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Special Event 25

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Previously Released Material (Special Event 13 - 6 August 2012 - Remastered)
1. Play Day Dream [3:41]
2. Play A Time For Love [3:49]
3. Play Blue Skies [3:22]
4. Play Triste [3:31]
5. Play And I Love Him [4:23]
Brand New Exclusive Releases
6. Play East of the Sun [3:30]
7. Play If I Should Lose You [3:20]
8. Play Sounds [3:26]
9. Play I'll Remember April [4:50]
Live Recordings From CAS 2013
10. Play My Shining Hour [4:41]
11. Play All Of You [4:40]

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NOTE: Tracks 1-5 previously available as Special Event 13 (6 August 2012).

Our friend Yuki Sugiura first introduced us to Valerie in 2012 and we are very grateful he did!  Below you can read Yuki's latest review of the Valerie's recordings and also his first review.  Valerie and Marco's recordings have been used for many Sony AR-1 speaker demos.  

From Yuki in 2014 about the latest Valerie Joyce and Marco De Carvalho's recordings.

"I'm so glad that this unique project, which began in 2012 after the California Audio Show at Cookie’s studio in Belmont, is continuing. However this year, the recording took place on two consecutive days.

The first day we recorded live during the 2013 California Audio Show, in the Blue Coast Records demo room; while the second recording took place the following day at Cookie’s studio.  I was fortunate to be able to attend both of these sessions.

Although the opportunity to experience Valerie and Marco recording was similar to last year, they seemed to be much more relaxed this time around.

Typically artists are quite sensitive about details and they tend to stress about every nuance in the recording process. It's little details like this that matter most to the audience when they listen to live music.

In Cookie’s world, it's this listening experience that matters most.  In fact, she often acknowledges the creative tension that exists between the recording engineer and the performers. Yet somehow, Cookie always manages to persuade an artist to collaborate with her on this.  

As a result, both of these recording sessions captured all of the emotion and passion that Valerie and Marco provided. Equally important, these recordings were infused with Cookie’s passion as well.

Please enjoy!"

- Motoyuki Sugiura  2014
Sony Home Division, Senior Acoustic Evangelist

 

From Yuki Sugiura 2012 

“I first heard learned about Valerie Joyce when Kaku (the designer of the Sony AR speakers) and I visited David Chesky at his studio in 2007. David gave us a copy of Valerie's new recording and we were instantly captivated by her incredible voice. Then David  said, almost casually, “By the way...Valerie happens to be Japanese!”.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet her that day.  But this past April, we were participating at T.H.E. Show in New York City when David showed up in the Sony demo room with an unexpected guest -- it was Valerie!  She smiled and presented us with a copy of her recording on SA-CD and for the rest of the day, we played song after song from the album, which attracted quite a big audience.

After the show, I learned that Cookie Marenco at Blue Coast Records was planning to make a live recording in DSD during the California Audio Show and play it on our SS-AR1 speakers.  So I asked Valerie if she was interested in performing and immediately received an enthusiastic response!

It all came together, as if by magic!

And I am so happy to be a part of this fantastic project.

I personally am so excited to listen to the performance of Valerie in stunning DSD which allows to reproduce her amazing voice so faithfully.

Thank you, Valerie and Cookie, for giving us such a rare opportunity".

- Motoyuki Sugiura  2012
Sony Home Division, Senior Acoustic Evangelist