Mastered at Half-Speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London
In November 2020, twelve Bob Marley albums will be available on premium half-speed mastered vinyl. This specialist artisan process results in a more detailed representation of the original sound source cuts, with a far superior high-frequency (treble) response, and richer and fuller low to middle frequencies. All tracks were mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London.
Abbey Road's world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe. This rare and specialized technique transforms difficult to cut highend frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.
Marley and the Wailers' closed out the '70s with the fist-pumping and politically charged Survival. The 10-track wake up call to humanity at large is anchored by the confrontational tracks "So Much Trouble in the World," "Zimbabwe" and “Africa Unite.” Marley’s support for the struggles of Africans brought attention to their plight and he became an honored guest on that continent, including performing in 1980 at the celebration of Zimbabwe’s Independence Day.
- So Much Trouble In The World
- Top Rankin'
- Babylon System
- Africa Unite
- One Drop
- Ride Natty Ride
- Ambush In The Night
- Wake Up And Live