A rare 1962 recording of train sounds by the then-new Mobile Fidelity label.
Offered for sale is a rare sound effects record by Mobile Fidelity called Sunday Only – Burlington Route, issued in 1962.
Mobile Fidelity is best known today as an audiophile label that specializes in high quality, half speed mastered reissues of classic rock and jazz albums.
The label didn’t start issuing those kinds of records until the late 1970s. Prior to that, going back to 1960, the company started as a sound effects records label, taking advantage of the then-new stereo format to offer records that provided some rather challenging listening to early adopters of stereo equipment.
Many of the early Mobile Fidelity titles were recordings of trains, specifically steam engines. The records were labeled “StereoMonic,” and claimed to be compatible with both stereo and mono players.
About this copy: This copy of Sunday Only is an original 1962 pressing by Mobile Fidelity. The cover is M- and is still in the shrink wrap, though it does have a small 1/4″ split at the bottom.
The disc is VG++ and appears to have had little play, but does have a few slight scuffs from being removed from the paper inner sleeve. It’s very close to M-.
A nice copy of a Mobile Fidelity album that’s quite hard to find.
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