Release Date Friday 24th August
All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection on that date.
Half Speed Mastered Standard LP £18.99
Half Speed Mastered Double LP (45RPM) £26.99
The Art Of Parties
Still Life In Mobile Homes
Visions of China
Sons Of Pioneers
A Half Speed Mastered edition of Japan’s 5th studio album from 1981. Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road studios. Features the singles “The Art Of Parties” and “Ghosts”. This record was cut using a specialist technique known as half-speed mastering.
This artisan process results in cuts that have superior high frequency response (treble) and solid and stable stereo images.
In short, a very high quality master that helps to create a very high quality record.
In addition to this, we will release this album as a double 45 RPM half-speed mastered edition. This is the ultimate for high quality reproduction as the faster the replay speed of the record, the higher the potential quality. Also, the shorter side times allow the level recorded to the master lacquer discs to be increased thereby improving the signal to noise ratio.