Label : Original Recordings Group ORG 056 ( Geffen Records), 45 rpm vinyl records
Numbered, Limited Edition! Pressed by The Pallas Group, Germany.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes! Stereophile Record to Die For! Michael Fremer Recommended Recording!
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Canadian Joni Mitchell is more than just another singer-songwriter: she was one of the most brave and pioneering female artists of the 20th century. Fiercely independent of outside pressures, she had no hesitation in taking artistic risks even when commercial success was at stake. Mostly, her risks paid off, as her relentless creativity kept fans loyal and won fulsome praise from music journalists.
Wild Things Run Fast is Joni Mitchell’s eleventh studio release and her first for Geffen Records. Released in 1982, it represents her departure from jazz to a more ’80s pop sound. The more rhythmic nature of the music on this album was influenced by Steely Dan, Talking Heads and The Police. Featured artists include Wayne Shorter, James Taylor and Lionel Richie.
“Although the original pressing was a solid recording it’s no match for this 45-rpm, 180-gram, double-LP from ORG. Bernie Grundman’s remastering has smoothly unlocked the air, treble bloom, and taut bass too often hidden on the original- and the dimensionality and image focus are now superb.” – Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, Music 4.5/5, Sonics 4/5, February 2013