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Los Lobos By The Light Of The Moon LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MFSL USA

Los Lobos By The Light Of The Moon LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MFSL USA Maximize
Artist: Los Lobos
Title: By The Light Of The Moon
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-360
Label: Slash
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797136013
Original release year: 1987
Reissue year: 2012
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 545gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: November 16, 2017
Collection: MFSL Original Master Recording
Note: Limited Eligibility for Discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


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Los Lobos might have touted themselves as 'just another band from East L.A.' but it’s quite likely that even the group’s humble members recognized that few - if any - other artists in the late 1980s rivaled their soulful music, rousing performances, and eclectically blended arrangements. By the Light of the Moon stands as the band’s most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul.

 

 

  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • 180 Gram High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI USA
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Cut from the Original Master Tapes
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe gatefold cover

 

 

Los Lobos By the Light of the Moon on Numbered Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity. Mellowed-Out 1987 Album Showcases Band’s Contemplative Side and Virtuosic Musicianship. Los Lobos’ Sophomore LP Established Group as World’s Most Diversified, Capable Ensemble: Soulful Ballads, Roots R&B, Fiery Funk, Spiritual Folk Pepper Phenomenal LP. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI.


Los Lobos might have touted themselves as “just another band from East L.A.,” but it’s quite likely that even the group’s humble members recognized that few—if any—other artists in the late 1980s rivaled their soulful music, rousing performances, and eclectically blended arrangements. While lacking the commercial status of the quintet’s subsequent La Bamba release, By the Light of the Moon stands as the band’s most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul, penetratingly reflective lyrics, and earnest roots rock. The music making is simply extraordinary.


Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition 180g LP brings these 11 songs to life and out of the clouded, foggy sonic environment in which they’ve remained for more than two decades. For the first time, T Bone Burnett’s stripped-back production functions as it should. Namely, Los Lobos sound as if they’re playing at a small, sweaty neighborhood joint late on a Sunday night for an audience of locals, friends, and family.


The group’s uncanny ability to switch between instruments and effortlessly play each as if it’s their innate right—listen to the seamless fashion in which electric and acoustic guitars, marimbas, organs, saxophones, harmonicas, and percussion create strikingly memorable soundscapes—comes to light amidst a warmer, airier, more organic and deep-black background. David Hidalgo’s sweet, honeysuckle timbre, he and Cesar Rosas’ overlapping tremolo guitars, and stacks of interwoven rhythms jump with vibrant electricity.


Shifting into storytelling mode, Los Lobos use By the Light of the Moon as an opportunity to meditate on everyday America and channel the fate of normal communities. Issues of faith, mortality, love, disillusionment, and melancholy inform narratives that are on the same socially conscious level as those of period-era Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. As for the songs, they crackle, waltz, shuffle, dance, tremble, and kick. The band almost dares listeners not to care.


Whether leaning into twangy two-step country-rock (“One Night In America”), dual-guitar shootout rockabilly (“Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes”), swinging jump R&B (“Is This All There Is?”), tequila-spiked East Los Angeles-style rock (“Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)”), searing Latin-tinged blues (“My Baby’s Gone”), or poignant gospel-lined folk (“River of Fools”), Los Lobos’ Tex-Mex gumbo continually impresses and delights.


Don’t pass up one of the best releases of the 1980s and one of Los Lobos’ definitive statements. You’ll never hear a better pressing.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

Side A
01. One Time One Night
02. Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
03. Is This All There Is?
04. Prenda Del Alma
05. All I Wanted To Do Was Dance


Side B
06. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)
07. The Hardest Time
08. My Baby's Gone
09. River of Fools
10. The Mess We're In
11. Tears of God

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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