Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered pressing of the 1981 LP Electric Rendezvous by Al Dimeola, issued in 1982 on the CBS Mastersound label.
About this copy: This copy of Electric Rendezvous is a limited edition audiophile pressing, mastered at half speed for optimum fidelity.
The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the edges and corners. The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.
The CBS Mastersound insert is missing.
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Electric Rendezvous, released in 1981 was Al Dimeola’s fifth album. It reached #55 on the U.S. album charts
Al di Meola’s fifth of seven fusion albums as a leader for Columbia is a typically fiery effort, with di Meola joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Mingo Lewis, and guest spots for flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía (“Passion, Grace & Fire”) and keyboardist Philippe Saisse. This lesser-known effort is easily recommended to fans of rock-ish jazz guitar.
This particular pressing was part of Columbia Records’ short-lived (1980-1983) audiophile series, in which they released a number of then-new and vintage titles in high-quality, half speed mastered editions in order to compete with Mobile Fidelity and Nautilus. These records were mastered with both the tape deck and the cutting lathe running at half speed, which produces deeper bass and better imaging than standard pressings. In addition, these records, which sold for a substantial premium over the regular pressings of the album, were pressed on high quality virgin vinyl. Mobile Fidelity’s audiophile pressings are better known than those from Columbia, but Columbia’s half speed mastered pressings are, for the most part, exceptionally good ones, and this album is no exception.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1982|