Yes – Close to the Edge half speed mastered Mobile Fidelity LP

$295.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A limited edition half speed mastered pressing of Close to the Edge by Yes, issued in 1982 by Mobile Fidelity.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered pressing of Close to the Edge by Yes, issued in 1982 by Mobile Fidelity.

About this copy: This copy of Close to the Edge is a 1982 pressing on the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs label.

The cover is VG++ with light corner wear.  This album is prone to cover wear, but this cover is exceptionally clean.

The posterboard stiffener is included, as is the original Mobile Fidelity warranty card.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific record and one of the harder to find Mobile Fidelity titles..

Background: Released in 1972, Close to the Edge was the fifth studio album by Yes.  The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #3 in the U.S., where it would be their highest-charting album ever.

Allmusic.com gave Close to the Edge a rare 5 star review:

Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic “And You and I” and “Siberian Khatru,” plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years. … In 1972, Close to the Edge was a flawless masterpiece.

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.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity
Catalog Number:
MFSL 1-077
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in