Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered audiophile pressing of Days of Future Passed by the Moody Blues, released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of Days of Future Passed is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1967. While technically a U.S. release, the disc was pressed in Japan by JVC using their proprietary “Supervinyl” compound.
The cover is M-. The posterboard insert is M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a great-sounding LP.
Background: Released in 1967, Days of Future Passed was the second album by the Moody Blues.
The album reached #3 on the U.S. album charts (in 1972) and #27 on the UK charts.
This album marked the formal debut of the psychedelic-era Moody Blues; though they’d made a pair of singles featuring new (as of 1966) members Justin Hayward and John Lodge, Days of Future Passed was a lot bolder and more ambitious. What surprises first-time listeners — and delighted them at the time — is the degree to which the group shares the spotlight with the London Festival Orchestra without compromising their sound or getting lost in the lush mix of sounds. That’s mostly because they came to this album with the strongest, most cohesive body of songs in their history, having spent the previous year working up a new stage act and a new body of material (and working the bugs out of it on-stage), the best of which ended up here. … With “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Nights in White Satin” to drive sales, Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era.
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 Days of Future Passed was limited to an unknown quantity of copies.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1981|