The Doobie Brothers The Captain And Me Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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This double-platinum 1973 album features many hits including 'China Grove' and
'Long Train Runnin'.
Taking off on the commercial success of Toulouse Street, the Doobie Brothers’
The Captain and Me propelled the group to superstar status. Having spent an
entire year on the charts after its March 1973 release, the band’s third record
features one classic tune after another, including the mega-hits "China Grove"
and "Long Train Runnin’."
To many, The Captain and Me remains the feel-good California quintet’s best
work. Balanced between Tom Johnston’s harder-rocking contributions and Patrick
Simmons’ mellow country-laced ballads, the album satisfies all tastes and
displays a stunning array of high harmonies and interlocking rhythms. Laidback
yet engaged, the stylistic combination belies the Doobies’ roots as a Northern
California bar band that played at afternoon jam sessions for members of the
Hell’s Angels and its evolution into a more polished, confident mainstream band
on par with fellow peers the Eagles and the Allman Brothers Band.
Such biker-meets-beach mentality can be heard on the lead-off "Natural Thing," a
midtempo tune that feeds of the tension between the acoustic and electric
guitars, and on the skyward title track, which builds in energy as it moves
towards a climax. And of course, there’s "China Grove" and "Long Train Runnin',"
each a '70s pop-rock hallmark that conjures the liberating feelings of wind
blowing through your hair and three-day weekends. Deceptively simple and
thoroughly enjoyable, the Doobies understand that music is supposed to be
fun—and that it needs to groove.
Mobile Fidelity realizes that, too. Mastered from the original master tapes and
loaded with detail, MoFi’s Hybrid stereo SACD of The Captain and Me glows with
radiant warmth, organic tones, and acoustic presence. You have never heard the
familiar chorus of "China Grove" or romance of "South City Midnight Lady" with
such clarity, soul, or immediacy. This is '70s rock at its best!
Other Doobie Brothers titles on Limited Edition Mobile Fidelity SACD are Takin' It To the Streets
(MOBSA2043) and Toulouse Street
• 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. Natural Thing
2. Long Train Runnin'
3. China Grove
4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
5. Clear As The Driven Snow
6. Without You
7. South City Midnight Lady
8. Evil Woman
9. Busted Down Around O'Connelly Corners
11. The Captain And Me