Willie Nelson – Always on My Mind 1982 U.S. half speed mastered audiophile LP


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Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered U.S. pressing of Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson.

About this copy: This copy of Always on My Mind is a 1982 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label, issued as part of Columbia’s “Mastersound” series of audiophile LPs.

The cover is M-.  The generic Mastersound catalog is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a fairly rare (and very good) Willie Nelson LP.

Background: Released in 1982, Always on My Mind was the twenty seventh album by Willie Nelson.

The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts. gave Always on My Mind this review:

With Always on My Mind, he teams with producer Chips Moman and embarks on a period of pernicious predictability, giving himself completely over to Moman, who moves him toward rock covers and adult contemporary pop with this record. At the time, it was a huge, huge hit — his biggest ever, actually, spending 22 weeks at the top of the country charts, selling over four million copies, launching a platinum single with the title track (which reached number five on the pop charts), and winning the CMA’s Album of the Year award.

Between 1980 and 1983, Columbia Records released albums for the audiophile market in their Mastersound series.  These records were either digitally remastered or half speed mastered.

Most of these records were mastered with both the tape deck and the cutting lathe running at half speed, which produces deeper bass and better imaging than standard pressings. In addition, these records, which sold for a substantial premium over the regular pressings of the album, were pressed on high quality virgin vinyl. Mobile Fidelity’s audiophile pressings are better known than those from Columbia, but Columbia’s half speed mastered pressings are, for the most part, exceptionally good ones, and this album is no exception.


Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
HC 47951
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in