HUGH MASEKELA Hope (4xLP BOX 45rpm)
Now available as a 45 RPM 4LP set!
As originally recorded, with all 12 tracks included!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tape
45 RPM mastering enables full dynamics present on the tape
Plating and 180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
Packaged in a custom-designed slipcase
Includes insert containing interview with David Hewitt, original recording engineer for Hope
“How sad, if timely: this stunning reissue of the 1994 live album arrived in the very week that trumpeter Masekela passed away. One of the most successful ambassadors ever for African music, his fusing of the continent’s rhythms and instruments with contemporary jazz and rock proved irresistible. Nearly every one of you has heard him, thanks to guess spots with The Byrds and Paul Simon. His breakthough hit from 1968 — the infectious “Grazing In The Grass” — is here, along with another 11 tracks recorded at Blues Alley, the U.S. club that gave us Eva Cassidy. Notably, despite its early-1990s origins, this is all-analogue.” — Sound Quality = 90% – Ken Kessler, HiFi News, May 2018
What more can be captured from the masterpiece that the late trumpet great Hugh Masekela left devoted fans, the effervescent Hope. Now cut at 45 RPM and spread over four 200-gram premium LPs, you’re about to discover the answer to that question. The eight sides of vinyl reduce distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. And this set is plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Acoustic Sounds’ own industry-lauded LP manufacturer. Virtually silent surfaces coupled with sharp delineation of musical detail are QRP pressing hallmarks.
Two Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on gatefold jackets house the four LPs, which are contained in a custom-designed slipcase reproducing the original artwork.
Unlike a prior 45 RPM version that included seven songs, this 45 RPM reissue contains the full program as originally recorded with all 12 tracks included! Plus, as an added bonus, we’ve included a special insert — featuring an exclusive interview with Grammy/Emmy Award-winning engineer David Hewitt, who recorded Hope originally.
A1 The Abangoma (The Healers)
B1 Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)
B2 Grazing in the Grass
F1 Market Place
F2 Ntyilo Ntyilo (The Love Bird)
G1 He le Se (The Dowry Song)
G2 Until When
H Stimela [Coal Train]
|Wydawca||ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS AAPJ 117-45, 753088117473|
|Data premiery||NOV 15, 2019|