Lightnin' Hopkins Goin' Away 200g LP (Stereo)
The Absolute Sound Top Ten Vinyl Reissue of 2016!
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Limited Edition 200 Gram LP! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Cut from the Original Stereo 100% Analog Master Tapes!
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"The timing of Lightnin' Hopkins while fronting a group was so unpredictable, rhythm sections struggled to follow him. That may have influenced the Rudy Van Gelder-engineered Goin' Away, where the guitar (acoustic) and vocals were recorded first and the bass and drums added later. At times, the guitar seems a bit low in the mix, but on this remastered Analogue Productions LP, cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray, it sounds warm and natural while the boisterous vocals have a commanding presence; the recording also does a fine job of capturing Leonard Gaskin's deep bass tones and the timbre of Herbie Lovelle's brushes." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, September 2016, Music 4.5/5, Sonics 4/5 Read The Full Review Here!
Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of -the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.
Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot
and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues
whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp
to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints,
producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted
that he use an acoustic guitar for more “authentic” results. Either way,
Lightnin’ seldom made a bad record, and , who did a remarkable job of following
his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.
• 200g Vinyl LP
• Limited Edition, Less Than 1000 Records per stamper, released in limited quantities
• The Original 100% Analog Master Tapes were used working with only the Best Mastering Studios!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Plated by Gary Salstrom
• Plated and Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on Virgin Vinyl
• Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
• Deluxe Packaging using the highest quality jackets and rice paper inner sleeves
• Officially Licensed & Authorized for release by the Record Label
1. Wake Up Old Lady
2. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
3. Stranger Here
4. Little Sister's Boogie
5. Goin' Away
6. You Better Stop Her
7. Business You'r Doin'
8. I'm Wit' It