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Live at Carnegie Hall
Harry Belafonte
Live at Carnegie Hall
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
bin 15110. Remastered reissue, part of RCA's Living Stereo series, for the esteemed vocalist's 1959 live concert recording. 19 tracks: 'Introduction/ Darlin' Cora', 'Sylvie''Cotton Fields', 'John Henry', 'Take My Mother Ho...  more »

      
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All Artists: Harry Belafonte
Title: Live at Carnegie Hall
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Victor Europe
Release Date: 8/30/1993
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Calypso, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Classic Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 743211571326, 743211571326

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Album Description
bin 15110. Remastered reissue, part of RCA's Living Stereo series, for the esteemed vocalist's 1959 live concert recording. 19 tracks: 'Introduction/ Darlin' Cora', 'Sylvie''Cotton Fields', 'John Henry', 'Take My Mother Home', 'The Marching Saints', 'Day O', 'Jamaica Farewell', 'Man Piaba', 'All My Trials', 'Mama Look A Boo Boo', 'Come Back Lisa', 'Man Smart (Woman Smarter)', 'Have Nageela', 'Danny Boy', 'Merci Bon Dieu', 'Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma', 'Shenandoah' and 'Matilda'.

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CD Reviews

Some technical details and comments
Brian A. | San Francisco Bay Area | 07/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tracks flow into each other with no "silence" between; its just like the "Living Stereo" black vinyl Long-Play records. All of the content on the LPs is indeed here. Awesome.

Sound quality is quite good. CDs were issued in Germany in 1993 (performance dates were 19 & 20 April 1959). There are no markings on the CDs indicating remixing, remastering or other processing. Despite this, the sound is a little more "natural" than my LP transfer which had that circa-1959 bass richness. This may be just coloration in my turntable set-up and the CD gets it right. There is minor tape hiss in the background noise. The dynamic range may have been increased. The CD allows me to hear more in the music than I ever heard before (musican banter, HB's breathing etc).

The CDs are a great replacement to the LPs transfers I had on my iPod. (I'm not sure yet if I'll miss the ticks and pops from the needle. It was kinda cool on an iPod.)

Regarding musicality; the other reviews have said it all. I agree that this is one of those rare recordings where everything is perfect. It is unthinkable that this concert could even have one second edited from it. I love this concert. It is genius.

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Wonderfully nostalgic music
Diane J. Murphy | 08/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was wonderful to hear this favorite again. You almost feel that you are in the audience. I received this as a gift 48 (yes 48) years ago, and of course it was a record 'album'. Now that I have my 50th high school class reunion coming up next year - it came to mind and that is why I ordered it. What a performer Harry Belafonte was!!!!!!"
As good as it gets
Per Hakansson | Sweden | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A superb taking of a superb artist in a superb mood. Need a say moore?

If you only plans to own five CDs this must be one of them. Mr Bellafonte at his absolute best. I enjoy every second of this CD. Not only is it musically outstanding but it is also a true high fidelity record.

A CD not only for easy listening but also for true listening sessions!"