Joan Armatrading CD/SACD (PRE-ORDER) – Intervention Records

Joan Armatrading CD/SACD (PRE-ORDER)

$30

Original Release Date: 1976
Original Label: A&M Records

  • PRE-ORDER
  • Hybrid CD/SACD Plays On All CD and SACD Players
  • Mastered Direct-to-DSD from Analog Tapes
  • Mastered By Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
  • Super Jewel Box Packaging

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"One of the finest talents I have ever had the good fortune to work with ..." -Producer Glyn Johns

"... her voice is ageless, her powers are undiminished." -The Guardian

Intervention Records is absolutely thrilled to introduce another classic record in its (Re)Discover Series, Joan Armatrading. The 180-gram vinyl (Cat# IR-029) on-sale date is February 15, 2019. That will be followed by a hybrid CD/SACD (Cat# IR-SCD5) on February 22.

Produced and recorded by legend Glyn Johns, Joan Armatrading is the breakout record that saw Joan assume full command of her extraordinary talents and leap to the forefront of rock's great female stars. A soulful, soaring voice and a powerful and evocative songwriter. The smash hits include "Love and Affection," "Down to Zero," and "Somebody Who Loves You."

Joan Armatrading's 180-gram LP is 100% Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio from the best source available- phenomenal-sounding 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape. The remastering is amazing! Thanks to Glyn Johns' recording and production work, Joan's vocals and guitar playing have never sounded so rich, resonant and dynamic. This is an audiophile demo disc all the way.

Gray mastered the hybrid CD/SACD Direct-to-DSD from analog tape, using the same mastering as the amazing-sounding LP. It will be housed in a super jewel box.

The album art is beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan.

Tracks

  • 1
    Down To Zero
    03:49
  • 2
    Help Yourself
    04:03
  • 3
    Water With the Wine
    02:48
  • 4
    Love and Affection
    04:28
  • 5
    Save Me
    03:27
  • 6
    Join the Boys
    04:49
  • 7
    People
    03:29
  • 8
    Somebody Who Loves You
    03:34
  • 9
    Like Fire
    05:11
  • 10
    Tall In The Saddle
    05:45

Mastering Notes

Joan Armatrading's 180-gram LP is 100% Analog Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio from the best source available- phenomenal-sounding 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape. The remastering is amazing! Thanks to Glyn Johns' recording and production work, Joan's vocals and guitar playing have never sounded so rich, resonant and dynamic. This is an audiophile demo disc all the way, with depth, realism and a breathing dimensionality.

Release Notes

  • Format: Hybrid CD/SACD Plays On All CD and SACD Players
  • IR Catalog: IR-SCD5
  • UPC: 707129301475

The (Re)Discover Series

You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s the spirit of what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you’ve never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent Audio and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!