LOS LOBOS / By The Light Of The Moon - SACD Hybrid - Numbered Limited Edition

Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity!
DSD Technology, Superior Sound: Mobile Fidelity’s Hybrid SACD The Last Word in Digital Fidelity!

Soulful Ballads, Roots R&B, Fiery Funk, Spiritual Folk - Phenomenal Album!

Mellowed-Out 1987 Album Showcases Band’s Contemplative Side and Virtuosic Musicianship

Los Lobos’ Sophomore Album Established Group as World’s Most Diversified, Capable Ensemble: A Perfect Album

Los Lobos might have touted themselves as “just another band from East L.A.,” but it’s quite likely that even the group’s humble members recognized that few—if any—other artists in the late 1980s rivaled their soulful music, rousing performances, and ecclectically blended arrangements. While lacking the commercial status of the quintet’s subsequent La Bamba release, By the Light of the Moon stands as the band’s most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul, penetratingly reflective lyrics, and earnest roots rock. The music making is simply extraordinary.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s SACD brings these 11 songs to life and out of the clouded, foggy sonic environment in which they’ve remained for more than two decades. For the first time, T Bone Burnett’s stripped-back production functions as it should. Namely, Los Lobos sound as if they’re playing at a small, sweaty neighborhood joint late on a Sunday night for an audience of locals, friends, and family.

The group’s uncanny ability to switch between instruments and effortlessly play each as if it’s their innate right—listen to the seamless fashion in which electric and acoustic guitars, marimbas, organs, saxophones, harmonicas, and percussion create strikingly memorable soundscapes—comes to light amidst a warmer, airier, more organic and deep-black background. David Hidalgo’s sweet, honeysuckle timbre, he and Cesar Rosas’ overlapping tremolo guitars, and stacks of interwoven rhythms jump with vibrant electricity.

Shifting into storytelling mode, Los Lobos use By the Light of the Moon as an opportunity to meditate on everyday America and channel the fate of normal communities. Issues of faith, mortality, love, disillusionment, and melancholy inform narratives that are on the same socially conscious level as those of period-era Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. As for the songs, they crackle, waltz, shuffle, dance, tremble, and kick. The band almost dares listeners not to care.

Whether leaning into twangy two-step country-rock (“One Night In America”), dual-guitar shootout rockabilly (“Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes”), swinging jump R&B (“Is This All There Is?”), tequila-spiked East Los Angeles-style rock (“Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)”), searing Latin-tinged blues (“My Baby’s Gone”), or poignant gospel-lined folk (“River of Fools”), Los Lobos’ Tex-Mex gumbo continually impresses and delights.

Don’t pass up one of the best releases of the 1980s and one of Los Lobos’ definitive statements. Boleros, rancheros, and more await!


Selections:
1. One Time One Night
2. Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
3. Is This All There Is?
4. Prenda Del Alma
5. All I Wanted To Do Was Dance
6. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)
7. The Hardest Time
8. My Baby's Gone
9. River of Fools
10. The Mess We're In
11. Tears of God

Features:
• Hybrid SACD
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Socially Conscious Narratives
• World’s Most Diversified, Capable Ensemble

Réf.: MFSA2064

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35,00 €

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's ongoing quest is to deliver the foremost sounding audio entertainment software that technological innovation can provide. From our first UHQR™ vinyl LP to our latest Ultradisc UHR™ SACD, we have been and will remain a steadfast innovator in the audiophile frontier. We further believe that technological development serves best when accompanied by a profound awareness and appreciation for the elusive magic and mystery that comprises music itself. Our greatest hope is that our products will serve as conduits for ears ands souls to experience premium, pure, natural sound reproduction of diverse, pre-eminent original master recordings across the entire musical spectrum.

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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

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Commentaire par PAUL
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Los Lobos est un groupe étonnant et fascinant. Ici, ils sont vraiment dans leur élément - Rockabilly, Country, Chicano Rock, le cocktail est irrésistible. Fabuleux pressage SACD de Mobile Fidelity. (Posté le 17/12/2016)
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