The Alan Parsons Project I Robot Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
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Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Perfectionism, Innovation, Complexities, and Reference-Grade Production Make
Alan Parsons Project's Conceptual I Robot a Timeless Classic: Sci-Fi
Arrangements Steeped In Drama and Moodiness
More Music, More Information, More Detail, More Nuance, More Everything: Mobile
Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP Set the Definitive-Sounding Analog Version of 1977
A Demonstration Disc for the Ages: Immaculate Highs and Lows, Supreme
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Audiophiles needn't any introduction to the Alan Parsons Project's I Robot.
Engineered by Parsons after he performed the same duties on Pink Floyd's Dark
Side of the Moon, the 1977 record reigns as a disc whose taut bass, crisp highs,
clean production, and seemingly limitless dynamic range are matched only by the
sensational prog-rock fare helmed by the keyboardist. Not surprisingly, it's
been issued multiple times. Can it be improved? Relish Mobile Fidelity's
stupendous-sounding 180g 45RPM 2LP set and the question becomes irrelevant.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, and afforded the
luxurious groove space of a 45RPM LP, I Robot comes to life like never before on
this numbered limited-edition reissue. Boasting immaculate highs and lows,
generous spaciousness, and see-through transparency that takes you into the
studio with Parsons and creative partner Eric Woolfson at Abbey Road, this
super-clean edition has been lovingly restored by Mobile Fidelity engineers with
the intention of demonstrating the full-range capabilities of the world's best
stereo systems. Put simply, there's more music, more information, more detail,
more nuance, more everything.
Savor reference-grade soundstages, immersive smoothness, sought-after
instrumental separation, three-dimensional imaging, and consummate tonal
balances. Able to be played back at high volumes without compromise or fatigue,
the analog masterwork is a demonstration record for the ages – the likes of
which are no longer being made. Longtime fans can finally rest assured knowing
they don't have to pony up hundreds of dollars for older pressings – including
three prior Mobile Fidelity versions on LP and CD. This is the very reason you
own and invest in high-end audio gear.
Inspired by and loosely based around the Isaac Asimov stories of the same name,
I Robot delves into themes of artificial intelligence and technological
dominance that make the record increasingly relevant in the 21st century.
Lyrically, songs such as "The Voice" call into question human behavior – and
their relationship to increasing robotic supremacy – in everyday life.
Sonically, Parsons reflects the associated paranoia, dichotomy, and
transformation via shifting sci-fi arrangements steeped in drama and moodiness.
I Robot's absorbing tunes also continue to fascinate due to their perfectionism
and innovation. Borrowing from Pink Floyd's strategies, Parsons utilizes a
looped sequence on the title track to create new downbeats. "Some Other Time"
employs two different lead vocalists and yet gives the illusion only one is
involved. Captivating strings, a piccolo trumpet, and bona fide pipe organ grace
"Don't Let It Show." The origins of "Nucleus" stem from a unique analog keyboard
concoction dubbed "the Projectron," devised by Parsons and electronic engineer
Keith Johnson. Andrew Powell's orchestral and choral arrangements top it all
off, with "Total Eclipse" arriving as an aptly frightening track that presages
the climactic "Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32."
Does man or machine win in the end? Decide with Parsons as you get lost in
Mobile Fidelity's definitive pressing.
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Pressed at RTI
1. I Robot
2. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
3. Some Other Time
5. Don't Let It Show
6. The Voice
8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
9. Total Eclipse
10. Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32