Bob Marley & The Wailers

Catch A Fire - Half-Speed Master Edition

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Record Label
UMC/Island

About this item

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 specialised 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.

TRACK LISTING

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

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