Elvis Costello - This Year`s Model - 180g LP


Elvis Costello - This Year`s Model - 180g LP

Product no.: MFSL1-330

In stock

Elvis Costello - This Year`s Model - 180g LP
£59.95
Price includes VAT, plus delivery


Possible delivery methods: UK Tracked with Signature, Airmail Standard, UK Express, Airmail Tracked with Signature, UK Standard, Heavy Item

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

Mobile Fidelity - MFSL 1-330 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl -

AAA 100% Analogue - Numbered Limited Edition -  Pressed at RTI  

Pure Analogue Mastered by Shawn R Britton  from the Original Master Tape at MFSL

Half Speed Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System"...expect to hear "This Year's Model" with a clarity, energy, and musical integrity as never before." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound,

There’s a strong case for regarding this as EC’s best album – if not of his entire career, which is too varied and complex, then surely of his early years. The magic ingredient was the arrival of the band that would accompany him through his strongest period, his most sympathetic backing of all: the butt-kicking Attractions, who injected enough adrenalin into these Nick Lowe-produced sessions to yield an embarrassment of riches – ‘Pump It Up’, ‘Radio Radio’, ‘Lipstick Vogue’ and eight more acidic tracks. It’s ignoble to suggest that Costello was maturing: he arrived fully formed and in no need of assistance. It was like giving a great F1 driver a faster car. Sound : 87% Ken Kessler Hifi News

Pump It Up: Costello's Hardest-Rocking Effort Sounds Livelier, Punchier Than Ever The first record he made with his legendary backing band the Attractions, This Year’s Model is Elvis Costello’s most explosive and urgent album. Stylistically versatile and melodically catchy, this where Costello came into his own—and where the chemistry between virtuosic keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas, and drummer Pete Thomas produced one of rock’s best groups.

A dynamic maelstrom of emotional spite, bitter frustration, sexual angst, and caustic political commentary, the 1978 set boosted Costello’s star and yielded innumerable standards. More than 30 years after its original release, This Year’s Model will still leave you breathless.

Mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited-edition 180-gram LP brings it all to the forefront like never before. Punchier, gutsier, and livelier than any of the myriad CD remasters, this analog edition offers a transparent window onto the Attractions’ loose interplay and rabid rhythms.

"...expect to hear "This Year's Model" with a clarity, energy, and musical integrity as never before." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound,

There’s a strong case for regarding this as EC’s best album – if not of his entire career, which is too varied and complex, then surely of his early years. The magic ingredient was the arrival of the band that would accompany him through his strongest period, his most sympathetic backing of all: the butt-kicking Attractions, who injected enough adrenalin into these Nick Lowe-produced sessions to yield an embarrassment of riches – ‘Pump It Up’, ‘Radio Radio’, ‘Lipstick Vogue’ and eight more acidic tracks. It’s ignoble to suggest that Costello was maturing: he arrived fully formed and in no need of assistance. It was like giving a great F1 driver a faster car.Sound : 87% Ken Kessler Hifi News

• Numbered, Limited Edition • 33rpm Speed Edition
• Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes • Pressed at RTI
 
Producer – Nick Lowe
Written-By – Elvis Costello

1. "No Action"

2. "This Year's Girl"

3. "The Beat"

4. "Pump It Up"

5. "Little Triggers"

6. "You Belong to Me"

7. "Hand in Hand"

8. "Lip Service"

9. "Living in Paradise"

10. "Lipstick Vogue"

11. "Radio Radio"

Elvis Costello - This Year`s Model - 180g LP

Image result for mofi mobile fidelity sound lab

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.

 
https://store.acousticsounds.com/images/FormatIcons/180gram.jpg RTI 180 HQ Vinyl
Record Technology is a world class record pressing plant located in Camarillo, California. We have been operating since 1974, pressing for most audiophile record labels and for many quality minded independent and major record labels from around the world.

 

Customers who bought this product also bought

* Prices include VAT, plus delivery

Browse this category: ROCK & POPULAR