180-gram 45 RPM double LP set pressed at RTI!
Reissue of Love Over Gold teems with superb balances, front-to-back soundstages
Dead-quiet surfaces and extra-wide grooves reveal obscured details
Love Over Gold is all about contrast, tension, and crafty composition. Dire Straits’ fourth album finds the band continuing to evolve by welcoming increasingly bold arrangements and exploring moody variations. Parts edgy and sharp, and part seductive and relaxed, the five lengthy songs on Love Over Gold sprawl out like a long, winding road cutting through a pastoral landscape. The addition of a new rhythm guitarist, Hal Lindes, encourages deeper atmospheric interplay while the presence of engineer Neil Dorfsman — his first appearance in what would be a long string of collaborations with Mark Knopfler — ensures stunning sonic properties that now come to life like never before.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s 180-gram 45RPM 2LP version of Love Over Gold teems with superb balances, front-to-back soundstages, and crystalline purity. The dead-quiet surfaces and extra-wide grooves bring forward previously obscured details, extra information, and mastering-studio-quality transients. The distinctive textures of a host of instruments – marimbas, acoustic and electric guitars, vibes, synthesizers — further enhance the ambitiousness of the 1982 album.
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