Hall & Oates - Private Eyes - 180g LP

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Hall & Oates - Private Eyes - 180g LP
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Mobile Fidelity - MFSL 1-412 - 180 Gram Virgin  Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Pure Analogue Mastered by Kreig Wunderlich from the Original Master Tape at MFSL

Numbered Limited Edition -  Pressed at RTI 

Half Speed Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System

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

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes! 1981 Album Established Parameters for Decade's Celebrated Pop Sounds

Includes "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)," "Did It in a Minute"
Meticulous Merger of Pop, Soul, Rock, and R&B Crossed Over Into all Fields

Stylish, Sophisticated Production Comes to Fore on Mobile Fidelity Reissue
 

Freeing themselves from soulful folk, Hall & Oates developed into household names on 1980’s sleek, stylish, and pop-sophisticated Voices — a blockbuster Rolling Stone perfectly described as teaching the group “the way to make rock girls, disco girls, and new-wave girls scream together.

” Anchored by the smashes “Kiss On My List” and “You Make My Dreams,” it signifies the beginning of the all-time best-selling boy-boy duo’s chart dominance that continued with Private Eyes and H20, multi-platinum affairs that strike a keen equilibrium between polish, melody, muscle, and craft. 1980s pop doesn’t come more vetted.

1981 Album Established Parameters for Decade's Celebrated Pop Sounds

Hall and Oates could’ve easily followed the protocol established on their breakthrough Voices, done nothing else, and watched 1981’s follow-up Private Eyes scale the charts. Yet the duo continues to press forward, further refining the era-defining stylistic mélange that propelled them to mass stardom a year prior. The creative and artistic peak of the all-time best-selling male duo’s output, Private Eyes delivers relentless pop bliss and functions as an instruction manual that, as Rolling Stone opined, still teaches “the way to make rock girls, disco girls, and new-wave girls scream together.”

For the first time, listeners can get inside the songs’ internal mechanisms by experiencing first-hand the vast surfeit understated sonic effects. Well-appointed tones now grace the array of guitars, pianos, basses, and voices placed against synthesized backdrops. Each member’s singing also claims enhanced intimacy and balance. 

Advancing their rhythmic support and melodic symmetry, Hall and Oates give extra space to their still-underrated backing band, affording the material a muscular punch and organic warmth crucial to their success and ability to transcend the largely artificial era. While the tandem’s peers often relied on robotic mechanisms and now-dated keyboard noises, Hall and Oates wisely merge the period’s savvy sounds with tried-and-true soulful instrumentation.

Reflecting the album’s infallible level of quality control, no song disappoints. The three Top 40 singles—the title track, “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” and “Your Imagination”—feature clever elements such as hand-clapped choruses and staccato piano lines. The distinctive traits complement the duo’s hallmark harmony vocals and add R&B flavors to already-scintillating pop concoctions. Yet Private Eyes’ pleasures advance well beyond the radio singles.

Whether witnessed via the taut tension of “Some Men,” reggae-splashed “Tell Me What You Want,” or Motown homage “Looking for a Good Sign,” the group’s blend of dance vibes, electrifying hooks, keyboard loops, and sleek beats epitomizes seduction, style, and swagger.

Private Eyes is an 80s juggernaut that hasn’t lost a step. Utterly classic.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Half-Speed Production and 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

Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Bass – John Siegler
Drums – Jerry Marrotta
Producer – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Mandoguitar  – John Oates
Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitar – Daryl Hall

Selections:
1. Private Eyes
2. Looking for a Good Sign
3. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
4. Mano a Mano
5. Did It in a Minute
6. Head Above Water
7. Tell Me What You Want
8. Friday Let Me Down
9. Unguarded Minute
10. Your Imagination
11. Some Men

Hall & Oates - Private Eyes - 180g LP

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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.

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.

RTI HQ-180 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.

 

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