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Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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APRJ 1073
UPC: 753088107337
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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. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom

Deep groove label pressings, 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 1
Wake Up Old Lady
Don't Embarrass Me, Baby
Stranger Here
Little Sister's Boogie

Side 2
Goin' Away
You Better Stop Her
Business You'r Doin'
I'm Wit' It

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

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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