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David Berger and the Sultans of Swing: Hindustan

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I’m not a person who normally gives two hoots about the technical aspects of a recording session. I agree, perhaps simply on principal, that analog beats the pants off of digital, but after that, forget it. Still, a light went off in my head upon reading that Hindustan was recorded digitally and then put through an analog board and finalized with a tube amplifier from the 1950s. It explains how the disc manages to capture the snap and crackle of David Berger’s 15-piece band with clarity that doesn’t sanitize the live-in-the-room feeling.

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