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Confrontation (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. Chant Down Babylon (Side A)
2. Buffalo Soldier (Side A)
3. Jump Nyabinghi (Side A)
4. Mix Up, Mix Up (Side A)
5. Give Thanks & Praise (Side A)
6. Blackman Redemption (Side B)
7. Trench Town (Side B)
8. Stiff Necked Fools (Side B)
9. I Know (Side B)
10. Rastaman Live Up! (Side B)

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