Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy Mobile Fidelity half speed mastered LP


A numbered, limited edition half speed mastered audiophile pressing of Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

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Offered for sale is a numbered, limited edition, half speed mastered pressing of Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1995 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.

About this copy: This copy of Trilogy is #1783 of an unknown number of pressings in a limited edition, 200 gram pressing.

Cover and disc are M-.  This comes from our own collection; we’ve probably played the record twice.  The stiffener insert is included.

A nice copy of a somewhat scarce Mobile Fidelity title.

Background: Released in 1972, Trilogy was the third studio album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and it reached #5 on the U.S. album charts and #2 in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Trilogy a 4 star review:

After the heavily distorted bass and doomsday church organ of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut album, the exhilarating prog rock of epic proportions on Tarkus, and the violent removal of the sacred aura of classical tunes on Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, ELP’s fourth album, features the trio settling down in more crowd-pleasing pastures.

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. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings, and Trilogy was limited to an unknown quantity of numbered copies.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-218
Year of Release: 1995
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in