Yaz (Yazoo) - Upstairs at Eric's [LP] (Audiophile Vinyl, includes ''Situation'', limited/numbered) MOBILE FIDELITY
Numbered, Limited Edition From Mobile Fidelity!
Pressed at RTI!
A 1980s Landmark: Ex-Depeche Mode Member Vince Clarke and Vocalist Alison Moyet Create Synthpop Classic
Smoky Blues Purring, Cool Jazz Vibes, Disco-Tinged Beats, and Dancefloor Minimalism Add Up to Electropop Genius
All the Grooves Hit the Low-Frequency Targets: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
Includes Hits Dont Go, Situation, and Only You
The 1980s will forever be remembered for electropop sensations, yet few, if any, are quite as sensational as Yazoos Upstairs at Erics. A standard-setting mélange of smoky blues singing, jazzy arrangements, disco-tinged beats, and dancefloor vibes, the smash debut fits equally as well at a late-night club as it does in a living room, where the records complexity and exoticism takes listeners hostage. No wonder the 1982 landmark remains one of the decades most essential albums.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this numbered limited edition Silver Label LP breathes with a decongested openness, textural richness, and tonal palette never before experienced on previous analog or digital editions. Alison Moyets inimitable vocals, such a huge part of the records appeal, are dramatically enhanced, her sensual timbre, bittersweet crooning, and knockout range now encompassing the full frequency spectrum and projecting outward in a way that traverses the flatness of the original pressings.
Indeed, her bluesy deliveries are at once elegant and exuberant, and give collaborative partner Vince Clarke free range to construct beat architectures that encompass freewheeling disco, house music, uptempo dance, and chilled-out pop. The former Depeche Mode member also layers on elegant keyboard melodies, establishing contagious hooks and electronic-laced landscapes that preceded the techno explosion and do so with a cooler elegance. Tape loops, random field-noise dialogues, and synth-stroked bass notes add to whats nothing less than a perfect collusion of moody paranoia and soulful warmth.
While a cousin to synth-pop LPs by the likes of the Eurythmics, Soft Cell, OMD, and Depeche Mode, Yazoos Upstairs at Erics is singular for its chemistry between Moyet and Clarke and a carefree batch of songs high on emotion, style, and substance.
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About Silver Series: Coming from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series features an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl is pressed at RTI on audiophile-grade standard vinyl and are numbered limited-editions. Future releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical horizons with the Silver Label!
"Fans can rejoice anew... [T]he congestion-free download means that Crosby, Stills and Nashs signature harmonies shine. The next biggest change for the better arrives via the massive bottom end; by comparison, the original seems rolled-off for AM airplay. Throughout, there is vast space, with a three-dimensional feel fully realized. Youll be looking for the surround-sound speakers. Vocal harmonies are distinct and feel considerably larger than lifea testament to the studio craftsmanship of the late 70s. Lastly, every track is dynamic, with drums leaping from the speakers. Plus, the initial piano attacks explode." - Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio Magazine, No. 52, January 2013
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• 1/4" / 15 IPS Analog Copy to Analog Console to Lathe
• Mastered and Cut on the famous MoFi Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system
• Pressed at RTI on Audiophile-Grade Standard Vinyl
1. Don't Go
2. Too Pieces
3. Bad Connection
4. I Before E Except After C
6. In My Room
1. Only You
2. Goodbye Seventies
4. Winter Kills
5. Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)
2012 Mobile Fidelity