Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered U.S. audiophile pressing of Live at the Lighthouse by the Modern Jazz Quartet, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of Live at the Lighthouse is a 1984 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1967. While the album is technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed by JVC in Japan using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
The cover is VG++ with slight edge wear. The posterboard insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a pretty good album and a well-recorded disc.
Background: Released in 1967, Live at the Lighthouse was the twenty eighth album by the Modern Jazz Quartet.
This fairly obscure LP by the Modern Jazz Quartet features fresh material and improvisations that are both swinging and creative. Pianist John Lewis’ “The Spiritual” and “Baseball,” along with vibraphonist Milt Jackson’s “Novamo” and “For Someone I Love,” comprise half the program, and it is Jackson’s influence that seems to be the weightier one here. Jackson and the MJQ always rose to the challenge of a crowd. There are also excellent ballad renditions of “The Shadow of Your Smile” and “What’s New.” The bluesier side of the band is what’s mostly on display here, and the MJQ plays up to its usual level. None of the classic group’s recordings should be passed by.
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 Live at the Lighthouse was limited to an unknown quantity of numbered copies.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1984|