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"Nimbus Supercut"
(Update: 17th. February 2013)
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Nimbus Supercut LPs were released as a mail order only promotion to Practical Hi-Fi and Hi-Fi today magazine readers during the early 1980s. All Nimbus Supercut releases were available in limited quantities of around 1000 pressings per title, and as such, many are rarely seen for sale and are arguably rarer than releases from Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, DCC, etc. Nimbus established the need for high quality vinyl pressings at a time when most mainstream vinyl which was haphazardly mastered and pressed on poor quality recycled vinyl.
In contrast, Nimbus Supercut releases were mastered from the the original master tapes, through an all valve mastering process, using no limiting, to result in a high quality pressing which was as close as possible in sound to the original recording. Nimbus also had ICI produce an extremely pure vinyl for this release, which has exceptional frequency reproduction and is virtually noise free.
(from CollectorsFrenzy" website)

Notice* Click the disk of each single, so you can see the large picture image.

#1 Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Nimbus Supercut: PCS 7027)
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Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
CATALOG NUMBER PCS 7027
RELEASE DATE
1984 / Nimbus Supercut
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Within You, Without You
With A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty-Four
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Good Morning, Good Morning
Fixing A Hole
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
(Reprise) 
She's Leaving Home A Day In The Life
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite  
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SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! INNER SLEEVE Cutout --> Click!
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Came with a set of Sgt. Pepper cardboard cut-outs.
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This edition was mastered and pressed exclusively for readers of Hi-Fi Today magazine by Nimbus & has the original gold sleeve sticker intact.
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The image on the album cover is composed of a collage of celebrities. There are 88 figures, including the band members themselves. Pop artist Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth conceived and constructed the set, including all the life-sized cut-outs of historical figures. The set was photographed, with the Beatles standing in the center, by Michael Cooper.
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This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. only.
Without the words "Patents pending"
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 With "NIMBUS ENGLAND" stamper in the run-out groove. SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 637-A1 (hand writing)
Side-2: YEX 638-B2 (hand writing)
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Silver Parlophone label Two EMI Marks Type-5
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 637-A1 γ3 JWK 3 MPT v JH     NIMBUS ENGLAND
SIDE 2 YEX 638-B2 γ3 JWK 3 MPT v JH     NIMBUS ENGLAND
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI RECORDS LIMITED (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1967
COVER FORM Gatefold type. "Open side" cover.
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PRINTER CREDIT Printed made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.  (without Patents pending)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover Design: M C Productions and The Apple / Staged: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth Photo: Michael Cooper / Wax figures: Madame Tussauds'
INNER SLEEVE Plain white paper / PATENT Nos. 1,125,555  1,325,071  1,072,844
MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS (from CollectorsFrenzy" website)
Nimbus Supercut LPs were released as a mail order only promotion to Practical Hi-Fi and Hi-Fi today magazine readers during the early 1980s. All Nimbus Supercut releases were available in limited quantities of around 1000 pressings per title.

Nimbus Records have somewhat legendary status within the audiophile circle for their 'Supercut' releases; they mastered each release from the original master tapes using the best available mastering processes, employing many techniques for each release that were not commonly used. For example, generally when bass moves from channel to channel on an LP, groove modulation is employed to reduce the movement of the stylus and this results in this bass being centered more over both channels. Most audiophiles would argue that this - and in fact anything, which changes the original recording should be avoided although this is common practice on most LPs. For example, the release of 'Joan Armatrading' had bass moving from channel to channel in several places, but Nimbus did not limit this, resulting in an outstanding pressing.

Nimbus also had the ICI company produce an extremely pure vinyl for the LPs, which has amazing frequency reproduction and is virtually noise free - similar in quality to the 'super vinyl' used on earlier Mofi pressings. Due to their rarity and small pressing quantities, they are often more expensive than audiophile LPs from other labels.



#2 Band On The Run (Nimbus Supercut: PAS 10007  OC 064 05503)
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TITLE
Band on the Run
CATALOG NUMBER PAS 10007    OC 064 05503
RELEASE DATE
1984 / Nimbus Supercut
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Band On The Run
Mamunia
Jet
No Words
Bluebird
Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)
Mrs Vandebilt
Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
Let Me Roll It
 
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This edition was mastered and pressed exclusively for readers of Hi-Fi Today magazine by Nimbus & has the original gold sleeve sticker intact.
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Catalog No. "PAS 10007 also has OC 064-05503" was printed at the upper right corner of the back cover.
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Housed in an unlaminated "Garrod & Lofthouse" printed cover.
"7312" means: 1st UK pressing of "Band On The Run" LP dates from initial release in December 1973.
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label label label This label have a credit "MPL Communications Inc."
"Mfd. in U.K. EMI Records Ltd." was printed at the bottom of the label.
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STAMPER  With "NIMBUS ENGLAND" stamper in the run-out groove. SIDE 1 SIDE 2 Matrix No. is
Side-1: YEX 929-A1 (hand writing)
Side-2: YEX 929-B1 (hand writing)
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OTHER ITEM: Foldout Poster Of Linda's Polaroid Snapshots --> Click!
label  includes a 20" x 26" foldout poster of Linda's Polaroid snapshots.





LABEL Custom picture label
MIX STEREO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 YEX 929-A1 γ3 JWK 3 MPT v JH     NIMBUS ENGLAND
SIDE 2 YEX 929-B2 γ3 JWK 3 MPT v JH     NIMBUS ENGLAND
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd.
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1973
COVER FORM Unlaminated single type.
PRINTER CREDIT L 7312  Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Cover photo: Clive Arrowsmith
INNER SLEEVE Plain white paper / PATENT Nos. 1,125,555  1,325,071  1,072,844
MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
PRODUCER Paul McCartney
COMMENTS (from CollectorsFrenzy" website)
Paul McCartney and Wings official "Band on the Run" – 1984 U.K. Nimbus Records Supercut Stereo LP – PAS 10007.

Nimbus Supercut LPs were released as a mail order only promotion to Practical Hi-Fi and Hi-Fi today magazine readers during the early 1980s. All Nimbus Supercut releases were available in limited quantities of around 1000 pressings per title, and as such, many are rarely seen for sale and are arguably rarer than releases from Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, DCC, etc. Nimbus established the need for high quality vinyl pressings at a time when most mainstream vinyl which was haphazardly mastered and pressed on poor quality recycled vinyl.

In contrast, Nimbus Supercut releases were mastered from the the original master tapes, through an all valve mastering process, using no limiting, to result in a high quality pressing which was as close as possible in sound to the original recording. Nimbus also had ICI produce an extremely pure vinyl for this release, which has exceptional frequency reproduction and is virtually noise free.

This Special Pressing LP is on the familiar Band On The Run record Labels, with all the usual titles and song credits, with Mfd in UK, and EMI Records Ltd on both record labels.

This Nimbus Pressing comes in a polythene lined Audio Dynamics Corporation Anti Static Record inner bag, and also has the original printed lyric inner sleeve, and is housed in it’s traditional Garrod & Lofthouse Picture Sleeve.

On the top right hand corner of the front of the sleeve, there is a gold coloured sticker which reads "Supercut Mastered and Pressed exclusively for readers of Hi-Fi Today by Nimbus Records".

The matrix numbers hand etched into the trail out grooves read, on side 1 YEX 929-A1 and side 2, YEX 929-B1

Please note that the wording NIMBUS ENGLAND is machine stamped in the trail off area of the dead wax on both sides of the disc.

Also includes a 20" x 26" foldout poster of Linda's Polaroid snapshots.



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