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.
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.
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.
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