Rickey Kelly - Limited Stops Only - 180g LP

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Rickey Kelly - Limited Stops Only - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Pleasure/ Numus West - NS-3146 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Limited Edition - Mastered by Kevin Gray 

AAA 100% Analogue - Pressed  at Pallas Germany

West Coast vibraphonist shines on this vinyl re-master of a 1983 recording Pure Pleasure Records has done its customary superior job in re-mastering Limited Stops Only to 180-gram vinyl. The mix is evenly balanced with good stereo separation. The tonality and studio effects of the vibraphone  are rendered with clarity and depth Sound 4.5/5 Audiophileaudition

Remastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
 
Born in San Francisco, Rickey Kelly moved to Los Angeles in 1982.
 
"I first heard Rickey on the local Jazz station and that haunting sound on vibes was just too much to resist. He was working at Hughes Aircraft and didn't have time for gigging in the evening. He had to take care of his family which numbered about six children. I began booking his band soon after meeting him. An artist this blessed should not be working a day job I thought. Rickey soon quit his job at Hughes aircraft and began performing full time.
 
 Rickey stayed in his apartment for long periods of time just practicing. He often mentioned to me that he needed to stay in isolation to keep his music pure. During Rickey's stay in L.A. he had worked with all the great jazz and R&B bands. Musicians like altoist Bobby Watson, the legendary drummer Billy Higgins, The Jazz Crusaders, pianist Ahmad Jamal, and one of the most popular artists of his generation Marvin Gaye, often called on Rickey to perform with their bands.
 
"As great as these artists were, the addition of Rickey Kelly on vibes seemed to make their music better. Because of his isolation Rickey's music has developed a uniqueness and purity of sound that transcends styles. One reviewer described it as a 'childlike quality, a profound innocence.' Relax and listen closely. This is music with a purpose." — Jazz producer, Dennis Sullivan.
 
Recorded in Los Angeles, October 1983

Produced by Tom Albach

Engineer – Dennis Moody, Scott Levitin

Musicians
David E. Tillman piano
Sherman Ferguson drums
James Leary III bass
Dadisi Komolafe flute
Rickey Kelly vibraphone
 
Side A:
1. Distant Vibes
2. Flying Colors
3. Yesterdays
 
Side B
1. Same Shame
2. Dolphin Dance
3. Lush Life
 
Rickey Kelly - Limited Stops Only - 180g LP
ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
AAA 100% ANALOGUE
We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
PALLAS
Plated and Pressed at Pallas in Germany on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl
Highest Quality Jackets and  Inner Sleeves
LIMITED EDITION
Low Numbers per Stamper Released in Limited Quantities
 
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180g Vinyl Mastered From The Best Available Sources

At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

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Its tangible, you can feel it, see it, study it,   muse/dream over it, it’s real, someone  has spent hours and hours over its construction and presentation. Pure Pleasure Records is just that, Pure Pleasure and that is what it has set out to be.  The music and the physical record.  Something to keep, treasure, admire and above all enjoy.Of course with vinyl it’s not just a record, it’s the cover,  the sleeve notes, you are  holding a unique package, produced by craftsmen.

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