Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Motown In Mono - 28th February 2020 release

Motown In Mono - 28th February 2020 release magazine cover

Motown bundle of 5 lps and a slipmat which was talked about by members last year. It now appears that this release (which was originally scheduled for a late 2019 release) is now scheduled for a release at the end of this month. Details and links follow below

 

Limited to 2500 sets, this exclusive ‘Motown In Mono’ collection includes a custom turntable slipmat.

All five albums were newly remastered from their original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets.

 

Motown In Mono: Exclusive Five Album & Slipmat Bundle

VARIOUS ARTISTS

£139.99  

Release Date 28 February 2020

 

This limited edition ‘Motown In Mono’ vinyl series, features the following:

The Four Tops – Reach Out (1967)

The Marvelettes – Sophisticated Soul (1968)

The Miracles – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (1963)

Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections (1968)

The Temptations – The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965).

“Reflections” and “Sophisticated Soul” have never before been commercially released in mono. The mono LPs for “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” (also generally known, from the album’s cover art, as “The Fabulous Miracles”), “Reach Out” and “The Temptations Sing Smokey” are long out-of-print and rare.

 

Motown In Mono Release Information 
via
http://mono.motown.com/

Interview with the mastering engineer
“It Just Really Floored Me”: Mastering Engineer Kevin Gray On The ‘Motown In Mono’ SeriesKevin Gray of Cohearent Audio remastered all five albums in mono from original master tapes. Renowned for his all-analog mastering techniques, Kevin spoke to us about his deep affection for classic Motown music and his remastering work on these albums.
https://www.analogplanet.com/content/motown-mono-five-180g-lp-aaa-limited-edition-series-cut-kevin-gray

Purchase Options

https://soundofvinyl.lnk.to/BuyMotownBundle

 

 





Source Magazine Comments

Sebastian

Posted

What an incredible waste of vinyl/money/effort.

 

  • Up vote 3
Chalky

Posted

Not sure who it is aimed at with a £140 price tag?

  • Up vote 2
Godzilla

Posted

We actually got asked for it in the shop but it's D2C only, so not available to us.

I predict it will be with the discount wholesalers this time next year  - and that's when we'll be offering cheap copies as we did with Chess 7s boxes last month.

Tam La Motown

Posted

Audiophile quality vinyl... IN MONO?

Tlscapital

Posted (edited)

4 hours ago, Tam La Motown said:

Audiophile quality vinyl... IN MONO?

Yes the term audiophile is wrong as there is no such vinyl thing. Qualities of different plastics yes. The 180 grams is only to minimize warp/dish-ing of the "pizza" but more plastic doesn't mean better playback definition.

Audiophile mastering and/or recording materials do exists though. And those limited records sell brand new in the £100's a piece. Still that is another matter mostly dedicated to "audiophile" music aiming for high-end phone gear$...

But MONO in my world IS KING undoubtedly. STEREO is always a sound engineer process thing. MONO is natural and STEREO an illusion that I don't care for one bit even though many do feel strongly about it. Used to or addicted to...

Edited by Tlscapital
  • Up vote 1
Tlscapital

Posted (edited)

 

On 11/02/2020 at 09:58, Sebastian said:

What an incredible waste of vinyl/money/effort.

 

Was thinking at first just the same. But when it comes to Tamla group LP's there's IMO very few that are actually that fully exciting to listen to from beginning to end without suffering the "all time" classic that you do not want to hear home anymore or the filler tune that they found on reels that ruins the whole picture.

Thinking on the spot of the Temptations 'with a lotta soul', Marvin Gaye 'what's going on' the Miracles 'cookin' with' that should be reachable to Joe Public as well as to connoisseurs. But for the rest they are either collectors/fans albums or keepers for the one or two tracks that didn't got a 45 release kind of LP's to own.

Edited by Tlscapital
phidan

Posted

'Sophisticated Soul' did originally come out in mono, in the UK.

Sebastian

Posted

16 hours ago, Tlscapital said:

 

Was thinking at first just the same. But when it comes to Tamla group LP's there's IMO very few that are actually that fully exciting to listen to from beginning to end without suffering the "all time" classic that you do not want to hear home anymore or the filler tune that they found on reels that ruins the whole picture.

Thinking on the spot of the Temptations 'with a lotta soul', Marvin Gaye 'what's going on' the Miracles 'cookin' with' that should be reachable to Joe Public as well as to connoisseurs. But for the rest they are either collectors/fans albums or keepers for the one or two tracks that didn't got a 45 release kind of LP's to own.

 

My point was mainly that ALL of these LPs originally came out in mono, and you could without much effort get original copies of all of these for less than the price of this box set. 

  • Up vote 1
Hooker1951

Posted

I used to have a solid pair of mono decks the sound difference playing mono soul records was fantastic louder, richer more full on if their was a violin playing 3 miles away in the recording you would hear it,

ML

  • Up vote 1


Source Magazine - Add Your Take!

Comment on our articles via...

Join Soul Source

A free & easy soul music affair!

Get started now!
Log into Soul Source

Get full use of the magazine feature

Log in now!

Related Soul Music Links



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.