Pure Pleasure / United Artistas - PPAN UAS5598 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
Mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road - Pressed at Pallas Germany
Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
2014 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
Feel Good is perhaps Ike & Tina's nastiest, funkiest masterpiece—the title says it all. And if that doesn't convince you, there's Tina's utter vocal abandon in "Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)," and Ike's loose, spot-on guitar solo in "Feel Good." This one's a greasy groove from start to finish. No track runs longer than 3:30, and, significantly, Tina wrote every number except a brassy cover of the Beatles' "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window." The contrast between the front-cover shot of an exuberant Tina high-steppin' in a too-short dress and the scary back-cover shot of Ike ominously hidden in shadow gives more than a hint of what was afoot in their tumultuous personal life. The sound of this session has always been muddy and muted, but some notable sonic recoveries are preserved on this pressing: less low-end rumble, and a crisper high end, with such previously unheard details as a shaker in "You Better Think of Something." - Stereophile 2014 Records To Die For
Feel Good, not Superfly, is the sound of early-'70s pimping -- even when the tempo slows down, which happens rarely, it's for a slow blues grind, not a ballad, and songs like Tina's "Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)" make no apologies for mythologizing pimps. This results in a supremely sleazy, utterly addictive record, one that's relentless in its rhythms and fearless in its funk as Ike lays down nasty rock & roll guitar -- check his solos on "Feel Good," where he's as elastic as rubber -- and Tina tears it up with pure, unbridled passion. Feel Good is quintessentially '70s -- the fuzztoned funk practically conjures up platform shoes and mile-wide collars -- but it doesn't belong to any one sound, it casually draws from Southern soul, James Brown funk, black pride, Superfly style and juke joint R&B, a sound that is uniquely identified with Ike & Tina. And while this contains no flat-out classics like "Nutbush City Limits" or "Proud Mary," as an album Feel Good undoubtedly ranks among their very best: it's a non-stop party.
The duo was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Recorded at Bolic Sound, March 1972
"Pure Pleasure has captured the vibrant raw energy of Ike & Tina Turner. The overall sound is edgy and has a live "feel". There is no attempt to smooth out Turner's vocals. The dense, brawny mix fits the instrumentation. This is the kind of music that comes alive on vinyl!" - Robbie Gerson, www.audaud.com, 4/5 Stars!
2. Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)
3. Feel Good
4. I Like It
5. If You Can Hully Gully (I Can Hully Gully Too)
1. Black Coffee
2. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
3. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
4. You Better Think Of Something
Pure Pleasure Records
The Restoration of the Art of Sound
180g Vinyl Mastered From The Best Available Sources
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
There really is nothing quite like it. It’s the touch, the feel, you have to stop and stare, the cover, the real thing, even the smell.
Its tangible, you can feel it, see it, study it, muse/dream over it, it’s real, someone has spent hours and hours over its construction and presentation. Pure Pleasure Records is just that, Pure Pleasure and that is what it has set out to be.
The music and the physical record. Something to keep, treasure, admire and above all enjoy.Of course with vinyl it’s not just a record, it’s the cover, the sleeve notes, you are holding a unique package, produced by craftsmen.
Pure Pleasure Records bring you vinyl albums of quality Jazz - Blues - R+B - Soul - Funk, remastered by some of the best engineers in the world and pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl at what is probably the best pressing plant in Europe
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 Gram Virgin Vnyl
Released in Limited Quantities
Audiophile Vinyl - Made in Germany For over 60 years the family business in the third generation of the special personal service and quality "Made by Pallas" is known worldwide. Our custom PVC formulation produces consistently high pressing quality with the lowest surface noise in the industry. Our PVC complies with 2015 European environmental standards and does not contain toxic materials such as Lead, Cadmium or Toluene. Our vinyl is both audiophile and eco-grade!