A scarce half speed mastered pressing of the original cast recording of the musical, Annie, issued in 1981 by Columbia Records
Offered for sale is a scarce, limited edition, half speed mastered pressing of the original cast recording of the musical, Annie, released by Columbia Records in 1981.
We won’t go into detail about Annie; it’s one of the most famous musicals of the modern era. In 1981, Columbia Records released the 1977 original cast recording as a limited edition half speed mastered pressing.
The copy offered for sale is in very nice condition; the cover is VG+, with just bits of wear at the corners. The record is M-, and has obviously been played only a couple of times. The Columbia half speed mastered technical insert is included.
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.
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