Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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APRJ 1073
UPC: 753088107337
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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Named a "Top Ten Vinyl Reissues of 2016" by The Absolute Sound!

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD

All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 180-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom

Tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock

First 250 LP copies of each title will be numbered editions and will only be available to series subscribers

"At times the guitar seems a bit low in the mix, but on this remastered Analogue Productions LP, cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray, it sounds warm and natural while the boisterous vocals have have a commanding presence; the recording also does a fine job of capturing Leonard Gaskin's deep bass tones and the timbre of Herbie Lovelle's brushes." — Music = 4.5/5; Sonics = 4/5 - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, September 2016. Read more here.

Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more “authentic” results. Either way, Lightnin’ seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963, session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.


Side A
1. Wake Up Old Lady
2. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
3. Stranger Here
4. Little Sister's Boogie

Side B
1. Goin' Away
2. You Better Stop Her
3. Business You'r Doin'
4. I'm Wit' It

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 10 person(s) rated this product.

Great pressing ..but

posted on 10/22/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ebony Strides
What an amazing experience. You put this on and you'll be Goin ' away to another time and place

Extremely impressed!

posted on 06/21/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott Wilson
I missed the original Prestige reissue series and recently dipped my toe in the water with this release (and Bluesy Burrell). I have no blues music except Folk Singer in various incarnations. I saw a video of Chad urging the viewers to give this a try, so I did, and boy am I glad I listened! I like this even more than Folksinger! The sound isn't quite as dynamic as that one but it's preferable to me. A very natural sound as if you are right there in the studio. Lots of startling detail and each tune is spellbinding. This man can tell a story! Nice variation of styles, but this is the real thing. The record and jacket was absolutely flawless. My favorite out of many purchases as of late. Don't even hesitate, it's breathtaking.

Analogue Productions VS Analogue Productions

posted on 05/04/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michel
1991 Analogue Productions mastered by Doug Sax vs 2022 current issue mastered by Kevin Gray. Both of these cuts are absolutely wonderful. The tones vary a little between the two. The Kevin Gray is a little warmer overall. The Doug Sax sounds a little more raw and natural than the Kevin Gray cut. The Kevin Gray cut loses a tiny bit of it is too perfect! In any case, both of these are awesome. The constant here is Chad. Many Thank Yous!

Great Record

posted on 04/29/2022
5 Stars
Everything is great! The pressing, the jacket, and the inner sleeve. We need to have the same quality outer sleeve!

Out of this world

posted on 04/18/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: John Villano
I have been waiting for what seems like forever for this

album. It finally arrived on Easter, which is fitting as this

sounds other worldly…… I was excited, I didn’t even do

a thorough cleaning. I just dry brushed it and away

went. It was DEAD QUITE. Then the music started and I

about $&@!? Myself. It truly is right up there with Folk

Singer. If you have been on the fence about this album,

don’t hesitate any longer and pull the trigger. Like Chad

always says, “but it now, or cry later!” That phrase

couldn’t be anymore true for this record. I am loving the

heck out of this copy

Best of the Blues

posted on 02/19/2017
5 Stars
It's hard to believe this recording was made in 1963. The sound quality is great and the music is better. Why don't they make records like this today?


posted on 05/05/2016
5 Stars
I can't believe how great this sounds. I agree this is reference level. Great job!!

Better than Good...!

posted on 04/20/2016
5 Stars
The previous reviewer is wrong by way of right. This reissue isn't "Good Stuff"--good stuff is what you call an okay reissue. This Lightnin' Hopkins reissue from AP is a reference level record, so it's light years ahead of a "Good Stuff".

Don't know about anyone else but my copy was perfect in every way!

Good stuff!

posted on 04/18/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff R
I'm no fan of the blues, but I have the prestige record subscription. This title showed up and I thought, I'll give it a listen. Great stuff. I'm surprised I enjoyed it so much. As usual great sound quality, totally flat record, and quiet surface. Keep up the excellent work Chad... The subscriptions are just stellar!

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