Yaz - Upstairs at Eric's (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Yaz - Upstairs at Eric's (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Yaz - Upstairs at Eric's (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Yaz - Upstairs at Eric's (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

Yaz - Upstairs at Eric's (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

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Alison Moyet – vocals, piano

Vince Clarke – instrumentation

 

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

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

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2 Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 140g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Mute

Recorded in 1982 at Blackwing Studios, London

Engineered & mixed by E.C. Radcliffe, J. Fryer

Produced by E.C. Radcliffe, Yazoo

Originally released in 1982

Reissued in 2012

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Don't Go
  2. Too Pieces
  3. Bad Connection
  4. I Before E Except After C
  5. Midnight
  6. In My Room

 

Side B :

  1. Only You
  2. Goodbye Seventies
  3. Situation
  4. Winter Kills
  5. Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)

 

Reviews :

"Vince Clarke can claim involvement in two stunning debuts in only two years: Depeche Mode's Speak and Spell and Yaz's Upstairs at Eric's. While Speak and Spell is, by far, the more consistent record, Upstairs at Eric's is wholly more satisfying, beating the Depeche record on substance and ambition, and is light years ahead in emotion. "Don't Go" and "Situation" are absolutely killer with Clarke's bubbling synth and singer Alison Moyet's bluesy and powerful delivery. They're both rightful dance floor staples, and have since undergone numerous remixes, both official and bootleg. "Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)" is just as good a thumper, adding a wonderful mumbled bridge that shows how much Clarke enjoyed messing with pop music. The softer "Only You" would have sounded silly and robotic if it had appeared on Speak and Spell, but Moyet's vocals makes it bittersweet and engaging. The clumsier experimental tracks make most people head for the hits collection, but to do so would be to miss the album's great twist. The loony tape loop of "I Before E Except After C," the skeletal "Winter Kills," and a disruptive phone call in the middle of the naïve "Bad Connection" offer up more complex and intimate moments. Like its curious cover, Upstairs at Eric's presents a fractured, well-lit, and paranoid urban landscape." AllMusic Review by David Jeffries


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 : 4,19 / 5

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