BOB DYLAN BLOOD ON THE TRACKSORIGINAL MASTER RECORDING 45RPM LP BOX SETnewBOB DYLAN BLOOD ON THE TRACKS ORIGINAL MASTER RECORDING 45RPM LP BOX SETBob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid 1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife...295.00


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Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid
1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime.
Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his
then-wife Sara Lowndes. Creatively, he appeared at a stalemate, his
previous decade's unprecedented run of transformational brilliance
finished. Then came Blood on the Tracks. A
start-to-finish cycle that documents a lover's pursuit of, entanglement
with, and loss of a woman, the bracingly intimate 1975 effort remains one of the most encompassing break-up albums ever made and ranks as the most personal statement of the Bard's career.

Presenting the record's acoustic and band-supported songs with the
utmost transparency, dynamics, presence, immediacy, spaciousness, and
imaging, Mobile Fidelity's opulent UD1S (UltraDisc One-Step) box set
makes Blood on the Tracks reach three-dimensional sonic and emotional heights never before attained. Strictly
limited to 9,000 numbered copies and pressed at RTI on SuperVinyl, this
ultra-hi-fi collector's edition shines a high-powered light on the
fluid vocal phrasing, timbral shifts, functional rhythms, and
inward-looking strumming crucial to the album's aura
. You'll
enjoy deep-black backgrounds, boundless soundstaging, pointillist
details, staggering dynamics, and arguably, the most lifelike tonalities
and nuances ever committed to vinyl. Every note, breath, and movement
is reproduced with exquisite accuracy, wowing clarity, and impeccable

The lavish packaging and beautiful presentation of Mobile Fidelity's Blood on the Tracks UD1S pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed
in a deluxe box, the collectible version contains special foil-stamped
jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the
splendor of the recording
. Aurally and visually, it exists a
curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and
examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality
and creativity, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art –
and everything involved with the album, from the images to the
textures and liner notes.

Ranked 16 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and replete with existential thought, piercing directness, raw singing, and majestic arrangements, Blood on the Tracks remains a soul-exposing confessional. To
hear it is to experience the agony, frustration, trauma, highs, lows,
confusion, sadness, and, ultimately, requisite redemption associated
with intimate relationships gone astray
. Dylan maintains it's a
work of fiction, but the evident close-vested autobiographical premise
is what helps make it universal: It's the icon singing through tears,
going out of his mind, battling hallowing emptiness, firing shots across
the bow, and accepting culpability. Blood on the Tracks serves, in short, as a consummate expression of love's darker sides and the consequences of what happens when dreams unravel.

For all the melancholic pain, unresolved questions, shattered
memories, wasted times, unrequited dialogs, and weary regret within, Blood on the Tracks
remains as daring as it is reflective. Rather than follow for a
monotone caustic vibe, Dylan's songs burrow into the subconscious for
the manners in which they are even-keeled, mellow, and occasionally,
even peaceful. Dignity, honor, poignancy, and fairness – all
traits uncommon in any situation in which partners dissolve histories,
change hearts, and attribute blame – instill the record with
equilibrium on par with the consistency of the flowing melodies

Throughout, tunes come on and proceed as if they could continue
forever, Dylan spinning poetic verses and conversations amidst finely
tied knots of acoustic notes, chords, and fills, the deceivingly simple
architecture conjuring the intertwined refractions of a bezeled jewel,
various angles, colors, and textures conjoining into a gorgeously
inseparable whole. Backed by Tony Brown's flexible albeit subtle bass,
Buddy Cage's country-streaked pedal-steel guitar, and Paul Griffin's
soul-baring organ – an instrument used to shadow, tuckpoint, and
illuminate here as effectively as any time in rock history – Dylan pours out scarred emotion, open his veins, and bleeds.

Secure your limited, numbered edition of this keepsake from Music Direct today!

More About Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step and Why It Is Superior

Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process,
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one
step, bypassing two processes of generational loss. While three-step
processing is designed for optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created
for the ultimate in sound quality. Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered
the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC in the 1980s, UD1S again
represents another state-of-the-art advance in the record-manufacturing
process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master tapes and
meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a
very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a "convert." Delicate
"converts" are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a
final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the
music. By skipping the additional steps of pulling another positive and
an additional negative, as done in the three-step process used in
standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP with the lowest noise floor
possible today. The removal of the additional two steps of generational
loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of extra musical
detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard
copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings
guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of
the lacquer sourced directly from the original master tape. Every
conceivable aspect of vinyl production is optimized to produce the most
perfect record album available today.

Mobile Fidelity SuperVinyl: The World’s Quietest Surfaces and Cleanest Grooves

Mobile Fidelity SuperVinyl is a new proprietary compound developed by
NEOTECH and RTI to address two specific areas of improvement: noise
floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition
features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see)
and produces the world’s quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula
also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are
indistinguishable from the original lacquer. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
feels SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what we hear in
the mastering lab.

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