Bobby Darin Love Swings Numbered Limited Edition LP
Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!
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Bobby Darin Love Swings on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity
1961 album of standards established Darin as a sophisticated singer. This album
is a concept effort divided into halves that explore the emotional gamut of
romance: One side upbeat, the other heartbreaking.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
(Best Record Plant in America): Darin’s voice, Torrie Zito’s orchestral
arrangements set up shop in your listening room.
Bobby Darin didn’t want to be simply known as the singer that scored the novelty
hit “Splish Splash.” Determined to be recognized as a top-tier vocalist on par
with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, the Bronx native set out to
put an authoritative stamp on pop standards. And did just that with Love Swings.
Divided into two conceptual halves, the 1961 masterpiece is the singer’s
defining statement, a splendidly effective and smartly performed record that
addresses the wild emotional fluctuations associated with romance and finds
Darin nailing every note.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI
(the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered limited edition
LP presents Darin’s buoyant album with all the brassiness, boldness, and
lushness any fan of vocal pop music would ever want. His voice is transparent
and immediate, the diversified instrumental arrangements are placed in sharp
relief, the songs replete with airiness, warmth, and the sough-after breath of
life. The sound is so good that this somewhat-forgotten LP should now finally
gain the recognition it’s long deserved.
“Yes, love swings, but like a pendulum: back and forth,” state the record’s
liner notes, explaining the concept behind a set that is split into two
thematically connected halves. On the first side, Darin delves into the giddy
feelings and incredible happiness associated with romance’s first bloom.
Infatuation, devotion, and gaiety take hold, Darin conveying every ounce of joy
and pleasure tied to gliding, uptempo staples such as Rodgers and Hart’s “I
Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and the lounge-bound sway of “Long Ago (And Far
Away). Darin’s voice, and his ebullient support band (conducted by Torrie Zito),
epitomize glee, delight, and bliss.
On the flip side, Darin, ever the realist and proving himself capable of
sophisticated material, probes love’s disillusions and heartache with incredible
panache. The pace slows, the mood darkens, and the lights dim. Zito’s
orchestrations embrace denser, more poignant tones, and Darin delivers sad,
aching tunes like “In Love In Vain” and “Something to Remember You By” with
stunning realism and haunting impact. It’s as cohesive of a vocal performance as
you’ll hear from the era, a journey that takes you from the highs to the lows,
and everything in between.
Yes, the human voice is the most difficult element to accurately reproduce on
record. Yet Mobile Fidelity’s Silver Label LP does wonders with this Darin
classic, opening up the highs, clearing out a previously foggy midrange, and, as
importantly, restoring to print in analog a vocal tour de force. Unavailable on
vinyl for eons, Love Swings demands to be heard on this sumptuously remastered
LP, which runs circles around its digital brethren.
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!
• Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• 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. Long Ago and Far Away
2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
3. How About You
4. The More I See You
5. It Had To Be You
6. No Greater Love
7. In Love In Vain
8. Just Friends
9. Something To Remember You By
11. Spring Is Here
12. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan