Universal Play 33 1/3 UNILPI43033
From the Original Master of Universal Music!
Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Never Before on Vinyl!
Irreplaceable is a studio album by American musician George Benson. It’s fun to see him trying to stay in the post-millennial urban groove hip with some of the younger generation’s top songwriter/producers like Joshua Thompson (who’s produced for O-Town, Aretha Franklin, and Babyface) and Joe. Those who wish he’d remember his prowess as a jazz guitarist have to content themselves with its general background capacity behind pleasant romantic vocal textures and easy grooving hip-hop shuffle grooves. Fortunately, Benson’s in particularly fine voice, and most of the hooks are catchy from the get go. Conceptually, the best tunes are “Six Play” (which we soon realize is a love song to his six-string) and “Cell Phone,” which postulates the idea that God and our late loved ones are accessible by wireless. There are a few stylistic deviations from the basic cool formula here, most notably the gospel-tinged “Whole Man,” and the lush, gently exotic, flamenco-flavored soul tune “Strings of Love.” The hope is that Benson’s collaborations with the hipsters will expose his legendary talents to the kids who might otherwise shy away from the charms of an elder statesman.
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The ‘Play 33 1/3 LP Series’ is a 1st LP issue project of the masterpiece albums which have never been released on vinyl LP. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the record’s superb sound quality, the German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal, utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece. You will have a chance to experience great analogue sounds and to enjoy splendid artworks through the series.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them. The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
• Play 33 1/3 Series
• 180g Vinyl Pressing
• From the original master of Universal music
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Lacquer cutting by SST Bruggemann GmbH in Germany
• Black poly-lined inner sleeves
• Gatefold Jacket
• Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
• Released on vinyl for the first time
• Tri fold-out cover and obi