AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Mobile Fidelity - MFSL1-471 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Numbered Limited Edition - Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Kreig Wunderlich from the Original Master Tape
Half Speed Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
This is the one you know and love. Supertramp at their best. vivid with color and clarity. The vinyl, quiet with equally vivid sound emanating from the grooves. Mobile Fidelity has brought justice to this reissue in a time when so many reissues are little more than an afterthought5/5 LPReview
Illustrious cover art. Sing-a-long hooks. Contagious melodies. Symphonic rock bluster. Signature Wurlitzer electric piano sounds. Two Grammy Awards. More than 20 million copies sold.
Every aspect of Supertramp's 1979 album screams blockbuster, not the least of which is the production, the result of painstaking studio setups and months of mixing. The dynamics, color, and presence are all here in their full-range glory.
"Breakfast In America" was pretty much the peak of Supertramps career after the minor success of their 5 previous albums. Standout tracks include the big hits "The Logical Song", "Breakfast In America" and "Take The Long Way Home". For lovers of late 70's melodic pop-rock this Universal reissue is a definite buy. A true classic gem!
With Breakfast in America, Supertramp had a genuine blockbuster hit, topping the charts for four weeks in the U.S. and selling millions of copies worldwide; by the 1990s, the album had sold over 18 million units across the world. Although their previous records had some popular success, they never even hinted at the massive sales of Breakfast in America. Then again, Supertramp's earlier records weren't as pop-oriented as Breakfast. The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Goodbye Stranger." Supertramp still had a tendency to indulge themselves occasionally, but Breakfast in America had very few weak moments. It was clearly their high-water mark.
Bass – Dougie Thomson
Drums – Bob C. Benberg
Tuba, Trombone – 'Slide' Hyde
Vocals, Keyboards – Rick Davies
Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar – Roger Hodgson
Woodwind – John A Helliwel
Words By, Music By – Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
1. Gone Hollywood
2. The Logical Song
3. Goodbye Stranger
4. Breakfast in America
5. Oh Darling
6. Take the Long Way Home
7. Lord Is It Mine
8. Just Another Nervous Wreck
9. Casual Conversations
10. Child of Vision
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 180 HQ Vinyl
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