Beatles / Sgt Pepers Lonely Hearts Club Band: Nimbus Supercut / 1CD / Non Label
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band: Nimbus Supercut
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“SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND”, which has long been called “The Beatles’ masterpiece” or “a masterpiece representing the 1960s”, has become popular since the beginning of the 21st century as “REVOLVER” and white albums. I cannot deny the feeling of being pushed by “THE BEATLES”. Still, it is still a fascinating masterpiece that they created by stopping concert activities and immersing themselves in recording, and that is why enthusiasts have continued to seek to listen to the highest possible sound quality.
Previously, if you want to listen to “SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND” (hereinafter referred to as “Sergeant”) with high sound quality! Mobil Fidelity’s Ultra Box has been touted, but the last decade has seen major crustal movements. First of all, the German version of Gold Parlophone (hence the name “Kin Paro”), which has high sound quality but is relatively easy to obtain, has become a piece called “First from this”, and a high-class item for advanced users. Nimbus Press’s “Sergeant”.
The reason why this mega-rare version of “Sergeant” LP was created is that in 1984, the British audio magazines “PRACTICAL HI-FI” and “HI-FI TODAY” planned to release a masterpiece with the highest technology at that time. A small but technical label called Nimbus Records realized a high-quality press by making full use of the original technology called “Super Cut” and high-quality vinyl, and on top of that, limited to 1000 sheets (for readers as well) It was released (only for mail order). One of them was “Sergeant”.
In this way, it was a rare item from the beginning, and when it was released in 1984, it was the time when the Beatles LP of Mobile Fidelity began to be touted, and it was a limited release there. At that time, the Nimbus Press received little attention. Rather, Nimbus’s “Sergeant” began to attract attention more than 20 years after its release. Records that weren’t noticed at the time of their release will become more valuable over time, and Nimbus Press is a typical example.
The trouble is that not only was the number of presses small, but as soon as I realized that I had recorded “Sergeant” with unprecedented high-quality sound, the popularity of Nimbus Press soared and the price soared at once. .. Now, there are more than 800 WANTs on Discogs, and at the time of writing this is the cheapest price in Japan at 250,000 (it had reached 300,000 at one time), so it is a very easy item to touch. Absent.
The rise of these items has made the Beatles’ mobile fidelity board less popular than it used to be, and it’s a big thing that people have come to feel that the sound quality is high, but it lacks vividness and is over-organized. Rather, the popularity of UK originals and Nimbus continues to rise.
Nimbus Press is certainly a mega rare existence. However, it is natural that everyone wants to touch it when it comes to listening to “Sergeant” with the best sound quality. However, it is not easy to obtain … This epoch-making release will reduce the drinking of such enthusiasts. This Nimbus Press super mint condition board was provided by an overseas enthusiast, and we carried out a transfer with the utmost care. First of all, since it was recorded from a board with carefully selected conditions, it succeeded in making an extremely clean CD at the level before the work of removing unnecessary noise, and words may be lost in an ultra-clean state with no dust. not.
Nimbus Press, which should be called the Holy Grail enclosed in a CD in a state that makes you want to call it this god transfer … It sounds incredibly wonderful. The sound is different from the 2009 remaster so that you can understand it at a glance. If there was a restoration of an old painting that revived the luster of yesteryear, Nimbus is the painting itself. Or if the remaster is a “organized and beautiful sound”, then Nimbus is a “real and vivid sound”.
Unlike “ABBEY ROAD”, which had greatly evolved from the original recording technology, “Sergeant” is an album created by packing as much sound as possible into 4 tracks. Therefore, there is a tendency for the sound to become muddy due to differences in press and remastering. In that respect, Nimbus is natural, yet it has the clarity and sound spread that makes you feel like you are opening in front of you. This overwhelming sound resolution is at a level that easily surpasses even Mobile’s Ultra Box.
For example, in “Getting Better”, the sound of each instrument is really natural, and the sound can be heard in every corner. In that respect, the remastered version is organized and easy to hear, but it does not have the freshness and clearness of Nimbus. Indeed, since such a high-quality “Sergeant” was released in a limited edition, it is natural that it will be popular.
What is this saying, even if you are lucky enough to get the LP of Oomoto Nimbus Press, can you watch it in a clearer state than the version enclosed in this CD? It was a much more modern release than the original UK version, but it’s still nearly 30 years old. Under such circumstances, it is extremely difficult to obtain a Nimbus press that can be regenerated in an extremely clean state.
Scratch noise is inevitable if the performance is delicate and quiet, such as “Within You Without You”. However, in this God Transfer, there is no such noise, and even George’s count in the song can be clearly heard. Besides, there is no deterioration of the circumference at the end of each side. In addition, at the time of this release, the loop of “Inner Groove”, which was not recorded in Nimbus, was additionally recorded from the UK original LP to ensure the content. The ultimate CD version that allows you to easily enjoy the mega-rare Nimbus Press “Sergeant” in this extremely clean state. Please enjoy it with a roaring sound!
★ In 1984, it was a direct transfer from the extremely rare UK version “Nimbus Supercut”, which was released by mail order for readers of the audio magazines “Practical Hi-Fi” and “Hi-Fi Today” for the UK. The Nimbus Supercut board has become a legend among audiophiles as a high-quality sound board that surpasses Mobile Fidelity. It has been digitized from the LP, which is owned by an overseas enthusiast and is in the best condition.