J Geils: Morning After 1971 (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD) Mobile Fidelity HiRES 96/24 2020 Release Date: 2/14/2020
Spirited, Blues-Driven Rock n' Roll Comes on Like a Never-Ending Party: J. Geils Band's The Morning After Features Ace Performances by Harmonica Player Magic Dick Salwitz and Vocalist Peter Wolf
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Limited to 2,000 Copies: Mobile Fidelity Numbered-Edition Hybrid SACD Explodes with Lively Dynamics, Realistic Tones, and Gut-Punching Rhythms Barn-Burning 1971 Album Ignores the Rules, Skirts Curfews, and Digs Deep into America's Rhythm-and-Blues Roots to Make Feet Stomp and Pulses Race The trashed hotel room and communal living depicted on the cover of the J. Geils Band's sophomore album tell you all you need know about the music, spirit, and energy spilling from within The Morning After. Shot through with raw, lean rock n' roll sparked by juke-joint blues and loose rhythms, the 1971 set comes on like the most fun, party-still-raging hangover any group in the 70s enjoyed. And now it rolls with an abandon that takes you inside the sweaty, smoky roadhouses and wall-to-wall-packed clubs the group dominated in it's heyday. Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD achieves a sonic acumen that brings you face-to-face with the sextet's white-hot instrumental prowess and magnetic personalities. It's always been difficult to single out just one member of the band given the cohesive bluster the ensemble achieves as a whole, but this collectible audiophile edition allows you to do just that if you so choose, by way of superb imaging and separation. As for the band's trademark dynamics? Here, they feel like they're on the verge of exploding.