Hugh Masekela-Hope (45rpm-edition)

28. Oktober 2019 222241 0 Comments

AS AAPJ 117-45

„Hope“ – Hugh Masekela (tp, flh); Ngenekhaya Mahlanghu (fl, perc, sax, voc); Themba Mkhize (keyb, voc); Lawrence Matshiza (g, voc); Bakithi Khumalo (b, voc); Remi Kabaka (perc, voc); Damon Duewhite (dr), a.o.
What more can be captured from the masterpiece that the late trumpet great Hugh Masekela left devoted fans, the effervescent „Hope“. Now cut at 45rpm and spread over four 200-gram premium LPs, you’re about to discover the answer to that question. The eight sides of vinyl reduce distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. And this set is plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Acoustic Sounds‘ own industry-lauded LP manufacturer. Virtually silent surfaces coupled with sharp delineation of musical detail are QRP pressing hallmarks.
Two Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on gatefold jackets house the four LPs, which are contained in a custom-designed slipcase reproducing the original artwork.
A longtime audiophile demonstration disc, „Hope“ will show off your system’s dynamic range as well as any record ever released. Hugh Masekela, the outstanding South African trumpeter, assembled a seven-piece group and recorded this great set live at Washington, D.C.’s Blues Alley. The songs stretch over a period of nearly five decades and serve as an informal guided tour of Masekela’s life. The songs are honest and bare, and as for the sound — WOW!
Unlike a prior 45rpm version that included seven songs, this 45 RPM reissue contains the full program as originally recorded with all 12 tracks included! Plus, as an added bonus, we’ve included a special insert — featuring an exclusive interview with Grammy/Emmy Award-winning engineer David Hewitt, who recorded „Hope“ originally.
Listen to that magic unfold — put on this Analogue Productions 45rpm 4LP reissue of „Hope“, and be transported.