Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

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Established in 1977 by Brad Miller, MFSL specializes in remastering major-label music for the "audiophile" market. CD releases began in 1984.

Copyright dates are often left unchanged from the original release; Most MFSL releases are issued a year or so later, please leave release date blank if you are unsure.
First Gold Ultradisc™ CD: 1987-02
First Gold Ultradisc II™ (Made in USA) CD: 1992-09

Please add all branded labels to MFSL releases. A label logo=label.

Catalog (with dates) of MFSL releases on "Sites" section.

Items released commercially as numbered editions were frequently also released as unnumbered promotional copies. These promos should be entered separately from the numbered retail copies.
At least the releases from the first three years were limited editions throughout and wear a sticker with this information on the shrink.

In an email dated 17 December 2018, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Customer Service confirms that “all of [their] releases are remastered by [their] Sound Labs. No exceptions.” Please see https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/782766 for full emails and discussion.
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General Inquires:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
1811 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago IL 60660 USA
[email protected]

Former address:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
318 N. Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607-1006 USA

Studio and Mastering Facilities:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
105 Morris Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA

[email protected]
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
25AP 2364 Vinyl Confessions  album cover Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2364 Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
48UD510 Thick As A Brick  album cover Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 48UD510 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
198 Arc Of A Diver  album cover Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver(LP, Album, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 198 US 1993 Sell This Version
1-088 Déjà Vu  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu(LP, Album, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-088 US Unknown Sell This Version
1-138 Come Dance With Me!  album cover Frank Sinatra Come Dance With Me!(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-138 US 1983 Sell This Version
1-144 Point Of No Return  album cover Frank Sinatra Point Of No Return(LP, Album, Sam) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-144 US Unknown Sell This Version
1-154 Pearl  album cover Janis Joplin Pearl(LP, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-154 Unknown Sell This Version
1-198 Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver(LP, Album, TP, 200) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-198 US 1993 Sell This Version
1277 Tibet  album cover Gregory James, Barry Shulman Gregory James, Barry Shulman - Tibet(LP, Album) Rogue Productions 1277 US 1983 Sell This Version
1-507 Wagner Overtures  album cover Wagner* Wagner Overtures(LP, RE, RM, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-507 US Unknown Sell This Version
2-614 614!  album cover 614! 614!(LP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2-614 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
#5250 Pictures At Eleven  album cover Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven(Cass, Album) Swan Song, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #5250 US 1982 Sell This Version
17861 ...And Justice For All  album cover Metallica ...And Justice For All(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 17861 US 2008 Sell This Version
2-8444 8444!  album cover 8444! 8444!(LP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2-8444 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
65 753 6 Hot Rocks 1  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1(CD, Comp, Mono, Club) London Records, Bertelsmann Club 65 753 6 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
66672 Hot Rocks 1  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) ABKCO 66672 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
79451-2 Works: 1965-1995  album cover Steve Reich Works: 1965-1995 79451-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
343676-1 Kill 'Em All  album cover Metallica Kill 'Em All(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Warner Bros. Records 343676-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
371 012-1 Autumn  album cover George Winston Autumn(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 012-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
371017-1 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371017-1 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
424572-1 Ride The Lightning  album cover Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) 424572-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
424636-1 Ride The Lightning  album cover Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) 424636-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
470844-1 Master Of Puppets  album cover Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) 470844-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
470908-1 Master Of Puppets  album cover Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) 470908-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
481162 2 Vinyl Confessions  album cover Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions(CD, Album) Epic, Legacy 481162 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
512119-1 Death Magnetic  album cover Metallica Death Magnetic(5x12", Album, Ltd, Whi + CD, Album, Car + Box) Warner Bros. Records 512119-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
6.26263 AP Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 6.26263 AP Germany 1981 Sell This Version
79-0101-4 The Principle Of Moments  album cover Robert Plant The Principle Of Moments(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Es Paranza Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 79-0101-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
820 048-2 12 X 5  album cover The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 (Album) 820 048-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
820 049-2 Out Of Our Heads  album cover The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads (Album) 820 049-2 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
820 138-2 Between The Buttons  album cover The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) 820 138-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
820 142-2 Hot Rocks 2  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 2 (Comp) 820 142-2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
6641066 Hot August Night  album cover Neil Diamond Hot August Night(2xLP, Album, Gat) UNI Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 6641066 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
820 141-2 RH Hot Rocks 1  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1 (Comp) 820 141-2 RH Europe 1985 Sell This Version
820 142-2 RH Hot Rocks 2  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 2(CD, Comp, RE, RM) London Records, ABKCO 820 142-2 RH Germany 1986 Sell This Version
042283814110 Master Of Puppets  album cover Metallica Master Of Puppets(LP, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Group International 042283814110 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
0600753085240 Ride The Lightning  album cover Metallica Ride The Lightning(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180) Universal 0600753085240 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
00602517737310 Death Magnetic  album cover Metallica Death Magnetic(5x12", Album, 180 + Box, Ltd) Vertigo 00602517737310 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
AED 10283 The Complete Works For String Quartet  album cover Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, The Vilnius String Quartet* Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, The Vilnius String Quartet* - The Complete Works For String Quartet(CD, Album) Art & Electronics, MCA Classics AED 10283 US 1992 Sell This Version
AMWH 61029 Shadowdance  album cover Shadowfax Shadowdance(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records AMWH 61029 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
B0019459-01 Slow Dazzle  album cover John Cale Slow Dazzle(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Universal Music Special Markets, Wax Cathedral B0019459-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
B0024735-01 Pinkerton  album cover Weezer Pinkerton(LP, Album, Club, RE, RM, RP, Blu) Geffen Records B0024735-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
BC-1 The Collection  album cover The Beatles The Collection(14xLP, Ltd, Num, RM + Box, Comp) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, EMI, Capitol Records BC-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
BETA 017 The Dark Side Of The Moon  album cover Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(Beta, Album, RE, Dig) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest BETA 017 US 1983 Sell This Version
BVCW-35101 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records BVCW-35101 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
C-122 Takin’ It To The Streets  album cover The Doobie Brothers Takin’ It To The Streets(Cass, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab C-122 Unknown Sell This Version
C-1016 Wind Dance  album cover Scott Cossu Wind Dance(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records C-1016 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-1018 Clockwork  album cover Alex De Grassi Clockwork(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records C-1018 US 1981 Sell This Version
C-1021 Tideline  album cover Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie - Tideline (Album) C-1021 US 1982 Sell This Version
cad 905 bd Doolittle  album cover Pixies Doolittle(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, Multichannel) 4AD, 4AD cad 905 bd UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
CAD 2705 CD Dead Can Dance • Garden Of The Arcane Delights  album cover Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance • Garden Of The Arcane Delights (Album, Comp) CAD 2705 CD US 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2707 CD Spleen And Ideal  album cover Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) 4AD CAD 2707 CD US 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2708 CD Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun  album cover Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) 4AD CAD 2708 CD US 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2709 CD The Serpent's Egg  album cover Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg (Album) CAD 2709 CD US 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2710 CD Aion  album cover Dead Can Dance Aion (Album) CAD 2710 CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2711 CD Into The Labyrinth  album cover Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth (Album) CAD 2711 CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2712 CD Toward The Within  album cover Dead Can Dance Toward The Within (Album) CAD 2712 CD UK 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 2713 CD Spiritchaser  album cover Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser (Album) CAD 2713 CD US 2008 Sell This Version
CAD 3621 CD Into The Labyrinth  album cover Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD CAD 3621 CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
CAD 3628 CD Garden Of The Arcane Delights • The John Peel Sessions  album cover Dead Can Dance Garden Of The Arcane Delights • The John Peel Sessions (Comp) CAD 3628 CD UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
CAFE 3-732 Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco  album cover Buddy Rich & His Band* Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco(3xLP, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE 3-732 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAFECD -729 Heartbound  album cover Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson - Heartbound(CD, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFECD -729 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAFE CD-730 Robby Krieger  album cover Robby Krieger Robby Krieger(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Cafe Records CAFE CD-730 US 1985 Sell This Version
Cafe CD-733 Holiday  album cover Steve Bach Holiday(CD, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Cafe CD-733 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAFE CD 736 Zero Gravity  album cover Steve Bach Zero Gravity(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Cafe Records CAFE CD 736 US 1987 Sell This Version
Cafe CD-738 Child's Play  album cover Steve Brown (17) Child's Play(CD, Album) Cafe Records Cafe CD-738 USA, Canada & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
CAFE CD 739 Pieces Of Anda  album cover Moro (7) Pieces Of Anda(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Cafe Records CAFE CD 739 1988 Sell This Version
CAFE CD 2-732 Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco  album cover Buddy Rich & His Band* Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco(2xCD, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE CD 2-732 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAFE L-729 Heartbound  album cover Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson - Heartbound(LP, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE L-729 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAFE L-731 Good Lines  album cover Steve Brown (17) Good Lines(LP) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE L-731 US 1983 Sell This Version
CAFE L-735 Just One Heart  album cover Karen Blake Just One Heart(LP, Album) Cafe Records CAFE L-735 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAFE L-737 Dangerous Ground  album cover Ian Dogole Dangerous Ground(LP, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE L-737 US 1987 Sell This Version
CANDY095 Vinyl Confessions  album cover Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions(CD, Album, RM) Rock Candy CANDY095 UK 2011 Sell This Version
DAD 3621 Into The Labyrinth  album cover Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) 4AD DAD 3621 USA & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
DCDBOX 2 SACD Box Set  album cover Dead Can Dance SACD Box Set(Box, Comp, Ltd + SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM, Aud + SA) 4AD DCDBOX 2 2008 Sell This Version
DDS-8111 Right To Know  album cover D-Day (2) Right To Know(7", Single, TP) Moment Productions DDS-8111 US 1981 Sell This Version
FRWY 2-26 Voices Of The Angels (Spoken Words)  album cover Various Voices Of The Angels (Spoken Words)(2xLP, Comp) Freeway Records FRWY 2-26 US 1982 Sell This Version
FZ 38002 Vinyl Confessions  album cover Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) FZ 38002 US 1982 Sell This Version
GP-2781 Never Steal The Show  album cover Phillip Sandifer Never Steal The Show(LP, Album) PSP Records GP-2781 US 1981 Sell This Version
JLSW-10008 Impressions Of Jazz  album cover Eric Mintel Quartet Featuring Charles Fambrough Eric Mintel Quartet Featuring Charles Fambrough - Impressions Of Jazz(LP, Album, 200) Jazz Lions JLSW-10008 US 1996 Sell This Version
JM-XR24017 Beethoven Appassionata And Funeral March Sonatas  album cover Sviatoslav Richter Beethoven Appassionata And Funeral March Sonatas(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, S/Edition, XRC) BMG Classics, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab JM-XR24017 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
KIR 85714 Vinyl Confessions  album cover Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) KIR 85714 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
L 43043 Breakfast In The Field  album cover Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album, RE) Festival Records, Windham Hill Records L 43043 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
MELT-011 Persistence Of Time  album cover Anthrax Persistence Of Time(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Wax Cathedral, Universal Music Special Markets MELT-011 US 2015 Sell This Version
MELT-012 Fear  album cover John Cale Fear(LP, Album, RE) Wax Cathedral, Island Records, Universal Music Special Products MELT-012 US 2015 Sell This Version
MELT-014 Helen Of Troy  album cover John Cale Helen Of Troy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Wax Cathedral, Island Records, Universal Music Special Markets MELT-014 US 2015 Sell This Version
MFCD 748 Fighting Clowns  album cover The Firesign Theatre Fighting Clowns(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 748 US 1993 Sell This Version
MFCD 749 Letters From Mississippi  album cover Eddie Hinton Letters From Mississippi(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, The Mighty Field Of Vision MFCD 749 US 1993 Sell This Version
MFCD 750 Sands of Gold & Sweet Memories  album cover Webb Pierce Sands of Gold & Sweet Memories(CD, Comp) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 750 US 1993 Sell This Version
MFCD 751 We Love You Like A Rock / Every Day And Every Hour  album cover The Dixie Hummingbirds We Love You Like A Rock / Every Day And Every Hour(CD, Comp) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 751 US Unknown Sell This Version
MFCD 752 Cafe Days  album cover Chris Spedding Cafe Days(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 752 US 1991 Sell This Version
MFCD 753 Live At Reggae Sunsplash 1982  album cover Various Live At Reggae Sunsplash 1982(CD, Comp, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sunsplash Records MFCD 753 US 1992 Sell This Version
MFCD 754 Open All Nite  album cover The Nighthawks (3) Open All Nite(CD, Album, RM, S/Edition) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Adelphi Records Inc. MFCD 754 US 1995 Sell This Version
MFCD 755 'More' Live  album cover The Phil Woods Quartet 'More' Live(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 755 US Unknown Sell This Version
MFCD 756 Walk-On / The Old Ship Of Zion  album cover The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers Of Chicago Illinois* Walk-On / The Old Ship Of Zion(CD, Comp) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 756 US 1992 Sell This Version
MFCD 757 Live In Japan  album cover The Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor Band Live In Japan(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 757 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MFCD 758 Dear Friends  album cover The Firesign Theatre Dear Friends(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 758 US 1992 Sell This Version
MFCD 759 Levon Helm  album cover Levon Helm Levon Helm(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 759 US 1992 Sell This Version
MFCD 761 Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars  album cover Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars - Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MCA Records MFCD 761 US 1989 Sell This Version
MFCD 762 Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him  album cover The Firesign Theatre Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him(CD, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 762 US 1992 Sell This Version

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gsheputis

gsheputis

March 31, 2022
Van Halen ???!!! - are you kidding me ? How embarrassing for Mofi - what a waste of resources and nothing but a money grab for some of most stoopid music ever made - must have got a good price on the licensing.......very bad choice MoFi, who's gonna buy this pap ? Not an audiophile with any taste for good music, that's for sure - but there will be the flippers, wonder how long it will take to flip and make any money at all ? A long time, I will guarantee you, compared to the rest of the UD1S issues - and aside from the first album, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for these to sell out...It'll be great to see if they can't sell them all, and offering them at a reduced price.......!
gleebi

gleebi

January 29, 2022
I have some great pressings from MoFi some as old as 30 years. Unfortunately, MoFi got sandwiched between the "death of vinyl" due to CDs and its recent resurgence due to vintage awareness and finally awareness that sound/music is an analog phenomenon. The result of being squeezed is Music Direct of Chicago bought them and have done what so often happens in acquisitions. They have cut staff, let go talent, and managed from the spreadsheet with the resulting loss of quality and customer service. They seem so mismanaged now by MD they cannot seem to keep vinyl production going - most titles are "sold out." Buying online directly from MoFi or MusicDirect has resulted in numerous order fulfillment errors, all of which MD refused to correct except at my expense and inconvenience. I will no longer buy from them and have found greater Audiophile satisfaction & customer service from Analogue Productions/Acoustic Sounds. AP/AS still care about the "art" and not the bottomline as the owner of MD clearly favors. Avoid these cynical crooks if you can.
johnsazzr1200

johnsazzr1200

August 9, 2021
Well how is this for non-existent customer service..I just purchased the KOB 2x45rpm box set and lI received disc 2 of KOB and The Cars Shake it Up..they will not send the correct disc 1...Great Covid customer service...not
davesvinylrecovery

davesvinylrecovery

February 18, 2021
Awful company...I purchased the j cash 45 lp and one month later they said there was an inventory error and they couldn't send me the album...anyone else had this??
briced657

briced657

January 12, 2021
Does anyone know what websites in Europe sell MOFI records? I only know of VinylGourmet based in Portugal. Shipping from MusicDirect is getting to be too much for me. Appreciate any info! Thanks
Skatan81

Skatan81

December 18, 2018
i would sell my soul for a live long MOFI subscription ... contact me my offer stays ;-)
naturalhistoryartist

naturalhistoryartist

February 19, 2017
Short concise article about audiophile recordings:
http://www.rarerecords.net/record-info/audiophile-records-what-are-they/
FYI. I'm not associated with this store, but they have done a good job of providing info on the many aspects of record collecting.
kapervisser

kapervisser

January 6, 2017
Just listened to my first ' so called ' Audiophile, quality garanteed pressing from 'Mofi'. The sound is great but the pressing is SHIT. Audible scratches also. Disappointed...
Borowczyk76

Borowczyk76

January 11, 2016
Does anyone know how "limited" the numbered editions are? Can't find the info anywhere, would be interesting to find out how many copies are pressed of each release. Not sure why Mofi is keeping this info secret.