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"Lightnin' Hopkins, Goin' Away - Double LP - Limited Edition #138 - SOLD OUT"

LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS GOIN' AWAY- 45 RPM SEALED 2 LP SET LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED 1000 PIECE PRESSING. Here's How it was done: Using only the original analog master tapes, the renowned team of Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray remastered and cut all of the titles at AcousTech Mastering, which features a pure Class-A disc-cutting system. AcousTech is located at Record Technology, Inc. the plant where the vinyl was pressed. It is a tremendous sonic advantage to have the pressing plant plating department & mastering room in the same facility as Steve & Kevin could cut a lacquer and plated immediately. This prevents the degradation of the grooves in a lacquer which is very fragile to quick deterioration. And of course cutting at 45 speed is the audiophile choice for the highes quality. A 45-RPM record is sonically superior to a 33 1/3 variety because of a 35 percent reduction of groove curvature compared to a 33 1/3 cut.. It means that while you can't fit as much music into a 45, the undukations of the groove that your cartridge has to track are stretched over a longer distance. For these reissues, the music was displaced onto four sides, meaning each side contains about 10 minutes of music. This is the ultimate reissues. The only way you'll get closer to this classic music is to listen to the master tapes or have been in the studio with the artist originally during the actual session. 45 Speed - 2 Sealed LP Set - Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more "authentic" results. Either way, Lightnin' seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963 session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings. "One of the audiophile's great, though dear, pleasures of late is Chad Kassem's 'Fantasy 45' series - Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics titles, remastered on vinyl at 45rpm...they're the best-sounding versions available, probably as close to the master tape as any medium can get...Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins Goin' Away is the stunner...Lightnin' leaps out at you; his voice and guitar are right there in the room...The music is teeming with pain, distress, and humor - the blues, don't you know? Vital." - Fred Kaplan, The Absolute Sound, February/March 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings 1. Wake Up Old Lady 2. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby 3. Stranger Here 4. Little Sister's Boogie 5. Goin' Away 6. You Better Stop Her 7. Business You'r Doin' 8. I'm Wit' It
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