Bob Marley - Catch a Fire (Half Speed Master)

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Bob Marley & The Wailers returned with their fifth album Catch a Fire in 1973. The album features nine songs, two of which were written and composed by Peter Tosh and the remaining seven were written by Bob Marley. It features the singles "Stir It Up" and "Baby We've Got a Date".

Limited Edition. Heavyweight vinyl produced by Island Records in 2020. Remastered by by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. The package includes a branded obi-strip and a certificate of authenticity from Abbey Road.

"Abbey Road’s world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe.

This rare and specialised technique transforms difficult to cut highend frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record."

MILES SHOWELL
Mastering Engineer, Abbey Road Studios

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