Classic Decca Recordings on SACD

Analogue Productions has followed up on their highly acclaimed series of 25 RCA Living Stereo SACDs with a smaller group of 9 Decca SACDs. (They are also releasing 25 more RCAs, including the Munch Daphnis and Chloe and Reiner Mahler Fourth Symphony.) Although the generally high sonic quality of Decca recordings (especially operas, such as the Solti Ring) has been noted, Mercury Living Presence and RCA Living Stereo recordings have received more emphasis. That situation has been partially addressed recently with Universal’s slow but steady stream of Blu-ray audio releases from Decca’s operatic and orchestral catalogs, the remarkable series of …