Pretenders - Pretenders II - SACD

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Pretenders - Pretenders II - SACD
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Mobile Fidelity -  UDSACD 2056 - SACD Hybrid Stereo 

Numbered Limited  Edition - Plays On All CD Players 

Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity GAIN 2™ Mastering Technology for Ultradisc UHR™ Hybrid SACD

the MOFI transfer does capture the atmosphere of the band in the recording studio beautifully and whilst it is not the bands best effort by any means, it does have a certain rough charm.If you play the record as intended (loud)then it remains an enjoyable punkish romp and sonically probably about as good as we are going to get it SACDnet

Pretenders espoused this winning philosophy on the magnetic Pretenders II, a spectacular sophomore record that lived up to the promises of its breakthrough debut and replicated the 1979 effort’s distinctive, can’t-miss musical and lyrical flair. 
 
Part pop, part new-wave punk, part R&B, part soul, and 100% pure melodic rock n’ roll,Pretenders II continued to send the quartet on its quick rise to the top and still serves as an admitted inspiration for bands ranging from Kings of Leon to Garbage. The key to the record’s enduring appeal lies in the chemistry between iconic frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and inventive guitarist James Honeyman-Scott. Akin to legendary pairings like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, or Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the male-female duo operates as an inseparable team, with one member rousing the other and driving them to greater heights. 

Hynde’s now-classic moody songwriting—at once tough, sexual, and disciplined as well as human, vulnerable, and romantic—and Honeyman-Scott’s tasteful riffs and deep-rooted rhythms hit their peak here, particularly on edgy cuts such as “The Adultress” and “Message of Love,” but also on touching fare such as the hit rendition of the Kinks’ “I Go To Sleep.”

Mobile Fidelity is honored to offer Pretenders II in the greatest sound the album has ever known. Pristinely mastered from the original master tapes and sporting amazing improvements in dynamics, transparency, punch, imaging, and pacing, this numbered limited-edition hybrid SACD brings to life one of the 80s’ true landmark recordings in a way that not only does justice to Chris Thomas’ legendary production but puts Hynde and her musical soulmates in your listening room as if the four of them just got together for the first time, all over again.
 
Pretenders Pretenders II Track Listing:
    1.    "The Adultress" – 3:55
    2.    "Bad Boys Get Spanked" – 4:04
    3.    "Message of Love" – 3:26
    4.    "I Go to Sleep" – 2:55
    5.    "Birds of Paradise" – 4:14
    6.    "Talk of the Town" – 2:45
    7.    "Pack It Up" – 3:50
    8.    "Waste Not Want Not" – 3:43
    9.    "Day After Day" – 3:45
    10.    "Jealous Dogs" – 5:36
    11.    "The English Roses" – 4:28
    12.    "Louie Louie" – 3:30
 Pretenders - Pretenders II - SACD
 

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Mobile Fidelity believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. The essential idea is to unveil all the detailed musical information on the original master recording without adding deterioration, coloration or other sonic artifacts. 

It is worth noting that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Theta Digital and Sony Electronics. 

Our joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction. 

GAIN 2™ Mastering Technology for Ultradisc UHR™ Hybrid SACD and Ultradisc II™ 24kt Gold CDs 

For over twenty years, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has continually searched for the ultimate audio experience. During this search MFSL engineers and associates created The GAIN™ System, a proprietary mastering technology which brought warmth and ambience to the compact disc format. A few years ago - with higher resolution formats on the horizon - the vision of GAIN 2™ began. As it stands today, GAIN 2™ is one of the greatest technical advancements in analogue and digital technology in the last ten years. It consists of a series of critical modifications and new components to Mobile Fidelity's proprietary mastering chain. 

We feel that GAIN 2™ has come extremely close to meeting this goal. The key accomplishments of GAIN 2™ System are 1) the ability to extract all the musical information as possible through the Ultra High bandwidth analogue tape playback system with proprietary custom tape playback heads, reproducer electronics and 2) transparently capturing and storing that information with the Direct Stream Digital recording system. 

Mobile Fidelity believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. The essential idea is to unveil all the detailed musical information on the original master recording without adding deterioration, coloration or other sonic artifacts. 

It is worth noting that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Theta Digital and Sony Electronics. 

Our joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction. 

GAIN 2™ Mastering Technology for Ultradisc UHR™ Hybrid SACD and Ultradisc II™ 24kt Gold CDs 

For over twenty years, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has continually searched for the ultimate audio experience. During this search MFSL engineers and associates created The GAIN™ System, a proprietary mastering technology which brought warmth and ambience to the compact disc format. A few years ago - with higher resolution formats on the horizon - the vision of GAIN 2™ began. As it stands today, GAIN 2™ is one of the greatest technical advancements in analogue and digital technology in the last ten years. It consists of a series of critical modifications and new components to Mobile Fidelity's proprietary mastering chain. 

We feel that GAIN 2™ has come extremely close to meeting this goal. The key accomplishments of GAIN 2™ System are 1) the ability to extract all the musical information as possible through the Ultra High bandwidth analogue tape playback system with proprietary custom tape playback heads, reproducer electronics and 2) transparently capturing and storing that information with the Direct Stream Digital recording system. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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