One of the most incredible sounding records we’ve ever heard. It’s exactly what audiophiles dream about. A mixture of great music, great performances and a great recording — all with air to breathe. Show-stopping sound!
“There’s nothing we’ve offered that I’m more excited about and that I’m more confident will just blow people away.” — Chad Kassem, Acoustic Sounds, Inc. CEO
Released originally by Lost Highway Records in 2008, Just A Little Lovin’ is Shelby Lynne’s stirring, emphatic tribute to the late British singer Dusty Springfield. It is to date the highest charting album of Lynne’s career, reaching No. 41 on the Billboard 200. The producer is veteran Phil Ramone — the engineer for Springfield’s original recording of “The Look Of Love.”
Reissuing this masterpiece to our Analogue Productions standards was an enormous — and expensive — undertaking. Keep in mind that almost without exception, for every pop record recorded after 1992, even if it’s recorded to analog tape like this one, the songs are stored individually. That means that there is never an actual complete album master compiled. So to cut an LP from tape, we had to have mastering engineer Doug Sax assemble an analog master in order so that he could then cut the record to LP, using his famed tube electronics. This involves a lot of extra cost and work. But, since this is such an incredible album, we went all the way. Also, we should mention that Shelby Lynne herself is reportedly a big fan of vinyl.
As for the quality of the record itself, the name says it all. This heavyweight platter from Quality Record Pressings is dead quiet — and smooth. Plating was also done in-house at QRP by Gary Salstrom.
1. Just A Little Lovin’
2. Anyone Who Had A Heart
3. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
4. I Only Want To Be With You
5. The Look Of Love
6. Breakfast In Bed
7. Willie And Laura Mae Jones
8. I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore
10. How Can I Be Sure