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Catch A Fire (Half Speed Master)

"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 high end 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.”

MILES SHOWELL

Mastering Engineer, Abbey Road Studios

Tracklist:

1. Concrete Jungle (Side A)
2. Slave Driver (Side A)
3. 400 Years (Side A)
4. Stop That Train (Side A)
5. Baby We’ve Got A Date (Rock It Baby) (Side A)
6. Stir It Up (Side B)
7. Kinky Reggae (Side B)
8. No More Trouble (Side B)
9. Midnight Ravers (Side B)