2011 limited edition 2 x180 Gram 45 RPM audiophile vinyl LP pressing of the 1977 multi-platinum album.
Mastered from the original analog tapes by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, and cut at 45 RPM, this deluxe two-record set edition contains all of the hallmarks of a typical Hoffman mastering, with increased dynamics, full bass and lower mids, and smooth, somewhat restrained upper mids and highs. With this 45 RPM cutting, however, comes even more dynamics, utterly silent surfaces, quicker transients and more low level detail.
Everything about this 45 RPM release says deluxe. The laminated gatefold cover, which is made of heavy cardstock, is very nice. The heavy, 180 gram double vinyl was immaculately pressed at the Pallas facility in Germany and is housed inside poly-lined paper sleeves. It played absolutely silently on every side. Contained inside the gatefold, is the original photo collage of the band. The lyric sheet is included as a double-sided single page insert.
In a treat to fans, presumably for re-buying this album for the umpteenth time, Hoffman includes an alternate "countdown" beginning to Gold Dust Woman, which also features some of the most realistic dobro I've ever heard recorded to wax, and an remarkably wide dynamic range, with swings of over 20 decibels throughout the song. There isn't a hint of compression or limiting anywhere on the record.
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- Second Hand News
- Never Going Back Again
- Don't Stop
- Go Your Own Way
- The Chain
- You Make Loving Fun
- I Don't Want To Know
- Oh Daddy
- Gold Dust Woman