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Limited Production Run of only 50 Copies Worldwide!
Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
Opus 3 Records Offers Analogue Copies From Original Analogue Masters!
Over many years Opus 3 has from time to time been asked to offer Analogue Tape Copies. At the end of 2014, the first copies were sold in Sweden and the response was overwhelming.
When Opus 3 Records creates an Analogue tape copy, it is always a One to One Copy where, for example, no analogue sub-master is in between, in order to make it as good as possible with no added distortion, noise and wow and flutter, etc.
The drawback is this process takes a lot of time, because all the tracks have to be copies one by one which is the reason the Analogue Tape are high. Because of the way this is done, production is limited to a maximum of 50 pieces. The upside to this process is you are guaranteed to have the best sounding Analogue Tape Copy.
Since Eric Bibb's breakthrough with the Opus 3 recording "Spirit & The Blues" in Autumn of 1994, a great deal has happened in Eric's life. In Spring of 1996 he was an outstanding success at the London Blues Festival (April) and later he was equally well received in Canada at the Vancouver Folk & Blues Festival (August). On both occasions the plaudits were shared by slide guitarist Göran Wennerbrandt who, as well as playing on both of the albums, also produced "Good Stuff".
On the album we have in general the same musicians who contributed to the success of "Spirit & The Blues," including the gospel quartet The Deacons.
One of the main features of this album is that Eric has written ten of the fourteen songs himself, with credits shared on three of the others. The remaining instrumental Blacksmith Island was written by the band Needed Time. In style the album has retained the musical breadth of "Spirit & The Blues" while being a little more "bluesy" in feeling. Also included are the radio singles Shingle By Shingle and Good Stuff.
** It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape "tail out". This reduces "pre-echo" and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played."A must ! - Eric Bibb's acoustic blue/gospel goes straight to the heart. Calmly and dexterously Eric Bibb, together with the superlative group Needed Time, give listeners 14 good reasons to continue wandering in Lonesome Valley. Where The Green Grass Grows is my personal favourite, a gospel with a delightful pedal organ and The Deacons gospel choir, and a glorious slide guitar solo by Göran Wennerbrandt. But exactly as on their first album Spirit & The Blues there isn't a single bad track on Good Stuff... " - Sydsvenska Dagbladet
• 1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
• Limited Production Run of only 50 Total
• 2 Reels
• Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
• One 10.5" Metall-NAB-Reel
• Playback EQ: IEC/CCIR (35uS)
• 2-track, 1/4" at 38 cm/s (15")
1. Good Stuff
2. Saucer n Cup
3. Shingle By Shingle
4. Dont Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
5. Where The Green Grass Grows
6. Blacksmith Island
7. New World Comin' Through
8. Too Much Whisky
9. Nothin Like You Used To Do
10. All Of My Love
11. A Simple Song
12. Happy Home Recipe
13. Done Laid Around
14. Rough Waters