Love Da Capo Numbeered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Love Da Capo on Numbered Limited Edition SACD from
1967 Sophomore Album Established Love as Psychedelic Visionaries
Seamlessly Encapsulates Baroque Pop, Proto Punk, Bossa Nova, Garage Rock, and
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Hybrid SACD Presents Interwoven
Textures, Delicate Accents, and Huge Dynamics with Three-Dimensional Perspective
No West Coast band put a deeper psychedelic spin on the mid-60s’ burgeoning
folk-rock scene than Love. And during a twelve-month period between late
1966 and 1967, no group rivaled Arthur Lee and company’s freewheeling
imagination and musical blend. Love’s tenure was brief, but its impact
and influence will forever loom large. Home to the collective’s lone Top 40 hit,
Da Capo is psychedelia at its best: a thoroughly original, vivid,
unrestrained canvas for Lee’s beautiful, eclectic ideas and pioneering sonic
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered
limited-edition hybrid SACD of Da Capo presents the album in living color.
Interwoven textures, delicate accents, hand-stitched details, and wide-spanning
dynamics integral to each song’s framework and function emerge with
three-dimensional perspective. MoFi engineers painstakingly ensured that the
disc breathes with tube amplifier-like warmth and transparency, characteristics
tethered to the era’s finest recordings. Background woodwinds, horns, and
vintage organs occupy distinct spaces, while the soundstage boasts both
excellent depth of field and width.
Arriving shortly after its debut, Da Capo established Love as
psychedelia visionaries. A cult classic since its original release in January
1967, the record greatly expands on the experimentation of the Beatles’
Revolver and predates the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties
Request, Fab Four’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and
Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn by months. Executed by an
expanded seven-piece lineup, Da Capo encapsulates baroque pop, proto
punk, bossa nova, garage rock, and hard-driving jazz. Its limits are bounded
only by Lee’s scope, and the Memphis native remains unbounded throughout.
Accurately tabbed by critic Lillian Roxon as “an amusing paradox,” Lee’s
identity as an African-American channeling the sound of a white Englishman
expressing the Southern blues gives Da Capo added mysticism and
muscle. From the tumbling house of mirrors that is the opening “Stephanie Knows
Who” to the galloping, heavy, reverb-appointed “Seven & Seven Is” — a hit tune
that confirmed Love’s identity as Los Angeles’ baddest street toughs — the
effort swings and surprises, each turn leading down new corridors.
Such discovery lies behind the groundbreaking “Revelation,” a 19-minute jam that
occupied the entire second side of the LP and strongly rumored to have been
produced by an uncredited Neil Young. Originally titled “John Lee
Hooker,” it progresses as a free-for-all boogie that, according to myth, soon
inspired the Stones to pen “Goin’ Home.” Similar tradition is tied to
Love’s harpsichord-fragranced “She Comes In Colors,” a baroque gem that led
to the Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow.”
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. Stephanie Knows Who
2. Orange Skies
3. Que Vida!
4. Seven & Seven Is
5. The Castle
6. She Comes In Colors