What is an audiophile pressing?
Well, in a nut shell, it’s an audio format pressed to help enhance the sound quality, be that on vinyl or Compact Disc.
The idea being the heavier the vinyl pressing, the better. There have been pressings released from 120 up to 200 Gram in weight, usually the 200 Gram will play at 45rpm providing a better audio experience, instead of the standard 33 1/3rpm.
Compact Discs have various different formats, gold was used in the earlier pressing as it supposedly provided a better a clearer sound reproduction.
Mobile Fidelity are known for being one of the leaders in producing vinyl and CDs of an audiophile grade, with the original releases now highly collectable.
We now have Super Audio CDs, SHM-CD providing a high-fidelity-audio, Blu-Spec CDs using Blu-ray technology, along with DVD-Audio using DVD technology, both providing surround sound audio.
Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016 US Deluxe Limited Edition 23-track double LP pressed on special 180gram Vinyl with special 3D holograms of the Millennium Falcon and a TIE fighter carved right into the vinyl itself. Tristan Duke [a holographer who created the hologram art that landed on Jack White’s Lazaretto LP] created the wireframe versions of the iconic crafts, which, if you watch from the right angle, appear to be hovering over the spinning records, gatefold picture sleeve complete with picture booklet).
SPARKS Propaganda (2017 UK remastered 11-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, the groups fourth album originally released in 1974, including the classics Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth and Something For The Girl With Everything, single pocket picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played).
THE TEA PARTY The Edges Of Twilight – 20th Anniversary (2015 Canadian 12-track remastered double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Originally released in 1995, the third album from the Canadian rock band, including the singles Fire in the Head, Shadows on the Mountainside, The Bazaar and Sister Awake. Both vinyl discs are UNPLAYED housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed its original shrinkwrap).
NAZARETH Loud & Proud! (50th Anniversary Limited Edition 2018 UK Deluxe Box Set celebrating Nazareth’s incredible career to date, containing their all original studio albums, live albums, singles & rare & unreleased tracks spread across THIRTY-TWO fully remastered CDs, FIVE bonus 180 gram Vinyl LPs [Expect No Mercy, BBC Rock Hour – Live At Hammersmith, 16 March 1980 double, BBC Bob Harris Sessions 1972-73 double] ONE Heavyweight Picture Disc [Rampant] with skull etched side, all in their respective deluxe picture sleeves, & THREE exclusive 7″ custom AA side vinyl singles with replica designs of their original Japanese, Yugoslavian, French & German cover artwork. If that wasn’t enough, you also get a lavish 52-page hardcover photo book with new & earlier interviews, unseen photos & posters, reproduced original memorabilia such as programmes, lyric sheets, posters & a Rampant Dollar Note sticker & metal badge in a custom wallet, complete with numbered insert & hype sticker as insert. The whole shabang comes housed in a stunning 12″ x 4″ deep picture box, all NEAR MINT. If you’re not a fan of Nazareth, this box set of the year will soon change that! BMGCAT157BOX).
BADLY DRAWN BOY The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (Original 2000 UK 18-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality Heavyweight Vinyl, the debut studio album by British musician, including the singles Once Around the Block, Another Pearl, Disillusionand Pissing in the Wind, picture sleeve with lyric inners and vintage price sticker on the reverse. The sleeve shows minimal wear whilst the vinyl appears barely played TNXLLP133).
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