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Chicago

Chicago VI

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Limited numbered edition hybrid SACD mastered from the original master tapes. The Mofi version lavishes Chicago VI with a clarity, transparency, and detail no previous digital edition has ever enjoyed. As the first album to be recorded at producer/manager James William Guercio's custom-built Caribou Studios, the 1973 set features remarkable harmonic extension, terrific separation, and finely sculpted images. All of these facets and more are improved and further brought into balance on this SACD, which throws the septet's phenomenal interplay and skyscraping vocals into unopposed relief on wide, extra-deep soundstages. Chicago VI can be viewed as a perfect summation of the band's many strengths. While the extended arrangements are slimmed down, there's no shortage of horn-stoked rock momentum or head-turning jazz/pop fusion.
Chicago - Chicago VI
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Mobile Fidelity Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid CD/SACD. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes.
Miles Davis - Round About Midnight
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Santana

Santana (1)

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Originally released the same month as their incendiary set at Woodstock, this impressive debut for Columbia kick-started a Hall of Fame legacy that lasts still today. Establishing one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in rock; Carlos' signature tone and phrasing coupled with Afro-Cuban percussion virtually launched Latin-Rock fusion. Both AM and FM airwaves were scorched in the ensuing months with their charted singles "Evil Ways" and "Jingo" plus "Soul Sacrifice", a favorite after it's featured spot in the Woodstock movie and soundtrack.
Santana - Santana (1)
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New Numbered Edition and Mini-LP Style Packaging1978 Set is One of the Best Live Albums EverWhen you think about the great live albums, several immediately come to mind. The Who's Live at Leeds. James Brown's Live at the Apollo. The Allman Brothers Band's Live at Fillmore East. Nirvana's Unplugged. And, while it is sometimes unjustifiably forgotten, Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus.The last essential album the rootsy California band made, it stands as the group's peak accomplishment-a staggering confluence of energetic performances, skilled improvisations, and thematic expansion. Joined onstage by the Tower of Power horn section, Little Feat accentuates and remakes familiar arrangements, using the stage as a laboratory for unbridled creativity, New Orleans-spiced fun, and spontaneous interaction.
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
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Miles Davis and Gil Evans' Porgy and Bess Is a Landmark of Arrangement, Performance, and Emotion: 1959 Adaptation of George Gershwin Opera Advances Jazz Idioms and Modal PlayingMastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity Reissues Play with Reference-Level Tonality, Depth, and Openness: Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies on Hybrid SACDDavis' First Great Quintet Delivers Soul, Sweetness, Spirituality, and Intensity: Unsurpassed Jazz Dance Includes the Eternal 'Summertime' and Harmonic 'Prayer'If a more significant, influential, and lasting result of a creative musical partnership exists than that of Miles Davis and Gil Evans' Porgy and Bess, society hasn't seen it. It's impossible to overstate the importance of the pair's collaboration on the landmark 1959 update of George Gershwin's opera. Transcending genre, time, and place, the profound statement finds Evans and Davis implementing modal approaches in a mainstream context and advancing jazz idioms that would become the foundation of the form's still-classic era. Davis and Evans' adaptation of Porgy and Bess remains of a piece, an American touchstone that immediately separated itself from the multiple other versions released during the same period. And that's saying nothing of the soulful playing-legendary performances by Davis' first great quintet that can now be heard in pristine detail courtesy of these definitive editions.Mastered from the original tapes and strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies on hybrid SACD, Porgy and Bess attains previously unheard degrees of clarity, openness, immediacy, and depth on Mobile Fidelity's meticulous reissues. Here, the arrangements unfold amidst practically limitless soundstages and burst with multi-dimensional images. Davis' iconic solo passages take on borderline-surreal qualities of realism and shape. The magisterial scope of the Evansconducted orchestra emerges with room-filling bloom, color, and dynamics. At once sweet and spiritual, sure and steady, graceful and exuberant, happy and sad, Porgy and Bess is a phenomenal jazz dance that has never been equaled. You can't afford not to hear it in the finest-possible fidelity.
Miles Davis - Porgy & Bess [Limited Edition] (Hybr)
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Filled with aural magic and enchanting musical spells, Sorcerer is true to it's name. The third of five albums devised by Miles Davis' legendary second quintet-and the second record in a still-unprecedented string of eight consecutive releases within a four-year period that forever changed the face of jazz-the 1967 magnum opus mesmerizes with instrumental colors, subdued musings, and subtle details. These crucial characteristics blossom with vibrant realism on Mobile Fidelity's definitive pressing.Mastered from the original master tapes, this collectable audiophile edition of Sorcerer joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis records given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Longtime listeners will immediately recognize a wealth of information and depth of tonality unavailable on prior versions. The myriad shadings, interwoven textures, and relaxed nuances that tie the post-bop set's warm compositions together are rendered with utmost realism.A lasting example of Davis' visionary insight, Sorcerer is comprised entirely of pieces written by his band mates. Indeed, save for the closing "Nothing Like You"-a brief tribute to Davis' eventual wife, who also graces the cover, recorded in 1962 and adorned with vocals from Bob Dorough-the album represents a further maturation and refinement of a quintet that stands as one of the finest in jazz history. Mobile Fidelity is proud to give the record the treatment it's long deserved.
Miles Davis - Sorcerer [Limited Edition] (Hybr)
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Miles Davis

Four & More

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Miles Davis Four & More on Numbered Edition Hybrid SACDExhilarating and Immediate: Live Set Documents One of Davis' Final Excursions With a Program of StandardsGiven his gargantuan recorded output, Miles Davis seldom abandoned a conceptual vision in the studio, particularly after the turn of the 1960s. Which makes a live document such as Four & More all the more valuable for the manner in which it portrays the legendary trumpeter removed from thematic demands and interior confines, and instead letting loose onstage with a program of stellar material that he'd soon abandon in favor of experimentalism. Part of our Miles Davis catalog restoration series, Four & More engages with electrifying speed and palpable punch, the effort now claiming vastly improved imaging, deeper soundstaging, and startling clarity. Mastered from the original master tapes, this unsurpassed digital edition teems with the urgency demonstrated by Davis and his band - notes flooding the listener with an attack only possible from sound featuring full frequency extension, tremendous spacing, and you-are-there immediacy. Recorded on February 12, 1964 in Philharmonic Hall at New York's Lincoln Center, Four & More bookends My Funny Valentine. Whereas the latter spotlights ballads, this thrilling souvenir is all about quick tempos, rushing solos, left-hook rhythms, and hard-bop grooves. Drawing largely on mid- and late-1950s material, Davis - accompanied by bassist Ron Carter, drummer Tony Williams, saxophonist George Coleman, and pianist Herbie Hancock - approaches standards such as 'So What, ' 'Seven Steps to Heaven, ' and 'Four' with biting tenacity and furious passion, the individual themes racing by as the collective barges in to take rapid, punctuation-asserting solos. Few, if any, live Davis performances match the hurricane-generating intensity and dynamic aggressiveness captured here. One reason for the vigor? Davis waived he and his musicians' fees for the concert, taking place under the auspices of a political benefit, a decision that angered some of his sidemen. Whatever the cause, Hancock swings, Coleman flexes muscles, Carter bows instructive passages, and the 19-year-old phenom Williams throws down with breathtaking agility. Amidst the melodic tangents and galloping exchanges, the quintet retains gripping control, with eight-bar dialogues between the instrumentalists and positive vamps supplying cues and endings.At last, these historic recordings are afforded the breathing room and acoustic perspective they've always deserved. For listeners that may be unfamiliar with this title, prepare to be blown away - literally and figuratively. Aficionados know what to expect on the music front, but our reissue ratchets up the thrills by several levels. Don't miss this gem.
Miles Davis - Four & More
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CSN's 1977 album is a milestone in music. CSN was the last recording on which the three principals handled all the vocal parts. "Just a Song Before I Go" was the latest Graham Nash's radio-friendly, acoustic masterpiece and a top ten single. "See The Changes", "Fair Game" and "Dark Star" ranked with the best of Stephen Still's compositions, while David Crosby contributes three distinctive classics "Shadow Captain", "Anything At All" and "In My Dreams". Nash's multi-part "Cathedral" is still a staple of the group's live performances. This is a classic in every sense.
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Csn
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Charles Mingus

Mingus Ah Um [Limited Edition]

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Mastered from the Original Master Tapes for Definitive Sonics: Charles Mingus' Landmark Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies on Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACDBlues- and Gospel-Rooted Music Sparks with Diversity, Personality, and Freedom: Album Features 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat' and 'Open Letter to Duke'Part of Jazz's 1959-1960 Watershed Class That Includes Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and John Coltrane's Giant Steps'Better Git It in Your Soul' not only serves as the name of the inviting opening track of Mingus Ah Um. It epitomizes the spirit, urgency, freedom, and feel-it-in-your-bones passion of an album that is cited on practically every 'greatest' list assembled and enjoys the rare distinction of wearing a prestigious crown in the Penguin Guide to Jazz and membership in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The vaunted 1959 record stands as an exuberant tribute to the idea (and blueprint-caliber execution) of fully realized musical frameworks serving as launching pads for expressive interactions, responses, exchanges, and improvisations. At the core, personality, character, invention, and color remain paramount.Strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies and mastered from the original tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of Mingus Ah Um pops with contagious vibrancy, command, energy, and scale. The bassist's church-music roots spring to life in the form of blues themes, moaned vocals, spiritual motifs, and preacher-inspired riffs that register with hyper-realistic dimensionality and natural intimacy. Experienced as a seamless whole, the band enters your listening room, it's intertwined assembly of music notes, phrases, pauses, shapes, and solos yielding something more than music. What you hear is the formation of aura and atmosphere traditionally only associated with live concerts. As such, the collective's technical acumen lingers not only in the mind, but invigorates the senses.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um [Limited Edition]
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1982 third & best selling album from the Cleveland soul/funk group Dazz Band. Bobby Harris formed the group in the late '70s, merging two Cleveland funk bands, Bell Tele funk and Mother Braintree. Harris and lead songwriter/guitarist Mike Calhoun's concept for the group was "danceable jazz"; he shortened the description to "dazz" and called the group Kinsman Dazz. The Kinsman Dazz became the Dazz Band in 1980. They had their first hit with "Shake It Up" in 1980. We called the third album "Keep it live"', Bobby Harris says, because if it didn't happen we'd be gone from Motown. I said 'We've got to stay positive. That became the theme of the record. We were on a mission. We weren't going to validate who we were until we had a dance hit'. That turned out to be "Let it Whip", 'which Reggie wrote with West Coast percussion great Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler, introducing a high-tech funk groove that would be the sound of choice for the era'. Includes their breakthrough hit "Let It Whip" - which reached No. 1 (and stayed there for 5 weeks) on the R&B charts and No 5. in the USA HOT 100. In 1983 Dazz Band won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The follow up single was 'Keep it live (On the K.I.L.)' and peaked at No. 20 in the R&B single charts. The highest position of the album Keep it live was No. 1 in the US R&B album Chart and # 14 in the US 200 Album Chart. Includes an exclusive bonus track 12 Inch Mix!
Dazz Band - Keep It Live [Import]
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1977 album from producer and European Disco pioneer Jean-Marc Cerrone. The release of Supernature saw Cerrone blaze a trail into Electronic Disco, inspired by Giorgio Moroder's work with Donna Summer and resulting in the all-time classic title track, a UK Top Ten hit. The slow-burning classic track 'Give Me Love' has also proven to be an enduring favorite and in recent years has reached a new audience through a Bob Sinclair remix. Supernature continued Cerrone's American success, with the whole album remaining at #1 on the Billboard Disco chart for four weeks, as well as reaching #56 R&B and #120 Pop and charting in the UK. This edition comes complete with extensive liner notes featuring a brand new interview with Marc Cerrone. BBR. 2011.
Cerrone - Cerrone 3: Supernature [Import]
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Hybrid SACD pressing. Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACD Is the definitive-sounding digital edition, teems with clarity and detail. The clarity afforded by history proves Miles Davis' second great quintet vying for the unofficial honor of being the finest small jazz combo to ever record to tape. Originally released in 1966, Miles Smiles is largely responsible for the feat, as it commences a series of five groundbreaking albums - chronologically rounded out by Sorcerer, Nefertiti, Miles in the Sky, and Filles de Kilimanjaro - guided not by chordal patterns but open responses to melodies. Music would never again be the same. Davis and company play against coal-black backgrounds that serve to illuminate every detail, texture, and nuance. Superb separation and plentiful air allow instruments to fully blossom, effectively taking you into Columbia's 30th Street Studio to watch the legendary combo transpire before your eyes. Like the other iconic Davis titles in Mobile Fidelity's reissue series, this analog version also puts a premium on tonality and preservation of individual notes, which arc and decay with uncanny realism.
Miles Davis - Miles Smiles [Limited Edition] (Hybd)
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