AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Impex - IMP 6015 / Columbia PC 33280 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -
AAA 100% Analogue - 2,500 Numbered Limited Edition
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Pressed at RTI
Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus
So grab those hot pants, bell bottoms and platforms and be prepared to get your groove on one more time–Impex has done this record proud. Neil Gader the Absolute sound
Okay, in 1975 I’m just another white kid living in L.A. listening to one mellowed out, guitar strumming singer-songwriter after another and still mourning the break-up of the Beatles. But I was also a Top 40 addict, my entire waking day underscored by hits pouring out of my little Sony transistor from local AM stations like KHJ and KRLA (anyone remember Dave Hull, the Hullabalooer?)
And these included infectious, mega hit’s like “Shining Star” (#1 that year) and the title track, “That’s The Way Of The World” (reached #12) by the then new R&B/Funk band Earth Wind & Fire. EWF, founded by Maurice White in Chicago in 1969 the band is most remembered for its sophisticated cross-genre writing, tight rhythm arrangements, a blazing horn section and definitive vocal harmonies courtesy of White and Philip Bailey (many will remember Bailey's solo effort Chinese Wall and the hit duet “Easy Lover” with Phil Collins in 1985.) Hearing these tunes again reproduced in this fresh-out-of-the-oven remastering by Impex Records is a revelation. Sorry to say, I don’t have the original vinyl but I can’t imagine it coming within a funky mile of this reissue.
One expects great results when Impex Records and RTI collaborate with the original analog master tapes but if you’ve grown up only experiencing this music on the radio or Pandora, you’re in for a real treat. The tracks are alive with dynamics, multi-vocal articulation, buttery harmonies and a rhythm section that just won’t quit. I wish there was less compression and a bit more low end but these were common reecording/engineering characteristics for the pop releases of that era. Ranked By R.S. as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time it was the number one best-selling R&B album of 1975 and certified triple platinum.
So grab those hot pants, bell bottoms and platforms and be prepared to get your groove on one more time–Impex has done this record proud. Neil Gader the Absolute sound June 2013
I]t was World that established EWF as major-league, multi-platinum superstars. Fueled by gems ranging from the sweaty funk of 'Shining Star' and 'Yearnin' Learnin'' to the gorgeous ballad 'Reasons' and the unforgettable title song, EWF's sixth album sold at least five million units. And some of the tracks that weren't major hits, such as the exuberant 'Happy Feelin'' and the gospel-influenced 'See the Light,' are equally powerful. There are no dull moments on World, one of the strongest albums of the 1970s and EWF's crowning achievement."
Recording: 1975 at Caribou Ranch in Nederland, Colorado (USA), by Curt Wittig.
• 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
• Gatefold Jacket
1. Shining Star
2. That's The Way Of The World
3. Happy Feelin'
4. All About Love
1. Yearnin', Learnin'
4. See The Light
Impex Records is the exciting audiophile label from the team that brought you Cisco Music. With more than 20 years experience and 150 titles released, Cisco Music developed many of the techniques used by other labels to make higher quality 180-gram LPs, SACDs and Gold and aluminum CDs.
We brought definitive editions Jennifer Warnes' The Well, The Hunter and Famous Blue Raincoat in multiple formats, including a 45 rpm box set that Absolute Sound magazine declared "defines the state-of-the--art in vinyl playback." Other classic reissues we nurtured to fantastic rebirths include the jazz-rock perfection of Steely Dan's Aja, Joan Baez' Farewell Angelina, NathanMilstein's poetic interpretation of Dvorak's Violin Concerto and four exquisite 45-rpm Three Blind Mice LPs.
Even in our humbler origins we were trusted with the distribution and production of The Super Analogue Disc, the original audiophile 180-gram LPs. King Records recognized, from the very beginning, that Cisco Music brought unflinching passion to the music and unflailing dedication to the process of bringing that music to the most discerning listeners in the world.
Now as Impex Records some of the original Cisco staff (Abey Fonn, Robert Pincus and Robert Sliger), along with Robert Donnelly, will follow and expand our own high standards for a new generation of audiophile products. Analog products will always be cut using analog tapes and analog mastering at the finest mastering facilities like Sterling, Cohearent and Bernie Grundman--just as it should be. Gold CD's will always be cut with high-definition digital or analog tape transfers from original sources. We will introduce America to Sony's revolutionary Blu-Spec CD, which redefines production excellence in 16-bit digital playback.
With a singular vision for making the best records anywhere, Impex Records is poised to expand Cisco Music's peerless legacy well into the 21st century. It's going to be quite a journey and we look forward to your joining us. We have committed ourselves, with every new release, to your complete satisfaction.
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