- This superb pressing of Phil Manzanera’s debut album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish – just shy of our Shootout Winner
- Two excellent sides – Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
- This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers
- A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies – this is his Engineering Masterpiece
The wind is at your back here because this is one seriously well-recorded album. If this copy doesn’t wake up your stereo nothing will.
Like its brother, 801 Live, this album is an amazing sonic blockbuster, with sound that positively leaps out of the speakers. Why shouldn’t it? It was engineered by the superbly talented Rhett Davies at Island, the genius behind Taking Tiger Mountain, the aforementioned 801 Live, Avalon, Dire Straits’ first album and many many more.
If we could regularly find copies of this Audiophile Blockbuster (and frankly if more people appreciated the album) it would definitely go on our Top 100 Rock and Pop List. In fact, it would easily make the Top Twenty from that list, it’s that good.
Looking for Tubey Magic? Rhett Davies is your man. Just think about the sound of the first Dire Straits album or Avalon. The best pressings of those albums — those with truly Hot Stampers — are swimming in it. (more…)