Carole King Music Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Carole King Music Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

Share:

Carole King Music Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Carole King

$34.99
 
 
 
Availability: Backordered
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release "TBA." This means that release date is yet "To Be Announced". The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
SKU:
MFSL 1-352
UPC:
821797135214
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the May 2012 Issue of Stereophile!

Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Tapes: Transparent, Soulful, Pure Sonics Make Music Seem Like a New Album!


Carole King Music on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP. King's 1971 Studio Album a Model of Impeccable Songwriting, Fluent Melodies, Unfettered Expression. Blend of Originals Spans R&B, Pop, Folk.

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.

Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited-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 180g LP 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.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Brother, Brother
2. It's Going to Take Some Time
3. Sweet Seasons
4. Some Kind of Wonderful
5. Surely
6. Carry Your Load
7. Music
8. Song of Long Ago
9. Brighter
10. Growing Away from Me
11. Too Much Rain
12. Back to California
Description
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the May 2012 Issue of Stereophile!

Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Tapes: Transparent, Soulful, Pure Sonics Make Music Seem Like a New Album!


Carole King Music on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP. King's 1971 Studio Album a Model of Impeccable Songwriting, Fluent Melodies, Unfettered Expression. Blend of Originals Spans R&B, Pop, Folk.

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.

Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered limited-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 180g LP 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.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

Selections:
1. Brother, Brother
2. It's Going to Take Some Time
3. Sweet Seasons
4. Some Kind of Wonderful
5. Surely
6. Carry Your Load
7. Music
8. Song of Long Ago
9. Brighter
10. Growing Away from Me
11. Too Much Rain
12. Back to California
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Carole King
Title
Music
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
1
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
02-15-2012
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
back to top