Offered for sale is a still sealed half speed mastered limited edition U.S. pressing of Abbey Road by the Beatles, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of Abbey Road is a 1978 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1969.
While the album is technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The loose wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says “Half Speed Mastered Super High Fidelity Limited Edition.”
A beautiful copy of a scarce Beatles LP.
Background: Released in 1969, Abbey Road was the final studio album recorded by the Beatles. The album reached #1 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.
In many ways, Abbey Road stands apart from the rest of the Beatles’ catalog, an album that gains considerable strength from its lush, enveloping production — a recording so luxuriant, it glosses over aesthetic differences between the group’s main three songwriters and ties together a series of disconnected unfinished songs into a complete suite. Where Sgt. Pepper pioneered such mind-bending aural techniques, Abbey Road truly seized the possibilities of the studio and, in doing so, pointed the way forward to the album rock era of the 1970s. Many of the studio tricks arrive during that brilliant suite of songs, a sequence that lasts nearly a full side of an album. … While a single song or segment can be dazzling, having a succession of marvelous, occasionally intertwined moments is not only a marvel but indeed a summation of everything that made the Beatles great.
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 on 200 gram vinyl. 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.
This item is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1978|