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Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De LucíaSaturday Night In San Francisco

Label:Impex Records – IMP6045, Columbia – 19439939661, Sony Music Commercial Music Group – 19439939661
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, 180 Gram
Country:USA & Europe
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Latin, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Latin Jazz, Flamenco

Tracklist

A1Bill Graham Introduction0:30
A2Splendido Sundance
Composed By, Arranged ByAl Di Meola
Performer [Performed By]The Trio*
7:10
A3One Word
Composed By, Arranged By, Performer [Performed By]John McLaughlin
5:40
A4Trilogy Suite
Composed By, Arranged By, Performer [Performed By]Al Di Meola
6:26
A5Monasterio De Sal
Composed By, Arranged By, Performer [Performed By]Paco De Lucía
5:11
B1El Pañuelo
Composed By, Arranged ByPaco De Lucía
Performer [Performed By]The Trio*
8:00
B2Meeting Of The Spirits
Composed By, Arranged ByJohn McLaughlin
Performer [Performed By]The Trio*
13:35
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Notes

Analog master recording to 2 inch multi-tracks tape by Tim Pinch at Pinch Recording. Sourced from the original master multi-tracks tape owned by Al Di Meola. Transferred to digital PCM 32-bit/384KHz by Dann Thompson and Ulrike Schwartz at Skywalker Sound for editing and tape fluctuation correction. Analogue Mixing by Roy Hendrickson. Analogue Mastering and Cutting by Bernie Grundman.

Recorded December 6, 1980 at The Warfield Auditorium, San Francisco CA

Issued in a gatefold sleeve with clear resealable outer, 16-page booklet and a square, slightly frosted, inner sleeve. Some copies may have a barcode sticker on the back of the outer.

[From back cover]
© 2021 Impex Records, a division of Elusive Disc, Inc.
℗ 2021 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Manufactured for Impex Records by Sony Music Entertainment,
25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601. Impex Records and its logo
are trademarks of Elusive Disc, Inc.

[From gatefold interior]
Studios Churchill Studios New Jersey, Spin Studios
Tape Transfers Ulrike Schwarz / Anderson Audio, New York and
Dann Thompson / Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm Ltd. Company, Marin County, CA
Mastering and Lacquer Cutting Bernie Grundman / Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Art Direction and Design Robert Sliger @HebegebeStudio Reseda, CA
Photography Charles L. Granata, Art Maillet (© Sony Music Entertainment), Tim Pinch, Darryl Pitt, Christian Rose, Jan Searcy (under license from Getty Images)
HQ-180 Vinyl Production Record Technology, Inc. Camarillo, CA
Package Printing Stoughton Printing City of Industry, CA

[From labels]
© 2021 Impex Records, a division of Elusive Disc, Inc. ℗ 2021 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. / Manufactured for Impex Records by Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601. / Impex Records and its logo are trademarks of Elusive Disc, Inc.

[Publishing]
A2, A4 <> Di Meola Music Co. - ASCAP
A3, B2 <> Administered by BUMA/STEMRA
A5, B1 <> Río de la Miel Ediciones, SL.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, on sticker): 0856276002466
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 19439939661A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 19439939661B
  • Rights Society (A2, A4): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A3, B2): BUMA/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 1): IMP6045-A 39444 1(3) BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 1): IMP6045-B 38254 2(3) BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, variant 2): IMP6045-A 39444.1(3)⋅⋅⋅ BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, variant 2): IMP6045-B 38904.2(3)⋅⋅⋅ BG

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Saturday Night In San Francisco (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear [Crystal], 180 g)Ear Music Classics0217243EMUEurope2022
New Submission
Saturday Night In San Francisco (LP, Album, 180 g)Ear Music Classics0217243EMUEurope2022
New Submission
Saturday Night In San Francisco (CD, Album, Stereo, Digipak)Ear Music Classics0217791EMUEurope2022
New Submission
Saturday Night In San Francisco (SACD, Hybrid, Stereo, Album)Impex Records, Sony Music CMG, ColumbiaIMP8324, 194399396520USA & Europe2022
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Saturday Night In San Francisco (8×File, FLAC, 24 Bit / 192 KHz)Columbia, LegacynoneWorldwide2022
  • simons29's avatar
    simons29
    Nothing I can say that other haven’t said before, but this is an absolute flawless pressing. It has an immersive soundscape that is crystal clear. A true sonic gem for any connoisseur of high quality audio. Friday Nights in San Francisco has long been a favorite. So thankful for Al, John, Paco and Impex.
    • Andrewslattery's avatar
      Absolutely floored by how good this sounds!!! Beyond silent vinyl out of the sleeve without a clean. Insane mastering and dynamics. It sounds like you're sitting front row at the concert!! Incredible!
      • Meisterbommel's avatar
        Meisterbommel
        I don't have words. Why is this disc only coming out now? She is perfect. An incredible dynamic. The emotions of the audience. Unbelievable!!!
        • Whiskeyinthejaar's avatar
          Edited one month ago
          Fantastic sounding percord per IMPEX usual. I have no idea how they recorded it, but it is one of the best recorded guitars I have ever heard on vinyl. It felt like you are in the room with them. It is a literal multi-dimensional representation of the album.

          Dare I say, it does sound even better than Friday night? If not, it is close enough benchmark.
          • Ruben_Sousa's avatar
            Ruben_Sousa
            No words to describe this awesome release. And wondering it was hidden for 42 years. Thanks to Impex for such a great effort. It's beyond words. Pure bliss. Flawless. Highly recommend
            • ongakuatama's avatar
              ongakuatama
              How many copies of this little beaut will there be? Anybody know?
              • gammaut's avatar
                gammaut
                just listened to this gem. the best release of the year. amazing in every way.
                • carlmorin's avatar
                  carlmorin
                  My first copy was a bit damaged over one song and it was quite audible. But other than that, the whole record is absolutely fantastic! A very enjoyable experience.
                  • guitarcharlie's avatar
                    guitarcharlie
                    A very detailed description of the mastering and differences between the Impex & Ear versions can be found here: https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/di-meola-mclaughlin-de-lucia-saturday-night-in-san-francisco.1121758/page-3#post-29956692
                    • lucaper's avatar
                      lucaper
                      Wow, once again I'm simply blown away by the sheer jaw dropping talent of Messrs De Lucia, Di Meola and Mclaughlin. This is the perfect follow up to one of the greatest guitar albums ever to have been recorded -Friday night in San Francisco. This is every bit as impressive and the perfect companion to Friday night. The virtuoso playing of all three guitarists is, once again, almost beyond comprehension of us mere mortals- simply stunning. The sound quality is simply amazing and, to my ears, of an even better fidelity than 'Friday night'. The restoration of the tape - it has been lying in Al di Meola's basement for 40 years, is astounding and thankfully we can now bask in it's sonic glory. Undoubtedly this album will be held in the same reverence as 'Friday night'- and rightfully so. This album explores even further guitar majesty including some baroque playing as well as their more familiar sounds/styles. The trio were as much on fire here as they were on the previous night. Overall I might even prefer this album to Friday night due to the extended range of styles it protrays and an absolute killer version of John Mclaughlin's 'Meeting of the spirits'. An absolute gem of an album featuring probably the greatest guitarists of our time. The record itself is of a deserving solid heavyweight, beautifully presented vinyl. Honestly can't rate this album highly enough, if you like virtuoso playing of the highest level then you absolutely need this in your collection. Five stars all day long!

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