The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

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Carl Beatty – horns (A4)

Crispin Cioe – horns (A4)

Leroy Clouden – drums (B1, B1, B4-5)

Charley Drayton – drums (A4-5 & B2-3)

Sonny Emory – drums (A2-3)

Steve Ferrone – drums (A1)

Bob Funk – horns (A4)

Arno Hecht – horns (A4)

Richard Hilton – keyboards (B1, B5)

Sara Lee – bass, backing vocals (B5), keyboards (B5)

Paul Litteral – horns (A4)

Tommy Mandel – keyboards (A1)

Nile Rodgers – guitars (B4)

Philippe Saisse – keyboards (A2-3) 

 

1 LP, Gatefold Jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : Silver Label (Copy of original Mastertape)

Half-speed Mastering

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog System™

Heavy Press : 140g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Reprise Records

Recorded 1988–1989 at Dreamland Recording Studio, West Hurley, NY and Skyline Studios, New York City

Engineered & mixed by Dave Cook, Tom Durack

Produced by Don Was, Nile Rodgers

Remastered by Paul Stubblebine

Originally released in 1989

Reissued in 2012

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Cosmic Thing
  2. Dry Country
  3. Deadbeat Club
  4. Love Shack
  5. Junebug

 

Side B :

  1. Roam
  2. Bushfire
  3. Channel Z
  4. Topaz
  5. Follow Your Bliss

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Love Shack" - Rated 246/500

 

Reviews :

"Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52's after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson's death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale. In other words, the last thing anyone expected was a first-class return to form, which is what they got with Cosmic Thing. Working with producers Don Was and Nile Rodgers, the B-52's updated their sound with shiny new surfaces and deep, funky grooves -- it was the same basic pattern as before, only refurbished and contemporized. Just as importantly, they had their best set of songs since at least Wild Planet, possibly since their debut. "Cosmic Thing" and "Channel Z" were great up-tempo rockers; "Roam" had a groovy beat blessed with a great Cindy Wilson vocal; and "Deadbeat Club" was one of their rare successful reflective numbers. Then there was "Love Shack," an irresistible dance number with delightfully silly lyrics and hooks as big as a whale that unbelievably gave the group a long-awaited Top Ten hit. The thing is, Cosmic Thing would already have been considered a triumphant return without its commercial success. The big sales were just the icing on the cake." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine 

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,08 / 5

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