Van Halen - Women and Children First

180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set

$125.00

Sku: MFSL45UD1S-034

  • Van Halen - Women and Children First

Van Halen - Women and Children First

180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set

$125.00

Sku: MFSL45UD1S-034




Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl for a Definitive Listening Experience

Mastering Source to Be Determined Closer to Production Date; Specifics Will Be Posted Here When Authenticated

Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth says it all on the second song of the band's third album – and third consecutive smash in less than three years time. "Everybody wants some!," he declares before immediately querying, "Baby, how 'bout, you?" Roth and the rest of Van Halen already knew the answer. The quartet further confirmed its status as America's leading rock band and principal party starters on Women and Children First while heading in harder, heavier directions with thrilling songs that Rolling Stone scribe David Fricke rightly deemed "works of high-volume art." Mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl, and strictly limited and numbered, Mobile Fidelity's UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP set of the triple-platinum effort ensures demand for the 1980 record has never been higher.

  1. And the Cradle Will Rock...
  2. Everybody Wants Some!!
  3. Fools
  4. Romeo's Delight
  5. Tora! Tora!
  6. Loss of Control
  7. Take Your Whiskey Home
  8. Could This Be Magic?
  9. In a Simple Rhyme

More About Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step and Why It Is Superior

Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. While three-step processing is designed for optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created for the ultimate in sound quality. Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC in the 1980s, UD1S again represents another state-of-the-art advance in the record-manufacturing process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master recordings, painstakingly transfer them to DSD 256, and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a "convert." Delicate "converts" are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music. By skipping the additional steps of pulling another positive and an additional negative, as done in the three-step process used in standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP with the lowest noise floor possible today. The removal of the additional two steps of generational loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced directly from the original master recording. Every conceivable aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the most perfect record album available today.

MoFi SuperVinyl

Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever devised. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see) and produces the world's quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are indistinguishable from the original lacquer. MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what the label's engineers hear in the mastering lab.

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