Creedence Clearwater Revival 'Green River (Half Speed Master)' LP
Pre-order. Due 15th November.
UMC is excited to announce the half-speed master editions of two classic titles from Creedence Clearwater Revival, in the continued celebration of their 50th anniversaries; Willy and the Poor Boys and Green River. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and set for a November 15th release date, the albums were mastered at half-speed by award-winning engineer Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Both LPs—which were previously available only as part of the seven-LP Studio Albums Collection box set—come housed in handsome tip-on jackets, replicating the packaging of the original pressings. Both these reissues were mastered at half-speed, an exacting process which brings titles like Willy and the Poor Boys and Green River a new vibrancy, half a century after they were recorded. Using high-res transfers from the original analog tapes, the mastering process involves playing back the audio at half its recorded speed, while the cutting lathe is turned at half the desired playback speed. The technique allows more time to cut a micro-precise groove, resulting in more accuracy with frequency extremes and dynamic contrasts. The result on the turntables is an exceptional level of sonic clarity and punch.
Catalogue number: 7204873