Hey Backbeaters! This week we’ve got a couple of the Blue Note “Tone Poet” series to feature. Released today are John Scofield & Pat Metheny “I Can See Your House From Here” (2LP) and Tina Brooks “The Waiting Game”. We also received a stack of other Tone Poet series releases which you can find at the eShop.
Also, new to our eShop are a selection of our best selling record cleaning and turntable accessories. You can find those here: Backbeat eShop – Record Card and Turntable Accessories
What is the Tone Poet series?
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was’ admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. They brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the “Tone Poet,” on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).