Standard vinyl is mastered from digital files, we leave that to others. Most of our titles are mastered from the original analogue tapes, the reason for this is simple, Sound Quality. You will find one of the UK’s widest selections of audiophile quality vinyl here at MCRU.
We stock titles from Mobile Fidelity Soundlabs (Mofi), Analogue Productions, Reference Recordings, Chasing the Dragon, Audio Note Music, Stockfisch and STS.
If you are serious about sound then you need to browse our vinyl selection.
The album was rehearsed, mixed and cut directly to vinyl, ALL IN ONE DAY
180g 33rpm gatefold LP
STEREO RECORDINGAfter the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next to You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You," which turns the original inside out. Stephen Thomas Erlewine /AMG
The Touch. The Feel. The Look. The Craftsmanship. What could be better?
33rpm 180gm 2 x Vinyl LP Limited stock Release date: 21 August, 2020
Watch the album trailer!"The next generation of British jazz" - Melody Maker, 1970 "British jazz at its best" - Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise
Stereo RecordingLa Casa de Trova. The house of the troubadours. It’s a place of almost mythical status in Cuban music, the home of so many of the glorious songs that have come out of the island. Even Paul McCartney has made his pilgrimage there. For Alejandro Almenares, it’s a place he visits every single day, still carrying his guitar as he goes to play and talk with friends. And it’s the inspiration behind his album Casa De Trova. For Almenares, the connection to the house is deep. His musician father, Angel Sanchez Almenares, was one of the founders of the Casa.
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