Numbered, Limited Edition Japanese Import UHQCD! Limited To Only 1000 Numbered Copies! Playable on any CD player, the Ultimate High Quality CD greatly surpasses all previous CDs before it!
Multi-Talented, Delightfully Charming, Anne Bisson delivers another Gem! One of the most beautiful female voices in jazz!
Pianist and vocalist Anne Bisson is joined by drummer Paul Brochu, bassist Frederic Alarie, and cellist Vincent Belanger for "Tales From the Treetops", her follow-up to "Blue Mind". All but one of the songs are performed in English. Anne also performs a duet with special guest international soprano Suzie LeBlanc.
"I feel Tales 'From The Treetops' is the true follow-up to 'Blue Mind' ...a collection of people and their tales we’ve already met in that first album. The themes behind 'Little Black Lake' are still very much present and the characters move around a natural, savage landscape. We will discover still more about the magnificent 'Lady of the Black Lake', as we follow her journey from childhood (I Live in a Treehouse) to her final days (Winter’s Coming). These are songs of emotion, passion, love and mourning..." - Anne Bisson
All About Ultimate High Quality CD (UHQCD) Many years have passed since the birth of the Audio Compact Disc (CD) back in 1982. By use of High-Quality materials and a totally different manufacturing method, the definitive version of audiophile audio CD was born. Playable on any CD player, the Ultimate High Quality CD greatly surpasses all previous CDs before it!
The Ultimate High Quality CD (UHQCD): UHQCD is a radical change to the CD manufacturing process itself. The conventional wisdom about CD manufacturing, which had remained largely unchanged across the world for over 30 years, has been exhaustively questioned. Through this effort, the ultimate in quality was attained - a level of quality that is certainly impossible to achieve with existing CD discs.
The Ultimate High Quality CD was developed through an effort to improve audio quality by simply upgrading the materials used in ordinary CDs to higher quality materials. For the substrate a high-transparency and high-fluidity polycarbonate (a type of plastic) of the type used for LCD panels was used, while for the reflective layer, low-cost, common aluminum was replaced with a unique and expensive alloy of high-reflectivity.
Differences in manufacturing methods: Conventional CDs are produced using the technique of injection molding to form "pits" of data on polycarbonate material. Metal plate on which "pits" representing audio source data are formed is used as a die. This is called the "stamper." Polycarbonate is melted at high temperature and poured into the die to duplicate the pit patterns on the stamper.
This method is efficient because it enables high-speed production, but it does not enable totally accurate or complete duplication of the pits on the stamper. As a melted plastic, polycarbonate is inevitably viscous, so it cannot penetrate completely into every land and groove of the tiny pits of the stamper.
The Ultimate High Quality CD photopolymer is used instead of polycarbonate to replicate the pits of the stamper. In their normal state, photopolymers are liquids, but one of their characteristic properties is that they harden when exposed to light of certain wavelengths. The advantage of this property, perfect replication of very finely detailed pits was achieved. Photopolymers in the liquid state are able to penetrate into the tiniest corners of pits on the stamper so that the pattern of the pits is reproduced to an extremely high level of accuracy. The Ultimate High Quality CD reproduces audio with greater precision and at a level that is impossible to achieve using conventional CD production technology!
Features: • Numbered, Limited Edition • Limited To Only 1000 Numbered Copies • Ultimate High Quality CD • Made in Japan • Superior Crystal Sound • XRCD-Like Luxury Digipak • Playable on conventional CD players
Musicians: Anne Bisson, vocals, Bosendorfer Piano Normand Guilbeault, double bass Paul Brochu, drums Vincent Belanger, cello Frederic Alarie, double bass on Coeur de verre
Special Guest: Suzie LeBlanc, vocals
Selections: 1. I Live In A Treehouse 2. I Don't Believe in Destiny 3. Dry My Tears 4. I Miss My Love 5. Lilac Blooms 6. Everybody's Kissing In Paris 7. Coeur de verre 8. Winter's Coming 9. The Lady of The Black Lake 10. Love's Philosophy op. 370 (arr. Anne Bisson) 11. Da Unten im Tale 12. Your Smile 13. I Do 14. Where Are You
Recorded live at: Les Studios Opus, December 2013, L’Assomption QC Canada Mastering: Marc-Olivier Bouchard, Le LAB Mastering, Montreal QC Canada Recording System: Neumann U-87 Lauten-Audio Horizon LT-321, Atlantis FC-387, Torch ST-221, Oceanus LT-381 Sennheiser MKH 8050, MD421, e902 | Preamp Moon 3500MP | Cables: Vovox