Offered for sale is a copy of the limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of West Side Story by Andre Previn and His Pals, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of West Side Story is a 1983 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1959.
While technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
The cover is M- with trace wear at the top edge. The half speed mastered disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Mobile Fidelity title.
Background: Released in 1959, West Side Story was the twelfth jazz album by composer/pianist/conductor Andre Previn, recorded with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Shelly Manne.
Allmusic.com gave West Side Story a 4 star review:
The last of a series of showtune albums recorded by the trio of pianist Andre Previn, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Shelly Manne finds the all-star group focusing on the music of West Side Story (Previn and Manne alternated leadership, and it was the drummer’s good fortune to have the famous My Fair Lady album under his own name). … As usual, the melodies are treated respectfully yet swingingly, and Andre Previn in particular excels in this setting. Recommended.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1983|