Christine Perfect - Christine Perfect - 180g LP

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Christine Perfect - Christine Perfect - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Pleasure / Blue Horizon  7-63860  -  180 Gram Virgin Vinyl

Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff  at Alchemy  Mastering London

AAA 100% Analogue - Pressed at Pallas in Germany - Limted Edition

Christine Perfect is a British born singer who worked with Spencer Davis in the early '60s and later fronted Chicken Shack before going off on her own with this solo album in 1970. By then she had also contributed to recordings by Fleetwood Mac and become romantically involved with the groups's bassist, John McVie. She then married McVie and officially joined the group, for which she served as a vocalist/keyboardist/songwriter, contributing some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits.
 In 1976, Sire Records issued the first U.S. release of what had been a mega-import of the Blue Horizon 1970 UK release, an album called simply  Christine Perfect, the maiden name of Christine McVie. You don't need a crystal ball to tell you the album is classic and tremendous ,the big surprise is that it didn't go multi-platinum in the States.
There are 12 tracks, and 'I'd Rather Go Blind' went Top Ten in the U.K. It deserved to. but there's more here than the very good reading of the Etta James hit that 'I'd Rather go Blind' was 'When you Say' has strings and production that sound hauntingly like a Marianne Faithful track on London or Nico's work on Immediate. The big difference is that, by the time this album was released in America, Christine McVie was pretty much a household name. It doesn't sound like Fleetwood Mac but surprise of surprises, John McVie and Danny Kirwan of The Mac are performing on that tune. 'Wait and See' is a real treasure,while 'And That's Saying a Lot' is such a shift in mood that it starts to sink in what a complex and complete recording this is.
 The listener really has to stand back from McVie's fame and just hear the music for what it is, a superb presentation by a commercial voice with solid backup.'No Road Is The Right Road' changes the vibe again, and maybe that's a result of the array of talent, from Chicken Shack (her original band), to Yardbirds guitarist Top Topham to Rick Heywood (later of Savoy Brown), 'For You' is neo-rockabilly with that Dave Edmunds sound from 'I Hear You Knocking'. but try on 'I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around'),what a stunner - Fleetwood Mac performing a '50's style ballad.This could have been such a huge hit when Fleetwood Mac started to flounder a bit after all the dysfunction dipping into the bag of old trticks would have been a neat ploy for radio play. There is much more to the Legendry Christine Perfect Album than just hype.  With the Cover photos, and the phenomenal sounds within, when fans of Fleetwood Mac need a fix for their obession, this is the one to pull out and play. By Joe Viglione.
Personnel: The rhythm section features Chris Harding-Drums, Percussion / Martin Dunsford- Bass guitar /  Rick Hayward & Top Topham alternating rhythm and lead guitars. The Guitarist featured on “When You Say” is Danny Kirwan / John McVie - Bass / Andy Sylvester plays bass on “Close to Me”. “No Road Is The Right Road” features session musicians, whilst the Chicken Shack form the line-up for “I’d Rather Go Blind”. Throughout the album Christine Perfect is herself featured on all keyboard instruments.
Bass – Martin Dunsford
Drums, Percussion – Chris Harding
Engineer – Mike Ross
Guitar – Rick Hayward, Top Topham
Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Producer – Christine Perfect
Producer – Mike Vernon
Remastered By – Ray Staff
1. Crazy ‘Bout You Baby
2. I’m On My Way
3. Let Me Go (Leave Me Alone)
4. Wait And See
5. Close To Me
6. I’d Rather Go Blind
7. When You Say
8. And That’s Saying A Lot
9. No Road Is The Right Road
10. For You
11. I’m Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
12. I Want You
Christine Perfect - Christine Perfect - 180g LP
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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.

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