Offered for sale is a limited edition U.S. half speed mastered audiophile pressing of If That’s What It Takes by Michael McDonald, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of If That’s What It Takes is a 1984 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label, though the discs were pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
The cover is M- with a punch hole in the upper left hand corner and a very tiny corner dent. This copy was issued without a stiffener.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Mobile Fidelity LP.
Background: If That’s What It Takes, released in 1982, was the first solo album by former Doobie Brothers vocalist Michael McDonald.
The album reached #6 on the U.S. album charts.
Allmusic.com gave If That’s What It Takes a 4 1/2 star review:
As the lead singer of the Doobie Brothers from 1975-1980, Michael McDonald’s soulful voice and skilled writing gave the group classics like “Minute by Minute,” “Real Love,” and the perfect “What a Fool Believes.” After the group’s 1980 album One Step Closer displayed a tension that was almost audible, it was no surprise that a split was in the works. 1982’s If That’s What It Takes is McDonald’s first solo effort, and was recorded at the great recording studios like Warner Bros. and Sunset Sound and was co-produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker…. This debut juggles tracks of merit and those of less distinction, but the bright spots make this essential.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1984|