Planet Drum Cut from the Analog Master Tapes at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab: Grammy Award-Winning 1991 World Music Staple from Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart Has Never Sounded Better
A longtime audiophile favorite, Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart's innovative Planet Drum has never sounded better. Cut from the original master tapes at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and on vinyl LP for the first time ever, this groundbreaking world music album brings the body, tonality, physicality, and spaciousness of Hart and company's percussive mastery into your room in full, three-dimensional detail. This is one of the most special analog releases you could ever hope to hear.
For Planet Drum, Hart convened some of the world's finest drum talents for a momentous collaboration that won the very first Grammy for World Music. He brought together Nigerian drum legend Babatunde Olatunji, Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Nigerian talking drum ace Sikiru Adepoju, and Puerto Rico's master conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, among others. The cornerstone 1991 album spent an unprecedented 26 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard world music chart and continues to sell as a perennial favorite to this very day.