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MoFi COLLECTION 1
For years, listeners have wondered what it would be like to experience some of our best-sounding work on a compilation that shows off its trademark qualities, lifelike production, and uncompromising standards. For the first time in Mobile Fidelity history, we have made such a disc available to the public.
IMAGINE / JOHN LENNON
One of rock and roll’s most important visionaries and a rock classic no collection should be without.
PLASTIC ONO BAND / JOHN LENNON
Diverse elements of rock'n'roll, folk and heartfelt balladeering are melded together and anchored by John’s haunting voice and melodic brilliance.
MIND GAMES / JOHN LENNON
Sometimes overlooked, John Lennon's Mind Games draws upon an immediate kinship with Plastic Ono Band and Imagine and features several of Lennon's best work including the title track, "I Know (I Know)", "You Are Here" and "Out The Blue", among others.
LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO / THE PLASTIC ONO BAND
Performing at Toronto's Rock and Roll Revival festival a month or so after completing Abbey Road, John Lennon and a hastily assembled lineup consisting of Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and Alan White on drums shocked and delighted a huge audience at Varsity Stadium.
WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY / THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
Frank Zappa simultaneously skewers the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's" and the psychedelic / flower-power movement with We're Only In it For the Money. Zappa's probing insightful, scathing satire isn't the sole attraction here…it's the music!
COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION / MEGADETH
Applauded by critics and fans alike, 1992's Countdown to Extinction is one of the most brilliant and precise metal records ever released.
FRAGILE / YES
Featuring stellar musicianship that serves well crafted compositions in a variety of idioms, Fragile is YES's progressive rock masterpiece.
MARC COHN / MARC COHN
Cohn's 1991 debut is masterfully produced and features brilliantly crafted musical arrangements that perfectly accentuate his soulful, rich baritone timbre and graceful, contemplative piano performances.
DON'T CRY NOW / LINDA RONSTADT
1973's Don’t Cry Now, Ronstadt's first album for Asylum, solidified the singer as a premiere pop singer. This is one of the most exceptional-sounding female vocalist recordings of the 1970s
IDLEWILD SOUTH / THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
Idlewild South, the sophomore release from America's sovereign Southern rock group the Allman Brothers Band, is their greatest studio album. Produced by the legendary Tom Dowd.
LITTLE FEAT / LITTLE FEAT
Little Feat introduced Southern-fried accents and funny personality sketches to the West Coast's country-rock template on its self-titled 1971 debut, a record that remains singular in its aural and narrative visions of America.
TIGERLILY / NATALIE MERCHANT
On her gorgeously detailed folk-pop debut, Merchant turns in a vocal performance for the ages, spinning majestic webs of mellow atmosphere woven with rhythmic textures and low-key movements.
PERMANENT WAVES / RUSH
The first of three consecutive studio masterpieces, Permanent Waves firmly established Rush as a household-name band and spawned the classic hits "Freewill" and "The Spirit of Radio."
SANTANA / SANTANA
Released weeks before the band blew minds at Woodstock, Santana's groundbreaking set stands alongside Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Jeff Beck’s Truth as a pillar of rock fusion.
THE ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS OF ROY ORBISON
Remastered from the original analog master tapes for the first time ever, here are all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's finest singles for Monument Records in one place.
ABRAXAS / SANTANA
One of rock’s true masterpieces, Santana's stunning sophomore effort was released in September 1970 to unanimous accolades and redefined contemporary music.
IS ON TOP - ST. LOUIS TO LIVERPOOL / CHUCK BERRY
A compilation that pairs together two early Chuck Berry collections, this captures the iconic guitarist at his peak--and with sound like you've never thought possible!
PRISONER IN DISGUISE / LINDA RONSTADT
A rootsy 1975 treasure, Prisoner in Disguise advanced the vocalist’s reputation as a champion interpreter of popular song and drew acclaim for its outstanding session musicianship. Astounding sonics.
SAILIN' SHOES / LITTLE FEAT
The equivalent to acknowledged period classics by The Band, Allman Brothers Band, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones, this 1972 set is at once familiar, clever, and wholesome.
THE YES ALBUM / YES
The first set recorded IN 1971 with guitarist Steve Howe, The Yes Album remains Yes' grandest achievement and claims a musical vision the British quintet's contemporaries struggled to match.
SEACHANGE / BECK
Beck's Sea Change remains the best record of the indie icon's career.
CURTIS / CURTIS MAYFIELD
Curtis Mayfield's self-titled solo debut set new standards in areas of production, songwriting, and musical fusion.
CANDY-O / THE CARS
Continuing along the streamlined pop paths of its predecessor, the 1979 sophomore effort is preoccupied with desirable women that are as mysterious, sexy, and cool as the group's music.
HASTEN DOWN THE WIND / LINDA RONSTADT
Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California's soft-rock scene, Linda Ronstadt's Grammy-winning 1976 set finds the vocalist at her absolute best.
DIXIE CHICKEN / LITTLE FEAT
Stuffed with first-rate songwriting, and humorous lyrics Dixie Chicken is Little Feat's pinnacle studio album.
SIMPLE DREAMS / LINDA RONSTADT
Linda Ronstadt just couldn't lose. Another of her interpretive masterworks, 1977's stunning Simple Dreams continued a creative streak that found the singer turning out album after album of incredible material.
WAITING FOR COLUMBUS / LITTLE FEAT
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.
ANGEL DUST / FAITH NO MORE
Faith No More's 1992 alt-rock classic is a sonic funhouse that remains catchy and melodic no matter what directions the songs pull. But the record’s greatest aspect may be its cutting-edge production.
SHAKE IT UP / THE CARS
A return to form after the departure that was 1980's muddled Panorama, the Cars' Shake It Up bursts forth with a rich assembly of synthesizers, drum machines, electronic blips, and catchy melodies that make it an early '80s pop staple.
CHICAGO / CHICAGO 17
Hitching its wagon to Peter Cetera's tender tenor croon, and bringing a new sound to the fore, Chicago redefines 1980s pop on this 1984 classic—setting the stage for the power ballads and sweeping slow-dance fare.
NICE'N'EASY / FRANK SINATRA
Comprised of devotional ballads and midtempo love songs, this 1960 set is a showcase for Sinatra's peerless ability to create moods. Never before has it sounded so natural, rich, or transparent.
SINGS FOR ONLY THE LONELY / FRANK SINATRA
Well-versed in what it means to be down-and-out, Sinatra reaches profound emotional depths on this landmark 1958 concept album that remains one of his most legendary statements.
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