180-gram 45 RPM 2LP box set
Ultradisc One-Step Pressing by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Mastered from the original master tapes and limited to 10,000 numbered copies
Muddy Waters' Folk Singer remains rightly revered as the greatest-sounding blues album ever released — and, to date, one of the only bonafide audiophile records in the genre. Originally issued in 1964 by Chess Records, the all-acoustic work has made the rounds as a demonstration disc and benefitted from myriad reissues, all of which sought to improve upon Willie Dixon and Ralph Bass' legendary, subtlety-abundant production while bringing the musicians into your room.
More than five decades after Waters, Buddy Guy, and company initially gathered in a Chicago studio in September 1963, those feats (and more) are finally accomplished in definitive, unsurpassed fashion courtesy of Mobile Fidelity. One-step plating bypasses two processes of generational loss and optimizes sound quality.