A stunning new collection of demonstration quality tracks that showcase our artists at their very best. 'The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 3' features stand-out tracks from Linn's 2006-07 releases.
Linn Records jazz catalogue is represented by the cream of UK talent, two of whom were recognised by the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007: Ian Shaw was named 'Best Vocalist' for the second time while Martin Taylor was awarded the 'Radio 2 Heart of Jazz' award.
Claire Martin's Shirley Horn tribute album proved a popular summer release reaching #13 in the UK Jazz & Blues Chart and remaining in the chart for 8 consecutive weeks. 'He never mentioned love' was chosen as 'Music Choice' and 'Jazz CD of the Month' by BBC Music Magazine, was named 'CD of the Week' by the Sunday Post.
Song-stylist Barb Jungr has enjoyed a successful year with sell-out live appearances across the UK, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, 606 Club and Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as dates in New York and an Australian tour.
Singer/songwriter Judith Owen contributes a beautiful track from her self-penned album 'Happy This Way', which explores Owen's extraordinary talent for mixing Celtic, jazz and contemporary influences.
The legendary Carol Kidd completes the jazz line-up. Carol's reputation as a leading jazz singer of modern times has been cemented by several sell-out performances in 2007 and the release of her classic debut album on 180 gram vinyl.
Linn Records classical catalogue is represented by the Dunedin Consort's Dublin version of Handel's 'Messiah' which has been nominated in the 'Baroque Vocal' category at the 2007 Classic FM Gramophone Awards. James Gilchrist's album 'On Wenlock Edge' was named 'CD of the Week' by the Observer & Daily Telegraph, while William Carter's 'La Guitarra Espanola' was named 'Editor's Choice' in Gramophone.
Trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood has added to his series in which he re-works pieces for trumpet with 'La Trompette Retrouvee' which attracted the attention of the audiophile press for its superior sound and performance.
Leading contemporary composer James MacMillan contributes a special excerpt from the recorded premiere of his work Missa Brevis performed by Scottish choral group Cappella Nova.
Several new artists made their Linn Records debut: George-Emmanuel Lazaridis wowed critics with his album of Liszt; Maximiliano Martin shone in his first clarinet recital album; La Serenissima charmed listeners with their collection of Vivaldi cantatas and sonatas; and pianist Vita Panomariovaite partnered Linn veteran Artur Pizarro on their Duos album.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, whose long affiliation with Linn Records has produced several wonderful recordings, contribute a beautiful track from their recent 'Mozart Serenades' album.
Please note that the original recordings incorporated in this compilation were made at a variety of different sample rates, depending on the technology available at the time of the recording.
Tracks 7,8,9,10,11,12,15,& 16 were originally available at a sample rate of 88.2kHz, track 6 was at 48kHz, track 2,3,& 14 at 44.1kHz and track 13 at 192kHz. The remaining tracks were all sampled at 96kHz. To facilitate playing this compilation as a complete album, all the tracks have been re-sampled to a standard 96kHz.