Offered for sale is a copy of the limited edition, half speed mastered pressing of Albert Collins’ 1986 LP, Cold Snap, pressed by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
Cold Snap is classic electric blues by Albert Collins, consisting of both instrumentals and vocal tracks. It’s a great recording, and this half speed mastered pressing by Mobile Fidelity sounds terrific.
Every title ever issued by Mobile Fidelity is collectible in its own right; their pressings from 1978 through 1989 were pressed in Japan by JVC on their proprietary Super Vinyl, an exceptionally resilient, dead-quiet vinyl compound, with later issues pressed in the U.S. by RTI. These records were mastered at half speed; both the tape and the cutting lathe were run at half the normal speed, allowing the cutting head to cut a more accurate groove in the acetate. The finished product featured dead-quiet vinyl, with improved dynamics, better imaging, and tighter bass. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings, and Cold Snap was limited to an unknown quantity of numbered copies.
The copy offered for sale has a M- record and cover. The posterboard stiffener is included. This copy is numbered 1206 from an edition of unknown quantity.
A nice copy of a great electric blues album.