Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of The Outlaws by the Outlaws, released by Direct Disk Labs.
About this copy: This copy of The Outlaws is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Direct Disk Labs label of an album that was originally released in 1975.
The cover on this LP is not original. We received this LP without a cover and put it in a standard cover from the stock Arista label pressing.
The cover is M- with trace corner wear. The half speed mastered disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare (and pretty good) audiophile LP.
Background: Released in 1975, The Outlaws was the debut LP by the band of the same name.
The album reached #13 on the U.S. album chart, helped by extensive airplay of “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass & High Tides.”
By the mid-’70s, Southern bands seemed be making a last stand for rock & roll, with two- and three-guitar lineups and not a keyboard in sight. The Outlaws’ self-titled debut was released in 1975, a few years after the Allman Brothers Band’s greatest glories and a couple of years before the untimely demise of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Outlaws latched onto their Southern heritage by way of Florida, threw in some harmony by way of the Eagles, and then wrote a number of songs that played to their strengths. The result was — and is — a good classic rock & roll album…. The Outlaws’ debut blew a fresh blast of rock & roll onto a scene increasingly dominated by synthesizers and dance music. It will leave the listener singing along and dreaming about the good ol’ days.
In the early 1980s, The Outlaws was briefly available as a half speed mastered audiophile pressing through Direct Disk Labs, a short lived audiophile label that only released a few titles before going out of business.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Direct Disk Labs/Arista|
|Year of Release:||1981|