PMC’s key client Metropolis who both record and produce music have released recordings of two of the biggest and best ‘live at Metropolis’ events. ‘George Clintons Funkadelick Weekend’ & ‘Kelis live from Metropolis’.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Kelis performed an exclusive and intimate one-off show supporting her studio-album Food. With a capacity of only 100 people, every ticket holder got to see Kelis live in her most intimate show of the year at this unique performance. This recording has been cut to 180 gram audiophile vinyl and has a limited run.
George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic weekend was captured in all of its glory, with a straight-to-vinyl disc cut (see further info below), DVD and two CD box sets available. This is pure indulgence for any funk fan, with Clinton and the band recreating Parliaments seminal 1975 album ‘Chocolate City’.
Straight-to-vinyl: A live, direct-to-lacquer vinyl cut is a truly unique undertaking in this day and age. It is a highly labour-intensive and intricate all-analogue process, harking back to the days before tape recording was introduced midway through the last century. Synchronized, simultaneous live performing, engineering, mixing, mastering and cutting of the record eliminates all scope for hiding behind any modern production techniques, and is not for performers faint of heart!
The process is so intricate that it requires a team of specialists to execute, and Metropolis Studios is one of the very few places on the planet still doing it. Capturing an artist’s live performance direct to a vinyl master, completely bypassing any digital processing and any other recording processes, produces a truly unique and ‘real’ sound that is impossible to replicate.
At this year's show we will be supporting our retailer, Fanthorpes, with demonstrations of the stunning fact.12 and the twenty.26 powered by Bryston electronics in Syndicate 18.
At noon on both days, Clarity and Universal Music Group will also be presenting the UK Preview of 'Queen: The Studio Collection' using PMC MB2 XBD-A's, the same speakers used for the mastering of the half speed vinyl cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road.
For information about the show please see www.chestergroup.org/nationalaudioshow/2015/