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Carole King Music LP 180 Gram Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MoFi MFSL RTI USA

Carole King Music LP 180 Gram Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MoFi MFSL RTI USA Maximize
Artist: Carole King
Title: Music
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-352
Label: Ode Records
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797135214
Original release year: 1971
Reissue year: 2011
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: 569gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 31, 2019
Collection: MFSL Original Master Recording
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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Released on the heels of her breakthrough album Tapestry, Carole King’s Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing. In short, everything that’s made King an institution. This 1971 singer-songwriter classic has finally been given the audiophile treatment.

 

 

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

 

 

Carole King Music on Numbered Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity. Carole King's 1971 Studio Album a Model of Impeccable Songwriting, Fluent Melodies, Unfettered Expression. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Transparent, Soulful, Pure Sonics Make Music Seem Like a New Album.


Released on the heels of her breakthrough, Tapestry, Carole King’s Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing. In short, everything that’s made King an institution. After of years of being overshadowed, this 1971 singer-songwriter classic has finally been given the audiophile treatment it’s long deserved.


Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition 180g LP of King’s second solo masterpiece is rife with intimacy, transparency, soulfulness, and you-are-there sound. Never before remastered, Music seems like a brand-new album, King’s familiar voice, intelligent arrangements, and ravishing support band presented on a deep, three-dimensional soundstage. Your appreciation for and understanding of King’s inspirational lyrics and ravishing performances will increase tenfold. Mobile Fidelity’s analog reissue brings you that much closer.


Accompanied by percussionist Bobbye Hall, drummer Russ Kinkel, guitarist/vocalist James Taylor, and a cavalcade of professional wind musicians, King delves further into R&B and jazz-derived pop, coming up aces every time. Warm, intelligent, and cohesive, songs echo with simplicity and honesty. And as is typical of much of King’s work, several of tunes here were later covered by other artists, including “It’s Going To Take Some Time” (the Carpenters). Yet the originals trump the later renditions, and the rendition of the standard “Some Kind of Wonderful” stands as the best ever recorded.


With Taylor lending more of a hand on Music than he does on Tapestry, King expands her confident reach on the piano and peppers the songs with graceful touches of saxophone, flute, pedal-steel guitar, and woodwinds. Ballads sway (“Surely”), gospel brightness lifts spirits (“Brighter”), and backup vocals float heavenly pop (“Song of Long Ago”). Yet the best aspect is King’s voice, infused with fondness, concern, joy, and a quiet power that parallels the delicacy and deliberate nature that define Music.


Mobile Fidelity’s audiophile edition is free of the limiting artifacts that have helped keep this record in the dark for the better part of the past few decades. Previously diminished, acoustic guitars, subtle brass elements, and soft percussion contribute to the enjoyment of the songs, and King’s voice—pleasant, assuring, emotional—comes through with incredible clarity and inflection. The brilliance of the legendary Lou Adler’s original production is restored to its full glory.


If it’s at all possible—and it is—this treasure now sounds even more heartwarming than it did upon original release. The companion to Tapestry, Music is an aural—and sonic—delight.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

01. Brother, Brother
02. It's Going to Take Some Time
03. Sweet Seasons
04. Some Kind of Wonderful
05. Surely
06. Carry Your Load
07. Music
08. Song of Long Ago
09. Brighter
10. Growing Away from Me
11. Too Much Rain
12. Back to California

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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