The Rolling Stones – Undercover (1983) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2012 # UIGY-9084]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:21 minutes | Scans included | 1,79 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 963 MB
Uses the 2011 DSD master based on UK original analog tape. Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). DSD Transferred by Mick McKenna & Richard Whittaker.
As the Rolling Stones’ most ambitious album since Some Girls, Undercover is a weird, wild mix of hard rock, new wave pop, reggae, dub, and soul. Even with all the careening musical eclecticism, what distinguishes Undercover is its bleak, nihilistic attitude — it’s teeming with sickness, with violence, kinky sex, and loathing dripping from almost every song. “Undercover of the Night” slams with echoing guitars and rubbery basslines, as Jagger gives a feverish litany of sex, corruption, and suicide. It set the tone for the rest of the album, whether it’s the runaway nymphomaniac of “She Was Hot” or the ridiculous slasher imagery of “Too Much Blood.” Only Keith’s “Wanna Hold You” offers a reprieve from the carnage, and its relentless bloodletting makes the album a singularly fascinating listen. For some observers, that mixture was nearly too difficult to stomach, but for others, it’s a fascinating record, particularly since much of its nastiness feels as if the Stones, and Jagger and Richards in particular, are running out of patience with each other.
01. Undercover Of The Night
02. She Was Hot
03. Tie You Up (The Pain Of Love)
04. Wanna Hold You
05. Feel On Baby
06. Too Much Blood
07. Pretty Beat Up
08. Too Tough
09. All The Way Down
10. It Must Be Hell
DSD transferred from analogue master tapes by Mick McKenna & Richard Whittaker at the FX Copyroom.