Hugh Masekela - Hope


Analogue Productions



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CAPJ 82020 SA
UPC: 753088820267
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1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
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180 Gram Vinyl Record
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45 RPM 200 Gram 4 LP Box Set

"…Hope is one of those intensely visceral, large as life, and immediately present recordings that will make pretty much any system sound at least very good, and will cause better ones to raise goose bumps." – Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, August 2008

"…The high quality original mix plus Analogue Productions' superb mastering has resulted in a terrific, very transparent sonic with great impact." – John Henry, Audiophile Audition

"A stunning demo disc to test or show off any stereo system." – Playback, June 2008

"Here's another masterpiece from Chad Kassem and Kevin Gray…you would swear that you are listening to a master tape in your living room…this one is great for showing off what your stereo system can do." – Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio, No. 15, 2008

A longtime audiophile demonstration disc. Hope will show off your system's dynamic range as well as any record ever released. Hugh Masekela, the outstanding South African trumpeter, assembled a seven-piece group and recorded this great set live at Washington, D.C.'s Blues Alley. The songs stretch over a period of nearly five decades and serve as an informal guided tour of Masekela's life. The songs are honest and bare, and as for the sound – WOW!

Reviews of the LP:
"…Believe me, this double 45 makes the CD sound like digital dog crap. It you thought the CD version sounded good, you ain't heard nuttin' yet." 

"Wow! Hugh Masekela never sounded more real – the BEST Masekela album, a definitive must have!" – Danny Kaey, Positive-Feedback Online

1. Abangoma (The Healers)
2. Uptownship
3. Mandela (Bring Him Back Home!)
4. Grazing in the Grass
5. Lady
6. Until When
7. Languta
8. Nomali
9. Market Place
10. Ntyilo Ntyilo (The Love Bird)
11. Ha le Se (The Dowry Song)
12. Stimela [Coal Train]

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Well done SACD

posted on 10/09/2016
5 Stars
I also have the CD and listened to both discs. In my system the SACD sounds smoother from top to bottom. The small bit of digital glare that is present on the CD isn't present on the SACD. Not as forward sounding in the overall presentation as the CD. If you didn't have both discs to compare it would probably go unnoticed by most listeners.

Sonically amazing!!!

posted on 11/07/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Sonoma Gus
This record sounds fantastic!! This was originally a 1/2" stereo tape mastered directly to SACD. And it sounds just like the 1/2" master.

Absolutely awsome must have disc

posted on 08/08/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: All music lover
This is an awsome album which I own in cd, SACD, and vinyl. The SACD and the vinyl versions both sound fantastic.

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