Offered for sale is a limited edition, numbered, 200 gram UHQR pressing of Earl Klugh’s Fingerpaintings, issued in the early 1980s by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This UHQR copy of Fingerpaintings is #2801 of 5000, and includes the box, cover, posterboard stiffener, two foam inserts, as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity and a technical specifications manual. The record is M-, with a couple of minor spindle marks. The box and cover are VG++, with just traces of wear.
A very clean copy of a great-sounding LP.
Background: 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. 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. Mobile Fidelity later refined this product with their short-lived Ultra High Quality Record series, which used 200 gram Supervinyl and a special flat profile to create a record that sounded significantly better than even their regular pressings. There were only eight UHQR titles ever released by Mobile Fidelity, and each was issued as a box set and individually numbered. These editions were limited to 5000 copies and all quickly sold out.
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