Willie Nelson - Stardust

 (Limited - Numbered)




Willie Nelson Stardust on numbered limited edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label

An American classic: Gorgeous breakthrough album of pop standards spent more than a decade on country charts

Quintuple Platinum 1978 set finds Nelson interpreting fare from Kurt Weill, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin

"Why be predictable?," Willie Nelson asked Columbia Records executive Nick Blackburn, after the latter resisted the Red Headed Stranger's decision to make an album of classic pop tunes. Talk about outlaw country. Cutting against the genre's traditions and Music Row conventions, Nelson's Stardust remains a genius-level creation as well as the icon's most commercially successful release, a truly gorgeous record infused with ultimate respect for composers and lyrics and many of the finest performances of his career. It is a quintessential part of any catalog.

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP dazzles with dead-quiet surfaces, tube-like warmth, and an enhanced soundstage. Further exposing the delicate touches abounding in Stax legend Booker T. Jones' production, this edition brings out the textured kernels of Nelson's voice-and the deep-seeded dignity, austerity, devotion, grit, sensitivity, grace, and plaintiveness within.

 

 



1. Side 1
2. Stardust
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Blue Skies
5. All of Me
6. Unchained Melody
7.
Side 2
8. September Song
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street
10. Moonlight In Vermont
11. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
12. Someone to Watch Over Me

Customer Reviews (3.33 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Reproduction not close to the original

posted on 06/24/2014
2 Stars
The recording is very compressed and thin when comparing to the original pressing. Lacks bass and the soundstage is narrow. Very dissapointing for a Mofi production.


Very interesting mix, though a tad bright

posted on 06/29/2013
3 Stars
Reviewer: Jordy
This is one of my favorite albums of all time, and I was looking fowrad to hearing what MOFI did with it. The Silver Series, while not sourced from the original masters, have produced many gems.

With that said, this mix is weirdly bright and airy, in comparison with the original as well as my preferred pressing, the Classic version. This may well have been the intent of the mixer - the original mix is very dense and the new mix emphasizes intracies almost as if it was high resolution digital sound. But this does come at the expense of a proper bottom end.

Make no mistake, I am not criticizing the pressing itself or the album. Perhaps this is how it was "meant to be heard". But something doesn't sound right..


Excellent!

posted on 05/25/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Arturo
Wow! I have a copy of the original Columbia in pristine condition and it sounds great, but this new issue blows it away, you can hear everything clear and in front of you, there is no sibilance in Willie's voice, the brushed drums are perfectly clear. This is my favorite Willie album and this MoFi issue is superb.


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