Offered for sale is a promotional copy of the limited edition half speed mastered audiophile pressing of Night and Day by Joe Jackson, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of Night and Day is a 1983 pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally issued in 1982.
The cover is VG, with general wear and a couple of stains, inside and out. A box with the words “DEMONSTRATION COPY NOT FOR RESALE” is stamped on the front cover.
The posterboard stiffener is included. There are no other inserts.
The disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two with a couple of light inaudible scuffs.
A nice play copy of a scarce Mobile Fidelity LP.
Background: Released in 1982, Night and Day was the fifth album by Joe Jackson.
The album reached #3 on the UK charts and #4 on the U.S. charts.
1982 will forever be known as the year that the punks got class — or at least when Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello, rivals for the title of Britain’s reigning Angry Young Man — decided that they were not just rockers, but really songwriters in the Tin Pan Alley tradition…. There is, of course, the breakthrough hit “Steppin’ Out,” which pulsates anticipatory excitement, but the aching “Breaking Us in Two” is just as good, as is the haunting “Real Men” and the album opener, “Another World,” a vibrant, multi-colored song that perfectly sets up the sonic and lyrical themes of the album. If all of Night and Day played at this level, it would be the self-styled masterpiece Joe Jackson intended it to be. Instead, it is a very good record that delivers some nice, stylish pleasures; but its shortcomings reveal precisely how difficult it is to follow in the tradition of Porter and Gershwin.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1983|