BOB DYLAN & THE BAND / The Basement Tapes - SACD Hybride - Edition Limitée Numérotée

Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity!

Audiophile Sound at Last: Sonic Subtleties, Loose Interplay, Organic Spirit, Warm Textures Presented Like Never Before on Definitive Mobile Fidelity Reissue!

Recorded in Basement of Big Pink with The Band: Modern Americana Starts Here. Dylan at His Most Humorous, Unguarded, Loose: Folk Tales, Weird Narratives, Rock Ballads, Inside Jokes, Allusions Pepper Alchemic Material. Ranked 291 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Includes “This Wheel’s on Fire,” “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” “Tears of Rage,” “Million Dollar Bash,” “Yazoo Street Scandal”.

Basements have long been associated with raw, off-the-cuff rock n’ roll, the damp and dark spaces serving as the woodshedding venues for countless bands. Yet no basement is more famous, and none yielded music as familiarly weird, wholesomely American, joyously loose, and identifiably humorous as that in the upstate New York house dubbed Big Pink—the location where, during the summer and early fall of 1967, Bob Dylan and The Band played a vivid tapestry of covers, originals, and traditionals that signaled the advent of Americana. Once again, the Bard changed the world.

As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and making it available on hybrid SACD. The end result is the very finest, most transparent digital edition of The Basement Tapes ever produced. Inimitable, the particulars of The Basement Tapes—especially, the gather-‘round-in-a-huddle assembly of the instrumentalists, home-made character, domestic vibe, and low-volume nature of the recordings—come to fore here in a manner that takes the listener down the stairs at 2188 Stoll Road and brings the images of Dylan, Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, and Co. to life.

Fresh off experiencing a motorcycle accident and the wrath of audiences hostile to his embrace of amplified music, Dylan elected to retreat to the comforts of rural and family life. He soon began collaborating with members of the Band in his house, ultimately moving the sessions to Big Pink. Informal, peaceful, relaxed, open-minded: The collaborations blanket country stomps, roots hootenannies, forgotten spirituals, earthy originals, chaotic marches, dreamscapes, dance tunes, folk laments, catch-as-you-can improvisations. On The Basement Tapes, mythical ghosts and dead legends reappear, reveling in the absurdity, comedy, mystery, aura, and alchemy.

In Invisible Republic, his scintillating book about the sessions, cultural critic Greil Marcus states: “At a time when the country was tearing itself apart in a war at home over a war abroad, the music was funny and comforting; it was also strange, and somehow incomplete. Out of some odd displacement of art and time, the music seemed both transparent and inexplicable when it was first heard, and it still does.” Indeed, The Basement Tapes appear to emanate from an indefinable chasm between modern and ancient, self-evident and mysterious, shapeless and fully formed, abstract and concrete, histories unwritten and chronicled. But every note chimes with freeness—a liberating fun, humble simplicity, and bond-creating camaraderie felt in every hoot, holler, laugh, and false start.

The Basement Tapes’ capacity to remain so gloriously honest and timeless—performances that genuinely could’ve been made today, ten years from now, or back in the 1930s—helps account for their emotional resonance and unsurpassed reputation as a snapshot of how unencumbered American music, and art with deep historical roots and connective cultural tissues, is supposed to sound.

Mobile Fidelity’s reissue squares away the late-night bleariness, jovial atmosphere, low-ceiling dimensions, and ensemble-based perspective of the sessions, allowing the listener to become Hamlet, the dog who slept nearby Dylan, Robertson, and Co. as it all went down. This is not to be missed.

"MoFi's remastering... delivers a warm, nuanced, intimate performance (listen to the rich tones on the percussion). The result is stunning: it feels like you're standing at the top of the basement stairs listening to Bob and the boys spin their magic." - The Absolute Sound, October 2012



Selections:
1. Odds and Ends
2. Orange Juice Blues (Blues for Breakfast)
3. Million Dollar Bash
4. Yazoo Street Scandal
5. Goin’ to Acapulco
6. Katie’s Been Gone
7. Lo and Behold
8. Bessie Smith
9. Clothes Line Saga
10. Apple Suckling Tree
11. Please Mrs. Henry
12. Tears of Rage
13. Too Much of Nothing
14. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
15. Ain’t No More Cane
16. Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)
17. Ruben Remus
18. Tiny Montgomery
19. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
20. Don’t Ya Tell Henry
21. Nothing Was Delivered
22. Open the Door, Homer
23. Long Distance Operator
24. This Wheel’s on Fire

Features:
• Hybrid SACD
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered from the original master tapes

Réf.: MFSA2082
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Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab poursuit depuis plus de 30 années sa quête de perfection appliquée au support musical. Depuis le premier Vinyle UHQR jusqu'au plus récent UHR (Ultra High Resolution) SACD ce label est et reste un des pionniers de l'innovation pour le support et sa qualité poussée jusqu'à la perfection. Chaque audiophile féru de de beaux disques connaît ORIGINAL MASTER RECORDING.

Ce label, depuis sa création, fait partie des rares labels à investir dans des technologies débouchant sur des innovations véritables au service de la qualité sonore. Ces améliorations ont toujours été appréciées par les consommateurs du monde entier qui ont fait le succès de ce label au fil des années.

Mobile Fidelity a toujours privilégié les équipements de mastering les plus neutres et les plus à même de dévoiler les plus subtiles détails d'une bande originale sans ajouter de coloration ou de détérioration. Des Bandes Master variées et originales sont retrouvées, restaurées et font l'objet d'un remastering soigné. Seules les Bandes Master de première génération sont employées pour nos remastering. Les bandes de seconde ou troisième génération employées pour le pressage grand public ne sont jamais sélectionnées. Enfin, notre procédé GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG system (voir explications plus bas) est notre dernière innovation qui permet une lecture à 1/2 vitesse de la bande pour en extraire une quantité d'information très supérieur.

Le son chaud et défini d'un Original Master Recording est la force maîtresse de ce label car c'est l'un des plus analogiques qui soit tous types de pressages confondus. Les CD Gold 24K sont parfaitement exquis (ils sont très recherchés après disparition du titre) et les SACD UHR possèdent la meilleure couche CD que vous puissiez rencontrer et les arguments pour vous faire apprécier le SACD en véritable haute définition. Les vinyles offrent ce qui se fait de mieux au monde.

Tous les remastering Mobile Fidelity depuis 30 ans sont devenus des collectors. Les séries limitées le sont vraiment (1000 à 4000) contrairement à certains pressages japonais limités à 25.000 unités. Après 5000 pressages une matrice ne produit plus le même disque et ne permet plus une production identique du premier au dernier numéro.


GAIN 2™ Détails techniques :

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) is the undisputed leader in the art and science of record technology. Through the evolution of its Ultra High Quality Records (UHQR) to the ANADISQ 200 series, audiophiles and serious music collectors alike have long applauded Mobile Fidelity’s contributions to the research and development of making the best records humanly and technically possible. MFSL’s latest innovation on the vinyl frontier is the GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG system

The introduction of GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG maintains Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s position as the world’s leading audiophile vinyl record label, where passion for music is merged with extraordinary sound quality. The GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG disc mastering system is comprised of a modified Studer A-80 tape machine with proprietary reproducer electronics and customized, handcrafted cutting electronics and power amps that drive an Ortofon cutter head on a modified Neumann lathe. Independent and in house studies have confirmed that the GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG system can unveil sonic information all the way up to122 kHz. First and foremost, Mobile Fidelity Sound lab utilizes only first generation ORIGINAL MASTER RECORDINGS as source material for our releases, never the second or third-generation master tapes that are often used by mass producing music labels. The master tapes are played back at half speed enabling the GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG system to fully extract the tape’s sonic information, resulting in more cutting amplifier headroom, as well as allowing the cutter head twice as much time to inscribe the full bandwidth of the audio signal. Half speed mastering allows for incredible frequency response and hysteresis (a type of playback distortion) is greatly reduced from the tape transport’s playback head. Lacquers are then plated in a specialized process that protects transients in the musical signal. Optimum sound quality is further ensured by strictly limiting the number of pressings for each release. These Limited Editions, in addition to being collectors’ items, assure you that the quality of the first pressing matches the quality of the last.

To protect your GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG pressing after purchase, each is protectively custom packaged to maintain flatness and prevent warping. Each GAIN 2™ ULTRA ANALOG record contains a specially constructed heavy-duty album jacket that is supported by a rigid cardboard “stiffener”, and the entire package is loosely “bagged” instead of being subjected to a tight shrink-wrap that can contribute to record warpage. To help eliminate dust -and minimize surface noise- a unique static-free “rice paper” inner sleeve protects each disc. These “Original Master Sleeves” are also available separately from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab to help protect the rest of the records in your collection.

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Du vrai grand Dylan avec ce groupe exceptionnel qu'était The Band. Très belle réédition grâce au remastering de MoFi. (Posté le 28/02/2017)
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