Stay Hungry (Numbered 180g)
1 x LP
( 1984 ) - 2020 US Mobile Fidelity numbered reissue on 180g Vinyl LP =Stay Hungry is the third album by Hard Rock band Twisted Sister. The album features the band's two biggest hits, "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock". It also features the power
Release date 22-03-2020 (Originally released in 1984)
2020 US Mobile Fidelity numbered reissue on 180g Vinyl LP -Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI, and Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies: 180g LP Plays with Openness and Let-Your-Hair-Down Energy
It was May of 1984, and the world was turned upside-down when Twisted Sister released their legendary heavy metal masterpiece, Stay Hungry. The album helped shoot the New York metal band into the stratosphere, and over the last 36 years, Stay Hungry has sold millions of copies worldwide while going multi-platinum in a dozen different countries. Led by a pair of the most famous rock anthems in history, "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" (now the world's number one protest anthem), the videos that followed became the cornerstone of MTV, being played around the clock. Both the band and the singles became so famous that Twisted Sister was accused of destroying the moral fiber of American youth. This led directly to the creation of Tipper Gore's PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center), an organization founded upon puritanical censorship and the antithesis of the First Amendment. Lead singer Dee Snider was arrested time and time again on tour in the south on obscenity charges, as ridiculous "anti-rock" laws were being passed by municipalities to keep the band out of their towns. But today, no one is standing in your way. As if anyone could stop you from devouring this classic LP!
And to ensure you hear this important album in all its analog glory, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab's engineers worked directly with the band to reissue this classic LP from the original analog master tapes, and it's never sounded better. Hear Mobile Fidelity's new cut with all the Marshall-stack distortion intact, yet with no extraneous distortion getting between you and the music. Grab a copy of this extremely limited vinyl edition before it sells out.
A1 Gone Hollywood
A2 The Logical Song
A3 Goodbye Stranger
A4 Breakfast In America
A5 Oh Darling
B1 Take The Long Way Home
B2 Lord Is It Mine
B3 Just Another Nervous Wreck
B4 Casual Conversations
B5 Child Of Vision
- Supertramp's Breakfast in America has it all: Illustrious artwork. Sing-a-long hooks. Contagious melodies. Symphonic bluster. Rhapsodic thrust. Signature Wurlitzer electric piano sounds. Two Grammy Awards, including one for Best Engineered Album. More than 20 million copies sold. Four Billboard hit singles that continue to dominate radio airplay today. Every aspect of the chart-topping art-rock set screams blockbuster, not the least of which is the production, the result of painstaking studio setups and months of mixing. Now, you can experience the sonic brilliance in unprecedented clarity on Mobile Fidelity's definitive analog reissue.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, this numbered-edition 180g LP wrings out the record's dynamics, colors, and tones in all their full-range glory. Absent artificial ceilings, Breakfast in America unfolds with an expansiveness and radiance that parallels the vibrancy of its iconic New York-themed cover. Crucial traits such as imaging, separation, balance, transients, and openness achieve near-epic levels of realism and presence. Songs unfold and breathe on mammoth soundstages that put the effort's legendary production – and stellar playing – into proper perspective. The 1979 set has been reissued multiple times in the past, but it's never sounded so engaging, lifelike, or entertaining. If you think you know the record backwards and forwards, wait until you hear this version.
Indeed, aside from the undeniably catchy nature of the ten tracks, fun remains the most central element of Breakfast in America. The band even titled the record to fall in line with the overall joyful feeling of the material. About the latter: Few late 1970s rock albums feature a more cohesive, harmony-drenched parade of stunningly executed, wondrously arranged works. The collective offspring of members Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, each tune reflects the creative pulses of each musician, with the resultant contrasts lending to their appeal. Davies' penchant for grittier, bluesy strands blends with Hodgson's witty, pop-leaning techniques. The combination proves unstoppable.
Home to a quartet of commercial staples – "The Logical Song," "Goodbye Stranger," "Take the Long Way Home," and the title track – Breakfast in America teems with arena-sized drama, meticulous craftsmanship, and mesmerizing refrains. Shrewd lyrical turns abound, whether on the phonetic, adjective-stacked "The Logical Song," life-in-America portrait "Child of Vision," or move-to-L.A. saga "Gone Hollywood." U.S. references also dot the smash title track, which reflects the glib humor, romantic fantasies, and pop culture permeating the record.
Breakfast in America also retains its vitality because of its expert instrumentation and placement. Deemed a "a textbook-perfect album of post-Beatles, keyboard-centered English art rock that strikes the shrewdest possible balance between quasi-symphonic classicism and rock & roll" by Rolling Stone shortly after its release, the record serves as a blueprint of reference-setting production and mixing. Check the scorching guitar outro on "Goodbye Stranger," gospel accents on "Lord Is It Mine," saxophone lines on "Take the Long Way Home," or chemistry of the choruses on basically every piece here. It's enough to make one long for the 70s again.
Extra info: Numbered -gatefold
Originally released: 1984
This release: 2020