Solid Air Vinyl (Half-Speed Master)
Universal Music have announced that Solid Air will be released on audiophile quality vinyl on 15 April 2016.
The process involves the original 1/4 inch studio master tape being played back at precisely half its recorded speed while the cutting lathe is similarly turned at half the desired playback speed. This allows the cutting head twice the time to cut the intricate groove, affording considerably more accuracy with important matters such as frequency extremes and micro-dynamic contrasts. The resulting cuts have excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images.
The superb vinyl is accompanied by a high quality reproduction of the original gatefold album sleeve. Further details in the discography section.
This release is available to pre-order directly from the Abbey Road Shop here.