The CDs are also available from the Association des Amis de l'Art de Marcel
The boxed set is €40 plus carriage, and the individual CDs are €8.
Tom, Jamie Howarth and John Chester did an exceptional job with the
restorations. This is as good as it gets!
These restorations of the original Mercury tapes really do move the air.
The clarity and presence these guys have got from the first-generation
tapes is phenomenonal. Unequivocally the best issues of these recordings!
Here is the direct-order link:
I have never had any trouble with ImportCDs, but note that if you order
through Amazon, you get some of Amazon's purchase protections. I have
ordered hundreds of titles from ImportCDs over the years and never had a
problem. They are often less pricey than Amazon for CDs originating in
Europe and the UK.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message ----- From: "Arthur Gaer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Marcel Dupre - The Mercury Living Presence
Recordings box set now in print
Prices from ImportCDs are often more expensive when ordered via Amazon than
directly from the ImportCDs. Though you'll then have to pay shipping (but
no tax unless you're in California).
On the ImportCD site itself the set is currently $39.25 plus $2.99
"standard" shipping for a total of $42.24.
On Sep 28, 2015, at 11:30 AM, Stewart Gooderman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Yes, I just ordered it from them as well, my cost $45.62 (tax differences?)
> On Sep 28, 2015, at 8:12 AM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thanks for that recommendation Tom. I went to Amazon, and found they were
>> out of stock, but that it was available from one of their partners. I
>> ordered it from ImportCDs for $46.47 delivered. As a youth I often
>> in at St. Thomas Church while walking the area. Many times someone would
>> be playing the wonderful organ. This would have been in the late '60s.
>> On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 8:38 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> Details here:
>>> Thanks to generous support from the Marcel Dupre Society in France, we
>>> were able to completely restore and remaster all of the Mercury
>>> using the first-generation 3-track tapes. All of the Mercury recordings
>>> received Plangent Process transfers and restoration, and new 3-2 mixes
>>> made in 192/24 resolution. The results have been very favorably received
>>> -- Tom Fine
>> Frank B Strauss, DMD