Hugh Masekela - Hope 180g 45rpm 4LP Box Set - Analogue Productions

Hugh Masekela - Hope 180g 45rpm 4LP Box Set - Analogue Productions

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Now available as a 45 RPM 4LP set!
As originally recorded, with all 12 tracks included!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tape
45 RPM mastering enables full dynamics present on the tape
Pressed at RTI!
Gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
Packaged in a custom-designed slipcase
Includes insert containing interview with David Hewitt, original recording engineer for Hope

What more can be captured from the masterpiece that the late trumpet great Hugh Masekela left devoted fans, the effervescent Hope. Now cut at 45 RPM and spread over four 180-gram premium LPs, you're about to discover the answer to that question. The eight sides of vinyl reduce distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.

Two Stoughton Printing old-style tip-on gatefold jackets house the four LPs, which are contained in a custom-designed slipcase reproducing the original artwork.

A longtime audiophile demonstration disc. Hope will show off your system's dynamic range as well as any record ever released. Hugh Masekela, the outstanding South African trumpeter, assembled a seven-piece group and recorded this great set live at Washington, D.C.'s Blues Alley. The songs stretch over a period of nearly five decades and serve as an informal guided tour of Masekela's life. The songs are honest and bare, and as for the sound — WOW!

Unlike a prior 45 RPM version that included seven songs, this 45 RPM reissue contains the full program as originally recorded with all 12 tracks included! Plus, as an added bonus, we've included a special insert — featuring an exclusive interview with Grammy/Emmy Award-winning engineer David Hewitt, who recorded Hope originally.

Side 1
1. The Abangoma (The Healers)
2. Uptownship

Side 2
1. Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)
2. Grazing in the Grass

Side 3
1. Lady

Side 4
1. Languta

Side 5
1. Nomali

Side 6
1. Market Place
2. Ntyilo Ntyilo (The Love Bird)

Side 7
1. He le Se (The Dowry Song)
2. Until When

Side 8
1. Stimela [Coal Train]

UPC: 753088117473