In part six of Meet The Talent, award winning mastering engineer Andrew Walters lists his top ten projects.
The Elgar Edition
Three volumes on CD, winning a Gramophone award. All the electrical recordings of Sir Edward Elgar, largely recorded at Abbey Road between 1932–34. This included the famous Elgar Violin Concerto with Sir Yehudi Menuhin, who I had the opportunity of meeting to discuss the recording.
Noel Coward - The HMV Collection
The complete recordings of Noel Coward, nominated for a Grammy award.
Rostropovich - The Russian Years Edition
Big box set of recordings of Russian and Western music, performed by Rostropovich, banned and ordered to be destroyed by the Soviet Authorities, stored in ‘fake’ boxes for decades, retrieved and then smuggled back to the UK in the 1990s and compiled with Rostropovich and myself at Abbey Road and in St Petersburg.
EMI Classics - Centenary Edition 1897- 1997: 100 Years of Great Music
Big box set representing the best of HMV/EMI Classics recordings between 1898–1998. Nominated for a Gramophone award.
Maria Callas - The Complete Opera Recordings (90 CDs)
U2 - U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle
The Beatles - Anthology Edition
Roger Waters - The Wall DVD (Live in Berlin)
The Cure - The Cure: Trilogy (Live In The Tempodrom Berlin November 2002)
John Williams - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban