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Alan Parsons

I Robot (45 RPM)

Alan Parsons - I Robot

Alan Parsons - I Robot
 

Remastered From The Original Master Tapes


Speed: 45 RPM


Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


Label: Mobile Fidelity

Your Price $95.00
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Perfectionism, innovation, complexities, and reference-grade production make Alan Parsons project's conceptual I Robot a timeless classic: sci-fi arrangements steeped in drama and moodiness. A demonstration disc for the ages: immaculate highs and lows, supreme spaciousness, see-through transparency, 3D imaging, wider grooves on system-testing pressing.

Album Overview

Audiophiles needn't any introduction to the Alan Parsons Project's I Robot. Engineered by Parsons after he performed the same duties on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the 1977 record reigns as a disc whose taut bass, crisp highs, clean production, and seemingly limitless dynamic range are matched only by the sensational prog-rock fare helmed by the keyboardist. Not surprisingly, it's been issued multiple times. Can it be improved? Relish Mobile Fidelity's stupendous-sounding 180g 45RPM 2LP set and the question becomes irrelevant.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, and afforded the luxurious groove space of a 45RPM LP, I Robot comes to life like never before on this numbered limited-edition reissue. Boasting immaculate highs and lows, generous spaciousness, and see-through transparency that takes you into the studio with Parsons and creative partner Eric Woolfson at Abbey Road, this super-clean edition has been lovingly restored by Mobile Fidelity engineers with the intention of demonstrating the full-range capabilities of the world's best stereo systems. Put simply, there's more music, more information, more detail, more nuance, more everything.

Savor reference-grade soundstages, immersive smoothness, sought-after instrumental separation, three-dimensional imaging, and consummate tonal balances. Able to be played back at high volumes without compromise or fatigue, the analog masterwork is a demonstration record for the ages – the likes of which are no longer being made. Longtime fans can finally rest assured knowing they don't have to pony up hundreds of dollars for older pressings – including three prior Mobile Fidelity versions on LP and CD. This is the very reason you own and invest in high-end audio gear.

Inspired by and loosely based around the Isaac Asimov stories of the same name, I Robot delves into themes of artificial intelligence and technological dominance that make the record increasingly relevant in the 21st century. Lyrically, songs such as "The Voice" call into question human behavior – and their relationship to increasing robotic supremacy – in everyday life. Sonically, Parsons reflects the associated paranoia, dichotomy, and transformation via shifting sci-fi arrangements steeped in drama and moodiness.

I Robot's absorbing tunes also continue to fascinate due to their perfectionism and innovation. Borrowing from Pink Floyd's strategies, Parsons utilizes a looped sequence on the title track to create new downbeats. "Some Other Time" employs two different lead vocalists and yet gives the illusion only one is involved. Captivating strings, a piccolo trumpet, and bona fide pipe organ grace "Don't Let It Show." The origins of "Nucleus" stem from a unique analog keyboard concoction dubbed "the Projectron," devised by Parsons and electronic engineer Keith Johnson. Andrew Powell's orchestral and choral arrangements top it all off, with "Total Eclipse" arriving as an aptly frightening track that presages the climactic "Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32."

More music, more information, more detail, more nuance, more everything: Mobile Fidelity 180 gram 45rpm 2LP set - the definitive-sounding analogue version of 1977 audiophile standard. It was way ahead of its time. Does man or machine win in the end? Decide with Parsons as you get lost in Mobile Fidelity's definitive pressing. 

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It is worth noting that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab stands out as one of few record labels that independently invests in research and development of audio technology. With proprietary innovations such as GAIN 2™, general music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike have reaped the benefit of a higher consumer audio standard without investing in costly new hardware. Mobile Fidelity is pleased to work with a variety of engineering legends and companies including Tim de Paravicini, Ed Meitner, Pass Labs, Lipinski Sound and Sony Electronics. These joint efforts to seek out the ultimate audio experience, has resulted in significant advances for the technology of music reproduction. Please click here to read more about current Mobile Fidelity technologies.

Album Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • 45rpm Speed Edition
  • Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • 2LP Set
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
  • Pressed at RTI
  • Gatefold Jacket

Track Selections

  • I Robot
  • I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
  • Some Other Time
  • Breakdown
  • Don't Let It Show
  • The Voice
  • Nucleus
  • Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  • Total Eclipse
  • Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name I Robot (45 RPM)
Artists Alan Parsons
Music Genre Pop & Rock
Record Speed 45 RPM
Record Weight 180 Gram
Record Type Double LP
Record Label Mobile Fidelity
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.2500
Price Range $95.00

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