Sting / The Dream Of The blue Turtles / 1CDR

Sting / The Dream Of The blue Turtles / 1CDR / Non Label

Taken From The Origonal US Mobile Fidelity SOUND Lab 24 KT Gold CD(UDCD 528)

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The gold CD reprint series of “Mobile Fidelity”, which has attracted much attention. The latest bullet is a gift release decision.
Speaking of “Mobil Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL)”, a manufacturer specializing in analog masters, a trusted brand with great support from audiophiles around the world. The master of sound put the limit of passion and digitized many famous plates from master tape. In such a series, 24K Gold CD “UDCD 528” released in January 1990 is included in this work. Yes, this is Sting ’s solo debut “Blue Turtle Dream”.

[Mobile fidelity with the highest priority on master tape sound] A lot of high-quality CDs appeared in the 1990s when the CD production of analog works reached its peak, but MFSL was exceptional. Other high-quality CDs are based on the idea of ​​“suppressing digital degradation” such as reducing the uncomfortable feeling of compression with new technology and reducing reading errors with materials. On the other hand, MFSL’s policy is to faithfully reproduce the sound engraved on the master tape and not add extras. The company puts the highest priority on “analog-recorded sound itself,” such as developing its own “half-speed mastering” technology that focuses on the stage of extracting sound from magnetic tape.
MFSL has borrowed original master tapes from record companies since 1987 and has digitized numerous masterpieces one by one. We released the “Ultradisc” series, which transfers the sound of the master tape to CD. Currently, we are also expanding into the field of SACD and LP, but the point is that this work was made into CD in the first half of the 90s. The master of magnetic tape is vulnerable to aging deterioration, and the sound at the time of recording is lost as time passes. There are cases where the tape is distorted or stuck, but even if stored precisely, it cannot prevent the loss of magnetism. Currently, LPs recorded with physical grooves have better sound than the master tape itself, and so on. In that respect, the “Ultradisc” series was a great achievement. It was started in the 1980s when the CD was in widespread use, and the sound of the master tape was left digitally earlier than the advent of a new technology CD that demands high sound quality.
MF encapsulated the master sound that was pulled out in a 24-gold gold CD. Gold-plated coating with a purity of 99% or higher usually has higher reflectivity than CD metal thin film, and can reduce errors. The aim was also important, but preservation is now considered more important. CD polycarbonate is water-retaining and corrodes (ie rusts) the internal metal film (aluminum). When you hold an old CD over the light, you may see a small spot, but this is a corroded hole that is said to be one of the causes of reading errors. In contrast, gold is the most stable metal and does not rust in nature. Of course, since it is a coating, it is limited, but it has a preservative power that is not comparable to a normal CD.

[“Blue Turtle’s Dream” Feels the “Presence” of the Instrument] So, the “Blue Turtle Dream” of this work tells the master sound as of “5 years after recording”. The delicacy melts my heart. We have delivered MF series of PINK FLOYD and QUEEN so far, but this work is extremely fresh. After all, “Blue Turtle’s Dream” is a work of 1985 that was already the beginning of the CD. The CD has been released since the first release, and only five years have passed since 1990 when the MF board came out. It has been digitized before aging appears in the master, and exactly “recorded sound as it is” and “studio vibe as it is” flow out exactly.
Furthermore, it is natural anyway, unlike remastered after the equalizing process of later years. Even if you take a single synth, the high-pitched sound that jumps in and out is crisp, and the majestic deep bass sounds “sound” from the soul. All the pitches and volumes are seamlessly connected without the peaks popping out because they are unprocessed. Even more surprising is the detail. For example, “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” tambourine and “Children’s Crusade” hi-hat. Although it is a small decoration sound of the phone, it disappears quickly when it finishes its role even if it is beautiful as if it is emphasized by highlights on the remastered board. On the other hand, this master tape itself can be heard firmly until the moment the instrument finishes sounding, and it is natural to the moment when the sound is sucked into the void. The album is only a “sound work”, but in the case of this work, you can feel “the presence of the instrument” that emits the sound. Of course, this is just an example. The feeling of breath of guitars, bass strings, drum skins, horns and singing voices … All the notes are extremely delicate, and they won’t mix even if they overlap, creating the world that Sting envisioned.

The master sound of the Daimyo board that can be kept up to the present age because it is a gold CD by “Mobile Fidelity”. Even if you want to get the actual product now, it is difficult because the original production is limited. A gift release for as many people as possible to touch the beautiful sound. Please enjoy it carefully.

アナログ・マスター専門メーカーの“モービル・フィデリティ・サウンド・ラボ(MFSL)”と言えば、世界のオーディオ・マニア達が絶大な支持を寄せる信頼のブランド。音の匠が情熱の限りを込め、大名盤の数々をマスター・テープからデジタル化していきました。そんなシリーズの中で、 本作に収められているのは1990年1月にリリースされた24KゴールドCD『UDCD 528』。そう、スティングのソロデビュー作『ブルー・タートルの夢』です。


そうして“録音から5年”時点のマスター・サウンドを伝えてくれるのが、本作の『ブルー・タートルの夢』。その繊細さには心がとろける。これまでもPINK FLOYDやQUEENのMFシリーズをお届けしてきましたが、その中でも本作は鮮度が極めつけ。何しろ、『ブルー・タートルの夢』はすでにCDの黎明期だった1985年の作品。初回リリースからCDがリリースされており、MF盤が出た1990年でも5年しか経っていない。マスターに経年劣化が現れる前にデジタル化されており、まさに“録音された音そのまま”・“スタジオのヴァイヴそのまま”がそっくり流れ出るのです。
しかも、後年のイコライジング加工されたリマスターとは違い、とにかくナチュラル。シンセ1つ取ってもキラキラと飛び交う高音の粒立ちがキリッとしていて、荘厳な重低音も“響き”が魂から振るわせてくる。無加工なだけにピークだけが飛び出すことなく、すべての音高・音量がシームレスに繋がっている。さらに驚くのがディテール。例えば、「If You Love Somebody Set Them Free」のタンバリンや「Children’s Crusade」のハイハットなど。ホンのささやかな装飾音ではありますが、リマスター盤だとハイライトで強調されているかのように綺麗ではあっても役目を終えるとサッと消える。それに対し、マスターテープそのものな本作は楽器が鳴り終える瞬間までしっかりと聞こえ、その鳴りが虚空へと吸い込まれていく刹那まで自然。アルバムはあくまで「音による作品」ではありますが、本作の場合はその音を発する「楽器の存在感」まで感じられる。もちろん、これはあくまでも一例。ギターやベースの弦、ドラムの皮、ホーンや歌声の息づかい感……すべてのノートが極めて繊細であり、それが折り重なっても混じることがなく、スティングが思い描いた世界を構築していくのです。


1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
2. Love Is The Seventh Wave
3. Russians
4. Children’s Crusade
5. Shadows In The Rain
6. We Work The Black Seam
7. Consider Me Gone
8. The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
9. Moon Over Bourbon Street
10. Fortress Around Your Heart


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