ELO’s ‘Eldorado’ gets the Mobile Fidelity treatment
The classic album will be available on SACD and UltraDisc One-Step LP 180 grams
Classic rock fans will rediscover the Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado in a whole new light as Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) teams up with Legacy Recordings to release the beloved concept album on its UltraDisc One-Step box set in 180 gram 2 LP, 180 gram single LP and Super Audio CD formats .
Originally published in 1974, Eldorado was the album that introduced the band to millions of American fans, thanks to the single “Can’t Get It Out of My Head”. Today, nearly 50 years later, “Can’t Get It Out of My Head” remains an enduring classic, ELO is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Eldorado is revered around the world as a leader- groundbreaking work, more deeply appreciated now than it was when it was first released.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab will reissue the album in three audiophile formats, including the 180-gram 2 LP UltraDisc One-Stope box set, the 180-gram single LP, and the Super Audio CD (SACD).
The 180 gram 2 LP UltraDisc One-Step box set is cut at 45 rpm for optimum sound quality, and pressed on SuperVinylTM. Mastered from the original analog master tapes, pressed onto 180-gram SuperVinyl at the RTI pressing facility, housed in a keepsake box, and limited to 10,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity’s UltraDisc One-Step set is the presentation the most detailed, powerful and pristine piece of this music ever made available.
The 180 gram single LP is cut at 33 RPM and pressed on SuperVinylTM. Mastered from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180-gram SuperVinyl at RTI, and housed in a spiked sleeve, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered edition of Eldorado as a single LP lets fans enjoy dynamic, new tones and colors.
Like the vinyl releases, the SACD is mastered from the original analog master tapes, and it’s packed with layers upon layers of sonic detail, which can now be heard exactly as musicians, producers and engineers intended. The SACD benefits from superb separation and immersive atmospheres revealed by the remastering process.
The single LP version is scheduled for release in March 2022, followed by the SACD in April 2022. The UltraDisc One-Step will arrive in September 2022.
ELO frontman Jeff Lynne has done more than figuratively reach for the skies on Eldorado. He created a landmark in rock history. A Technicolor escapade marked by lush melodies and a heady mix of energetic rock and sweeping orchestral elements, the album marries remarkable imagery with unforgettable melodies.
In the hands of Lynne and company, reality and fantasy collide. The proof is not just in the epic sound production, but in the timeless and catchy nature of the songs, such as the magnificent ‘Boy Blue’, the everlasting ‘Illusions in G Major’ and, of course, the aptly titled ‘ Can’t get it out of my head. Eldorado is a shining example of why many fans and critics consider ELO to be one of the most innovative bands of all time.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (commonly referred to as MoFi by music lovers) has earned an excellent reputation for creating the best vinyl and SACD reissues in the industry. This new collaboration between Mobile Fidelity and ELO – a group renowned for its meticulous studio craftsmanship – represents the ideal fusion of transcendent craftsmanship, superior technology and unparalleled manufacturing processes.