YES Fragile Jon Anderson MFSL numbered 45 rpm 180 gram vinyl SEALED 2 LP box set

Sold Date: July 20, 2021
Start Date: October 24, 2020
Final Price: $299.97 (USD)
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SEALED limited hand-numbered edition 45 rpm 180 gram Vinyl 2 LP boxed set. Atlantic/Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MOFI UD1S 2-012. Stereo, limited edition reissue. COVER & VINYL: MINT still sealed, never played.

***LIMITED HAND-NUMBERED EDITION # 6565 of 7500. ***

180-gram 45 RPM 2LP Ultradisc One-Step from Mofi!

Keepsake edition strictly limited to 7,500 hand-numbered copies!

Opulent box, foil-stamped jackets, LPs pressed at RTI

Strictly limited to 7,500 numbered copies and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45 RPM 2LP collector's edition presents Fragile with exacting sonics and unsurpassed visuals. Prized for decades for its brilliant textures, harmonics, dynamics, colors, and openness, the 1971 album now comes across with surreal transparency, multi-dimensional scope, and seemingly unlimited responsiveness. Critical aural traits — focus, pace, crispness, imaging, balance, depth, weight, scale — bring you face-to-face with the songs' daredevil complexities and emerge in abundance. Such is the allure of UD1S and MoFi SuperVinyl.

Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever devised. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see) and produces the world's quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are indistinguishable from the original lacquer. MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what the label's engineers hear in the mastering lab.

The lavish packaging and gorgeous presentation of the UD1S Fragile pressing also befit its extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe box, it features special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. No expense has been spared. Aurally and visually, this UD1S reissue exists as a curatorial artifact meant to be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in the art — and everything involved with the album, from the images to the finishes.

Indeed, the minute you remove the shrink wrap from the box, you'll pore over Dean's meticulous science-fiction sketches as you pull the first LP out of its foil-stamped jacket and drop your tonearm into the lead-in grooves. A rising Moog chord serves as the cue, Howe's romantic acoustic-guitar passage functions as the gateway, and the English legends dive into "Roundabout" — a lead-off track for the ages. The hit signaled Yes had evolved into a collective that merged bold ambition, technical virtuosity, and contagious melody in a manner none of its contemporaries managed.

Writer and Yes scholar Bill Martin didn't miss the significance of "Roundabout," which holds the key to unlocking all the adventures that follow on the album. In the liner notes to the record's long-ago deluxe CD reissue, he observes, "All of the Yes elements are here: inventiveness, sweetness, and wistfulness, bright colors that are more Sibelius and Stravinsky than ‘pop,' and not without an edge."

Such combinations of alluring symphonies and jagged drive repeatedly surface on Fragile, no more obviously than on "South Side of the Sky," an epic about a tragic polar expedition the quintet plays with a riveting intensity, impeccable control, and staggered progression that renders the narrative's otherworldly landscapes in technicolor. Or witness the similarly beloved "Long Distance Runaround," a spring-loaded escapade that in addition to its concision, weds jazz, classical, psychedelic, arena rock, and cerebral aural and literary forms together in a mesmerizing whole.

Fragile is further boosted by five solo-conceived works — one per member — that double as stitching within the larger group-conceived canvas. Each composition emerges as a showcase for visionary conceptions and staggering performance ability. Squire's "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)" stands as an archetypal example of prog prowess as well as a creation that takes the bass guitar into realms still demanding further exploration. Steve Howe's warm, vibrant "Mood for a Day" is its equal, and a guitar workout that dovetails with Wakeman's "Cans and Brahms" — an evocative piano-based adaptation of Brahms' Symphony No. 4.


A1 Roundabout
A2 Cans And Brahms (Extracts From Brahms' 4th Symphony In E Minor Third Movement)
B1 We Have Heaven
B2 South Side Of The Sky
C1 Five Per Cent For Nothing
C2 Long Distance Runaround
C3 The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
C4 Mood For A Day
D1 Heart Of The Sunrise



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