Eric Bibb - Natural Light - 180g LP


Eric Bibb - Natural Light - 180g LP

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Eric Bibb - Natural Light - 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 - PPAN 018 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100%  Analogue - Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff  at Air Mastering London

Pressed at Pallas in Germany - Limited Edition

 
Ken Kessler hifi-News, Jan 2015 
While not quite attaining the levels of fame othe blues revivalists have managed, Bibb inspires devoted followers who relish his folkier feel. He is , after all a bluesman who graced several purist recordings of deliberately uncluttered nature. Rootsiness dominates (Bibbs's father is folk signer Leon Bibb) but he alson handles 'slick' with aplomb, as evinced in this often 'uptown' set from 2003.
'Tell Riley', playing homage to B B King, is, ironically, more  rural than anything King releases, and 'Guru Man Blues' could have come from a 'Keb Mo' set, but it's his version of Jackie Wilson's 'higher And Higher' as a gospel tune that makes this a "Must-Own" , An absolute Joy!
 
Pure Pleasure Records had done an outstanding re-mastering to audiophile vinyl. The aural tonality is rich and captured with both clarity and warmth. The stringed instrumentation (especially 12-string and National guitars) displays vibrancy and deep acoustics. Bibb’s voice is mellow, but the bluesy edge is intact. The gatefold packaging is superior with glossy finish and protected album sleeves - AudiophileAudition
 
"Natural light by Eric Bibb is as strong as his previous efforts and produced once again by his longtime bassist Dave Bronze. Eric's voice and guitar playing shines all over whether he's doing a solo acoustic number as in Champagne Habits and the beautiful Lucky Man' Rag where he is joined by a wasboard player, or in the full band numbers such as the cover of the sixties Jackie Wilson hit Higher and Higher. Other favourites include the jazzy Home Lovin' Man where Janne Petersson's piano really stands out, the gospel of Right On Time and Tell Riley,a song about Bukka White and his cousin Riley B.B.King.
 
There's even a guest appearence by Hubert Sumlin the late Howlin Wolf’s guitarist who plays a solo on Too Much Stuff. Most of the songs are self-penned by Eric Bibb with wise storytelling and witty lyrics but there are some covers tastefully arranged including Randy Newman' ballad Every Time It Rains." - By Bossi Matteo
 
"Natural Light" finds Eric Bibb at his very best. Definitely a number one for the desert island! There are so many different tones and moods throughout that make it a very interesting album that would appeal to music lovers everywhere.
 
The music varies from the very upbeat - "Tell Riley" (dedicated to BB King), to the very mellow and sad - "So Sorry", Every time it rains" and "Circles". "Right On Time" deserves a special mention. Eric has a thing about always including a cover version of someone else's song as the end track and this is no different - Jackie Wilson's 1967 hit - "Higher and Higher is superbly covered by Bibb.
 
 
Selections:
1. Too Much Stuff
2. Home Lovin' Man
3. So Sorry
4. Tell Riley
5. Guru Man Blues
6. Every Time It Rains
7. Champagne Habits
8. Water Works Fine
9. Circles
10. Right On Time
11. Gratefully Blue
12. Lucky Man Rag
13. Higher and Higher
 
 
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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.

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Audiophile Vinyl - Made in Germany  For over 60 years the family business in the third generation of the special personal service and quality "Made by Pallas" is known worldwide. Our custom PVC formulation produces consistently high pressing quality with the lowest surface noise in the industry. Our PVC complies with 2015 European environmental standards and does not contain toxic materials such as Lead, Cadmium or Toluene. Our vinyl is both audiophile and eco-grade!  
 

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