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Taylor, King, Vaughan, Joel, More Due from MoFi in 2011

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Start saving your pennies now. In an eye-opening move, audiophile specialty label Mobile Fidelity has announced a massive slate of releases across the CD, SACD and LP formats scheduled for 2011.  Longtime collectors of audiophile masterings may get a thrill at seeing the “Original Master Recording” banner above the works of classic artists ranging from Tony Bennett and Ray Charles to Carole King and James Taylor.

While this writer has some quibbles (why no CDs or SACDs for Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Costello’s releases?) and some questions (will the reissue of Billy Joel’s Turnstiles include the unaltered “New York State of Mind,” for one thing?) the lineup offers something for everyone. Among the most exciting releases are SACDs for Carole King, James Taylor and Joel, all of whom had titles released when Sony was releasing titles regularly in the format. The MoFi campaigns for artists such as The Band, The Pretenders and Ray Charles also continue, and the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan is the recipient of no fewer than five reissues. Joel, the recipient of a major reissue campaign from Legacy in 2011, interestingly sees his audiophile catalogue make a jump from Audio Fidelity to Mobile Fidelity with Piano Man and Turnstiles, joining The Pretenders and The Band among the artists in this batch with audiophile discs from both specialist labels.

All titles are mastered from the original tapes, and the SACD versions present the original stereo mixes only. Hit the jump for the full list of titles with track listings, and thanks to our friends at MusicTAP for the heads-up on this exciting roll-out. All titles can be pre-ordered here.

The Band, Stage Fright (Capitol SW-425, 1970 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2048, 2011)

  1. Strawberry Wine
  2. Sleeping
  3. Time to Kill
  4. Just Another Whistle Stop
  5. All La Glory
  6. The Shape I’m In
  7. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
  8. Daniel and the Sacred Harp
  9. Stage Fright
  10. The Rumor

Tony Bennett, I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Columbia CS-8669, 1962 – reissued Mobile Fidelity LP LMF-358, 2011)

  1. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  2. Once Upon a Time
  3. Tender is the Night
  4. Smile
  5. Love for Sale
  6. Taking a Chance on Love
  7. Candy Kisses
  8. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  9. Rules of the Road
  10. Marry Young
  11. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
  12. The Best is Yet to Come

Tony Bennett, I Wanna Be Around (Columbia CS-8800, 1963 – reissued Mobile Fidelity LP LMF-359, 2011)

  1. The Good Life
  2. If I Love Again
  3. I Wanna Be Around
  4. I’ve Got Your Number
  5. Until I Met You
  6. Once Upon a Summertime
  7. If You Were Mine
  8. I Will Live My Life for You
  9. Someone to Love
  10. It Was Me
  11. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

Ray Charles, The Genius of Ray Charles (Atlantic 1312, 1959 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2055, 2011)

  1. Let the Good Times Roll
  2. It Had to Be You
  3. Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  4. Two Years of Torture
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone
  6. ‘Deed I Do
  7. Just for a Thrill
  8. You Won’t Let Me Go
  9. Tell Me You’ll Wait for Me
  10. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’
  11. Am I Blue
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine

Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Get Happy! (F-Beat XXLP-1 (U.K.)/Columbia JC-36347 (U.S.), 1980 – reissued Mobile Fidelity LP LMF-334, 2011)

  1. Love for Tender
  2. Opportunity
  3. The Imposter
  4. Secondary Modern
  5. King Horse
  6. Possession
  7. Men Called Uncle
  8. Clowntime is Over
  9. New Amsterdam
  10. High Fidelity
  11. I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
  12. Black and White World
  13. 5ive Gears in Reverse
  14. B Movie
  15. Motel Matches
  16. Human Touch
  17. Beaten to the Punch
  18. Temptation
  19. I Stand Accused
  20. Riot Act

    Foreigner, Double Vision (Atlantic SD-19999, 1978 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2051 and LP LMF-341, 2011)

    1. Hot Blooded
    2. Blue Morning, Blue Day
    3. You’re All I Am
    4. Back Where You Belong
    5. Love Has Taken Its Toll
    6. Double Vision
    7. Tramontane
    8. I Have Waited So Long
    9. Lonely Children
    10. Spellbinder

    Foreigner, Head Games (Atlantic SD-29999, 1979 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2052 and LP LMF-342, 2011)

    1. Dirty White Boy
    2. Love on the Telephone
    3. Women
    4. I’ll Get Even with You
    5. Seventeen
    6. Head Games
    7. The Modern Day
    8. Blinded by Science
    9. Do What You Like
    10. Rev on the Red Line

    Foreigner, 4 (Atlantic SD-16999, 1981 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2053 and LP LMF-343, 2011)

    1. Night Life
    2. Juke Box Hero
    3. Break it Up
    4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
    5. Luanne
    6. Urgent
    7. I’m Gonna Win
    8. Woman in Black
    9. Girl on the Moon
    10. Don’t Let Go

    Billy Joel, Piano Man (Columbia KC-32544, 1973 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2062 and LP LMF-349, 2011)

    1. Travelin’ Prayer
    2. Piano Man
    3. Ain’t No Crime
    4. You’re My Home
    5. The Ballad of Billy the Kid
    6. Worse Comes to Worst
    7. Stop In Nevada
    8. If I Only Had the Words (to Tell You)
    9. Somewhere Along the Line
    10. Captain Jack

    Billy Joel, Turnstiles (Columbia PC-33848, 1976 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2063 and LP LMF-350, 2011)

    1. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
    2. Summer, Highland Falls
    3. All You Wanna Do is Dance
    4. New York State of Mind
    5. James
    6. Prelude/Angry Young Man
    7. I’ve Loved These Days
    8. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Down on Broadway)

    Carole King, Music (Ode SP-77013, 1971 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2068 and LP LMF-352, 2011)

    1. Brother, Brother
    2. It’s Going to Take Some Time
    3. Sweet Seasons
    4. Some Kind of Wonderful
    5. Surely
    6. Carry Your Load
    7. Music
    8. Song of Long Ago
    9. Brighter
    10. Growing Away from Me
    11. Too Much Rain
    12. Back to California

    Carole King, The Carnegie Hall Concert: June 18, 1971 (Ode/Legacy 485104-2, 1996 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2067 and LP LMF-351, 2011)

    1. I Feel the Earth Move
    2. Home Again
    3. After All This Time
    4. Child of Mine
    5. Carry Your Load
    6. No Easy Way Down
    7. Song of Long Ago
    8. Snow Queen
    9. Smackwater Jack
    10. So Far Away
    11. It’s Too Late
    12. Eventually
    13. Way Over Yonder
    14. Beautiful
    15. You’ve Got My Friend
    16. Will You Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind of Wonderful/Up on the Roof (Medley)
    17. (You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman

    The Pretenders, Learning to Crawl (Sire 9 23980-1, 1983 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2057 and LP LMF-339, 2011)

    1. Middle of the Road
    2. Back on the Chain Gang
    3. Time the Avenger
    4. Watching the Clothes
    5. Show Me
    6. Thumbelina
    7. My City Was Gone
    8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate
    9. I Hurt You
    10. 2,000 Miles

    Santana, Caravanserai (Columbia KC-31610, 1972 – reissued Mobile Fidelity 24k Gold CD CMF-793, 2011)

    1. Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation
    2. Waves Within
    3. Look Up (to See What’s Coming Down)
    4. Just in Time to See the Sun
    5. Song of the Wind
    6. All the Love of the Universe
    7. Future Primitive
    8. Stone Flower
    9. La Fuente del Ritmo
    10. Every Step of the Way

    Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, Love Devotion Surrender (Columbia KC-32034, 1973 – reissued Mobile Fidelity 24k Gold CD CMF-794, 2011)

    1. Love Supreme
    2. Naima
    3. The Life Divine
    4. Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord
    5. Meditation

    Frank Sinatra, Swing Along with Me (Reprise F-1002, 1961 – reissued Mobile Fidelity LP LMF-344, 2011)

    1. Falling in Love with Love
    2. The Curse of an Aching Heart
    3. Don’t Cry Joe
    4. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
    5. Love Walked In
    6. Granada
    7. I Never Knew
    8. Don’t Be That Way
    9. Moonlight on the Ganges
    10. It’s a Wonderful World
    11. Have You Met Miss Jones
    12. You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You

    Frank Sinatra, The Concert Sinatra (Reprise F-1009, 1963 – reissued Mobile Fidelity LP LMF-345, 2011)

    1. I Have Dreamed
    2. My Heart Stood Still
    3. Lost in the Stars
    4. Ol’ Man River
    5. You’ll Never Walk Alone
    6. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    7. This Nearly Was Mine
    8. Soliloquy

    James Taylor, JT (Columbia JC-34811, 1977 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2070 and LP LMF-354, 2011)

    1. Your Smiling Face
    2. There We Are
    3. Honey Don’t Leave L.A.
    4. Another Grey Morning
    5. Bartender’s Blues
    6. Secret O’Life
    7. Handy Man
    8. I Was Only Telling a Lie
    9. Looking for Love on Broadway
    10. Terra Nova
    11. Traffic Jam
    12. If I Keep My Heart Out of Sight

    James Taylor, Dad Loves His Work (Columbia TC-37009, 1981 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2071 and LP LMF-355, 2011)

    1. Hard Times
    2. Her Town Too
    3. Hour That the Morning Cames
    4. I Will Follow
    5. Believe It or Not
    6. Stand and Fight
    7. Only for Me
    8. Summer’s Here
    9. Sugar Trade
    10. London Town
    11. That Lonesome Road

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Texas Flood (Epic FE-38734, 1983 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2074, 2011)

    1. Love Struck Baby
    2. Pride and Joy
    3. Texas Flood
    4. Tell Me
    5. Testify
    6. Rude Mood
    7. Mary Had a Little Lamb
    8. Dirty Pool
    9. I’m Cryin’
    10. Lenny

      Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Couldn’t Stand the Weather (Epic FE-39304, 1984 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2075, 2011)

      1. Scuttle Buttin’
      2. Couldn’t Stand the Weather
      3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
      4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
      5. Cold Shot
      6. Tin Pan Alley
      7. Honey Bee
      8. Stang’s Swang

      Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Soul to Soul (Epic FE-40036, 1985 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2076, 2011)

      1. Say What!
      2. Lookin’ Out the Window
      3. Look at Little Sister
      4. Ain’t Gone ‘n’ Give Up on Love
      5. Gone Home
      6. Change It
      7. You’ll Be Mine
      8. Empty Arms
      9. Come On (Part III)
      10. Life Without You

      Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, In Step (Epic OE-45024, 1989 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2077, 2011)

      1. The House is Rockin’
      2. Crossfire
      3. Tightrope
      4. Let Me Love You Baby
      5. Leave My Girl Alone
      6. Travis Walk
      7. Wall of Denial
      8. Scratch-n-Sniff
      9. Love Me Darlin’
      10. Riviera Paradise

      Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky is Crying (Epic EK-47390, 1991 – reissued Mobile Fidelity SACD CMFSA-2078, 2011)

      1. Boot Hill
      2. The Sky is Crying
      3. Empty Arms
      4. Little Wing
      5. Wham
      6. May I Have a Talk with You
      7. Close to You
      8. Chitlins con Carne
      9. So Excited
      10. Life by the Drop

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