Oh Mercy - 180gm 45RPM - Sealed

BOB DYLAN Oh Mercy (2018 limited edition Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 10-track 2-LP, mastered by Krieg Wunderlich at MFSL on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System, specially plated and pressed on 180g High-Definition Vinyl at 45RPM. Bob Dylan's1989 return-to-form album produced by Daniel Lanois. Gatefold picture sleeve individually numbered in gold from an edition of just 4000 copies. Factory sealed from new inside its perforated tear-strip loose bag. Recommended!)

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Release Year 2018 - 3 years ago
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Format 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album)
Record Label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
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Product Catalogue No MFSL2-488
Music Genre Folk, Artist / Graphic Design, 60s Rock, American Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Poetry, 70s Artists, 70s Rock
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
 
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180-gram 45 RPM double LP


Pressed at RTI


Limited to 4,000 numbered copies!

As soon as it was issued, Bob Dylan's Oh Mercy was rightly regarded as a striking return to form. The 1989 set also won acclaim for the singer's decision to pair with visionary producer Daniel Lanois, whose sonic guidance draws vivid colors, hues, and warmth from the songs — all the while adding significant ambience, effect, and context.

Removed from the circumstances of its original release, Oh Mercy has managed to both justify and transcend such praise. As time wears on, the record only gets better, with its razor-sharp songwriting and atmospheric soundscapes escalating to legendary proportions via Mobile Fidelity's definitive analog reissue.

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, pressed at RTI, and limited to 4,000 numbered copies, Oh Mercy now takes on cinematic qualities worthy of Lanois' production and Dylan's performances. Available for the first time on audiophile vinyl, the music benefits from a spaciousness, tonality, and surrealism no prior edition delivers. The extra groove space, too, seemingly gives each note its own physical dimension, whereby the Oh Mercy simultaneously immerses and surrounds you. Its clarity, dynamics, and extension also reach new heights throughout — whether it's the low-end reach on the spiritual-minded "Ring Them Bells" or combination of guitar-chord treble and piano decay on "Disease of Conceit."

Achieving a cohesiveness and richness absent from Dylan's other '80s efforts, Oh Mercy further stands out for its on-the-floor immediacy and nuanced treatments. Gone are the slick, processed, "shoulder pad" synthetic backdrops Dylan employed on the preceding Empire Burlesque. Borrowing from approaches he used on U2's The Joshua Tree, Lanois serves rather than obscures Dylan's intent — enhancing the topicality of barbed fare like "Political World" and further charging the self-doubting emotions of quizzical compositions such as "What Good Am I?"

For all of Lanois' magic, it's impossible to overlook the brilliance of Dylan's lyrics — or timbre and commitment of his singing. Many tracks on Oh Mercy have become live staples and fan favorites, and for very good reason. The swampy, percussive-augmented "Everything Is Broken" finds Dylan at his most forthright and descriptive, with the metaphorical and direct account of estrangement, loss, and chaos applicable to any number of eras, situations, or regimes. Mystery, voodoo, and portent fill "Man in the Long Black Coat," appointed by Lanois with aptly spooky devices and designed by its architect to "make an attack on your most vulnerable spots."

Indeed, vulnerability peppers the second half of Oh Mercy, whether on the unrequited bite of "What Was It You Wanted" or the gentle, heartbreaking look-back ballad "Shooting Star." By extension, Dylan strips himself of any defense mechanisms on the romantic albeit somber "Most of the Time," which rates among the icon's moving creations and captures the memory-haunting aftermath of a dissolved relationship with a frankness, transparency, and self-knowingness few artists would dare commit to tape.


1. Political World
2. Where Teardrops Fall
3. Everything Is Broken
4. Ring Them Bells
5. Man in the Long Black Coat
6. Most of the Time
7. What Good Am I?
8. Disease of Conceit
9. What Was It You Wanted
10. Shooting Star



DOUBLE LP  
Recording Artist Bob Dylan
Product Title Oh Mercy - 180gm 45RPM - Sealed
Product Information Bob Dylan Oh Mercy - 180gm 45RPM - Sealed USA 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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