CARGO REMASTERED LP 2014 + *FREE STILL LIFE 12'' EP::
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A full length Cargo LP remastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Complete with a special FREE limited edition 12" *. Features a new Abbey Road remastered mix from the original album master of;
'Blue for you'.
A recent interview with the bands Ron Strykert taken from the documentary film
'You Better Take Cover' rounds off the A-Side.
For Side-B a brand new song 'Star Lane'.
Written by Lee Simeone in memory of;
Greg Ham 1953 - 2012.
Remastered from newly sourced master tapes. The free 12'' not only brings the artwork back into full-scale glory but also takes the enjoyably melodic pop-rock to new sonic heights courtesy of improved imaging, separation, and balance. Previously obscured details jump to the surface, and leader Colin Hay’s unique voice takes on life-like dimensions that hover between the speakers. Housed in a 12'' box set with Greg Ham photo sticker & lyric sheet *.
These are strictly limited edition to 250 copies.
The Still Life Ep has been released to accommodate the newly remastered Sony releases of
Men at Work's 1983 "Cargo" LP & CD.
SIDE A *
1. BLUE FOR YOU (4:01)
Remastered by Simon Gibson 2014
2. INTERVIEW WITH RON STRYKERT 2014 (11:26) Ron talks about the late Greg Ham.
1. STAR LANE - Lee Simeone (5:36)
All songs sourced from the original masters via Abbey Road studios London in loving memory of Greg Ham.
::Remastered LP Track Listing::
1. Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive
3. Settle Down My Boy
4. Upstairs in My House
5. No Sign of Yesterday
6. It's a Mistake
7. High Wire
8. Blue for You
9. I Like To
10. No Restrictions
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI.
Men at Work already had an album in the Top Ten when the Australian ensemble released Cargo, which continued the momentum gained by its record-setting debut. As ambitious and even more diversified than its initial salvo, the 1983 effort firmly established the band as new-wave pioneers—a group whose goofy playfulness, sharp hooks, brass accents, and memorable choruses helped define the decade’s landscape. Any doubts about Men At Work’s quirky sensibility were promptly answered by the iconic cover art gracing this multi-platinum set.
While remaining true to the approach that garnered them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Men at Work expands the creative palette on Cargo by giving guitars a more prominent role and increasing the rhythmic textures. With the sweeping ballad “Overkill” and politically savvy cynicism of “It’s a Mistake,” the band furthered their radio domination and extended their run of Top 10 singles. A third hit, “Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive,” cracked the Top 30. Well-tailored melodies and whimsical imagination definitely had a place in the public’s consciousness, and no group understood this more.
As the final album captured by the original lineup, Cargo remains an indelible piece of the 1980s audio terrain and a reminder of the era’s endless fun. Bolstered by lively saxophone solos, self-effacing humor, and instantly catchy refrains, the album is as good as excuse as any to turn on the stereo, sit down, forget your worries, and dance to leisurely pursuits so perfectly captured by this beloved group.
Engineer [Additional] – Paul Ray
Engineer [Assistant, Los Angeles] – Chip Orlando
Engineer [Assistant, Melbourne] – Scott Heming*
Engineer [Assistant, Sydney] – David Price
Mastered By – Jg*
Sleeve Design - Ron Strykert
Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Greg Noakes
Producer, Engineer – Peter McIan
Producer, Engineer [Side A] – Peter McIan
Remastering Engineer [Side(s) A/B] - Simon Gibson
Remastering Engineer [Additional] – Lee Simeone
Producer [Side B] - Lee Simeone
Sleeve Design - Ron Strykert
Sleeve [Additional] & Vinyl Designs - Lee Simeone
Simon Gibson bio: www.abbeyroad.com/Engineers/Engineer/14/Simon-Gibson
A potion of the proceeds will go to the Ham families choice of charity ''Turning Point Drug & Alcohol Centre''.
Turning Point strives to promote and maximize the health and well-being of individuals and communities living with, and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms. http://www.turningpoint.org.au
* The "Still Life 12" vinyl EP" is a FREE promotional item and is not available for sale separately. It is only given away to purchasers of the Cargo LP record (cat no. MOFI 1-025)