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The B-52's LP Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition MoFi MFSL RTI 2011 USA

The B-52's LP Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition MoFi MFSL RTI 2011 USA Maximize
Artist: The B-52's
Title: The B-52's
Catalog Number: MOFI 1-004
Label: Warner
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797100045
Original release year: 1979
Reissue year: 2011
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 310gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 23, 2020
Collection: MFSL Silver Label Series
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: Yes


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Unit Price: 30,32 €

Reference: MF331004JK

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Kitsch styling, unconventional perspectives, and the unique blending of the underground aesthetic with mainstream accessibility, The B-52’s mix all this and more into a dizzying cocktail on their self-titled debut, which remains one of the most ahead-of-its-time, endlessly enjoyable, and vividly colorful albums ever released.

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rated 152/500
 

  • Numbered Limited Edition
  • Mastered by Paul Stubblebine
  • MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
  • Mastered on the MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • MFSL Mastering chain designed by Tim de Paravicini
  • Pressed at RTI USA on Audiophile Grade Vinyl

 

 

The B-52’s The B-52’s on Numbered-Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label. Ranked at #152 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Delightfully Campy, Intentionally Goofy, Lyrically Kitschy: 1979 Set Is Nothing But a Good Time. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (America's Best Record Plant): LP Bursts Forth With the Color and Vibrancy of the Brilliant Pop Within.


Boffo! Beehive hairdos, goofy sci-fi humor, lava-lamp kitsch, thrift-store fashions, party-starting tunes, unconventional perspectives, and the unique blending of the underground aesthetic with mainstream accessibility: The B-52’s mix all this and more into a dizzying cocktail on their self-titled debut, which remains one of the most ahead-of-its-time, endlessly enjoyable, and vividly colorful albums ever released.


Ranked at #152 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The B-52’s has its roots in the band’s improbable genesis, itself reflective of the record’s gleeful moods and quirky charms. The five members first played after sharing a tropical alcoholic beverage at a Chinese restaurant, the ironic silliness and spontaneous irreverence indicative of the music on its breakthrough record. Not to mention how it mirrors the unusual hodgepodge of instrumentation: organs, walkie talkies, bongos, glockenspiels, tambourines, toy pianos, smoke alarms, and more!


Musically, the band proves just as adventurous and whimsical. Using pleasant harmonies as a backdrop and Kate Pierson’s squealing organ as a starting point, the B-52’s draw upon surf-rock grooves, beach-bound soul-pop, herky-jerky funk riffs, minimalist rhythms, and Ricky Wilson’s unusual guitar lines to craft songs that tower above the sarcastic suggestiveness and campy declarations. Of course, the latter are plenty entertaining on their own, but there’s no denying the dance-bound persuasiveness and melodic shimmy associated with the classic cult single “Rock Lobster” and splendid cover of the ubiquitous Petula Clark standard “Downtown.” You’ve never heard anything like this.


Indeed, the B-52s were about a decade ahead of the alt-rock revolution when they recorded this delightfully campy, intentionally goofy, lyrically tawdry, and undeniably harmonic 1979 new-wave set that comes off as the best dance party you might ever hear. This is 40 minutes of nothing but a good time.


Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), Silver Label numbered-edition LP presents the B-52’s brilliant debut in a fidelity it’s never previously enjoyed. So detailed and realistic are the timbres, accents, and harmonies, you’ll think the band’s bright outfits are appearing right in front of you. Plus, the LP is worth the cost alone for the iconic album cover, which spotlights those bouffant ‘dos.



Track Listing:

01. "Planet Claire"
02. "52 Girls"
03. "Dance This Mess Around"
04. "Rock Lobster"
05. "Lava"
06. "There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)"
07. "Hero Worship"
08. "6060-842"
09. "Downtown"

 

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