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Rastaman Vibration (Half Speed Master) LP

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Abbey Road's world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe.

This rare and specialized technique transforms difficult-to-cut higher frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record."

Miles Showell 
Mastering Engineer, Abbey Road Studios


A1. Positive Vibration
A2. Roots, Rock, Reggae
A3. Johnny Was
A4. Cry To Me
A5. Want More

B1. Crazy Baldhead
B2. Who The Cap Fit
B3. Night Shift
B4. War
B5. Rat Race