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MOBILE FIDELITY SOUND LAB TO REISSUE FIRST TWO EAGLES STUDIO ALBUMS ON PREMIUM VINYLAND SUPER AUDIO CD
Platinum-Selling Albums EAGLES and DESPERADO Pressed on Mobile Fidelity’s UD1S Featuring Double-LP Limited-Edition Opulent Box Sets and Foil-Stamped Jackets
EAGLES Available August 15th
DESPERADO Available September 15th
Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2021) – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi), a leading company delivering the foremost audio technology, specializing in high-quality reissues of key albums, is launching an unprecedented series that will present all six of the Eagles’ iconic ‘70s studio albums on the imprint’s UltraDisc One-Step format, the best-sounding vinyl LPs in the world.
Strictly limited to 7,500 copies and pressed at RTI (Record Technology, Inc.) from the original master analog recordings, the band’s first two platinum-selling studio albums, Eagles (1972) and Desperado (1973), will be reissued through Rhino Entertainment, Warner Music Group’s catalog label, on MoFi SuperVinyl, the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever devised. Mobile Fidelity’s ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP collector’s edition pays tribute to the significance of both albums and enhances the experience for generations to come.
“These records are classic for a reason and they deserve to be presented in the best possible formats,” said Eagles catalogue curator, Richard F.W. Davis. “The MoFi process, with its purist high-fidelity approach to committing the original tapes to disc, represents a way of going beyond the standard vinyl to bring a truer experience to the listener.”
Featuring premium packaging and gorgeous presentation, the UD1S album pressings befit their extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe box, Eagles (available August 15th) and Desperado (available September 15th) will feature special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recordings. Made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art—and everything involved with the album, from the iconic photos to the meticulous finishes, the UD1S reissue exists as a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, touched, and examined. Playing with reference-setting sonics that elevates an effort forever prized by audiophiles, these spectacular reissues provide a clear, clean, transparent, balanced and intimate view of the albums that permanently made California-style rock of the 1970s a genre of its own.
Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, MoFi SuperVinyl’s special proprietary compound allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are indistinguishable from the original lacquer and provides the closest approximation of what the label’s engineers hear in the mastering lab. Instead of utilizing the industry-standard, three-step, lacquer process, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one step, bypassing two processes of generational loss, while providing the ultimate in sound quality.
To create UltraDisc One-Step, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab engineers begin with the original master tapes and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a “convert.” Delicate “converts” are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music, revealing a tremendous amount of extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced directly from the original master tape.
“We are extremely proud that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has been chosen to work with the Eagles and Rhino Entertainment to produce the definitive versions of these six albums from one of the world’s most iconic bands,” said Josh Bizar, vice president, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. “Our team has developed technological advances that allow our engineers to get more from the original master tapes, delivering the finest sonic presentations possible to music lovers and audiophiles. While everyone who loves music knows these songs backwards and forwards, listening to these new remasters on our One-Step 45RPM SuperVinyl™ format will be like hearing these albums for the first time.”
Originally released in June 1972, the Eagles’ self-titled debut played a significant role in changing the face of mainstream music while setting up a commercially dominant run that has continued for nearly five decades. Expertly produced by Glyn Johns and featuring three massive hits – the harmony-rich album that changed mainstream music includes “Take It Easy,” “Witchy Woman” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” – the Eagles established a thoughtfully refined, Los Angeles-bred, country rock style that swept the nation and positioned the group to become superstars. The group’s sophomore release, Desperado, remains a towering influence on country rock and a crucial piece of the Eagles’ development and evolution. Featuring the brilliant title track and “Tequila Sunrise” – compositions that initially triggered Henley-Frey’s collaborative partnership, which endured for more than four decades – the Desperado album’s era-spanning longevity mirrors the agelessness of its most famous songs, which remain staples in the band’s concerts to this very day.
Established by dedicated audiophiles, Mobile Fidelity set out to offer faithfully reproduced high-fidelity recordings that would complement the numerous advances occurring in high-end audio playback delivery systems. Previous reissues include Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms, Santana’s Abraxas, Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson, Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years and Carole King’s Tapestry, among others.
In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016. Check Eagles.com for complete tour information.
Fans can see the Eagles on the “Hotel California” 2021 Tour:
Sunday, August 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, August 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Friday, August 27 Boston, MA TD Garden
Friday, August 28 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tuesday, August 31 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena
Wed., September 1 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 Denver, CO Ball Arena
Sat, Sep 18, 2021 Denver, CO Ball Arena
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri, Sep 24, 2021 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Suns Arena
Sat, Sep 25, 2021 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Suns Arena
Fri, Oct 1, 2021 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat, Oct 2, 2021 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Fri, Oct 15, 2021 Los Angeles, CA Forum
Sat, Oct 16, 2021 Los Angeles, CA Forum
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 Los Angeles, CA Forum
Fri, Oct 22, 2021 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
Sat, Oct 23, 2021 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
ABOUT MOBILE FIDELITY SOUND LAB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’s ongoing quest is to deliver the foremost sounding audio entertainment software that technological innovation can provide. From our first Original Master Recording™ vinyl LP to our latest Ultradisc UHR™ Super Audio CD, we have been and will remain a steadfast innovator in the audiophile frontier. We further believe that technological development serves best when accompanied by a profound awareness and appreciation for the elusive magic and mystery that comprises music itself. Our greatest hope is that our products will serve as conduits for ears and souls to experience premium, pure, natural sound reproduction of diverse, pre-eminent original master recordings across the entire musical spectrum. In response to rapid advancements in both recording formats and audio playback systems over the past several years, Mobile Fidelity has maintained its ongoing commitment to improving industry standards. This has resulted in the introduction of numerous innovations in the audiophile arena: half-speed mastered Original Master Recording™ LPs; Ultra High Quality Records™ (UHQRs); high fidelity cassettes; consumer alignment devices for phono cartridges and audio cassette decks; Original Master Recording™ compact discs; the 24-karat gold plated Ultradisc™ CD; the Ultradisc™ Ultra High Resolution™ (UHR); and most recently, our One-Step 45RPM SuperVinyl Box Sets. To this day, the independently owned firm continues its commitment to exceeding industry standards.