Willie Nelson Stardust Numbered Limited Edition LP
Numbered, Limited Edition! Pressed at RTI!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 260/500!
Willie Nelson Stardust on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity
An American Classic: Gorgeous Breakthrough Album of Pop Standards Spent More
than a Decade on Country Charts
Quintuple Platinum 1978 Set Finds Nelson Interpreting Fare From Likes of Kurt
Weill, Hoagy Carmichael, and Irving Berlin
Sumptuous Sound Elevates Booker T. Jones’ Production: Mastered on Mobile
Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
As a Singer, Nelson Never Better: Gets Inside the Phrasing, Lyrics, and Emotions
“Why be predictable?,” Willie Nelson asked Columbia Records
executive Nick Blackburn, after the latter resisted the Red Headed
Stranger’s decision to make an album of classic pop tunes. Talk about outlaw
country. Cutting against the genre’s traditions and Music Row conventions,
Nelson’s Stardust remains a genius-level creation as well as the icon’s most
commercially successful release, a truly gorgeous record infused with ultimate
respect for composers and lyrics and many of the finest performances of his
career. It is a quintessential part of any catalog.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at
RTI, this Silver Label LP dazzles with dead-quiet surfaces, tube-like warmth,
and an enhanced soundstage. Further exposing the delicate touches abounding
in Stax legend Booker T. Jones’ production, this edition brings out the
textured kernels of Nelson’s voice—and the deep-seeded dignity,
austerity, devotion, grit, sensitivity, grace, and plaintiveness within it.
His brilliant phrasing throughout is on par with that of Frank Sinatra and Ray
Charles, two giants that influenced this project and his willingness to pair
with strings and small combo to wondrous effect.
Having met Jones while living in Malibu, Nelson established a
relationship with the musician that extended to roles as producer, arranger and
band mate. Jones’ superior knowledge of the American Songbook
comes through via the material’s economy of scale and sympathetic approach.
Acoustic guitar arpeggios, contrasting breaks, bluesy harmonicas, glowing
organs, R&B-tinged horns, brushed drums, and relaxed bass lines trickle
throughout the songs, all distinguished by Nelson’s intimate timbre and
absolutely astonishing vocal expressiveness.
In redefining and reimagining standards such as Irving Berlin’s “Blue
Skies,” Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia On My Mind,” and the age-old “All of
Me”—all of which landed in the Top 5 of the Country singles chart—Nelson wedded
together pop, country, jazz, folk, and blues in a manner in which no artist had
ever before done. He gained considerable rewards for his exquisite efforts:
Stardust sold more than five million copies and, incredibly, stayed on
the Country album charts for more than ten years.
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!
This is a record no one should be without. Hear the definitive analog pressing!
• 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
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. Blue Skies
4. All of Me
5. Unchained Melody
1. September Song
2. On the Sunny Side of the Street
3. Moonlight In Vermont
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5. Someone To Watch Over Me