Big Band Spectacular Chasing The Dragon Live CD

Chasing the Dragon

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Allow the Syd Lawrence Orchestra to take hold of your Hi-Fi system in this Audiophile CD Release.

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Big Band Spectacular CD

The UK’s leading big band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, perform live on this fantastic-sounding Chasing The Dragon CD release.

The album was to be recorded live, so producer Mike Valentine had to choose a selection of music which would be of the perfect length. Valentine chose a recording studio which not only had a superb sounding space, but also an engineer versed in the black art of cutting live vinyl. Ultimately, he chose Air Studios with engineers Jake Jackson and John Webber.

The Syd Lawrence Orchestra led by Chris Dean perform music consisting of eight pieces from the big band era, the creations of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman played live at Air Studios.


- Audiophile Demonstration Album
- Live recording
- Behind the Scenes video available online
- Mastered at Air Studios in London
- Produced/Engineered by Mike Valentine

"Listening to the feed going to the cutting head, and then listening to it coming back through the SME arm and cartridge used to track the recording lacquer, the sound quality just got better. If you can tell me why, I don't know! It must be something to do with a sort of distortion that the human being seems to love. It just sounds warmer, nicer, more real."
- Mike Valentine, Chasing The Dragon


1. Sing Sing Sing

2. Moonlight Serenade

3. Begin The Beguine

4. American Patrol

5. In The Mood

6. String of Pearls

7. Little Brown Jug

8. Anvil Chorus

"This album of tunes by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw comes as close to being on the other side of the studio glass as I've heard from a recording in some time."
- Stereophile Magazine

Chasing The Dragon Audiophile Recordings

Chasing The Dragon have become known as one of the leading producers of audiophile recordings. The UK label owned by Mike Valentine offers Direct Cut LPs. Audiophile LPs, CDs, and Master Tapes which will demonstrate the potential of your Hi-Fi system.

Chasing The Dragon's releases are so detailed, if you take the time to familiarise yourself with the subtleties of these reference-level recordings, the next time you make any changes, big or small, to your Hi-Fi system, the differences will be notable.


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