Radiodom: Claude’s Commentary No. 38r2

Claude’s Commentary No. 38
By Claude Hall

Lyn Stanley’s “Potions – From the 50s” CD is beautiful and superb and the acoustic quality will startle you. It’s like listening to music for the very first time in your life!

I go back to early stereo. Long before I joined Billboard and got involved in promoting/forcing stereo radio and later quad records and quad broadcasting, I bought one of the first stereo LPs. Louis Armstrong on Audio Fidelity. At Colony Records on Broadway in Manhattan. I still have it. In fact, I probably also have the second largest collection of quadrasonic in the world. Still have my demodulator. I used to invite people up to the house just to hear quad. I had quad in my study and in my bedroom – both discrete and matrix – and stereo out over the swimming pool.

This is just to let you know that if you like quality audio, you’re going to love this CD by Lyn Stanley. The difference is magnificent! Even on this laptop.

You can hear everything! The lilt of her voice, which you’ll love on “Lullaby of Birdland.” Every nuance of her singing is there. Superb phrasing. Bright, sophisticated. Wonderful to listen to! I believe you’ll enjoy every song on this CD. I liked “Cry Me a River,” “Hey There,” “I’m Walkin’,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “After the Lights Go Down Low.” Difficult to find a tune that isn’t tremendous. Call it jazz. Call it adult contemporary. I’ve listed all of the songs as ballads, the same as Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Annie Lennox, and Glen Campbell and Frank Sinatra.

Lord, but you’re great, lady!