This release of half-speed mastered editions of Japan's Gentlemen Take Polaroids. It is being issued as remastered single LP on 180gram vinyl and as special 2LP set, also on 180gram vinyl, which play at 45rpm for enhanced fidelity. An Obi strip and Abbey Road certificate are also included.
A Half Speed Mastered edition of Japan's fourth album from 1980. Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road. Features the single ''Gentlemen Take Polaroids''. 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, this album will be released 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.