Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning - Rated 84/100!
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
180g Vinyl LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Cut To LP by Doug Sax From Analog Master Sources!
One of the Most Incredible Sounding Records you'll EVER hear! Exactly what Audiophiles Dream About! A mixture of Great Music, Great Performances and a Great Recording - all with Air to Breathe. Show-Stopping Sound!
Released originally by Lost Highway Records in 2008, Just A Little Lovin' is Shelby Lynne's stirring, emphatic tribute to the late British singer Dusty Springfield. It is to date the highest charting album of Lynne's career, reaching No. 41 on the Billboard 200. The producer is veteran Phil Ramone - the engineer for Springfield's original recording of "The Look Of Love".
Reissuing this masterpiece to the Analogue Productions standards was an enormous - and expensive - undertaking. Keep in mind that almost without exception, for every pop record recorded after 1992, even if it's recorded to analog tape like this one, the songs are stored individually. That means that there is never an actual complete album master compiled. So to cut an LP from tape, AP had to have mastering engineer Doug Sax assemble an analog master in order so that he could then cut the record to LP, using his famed tube electronics. This involves a lot of extra cost and work. But, since this is such an incredible album, they went all the way. Also, it should be mentioned that Shelby Lynne herself is reportedly a big fan of vinyl.
As for the quality of the record itself, the name says it all. This heavyweight platter from Quality Record Pressings is dead quiet - and smooth. Plating was also done in-house at QRP by Gary Salstrom.
Right on the heels of the Analogue Productions reissue of Dusty Springfield's Dusty In Memphis, which was named Stereophile's Recording of the Month for February 2012, the timing couldn't be more perfect.
In addition to the Springfield tracks, Lynne also covers Tony Joe White's "Willie And Laura Mae Jones". In fact, given the style of music and sound quality, it's recommend that anyone who likes this record also check out the Analogue Productions reissue of Tony Joe White's Homemade Ice Cream and their reissue of Dusty Springfield's Dusty In Memphis. And if you like either of those two records, you're gonna like this one.
PopMatters' review of Just A Little Lovin' wrote - "Lynne has crafted a disc that - while not exactly transcendent - still manages to go to emotional places that remain unattainable to your run-of-the-mill pop vocalists." Some of Dusty's biggest hits are covered here including "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me", "I Only Want To Be With You" and "How Can I Be Sure".
Let Shelby Lynne give you Just A Little Lovin' - it'll make your day!
- 180g Vinyl
- Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab (Ojai, CA)
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Stoughton Printing glossy gatefold jacket