Live Recording Edition No. 1 Gregory Porter PALACE EDITION
After the Premiere Cut Edition of this legendary live recording session of Gregory at our SUPERSENSE palace sold out in weeks, we decided to celebrate this unique and very intimate recording with a new edition.
THE PALACE EDITION
About the edition packaging
Created by Anna, our creative director, and her husband Ema, passionately analog printer and baker, who are running our MASTERCUT print department and are always experimenting with new techniques and concepts. This time inspired by some historic style elements of our wonderful space imprinted onto the sleeve and insert of this edition via a laser-cut wood plate and our Korrex printing machine. The result is a very special package that definitely adds a new spin to the growing Mastercut family. Strictly limited to exactly 99 hand numbered pieces.
About the recording
The Supersense palace is always good for a surprise: where else can you drink a cup of coffee next to a real star like it's the most natural thing in the world?! When this star then visits our Living Room Recording Studio to engrave a few songs direct to disc and reel-to-reel tape, no eye stays dry. This is what happened in 2016 at our Palazzo: at the invitation of Universal Music Austria, Grammy winner Gregory Porter visited SUPERSENSE to record a few songs.
"We are doing a live recording straight to vinyl and tape - there is no editing, no fixing, no auto tune, it's just me, the needle and the music. It's exciting, and the reason I prefer this is the humanity to it - there are cracks and wrinkles, which makes it valuable, daring and vulnerable. And all of that comes across in the recording."
- Gregory Porter
We passionately created a super limited edition of unique hand-cut Mastercut Records from this very special tape. Adding hand-printed sleeve artwork, analog instant photography and many other analog treasures to the dazzling voice of Gregory.
List of Booklet content
Direct Minolta EP 410z Copy of Archival Tape Gregory Porter Quote, October 18th, 2016, at SUPERSENSE, Vienna
One Instant foto of Gregory Porter signing original covers. Photographer: Eva Mühlbacher, 2016
A Minolta EP 410z Copy after an original Photo of the SUPERSENSE Livingroom Studio. Photographer: Ákos Burg
Polaroid foto of microscopic view of the real Groove, from "Mother's Song"
"From Universal, with Love" by Cornelius Ballin from Universal Music Austria
"How to caress" by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An info sheet about the SUPERSENSE Master Records and how to care for them
"Project Mastercut" by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An introduction to the Editions
Gregory Porter / Live at SUPERSENSE
Vocals: Gregory Porter
Piano: Chip Crawford
Bass: Jahmal Nichols
Don't Lose Your Steam
No Love Dying
Recorded direct to Tape
Date of recording: October 18th, 2016
Location: SUPERSENSE, Vienna
Tape Type: 1/4 inch, 15ips, CCIR
Original Tape Number: 29
Sound Engineer: David Küblböck
The total circulation of this Live Recording Edition release is strictly limited to a maximum total of 999 records.
Currently the following editions exist:
Gegory Porter Live at SUPERSENSE Premier Cut: 01-99 (SOLD OUT)
Gegory Porter Live at SUPERSENSE PALACE EDITION: 01-99
Due to the fact that our MASTERCUTS are no stock items but cut piece by piece in real time by a small team here in Vienna, we kindly ask for your understanding that based on the overwhelming global demand for our editions production, assembly and delivery of your very personal MASTERCUT treasures can currently take up to 4 weeks. All orders will be processed in the order received without any exceptions. Thank you so much for your patience!