These releases will offer a superior vinyl experience with Half Speed Mastering from Abbey Road. They have been exclusively re-mastered at Half Speed to bring you a new level of depth and clarity.
This limited edition range, all pressed on 180gm vinyl, come in deluxe packaging which also includes a digital voucher. The initial releases are all iconic deluxe edition titles from great Universal artists - Amy Winehouse, The Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Mike Oldfield.
The albums were cut from high-resolution digital transfers from the best known analogue tapes by Abbey Road mastering engineer Miles Showell, one of the foremost practitioners of this artisan process in the world today. Only minimal sympathetic equalisation was applied to the transfers to keep everything as pure as possible. Also, as these are vinyl-only releases, Miles did not apply any digital limiting. This is added to almost all digital releases to make them appear to be loud and is responsible for the so-called ''loudness war'' and in almost every case is anything but natural and pure sounding.
Introduction to the James Brown Show (MC Frankie Crocker
Think (Duet with Marva Whitney)
I Wanna Be Around
James Brown (Thanks)
Sweet Soul Music (Bobby Byrd)
It's A Man's Man's World
Caravan (The James Brown Band featuring the J.B. Dancers)
Introduction to 'Star Time' (MC Frankie Crocker and Sad Sam)
Money Won't Change You/Out of Sight
Bring It Up
Let Yourself Go
There Was A Time
I Feel All Right
Prisoner of Love
My Girl (instrumental interlude)
Maybe The Last Time
I Got You (I Feel Good)
Please, Please, Please
Bring It Up (Finale)
Live At The Apollo, Volume II by James Brown and The Famous Flames was originally released in August 1968.
A follow-up to the original 1963 album Live at The Apollo it too was recorded in New York at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
The original album and the 1987 CD release were both edited version of the show with the 2CD Deluxe Edition released in 2001 feature a more expanded live set including 19 minute version of ''It's a Man's Man's Man's World''