|Warranty length||5 Years|
|Brand||Nimbus Supercut Vinyl|
This recording from 1976 was Joan Armatrading’s first step on the ladder and is both an enjoyable album and a sonic tour de force, which has become a favourite demo album for many audiophiles and is presented here on its "holy grail", ultimate release. For Armatrading, this album was the start of a sensational career, one which has still not ended - perhaps because she has remained true to her own original style. The album is just right for the younger generation that wants to discover the soft, rock-like ballads that their parents grew up with and for the older generation, it is like revisiting old times, when music was handmade and pure.
Rarely available for sale - only one in stock!
Nimbus Supercut LPs were released as a mail order only promotion to Practical Hi-Fi and Hi-Fi today magazine readers during the early 1980s. All Nimbus Supercut releases were available in limited quantities of around 1000 pressings per title, and as such, many are rarely seen for sale and are arguably rarer than releases from Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, DCC, etc. Nimbus established the need for high quality vinyl pressings at a time when most mainstream vinyl which was haphazardly mastered and pressed on poor quality recycled vinyl.
In contrast, Nimbus Supercut releases were mastered from the the original master tapes, through an all valve mastering process, using no limiting, to result in a high quality pressing which was as close as possible in sound to the original recording. Nimbus also had ICI produce an extremely pure vinyl for this release, which has exceptional frequency reproduction and is virtually noise free. Audio Affair have auditioned several vinyl versions of this album in the past (including original pressings), and this album is clearly the best sounding release available.
A one owner example, this LP is used, but was originally recorded onto cassette and has only been played a couple of times. According to Goldmine industry standards, the vinyl is near mint (NM). The cover has some edge wear (common with this release and is excellent (EX). Poly-lined inner sleeve is near mint (NM).