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.
MARC BOLAN Electronic Musik (2019 UK limited edition 17-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. The Second volume in this revisited look at Marc’s incredible early 1960s years. This edition deals with studio recordings with and without a band. Compiled from tapes originally stolen from Marc & Gloria’s home and recently repatriated. Features some tracks with the legendary John’s Children (the band Marc joined for about 3 months) plus solo outtakes of material used for singles in 1965. Jasper C Debussy features top session musicians of the time, Nicky Hopkins & John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). This was due to be the follow up to the 1965 single Hippy Gumbo but failed to get a release at the time. Within a retro flip back front laminated picture sleeve, with Liner notes by Andrew J Gardner (The Bolan Society / Warrior Music) and brand new unique LP design by Les Clark, remastered by Anders Peterson at Ghost Sound Sweden. This example is in the hype-stickered open shrink and remains in a ‘near as new’ condition).
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Survival (2019 UK limited edtion on-line exclusive 40th Anniversary 10-track LP pressed on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl. Marley’s Most Powerful, Pointed & Political Work, originally released in 1979. The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype stickered shrinkwrap).
FLEETWOOD MAC Fleetwood Mac (2012 US Record Store Day limited edition 11-track double LP issue of the classic 1975 album which has been remastered for vinyl from the original source tape at Bernie GrundmanStudios and comes pressed on High Quality 45 RPM 180 Gram Vinyl, housed in a heavy card gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed across the inside. The sleeve has a small corner bump to one edge, otherwise the sleeve and vinyl remainin ‘as new’ condition!).
INXS The Swing (2019 UK limited edition on-line exclusive 10-track LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Clear Vinyl, issued for the 35th Anniversary of the album originally released in 1984, released a couple of years before the band became internationally known, including Original Sin, Danding On The Jetty and Burn For You. The vinyl is UNPLAYED housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype stickered shrinkwrap).
BLONDIE The Hunter (2015 UK ‘Back To Black’ 180 gram vinyl re-issue of the 1982 album including the singles War Child and Island Of Lost Souls, picture sleeve with the lyric inner and download coupon – Although not sealed, the album is still in its original hype stickered shrink and is in ‘as new’ condition).
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