The B-52's Cosmic Thing Numbered Limited Edition LP
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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Love Shack" - Rated 246/500!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Pressed at RTI!
Follow Your Bliss: 1989 Favorite Contains Radio Anthems “Roam” and “Love Shack”
Party-Starting Band Steps Up the Kitsch, Hooks, and Fun on Dance-Friendly
Addictive Rhythms, Deep Grooves, Quirky Vibes: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s
World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
Mention the phrase “Love Shack” and anyone you’re talking to will immediately
know to what you’re referencing. Few songs stick in the brain with such lasting
power, fond memories, and sing-a-long potential as the B-52’s blissful 1989
smash, one of the many moments that make the band’s Cosmic Thing such a timeless
affair. The group’s melodies were never sharper, its vibes never as carefree,
and attitude as joyous as on this multi-platinum affair that stayed on the
charts for more than a year.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system at pressed at RTI,
this Silver Label LP dazzles with glorious textures, deeper low-end frequencies,
more pronounced midrange information, and enhanced vocal dynamics absent from
prior editions. Especially noticeable is the additional color and sense of
rhythmic involvement in the already-persuasive pop-rock tunes, guaranteed to
lighten any mood and ignite any celebration.
Urging listeners to “roam around the world” on one of the two Top 5 singles
here, the B-52’s follow their own instructions, constructing lively fare
assembled from quirky riffs, bizarre albeit smooth harmonies, strident lead
vocals, jagged tempos, and infectious choruses. At heart, Cosmic Thing is a
dance-your-ass-off soiree. Leader Fred Schneider delights in kitsch, his
deliveries combining goofy pronouncements and half-rapped words that speak the
co-ed ensemble’s long tradition of originality, flair, campiness, and
Better still is the band’s embrace of a shinier, funkier sound established by
producers Don Was and Nile Rodgers. The production, exponentially improved on
this reissue, complements the upbeat energy, well-crafted songwriting, and
emotional exuberance demonstrated on everything ranging from the kick-starting
“Bushfire” to rambunctious “Junebug” to wild, weird, and wonderful “Love Shack.”
Just try not to smile after spinning this LP. It’s impossible.
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!
"The B-52's had few reasons to party in 1989: Guitarist Ricky Wilson had died; their previous album had flopped. But with production by dance-rock master Don Was, they slapped smiles and Dixie New Wave glitter all over this bouncing beauty [Love Shack]." - Rolling Stone
• 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
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Gatefold Jacket
1. Cosmic Thing
2. Dry Country
3. Deadbeat Club
4. Love Shack
3. Channel Z
5. Follow Your Bliss