Free Fire And Water on Limited Edition Japanese Import SHM-SACD
Free emerged from the British blues explosion with a tight, muscular style that framed Paul Rodgers' throaty voice. Guitarist Paul Kossoff provides the perfect foil with incisive, measured solos exemplified by his contribution to their massive hit "All Right Now" from the band's third full-length Fire And Water (1970), which catapulted the group from club to festival status overnight.
Free's unhurried, careful intensity is captured perfectly on the album's title track and "Oh I Wept," two songs charged with pure emotion. Where many of their contemporaries tended towards excess, Free implied a resonant power, particularly through Andy Fraser's liquid bass work, which weaves between the melody lines, rather than asserting them. Fire And Water is a diamond in the rough of '70s heavy rock; rather than just merely asserting masculine qualities, this often overlooked album also shows a rare vulnerability.
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