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Mobile Fidelity - MFSL 1-315 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 82179713153
Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI
Half Speed Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
Let's Get It On is a landmark soul album by Marvin Gaye, released on August 29, 1973. Described as a sexually and romantically charged album that remains a record unparalleled in its sheer sensuality and carnal energy, Let's Get It On was Gaye's second venture into funk music. The album is Gaye's most successful, and helped to push his multi-tracking vocals to the forefront. "I mumble things into the microphone," Gaye said. "I don't even know what I'm saying, and I don't even try to figure it out. If I try, it doesn't work. If I relax, those mumbles will finally turn into words. It's a slow, evolving process, something like the way a flower grows."
On this album, those words turn into meditations on the gap between sex and love and how to reconcile them — an adult version of the Motown tunes Gaye had built his career on. Songs such as "Just to Keep You Satisfied" and "You Sure Love to Ball" are some of the most gorgeous music of Gaye's career, resplendent with sweet strings and his clear-throated, non-mumbled crooning."
Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Special Static-free, Dust-free Inner Sleeve
• Mastered from Original Master Tapes Selections:
Let’s get it on... With those four simple words, Marvin Gaye transformed soul music. Here is the sensual touchstone for all of the erotic R&B and slow jams that followed, an album that embraces carnal delights and encourages romantic affairs. Rarely has an artist more explicitly and effectively spelled out his goals.
“I don’t believe in overly moralistic philosophies. Have your sex, it can be very exciting, if you’re lucky. I hope the music that I present here makes you lucky.”
So wrote Gaye in the 1973 record’s liner notes. And who are we to disagree? True to that spirit, Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original analog master tapes and delivered what is unquestionably the most silky, smooth, and seductive version of Let’s Get It On ever made. This is the pressing you’ve been waiting for, the version that does everything for you but turn down the lights and draw the shades. Seduction, passion, and pleasure don’t get any more automatic.
- Let's Get It On
- Please Stay (Once You Go Away)
- If I Should Die Tonight
- Keep Gettin' It On
- Come Get To This
- Distant Lover
- You Sure Love To Ball
- Just To Keep You Satisfied
- GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ is a proprietary cutting system built and designed by legendary design genius Tim De Paravicini, with consultation from one of MFSL’s founding fathers – Stan Ricker, an audio engineer responsible for many of MFSL’s most heralded past releases.
The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system is comprised of a Studer™ tape machine with customized reproduction electronics* and handcrafted cutting amps that drive an Ortofon cutting head on a restored Neumann VMS-70 lathe. (*It is worth noting that independent studies have confirmed that the GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system can unveil sonic information all the way up to 122kHz!)
First and foremost, we only utilize first generation original master recordings as source material for our releases. We then play back master tapes at half speed enabling the GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system to fully extract the master’s sonic information. Our lacquers are then plated in a specialized process that protects transients in the musical signal. (Due to this process, there may be occasional pops or ticks inherent in initial play back, but as the disc is played more, a high quality stylus will actually polish the grooves and improve the sound). We further ensure optimum sound quality by strictly limiting the number of pressings printed for each release. These limited editions, in addition to being collectors’ items, ensure that the quality of the last pressing matches the quality of the first.
As you can imagine, all these efforts involve a tremendous amount of time, technology, cost and effort. The introduction of GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ maintains Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s position as the world’s leading audiophile record label, where a passion for music with extraordinary sound quality matters most.