee Morgan Volume 3(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 200) Classic Records, Blue Note BN 1557-MONO-200G US 2009 Sell This Version

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uncdoug

July 11, 2016
Miss these guys. They were the absolute best! Maybe Analogue Productions can mimic the quality of the Clarity vinyl at some point.