NEWS: Linn Records reissues classic jazz demonstration disc on 180g LP

Carol Kidd's eponymous debut album, a long-time favourite for show and retailer demonstrations, has been reissued by Linn Records on 180-gram vinyl LP, remastered from the original analogue recordings.

Available from good record stores and direct from Linn Records online, the LP was recorded in 1984, and features standards such as The More I See You and We'll Be Together Again, plus a Mel Torme arrangement of I Like To Recognise The Tune.

Carol is supported by her trio – Sandy Taylor on piano, Alex Moore on bass guitar and Murray Smith on drums – Linn saying their 'long-standing collaboration ensures sensitive and instinctive performances'.

The disc is the third in a series of jazz vinyl reissues from the Scottish-based label, the previous ones being Kidd's All My Tomorrows and Claire Martin's Too Darn Hot.

As part of Linn's 'format neutral' policy(!), the Carol Kidd album is also available as an SACD/CD hybrid, and in download form in studio quality FLAC and WMA forms, the same formats in CD quality, and 320kbps MP3. Prices start at £8 for the MP3, and rise to £22 for the LP.

You can listen to samples of the album here.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.