10cc Deceptive Bends on Limited Edition Japanese Import SHM-SACD
Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc is one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. The missing link between The Beatles and the Gorillaz,10cc ruled the pop world during the 1970's when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colorful artists in pop history.
Unlike David Bowie, Queen, Elton John or Rod Stewart - all of whom they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with for a decade - 10cc worked not on image or celebrity-status, but on the art of making highly sophisticated rock masterworks into simple-sounding pop hits. From their breakthrough hit "Donna" in 1972 to their final No. 1 "Dreadlock Holiday" in 1978, 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners.
Following the surprise departure of key cogs Kevin Godley and Lol Creme after their fourth album How Dare You? Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart soldiered on as 10cc and scored more notable success with their next album Deceptive Bends (1977) and its worldwide hit single "Things We Do For Love." "We were on a mission to prove ourselves," says Gouldman, "This wasn't like a couple of guys leaving the band who just played their instruments. This was two of the producers going, two of the singers going, two of the songwriters going. So it was a real 50 percent gone."
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player