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Bette Midler - The Rose MoFi LP Numbered

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. The essential idea is to unveil all the detailed musical information on the original master recording without adding deterioration, coloration or other sonic artefacts.

With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware.

Product Number: POS-134926
Brand: Mobile Fidelity
Model Number: LMFS022
Condition: New
Warranty: 12 Months
Weight: 400

Bette Midler - The Rose MoFi LP Numbered

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Track Listing

A1: Whose Side Are You On
A2: Midnight In Memphis
A3: Concert Monologue
A4: When A Man Loves A Woman
A5: Sold My Soul To Rock 'N' Roll
A6: Keep On Rockin'

B1: Love Me With A Feeling
B2: Camellia
B3: Homecoming Monologue
B4: Stay With Me
B5: Let Me Call You Sweetheart
B6: The Rose



1979 Soundtrack Contains Multiple Smash Hits: "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Stay With Me" Among Them

Bette Midler's first leading role in a musical remains her best. As the soundtrack for that film, The Rose spotlights the Divine Miss M's outstanding performance as a character in the persona of Janis Joplin. Midler received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and while the record contains no visuals, it punctuates the raw emotion and show-stopping persuasion that the singer brings to upbeat, rollicking fare composed in tribute to the late Joplin. Her reading of "When A Man Loves a Woman" remains definitive and unique for being sung from a female's perspective.

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP allows listeners to hone in on Midler's voice like never before. Kernels of previously unheard tonalities, richer hues of her bluesy timbre, and better-defined contours of her phrasing come to fore - as do the contributions of guitarist Steve Hunter and drummer Whitey Glan, both members of Lou Reed's Rock ‘n' Roll Animal tour. No, The Rose isn't your conventional adult-contemporary pop offering from Midler. It's much more.

Always a natural-born theatrical star, Midler demonstrates these abilities to wondrous effect throughout, pouring herself into the painful sentiments of "Stay With Me" and raising hell on raucous numbers such as "Sold My Soul to Rock ‘N' Roll" and "Keep On Rockin'." Muscle Shoals sounds and Memphis-birthed shuffles keep Midler balanced and engaged. Producer Paul Rothchild, who helmed Joplin's final salvo, matches the headliner's zest by keeping tight-fisted control over the material selection and sonics. Never does Midler seem as if she's merely paying tribute or playing a part; she makes listeners feel every note.

It's apt, then, that she's afforded carte blanche on the title track, a gorgeous and career-defining moment of immense proportions and the only song here not performed in the persona of Joplin. There's no better way to wrap up an album of nearly shamanic power, and an effort that, along with The Divine Miss M, remains Midler's peak.

GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog™ System for Vinyl

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ is a proprietary cutting system built and designed by legendary design genius Tim De Paravicini, with consultation from one of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's founding fathers - Stan Ricker, an audio engineer responsible for many of MFSL's most heralded past releases.

The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system is comprised of a Studer™ tape machine with customised reproduction electronics* and handcrafted cutting amps that drive an Ortofon cutting head on a restored Neumann VMS-70 lathe. (*It is worth noting that independent studies have confirmed that the GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system can unveil sonic information all the way up to 122kHz!)

First and foremost, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs only utilise first generation original master recordings as source material for their releases. MFSL then play back master tapes at half speed enabling the GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ system to fully extract the master's sonic information. The lacquers are then plated in a specialised process that protects transients in the musical signal. (Due to this process, there may be occasional pops or ticks inherent in initial play back, but as the disc is played more, a high quality stylus will actually polish the grooves and improve the sound). MFSL further ensure optimum sound quality by strictly limiting the number of pressings printed for each release. These limited editions, in addition to being collectors' items, ensure that the quality of the last pressing matches the quality of the first.

Album Credits

Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on the GAIN 2 ULTRA ANALOG SYSTEM.

Release Information

Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MOFI 1-022

Series: Silver Label Vinyl Series

Format: Vinyl LPLimited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered

Country: US

Released: 2012

Genre: Pop Rock

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