℗ 2021 1959 Countdown Media, a BMG company
Released July 16, 2021
Duration 30m 37s
Record Label Somerset
Genre Easy Listening
 

Porgy and Bess (2021 Remaster from the Original Somerset Tapes)

101 Strings Orchestra

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1.1
Summertime (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
4:15
1.2
A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
3:22
1.3
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
3:27
1.4
Bess, You Is My Woman Now (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
5:13
1.5
I Can't Sit Down (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
1:49
1.6
It Ain't Necessarily So (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
4:54
1.7
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
3:06
1.8
Bess, Oh Where's My Bess (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
3:20
1.9
Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
101 Strings Orchestra
1:11
The legendary 101 Strings Orchestra present their take on the beloved Gershwin folk-opera, Porgy and Bess. The collection comes courtesy of Countdown Media's restoration of the master tapes from renowned legacy label, Ashire/Somerset. 101 Strings Orchestra was a brand for a highly successful easy listening symphonic music organization, with a discography exceeding 150 albums and a creative lifetime of around 30 years beginning in 1957. 101 Strings had a trademark sound, focusing on melody with a laid-back ambiance most often featuring strings. Their LPs were individualized by the slogan "The Sound of Magnificence." The 101 Strings orchestra included 124 string instruments, and was conducted by Wilhelm Stephan.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Somerset Studio Masters

Tracks 1-3, 6 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source Tracks 4, 5, 7-9 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.50
-0.50 to -0.50
-17.54
-19.80 to -15.87
-13.62
-15.60 to -11.80
11
9 to 12
1
Summertime (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-17.27-14.310
2
A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-17.95-14.311
3
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-16.85-13.311
4
Bess, You Is My Woman Now (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-19.80-15.612
5
I Can't Sit Down (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-16.91-12.311
6
It Ain't Necessarily So (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-16.72-12.810
7
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-18.05-14.411
8
Bess, Oh Where's My Bess (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-18.47-13.811
9
Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way (From "Porgy and Bess"; 2021 Remaster)
-0.50-15.87-11.89

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