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"There's nothing crueler in audio than asking an arm and a cartridge to track an ultra-dynamic solo piano recording. Actually, there is: asking a mastering engineer to try cutting it, a plating guru to plate it, and a pressing plant to press it." So writes Michael Fremer, who joins John Atkinson, Wes Phillips, and Larry Archibald to detail the putting-together of Sonata, Stereophile's Liszt Piano Sonata LP. The album was released in both CD and LP versions; the vinyl story is presented here in all of its twists and turns.