Elvis Costello GET HAPPY!! (2-LP 180g 45 rpm numbered)

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  • Sold Date: Sep 15, 2011
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Elvis Costello

GET HAPPY!!

Mobile Fidelity

2011

Vinyl - audiophile

Elvis Costello Get Happy!! on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP Set from Mobile Fidelity
Costello and the Attractions’ 1980 Masterpiece Expands Rock Palette and Touches on Every Aspect of Classic Soul and R&B
High Fidelity: Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Spread Over Two 45RPM LPs for Unprecedented Sound
Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ masterful Get Happy!! is largely believed born of national scandal. While in a Holiday Inn bar, the English singer attempted to end an annoying conversation by baiting Stephen Stills with outrageous, offensive racial remarks about Ray Charles and James Brown. With everyone involved inebriated, the details are unclear, but the fallout—death threats, radio embargos, protests—is infamous. The upshot? Costello and company retreated, scrapped a planned record, and created the soulful genius that is Get Happy!!, the band’s fourth consecutive five-star effort.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, and pressed on two 45RPM LPs to replicate the very first promotional pressing in the UK, the 1980 LP has never sounded better on any format. Rather than cram nearly 50 minutes of music and 20 songs onto a single record, Mobile Fidelity has gone the extra mile and back to the album'
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