We've heard of performers paying close attention to the quality of their recordings, but this borders on the fanatical. Naim Label artist and all-round guitar genius Antonio Forcione (above) has personally checked the quality of the mastering of two of his albums, at last released on 180g heavyweight vinyl LPs.

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The delays were caused by the standards Forcione, and his partner on one of the albums, bassist Charlie Haden, set, and the long running time of one of the discs. Touchwood ran to 56:13, and the track order on the duo album, Heartplay, made it tricky to fit on an LP, but eventually Forcione supervised the mastering, and he and Haden agreed on a change of track order to make the music fit.

Eventually the two were cut in one day at Abbey Road by mastering engineer Steve Rooke, and the results are now available from good record shops or the Naim Label's online store.

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