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• The quintet's fifth album features gorgeous layered harmonies “Ophelia,” “It Makes No Difference,” and “Acadian Driftwood.”

Northern Lights-Southern Cross
is, in nearly every respect, the group's studio swan song.   The group's fifth album is also one of its finest works, a finely textured collection that at the time of its 1975 release marked the quintet's first album of new material in four years.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition hybrid SACD brings the beauty, intellect, and contours of Northern Lights-Southern Cross to life as never before.   Particularly compelling is the priceless “Acadian Driftwood,” on which you can hear the oddly tuned fiddling of bluegrass virtuoso Byron Berline seamlessly mesh with Garth Hudson's bagpipe and Richard Manuel's piccolo with unparalleled transparency.   Blending Quebecois, Cajun, and country, the song is one of the greatest compositions in the American songbook-and now, even better.

This historic album is presented in the Super Audio Compact Disc format, which contains a CD layer and ultra-high resolution layer of music.   Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab transferred the original 2-track ¼" analog master tapes using the critically acclaimed GAIN 2TM System.

  • Packaged in New Numbered Limited Edition Mini LP Style Packaging!

    1. Forbidden Fruit
    2. Hobo Jungle
    3. Ophelia
    4. Acadian Driftwood
    5. Ring Your Bell
    6. It Makes No Difference
    7. Jupiter Hollow
    8. Rags And Bones

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