Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970) MFSL Half-Speed LP
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 985 MB (+3% Recovery) | Playing time 42:52 min
Rapidshare, Hotfile | Rock, Country | Released: 1980 | Label: Mobile Fildelity Sound Lab | Catalogue number: MFSL-1-037
With the frenetic rush of albums from the late 1960's still virtually cooling on the shelves, this is Creedence's 5th album, incredibly in the space of just under 2 years. An output rivalled by a very few bands of the time. They were not just 'churning them out' though, this is a polished and memorable piece of Americana from a time when the hippy revolution was just drawing to a close. The theme - if such a thing exists on a Creedence album - is one of intense reflection on their days as a band so far. 'Travellin' Band', 'Run Through The Jungle' and 'Up Around The Bend' all speak of the pressures of constantly moving around. Pehaps the highlight of the album is the sublime, funky, relentlessly high quality verison of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' transforming a 3 minute Motown tune into a pounding 11 minute marathon of guitar licks and drum chops. Ending with 'Long As I Can See The Light' in a most poetic manner. FOr me, the most satisfying of Creedence's LPs. Here presented in astonishingly clean MFSL vinyl. I know some people have their doubts about these Ortofon cut MFSL LPs but I for one have never heard it better and it seems to me to have WAY more dynamics than the recent SACD?
Euripides July 2011Tracklisting:
A1 Ramble Tamble (7:11)
A2 Before You Accuse Me (3:27)
...Written by: McDaniels
A3 Travelin' Band 2:08)
A4 Ooby Dooby (2:07)
...Written by: Penner, Moore
A5 Lookin' Out My Back Door (2:35)
A6 Run Through The Jungle (3:10)
B1 Up Around The Bend (2:42)
B2 My Baby Left Me (2:19)
...Written by: Arthur Crudup
B3 Who'll Stop The Rain (2:29)
B4 I Heard It Through The Grapevine (11:08)
...Written by: Strong, Whitfield
B5 Long As I Can See The Light (3:36)
John Fogerty (Vocals And Guitar)
Tom Fogerty (Rhythm Guitar)
Stu Cook (Bass)
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford (Drums)
Produced by: John Fogerty
Vinyl ripping & technical details:
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
Original Japan pressing in US sleeve (1980) LP 2nd pressing, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFSL-1-037, Matrix A: MFSL-1-037-A2 SR/2 ORTOFON P 121+, Matrix B: MFSL-1-037-B2
SR/2 ORTOFON P 121+
(Notes from sleeve:) Pressed in Japan. Original Master Recording™. Half-speed production and mastering by original mastering works. Specially plated and pressed on high definition super vinyl by victor company of japan ltd. Source: the original stereo master tape. Mastered with the ortofon cutting system.
Vpi HW-17F Record Cleaning Machine
Technics SL 1210 Mk II
Rega RB 300 tonearm (Origin Live! mod)
Denon DL 304 M/C Cartridge
NAD 3101 (M/C phono section)
Outboard M-Audio Profire 610 Multichannel A/D
Adobe Audition 3.0
- Record cleaned on Vpi machine.
- Audio sampled at 96/32 float.
- Filter to roll-off frequencies below 20 HZ (only below audible frequencies).
- Manual declick and deglitch (about ten micr-clicks in total).
- Very delicate groove noise centering near fades.
- All whole sides normalized to 100% NEVER using compression or limiting.
Original MFSL in MINT condition - probably the easiest job I've done in years. It's really nice to finally hear that yelled vocal and saxaphone on 'See The Light' without the burred distortion on the original cuts. Possibly a bit 'bright' in the mix but the drums and transients are astonishingly clear. Enjoy!
PS this one especially for 'Vinylhound' who lost his 24/96 rip of this when a hard drive was destroyed - believe me I know how that feels my friend!
Euripides July 2011
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