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The Atlantic Studio Albums In Mono (Remastered)
A music legend like no other, Ray Charles earned the nickname "Genius" for recording countless jazz, country, R&B and pop masterpieces during a career that spanned seven decades. The iconic performer hit his stride in the 1950s after signing with Atlantic Records, and Brother Ray's output for the label has just been reissued in a new 7-LP vinyl boxed set, THE ATLANTIC YEARS IN MONO. From his eponymous 1957 debut to 1961's THE GENIUS SINGS THE BLUES, each album has been fully remastered from the original mono analog tapes (reflecting an era driven by monaural record players, jukeboxes and radios) and packaged in sleeves that replicate the original releases in exacting detail. With a perfect-bound booklet including period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by Ray Charles biographer David Ritz, THE ATLANTIC YEARS IN MONO is the ideal way to rediscover this historic music.