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.
A1: Stay Hungry
A2: We're Not Gonna Take It
A3: Burn in Hell
A4: Horror-Teria (The Beginning)
A4a: Captain Howdy
A4b: Street Justice
B1: I Wanna Rock
B2: The Price
B3: Don't Let Me Down
B4: The Beast
It was May of 1984, and the world was turned upside-down when Twisted Sister released their legendary heavy metal masterpiece, Stay Hungry. The album helped shoot the New York metal band into the stratosphere, and over the last 36 years, Stay Hungry has sold millions of copies worldwide while going multi-platinum in a dozen different countries. Led by a pair of the most famous rock anthems in history, "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" (now the world's number one protest anthem), the videos that followed became the cornerstone of MTV, being played around the clock. Both the band and the singles became so famous that Twisted Sister was accused of destroying the moral fiber of American youth. This led directly to the creation of Tipper Gore's PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center), an organization founded upon puritanical censorship and the antithesis of the First Amendment. Lead singer Dee Snider was arrested time and time again on tour in the south on obscenity charges, as ridiculous "anti-rock" laws were being passed by municipalities to keep the band out of their towns. But today, no one is standing in your way. As if anyone could stop you from devouring this classic LP!
And to ensure you hear this important album in all its analog glory, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's engineers worked directly with the band to reissue this classic LP from the original analog master tapes, and it's never sounded better. Hear Mobile Fidelity's new cut with all the Marshall-stack distortion intact, yet with no extraneous distortion getting between you and the music. Grab a copy of this extremely limited vinyl edition before it sells out.
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.
Produced by Tom Werman
Engineered by Charles “Sixth Sister” Barreca
Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab on the GAIN 2 ULTRA ANALOG SYSTEM.
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, LMF492
Series: Original Master Recording, Gain 2™ Ultra Analog, 180g Series
Format: Vinyl LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered, Reissue
Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Glam