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SupertrampCrime Of The Century

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-005, A&M Records – MFSL 1-005
Series:Original Master Recording
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Art Rock, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1School5:35
A2Bloody Well Right4:26
A3Hide In Your Shell6:52
A4Asylum6:30
B1Dreamer3:19
B2Rudy7:07
B3If Everyone Was Listening4:05
B4Crime Of The Century5:20
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Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Sleeve :

Original Master Recording.

To Sam

All songs published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd. and Delicate Music Ltd,
Controlled in the U.S. and Canada by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Recorded at Trident, Ramport Studios and Scorpio Sound, London
between February and June, 1974.

Half Speed Master Lacquers by Stan Ricker, JVC
Imported High Definition Vinyl
Static Free Inner Sleeve
Manufactured and distributed by
special license from A & M Records, Inc.
by the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.

Labels :

Original Master Recording™
All selections published by Almo Music Corp./
Delicate Music (ASCAP)
Manufactured and distributed by the Mobile
Fidelity Sound Lab under license from
A&M Records, Inc.
Stereophonic
Pressed in Japan.

℗1974 A&M Records, Inc.

Inserts :

‘Superdiscs / Supertapes / Superstars / Super Quality’ reads :

Positively Limited Editions - Limited Supplies
Original Master Recordings™
P.O. Box 919 - Chatsworth, CA 91311 - (213) 993-4945

‘An Audiophile’s Dream Come True!’
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, proprietor of ”Original Master Recording(s)” (trade-mark),... We guarantee not to exceed more than 200,000 copies of any release. The disc cutter turntable is driven at 16⅔ rpm, and the master tape is played at exactly one-half the actual recorded speed. This half-speed disc cutting method allows the cutting stylus twice as much time to carve an accurate groove. Because our entire transfer chain (from tape deck to cutting head) is transformless,... We do not employ limiting or compression. We recently incorporated the Ortofon master disc cutting system... Our plating... Currently, the Victor Co. of Japan (JVC) performs this most arduous task... The Victor Co. of Japan (JVC) is the sole producer of this vinyl and also presses our discs.

mobile fidelity sound lab (logo)
a division of MFSL, Inc.
© 1979

‘The key high fidelity component quaranteed to improve any stereo system.’ reads :

Super Jac Heavy Duty Packaging
Super-Fi Super Stars Limited Editions
The Catalog Of Hi-Fi Super Stars (June 1979) from MFSL 1-001 to MFSL 1-020

‘Mastered At’ stands for a ‘Plated At’ role. This company, its pressing role, the record company, the limited edition format and the year of release, are derived from the inserts.

Some cardboard inserts, designed to protect the album, had no printing and were completely blank.

The LP itself is translucent (hold it up to a bright light and you can see through it).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (Almo Music Corp. / Delicate Music): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): MFSL-1-005 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): MFSL-1-005 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): MFSL-1-005 A2 RE-1 161 + SR/2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): MFSL-1-005 B1 RE-1 110 + SR/2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): MFSL-1-005 A2 RE-1 161 + + SR/2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): MFSL-1-005 B SR/2 171 + L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): MFSL-1-005A2 RE-1 161 ⁜ ⁜ L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): MFSL 1005B 161 ⁜ G L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): MFSL-1-005 A19 H 1 1 9 1 + N SR÷2 ORTOFON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): MFSL-1-005 B18 H 1 1 8 1 + SR/2 ORTOFON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): MFSL1-005 - A SR/2 1 1 1 ꔰ ꔰ ꔰ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): MFSL1005B 1 5 1 ❈ 4 L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): MFSL-1-005-A7 SR/2 ORTOFON 172 ❈ D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): MFSL-1-005 B12 p SR/2 ORTOFON 1121 ❈ ❈
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): MFSL1-005 - A SR/2 1 1 1 ꔰ ⊹ ߈
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): MFSL 1005B 1 5 1 ꔰ ߈ Ⅼ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): MFSL-1-005A2 RE-1 SR/2 161 ⁜ ⊹ L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): MFSL-1-005B 3 SR/2 191 ⁜ L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): MFSL-1-005A2 RE-1 SR/2 161 ⁜ ⊹ ⁜ F O L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): MFSL-1-005B 3 SR/2 191 ⊹ L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): MFSL-1-005A1 RE-1 SR/2 152 ⁜ ⁜ V L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): MFSL-1-005B 3 SR/2 191 ⊹ L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): MFSL-1-005A2 RE-1 SR/2 161 ⁜ ⊹ ⁜ :: :: L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): MFSL 1005B 161 ⁜ G L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 12): MFSL-1-005 A7 SR/2 ORTOFON 17I ❈ ❈
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 12): MFSL-1-005 B12 p SR/2 ORTOFON H112I ❈ ❈

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Crime Of The Century (LP, Album)A&M Records88 122 XOTGermany1974
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Crime Of The Century (LP, Album, Stereo)A&M Records88 122 ITBenelux1974
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Crime Of The Century (LP, Album, Stereo)A&M RecordsSP-3647Canada1974
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Crime Of The Century (LP, Album, Stereo)A&M RecordsA&M 985008France1974
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Crime Of The Century (LP, Album)A&M Records, A&M Records88 122 IT, AMLS 68268Germany1974

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Reviews

  • Csquare4's avatar
    Csquare4
    I will chime in and mirror all of the other glowing comments. Without a doubt, the BEST vinyl I own. It has it all. Just a glorious pressing of Supertramp's finest and most consistent album. This is the one I play to show people why I like vinyl!
    • toddyd69's avatar
      toddyd69
      Incredible with headphones didn’t know about this pressing. Lucky to find a 34 dollar copy at a store last week
      • jack1413's avatar
        jack1413
        Puts a smile on my face every spin, one of the better sounding mfsl releases and one of the best sounding records I own.
        • Neumann204's avatar
          Neumann204
          This is simply stunning, found this mint in the wild for $25 and couldn’t pass it up. Sounds incredible, it’s one of those pressings that just jump out of the speakers and each instrument has its own space in a 3d landscape. This is the best I’ve ever heard this album by a long shot.
          • hockeypuckcanuck's avatar
            I found a copy for $20 sometime in 2018. The cover is best to hell but the vinyl looks and sounds amazing. One of my fave discs in my collection.
            • gdurkn's avatar
              gdurkn
              Incredible pressing.
              Great soundstage, imaging, separation, detail, etc.
              This is better than some of my one steps.
              VPI / Soundsmith
              • plaffey's avatar
                plaffey
                Mine is the ortofon in the dead wax variant , and it sounds absolutely amazing .
                Money well spent .
                • Nabnassett's avatar
                  Nabnassett
                  Awesome recording from the days when MOFI had integrity. Always considered this Supertramp's finest effort but add the quality of the pressing and it's a masterpiece. Find a mint copy, pay the man whatever it costs, and you'll question pretty much every other recording in your collection.
                  • Audiophile4Autism's avatar
                    One of my first MFSL purchased back in 1980. Always look forward to playing it especially Rudi and School!
                    • Frianbonjoster's avatar
                      Great proggy album by Supertramp.. every song is top notch

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