A sealed copy of the limited edition half speed mastered edition of Equinoxe by Jean Michel Jarre.
Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the limited edition, numbered, half speed mastered pressing of Equinoxe, by Jean Michel Jarre.
In 1978, Jarre followed up the success of his previous effort, Oxygene, with an equally ambitious, multi-part work that made use of more than a dozen different synthesizers. Since Jarre’s LPs are both popular and well-recorded, this album (as well as Oxygene) were issued by Mobile Fidelity as limited edition, high quality pressings in the mid-1990s.
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. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings, and Equinoxe was limited to an unknown number of numbered copies.
The copy offered for sale is still sealed in its original perforated loose bag, and the wrap is intact with no tears. The gatefold cover is mint, with no tears, rips or holes, and this numbered copy is #158, one of the lowest numbered copies we’ve ever seen.
A great pressing of a terrific album.
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