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Judee Sill "The Masterpieces" Double 180G LP Bundle (SHIPPING NOW!)

Judee Sill "The Masterpieces" Double 180G LP Bundle (SHIPPING NOW!)

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Original Release Date: 1971
Original Label: Asylum Records

  • Bundle Featuring Intervention's Judee Sill and Judee Sill Heart Food 180-Gram LPs
  • 100% Analog 45 RPM Reissues FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
  • Double 45 RPM Vinyl for EXTREME SOUND QUALITY
  • Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At GOTTA GROOVE
  • Amazing Gatefold + Authentic Lyric Book Printed By Stoughton.
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Reviews

"... a long forgotten gem ... superbly reissued on double 45 rpm vinyl cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and Tip-On gatefold jacket packaged too." (October 9, 2018)
– Michael Fremer

"And then I heard "The Kiss" from 1973's Heart Food. If ever there was a song that lived up to the glorious, simultaneous heartbreaking and mending I might expect from a symphony to God, it's this." (August 1, 2018)

- Pitchfork

Both albums come as double 45RPM LPs for extreme sound quality, were mastered 100% analog from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at GOTTA GROOVE, then packaged in Old Style gatefold jackets printed at Stoughton Printing. The original jacket art for each album was painstakingly recreated to honor the original look and feel of the albums, including Heart Food’s original 4-page book.

The astonishing Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen’s Asylum Records, and Judee Sill the first album released on the label. Sill’s music is intensely spiritual, redolent of both mysticism and divine imagery, yet grounded by great songwriting and a pure but powerful singing talent. Her songs impart incredible intimacy that is enhanced and not diminished by her sometimes complex string/orchestral arrangements (remarkably Sill arranged and conducted the strings/orchestra on her albums!).

Sill’s life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn’t follow the critical acclaim of these two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead in 1979 at just 35. The brevity of Judee’s musical legacy is vastly outweighed by the emotional power in these two extraordinary albums.

Intervention Records isn’t your typical reissue label, we make records that respect the music and the record lover. These archive-quality albums are the ones we would buy for our own collections, we wouldn’t make anything less.

Judee Sill and Heart Food are 100% Analog Mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio. The master tapes are in fine shape, and listeners will be blown away by the increased inner detail and three-dimensionality of these achingly gorgeous recordings. These new Intervention reissues represent THE definitive listening experience for these classic LPs!