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  • Audio CD (14 Oct. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Culture Factory
  • ASIN: B005LUZ4IW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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The self-titled debut album by the pioneering new wave band, the Motels, was released in 1979. The album established their unique sound represented by some of their best known songs, including Total Control, Counting, Dressing Up and Celia. Deluxe Vinyl Replicas by Culture Factory constitute high quality reissued compact-discs which reproduce all the components of the original LPs and are their exact replicas in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches), with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves. In addition to the above, each compact-disc Deluxe Vinyl Replica includes a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the original record album. Culture Factory strives to achieve an authentic sound with the highest possible fidelity to the original studio masters. Our remastering process brings out the music's true dynamics and original clarity with low levels of noise. In the remastering studio the audio tracks are handled in the form of high-definition, 96Kz / 24-bit digital files for greatest preservation of fidelity. Signal compression is sometimes used to bring out frequencies that were absent or barely heard in the original recordings, and we use the least amount of compression possible. While sound perception varies greatly among individuals our vinyl replica CDs are designed to provide the optimal listening experience when using flat EQ settings. Brand new, original, factory-shrinkwrapped, limited edition CD release.

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vinyl lp in wonderful condition for age.lp cover/sleave immaculate for the age ,and sent very quickly considering that it was sent from america
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Why oh why has no one reviewed this excellent album before me? Bought this back in the eighties on the strength of the stand out tracks Total Control and Dressing Up. These stand the test of time and are still powerful rock anthems perfectly showcasing the exquisite vocal talents of the sexy Martha Davis. The band aren't bad either.
Reminiscent of their contemporaries Shakin Street too.... have listen on Spotify to both and return to buy the albums! Maybe also The Pretenders or Lone Justice....
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If your reading this then you are probably a Motels Fan. This is by far the Best Version Sound Wise on the Market. Knocks all the other efforts for six! Superb Remastering by Culture Factory USA - High Fidelity Recording Digitally Remastered 96 Hz / 24 Bit and my does it show!!
Martha Davis and Band never sounded so good on record/cd I would not have belived that this is a 33 year old recording!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gaga led me to the motel(s)! 1 May 2010
By RA - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A young friend of mine let me listen to some Lady Gaga on her iPod.
I was surprised to find I really like it. I was more surprised when LGG
began singing "Poker Face." I recognized it and went to the web
to find out more. It was by The Motels on this debut album in 1979.

In 1979, I was a US Marine in Cherry Point, NC. My buddy Chit brought
this album (yes, actually a vinyl album) back from leave and we played
it until the grooves wore out. This album is a great, artistic leap
from other music at the time. It is exceedingly well recorded, and every
track on it is a well-written, cabaret-like past/future time capsule; they
sort of take you someplace away from your everyday world.

I went to Amazon immediately to find this original on CD so I can
take it with me everywhere. It arrived and I ripped it open and have
listened to it everyday. Celia is an awesome cut, Total Contol, Kix,
all great! Lady Gaga's poker face is good, the Motels, Awesome!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1st Album 22 Nov. 2016
By Michael A. Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great CD, sounds better than move new wave albums of the time period.
5.0 out of 5 stars I really like it! 1 Jun. 2014
By RON - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like the Motels, I don't see how you couldn't like this album, though I've heard people say they struggle to like ALL their music. I too like some songs better than others but I haven't heard one song yet that I just don't like. I think it's fun to listen to.
5.0 out of 5 stars AAhh Memories 9 Oct. 2016
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love Martha D. forgot that I love the band too
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 12 Jun. 2015
By Deb B - Published on Amazon.com
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good album nice package
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