I agree it would be wonderful to have tape copies of all the famous Decca, & EMI recordings, but I'm sure the logistics & costs of licensing with these major historic labels puts this wish into the realm of fantasy.
Jan-Eric and Opus3 Recoeds issue their newest sampler tape Volume 3.
Can't wait to hear this new sampler, the Volume 1 and Volume 2 are quite good.
Jan-Eric says my tape is on the next shipment to Kevin Berg the US Distributor, http://www.audiophileimportspecialists.com/.
”One ”Open Reel Selection of Opus 3 Analogue Recordings, Vol.III AMC-23130
1. House of the Rising Sun
From: Cyndee Peters, ”Black is the colour”, LP 7706 6´10
2. Leaves (Except)
From: Cirrus, ”Lands End”, CD 19803 5´09
3. Larghetto in C-minor (D. Cimarosa)
From Sthlm Guitar Quartet, ”Bach Telemann”, LP 7915 2´00
4. Finale: Presto non tanto (Chopin) Exerpt
From: Stefan Lindgren, ”Chopin-Lizt-Rachmaninoff -Schuman-Skrjabin”, CD 9202 2´10
The quick list off the top of my head of commercial Master Tapes is as follows.
I have contacted many more recording companies that are kinda on the fence about issuing their libraries on tape. I believe they want to see a bit more activity or probably sales from tape copies before they jump into the ring.
I have one new company with a great classical library and a great name in audiophile recordings that should be announcing their entry into the Master Tape arena soon, but I won't steal their press. The tapes will be available from Kevin Berg at Elusive Disc. There is also an operation in Germany that sells tape copies but I cannot recall their name.
Please post any additions to this list, or if I left anyone out.
I got this information from Kevin Berg @ Elusive Disc :
Thanks for your e-mail and interest in your interest in our Groove Note Analog Tapes.
We are still setting up the Groove Note Analog Tapes on our Elusive Disc website so they are not ready to order through our website yet. But once we are done you will be able to order them through our website like a normal Elusive Disc purchase.
The initial series of Groove Note tapes will be made using reels of NOS Quantegy GP9 at 15 ips. EQ will be NAB and there are 2 reels per title.
Repros of the original cover art are included.
No Bernie G. is duping the tapes one at a time and you're paying for his time. I've tried to get one tape from Ying for now going on a year and a half but they seem to be in very short supply. All 8 or so dupes that I know of have AFAIK have been sold in Asia. Personally, I'm not sure Ying's heart is in it.