James Taylor - Greatest Hits

180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set

$125.00

Sku: MFSL45UD1S-031

  • James Taylor - Greatest Hits

James Taylor - Greatest Hits

180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set

$125.00

Sku: MFSL45UD1S-031




The Distillation of Everything That Makes James Taylor Special Is Made Even Better

One of the most commercially successful compilations ever released, James Taylor's Diamond-certified Greatest Hits encapsulates the quintessential characteristics – refined acoustic guitar playing, mannered melodies, insightful lyrics, comforting singing – and includes the familiar, honest, emotion-rich songs that made the singer-songwriter an icon. Experience it all with unparalleled detail and intimacy on Mobile Fidelity's limited and numbered UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP box set, mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl.

  1. Something in the Way She Moves
  2. Carolina in My Mind
  3. Fire and Rain
  4. Sweet Baby James
  5. Country Road
  6. You've Got a Friend
  7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  8. Walking Man
  9. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  10. Mexico
  11. Shower the People
  12. Steamroller

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 tapes 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 tape. 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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