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Bob Marley And The Wailers - Kaya: Half Speed Master Vinyl LP - direct audio

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Kaya: Half Speed Master Vinyl LP

Island Records

  • $ 3898


Bob Marley And The Wailers Kaya: Half Speed Master Vinyl LP

Mastered at Half-Speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London

In November 2020, twelve Bob Marley albums will be available on premium half-speed mastered vinyl. This specialist artisan process results in a more detailed representation of the original sound source cuts, with a far superior high-frequency (treble) response, and richer and fuller low to middle frequencies. All tracks were mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Abbey Road's world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe.

This rare and specialized technique transforms difficult to cut highend frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.

1978's Kaya found Bob Marley & The Wailers truly capitalizing on their newfound international success with classics like "Is This Love," one of the most buoyant and unabashed love songs in the Marley repertoire, "Sun Is Shining," "Time Will Tell" and "Satisfy My Soul." Hitting No. 4 on the UK charts, the spiritual 10-song set captures Marley and company in a mellow mood and on a serious roll with another transcendent collection of unifying anthems.

Bob Marley And The Wailers Kaya Track Listing:

1. Is This Love
2. Satisfy My Soul
3. Sun Is Shining
4. Kaya
5. Easy Skanking
6. She's Gone
7. Misty Morning
8. Crisis
9. Running Away
10. Time Will Tell


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