Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Furnace MFG Gets its Mojo Working for Vinyl Release of Tom Petty’s New Album

Furnace MFG was selected by Warner Brothers to press Tom Petty's latest album - "Mojo" on audiophile-quality 180 gram vinyl. The records were pressed at Pallas Group, in Diepolz, Germany and then inspected and assembled at Furnace MFG's Fairfax, VA facility. The two LP set includes a card enabling customers to download the entire album on their choice of digital formats.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 29, 2010 -- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ incendiary performances on the May 15th 2010 Saturday Night Live season finale stoked fan anticipation for the release of “Mojo,” the group’s 12th studio album.

The band scorched the stage with two tunes off the album: “I Should Have Known It” and “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” demonstrating from the first note how to get the job done and in the opinion of many, topping every other act that hit the season 35 stage.

For the much anticipated double vinyl release due June 29th, Warner Brothers chose Furnace MFG to oversee the pressing and production of the follow up to Petty’s monumental 7 LP Live Anthology series that Furnace MFG also produced for the label.

Obtaining pressing perfection on a 7 LP set is a most difficult, some would say impossible task, but Furnace MFG, the exclusive North American partner of Diepolz, Germany based Pallas Group, one of the world’s premier vinyl pressing plants, like Petty on SNL, showed how to get that job done.

“Mojo” was mastered by Chris Bellman at famed Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles from uncompressed 24 bit 48kHz files and the lacquers were over-nighted to Pallas for plating, stamper preparation and pressing on audiophile-grade 180 gram virgin vinyl.

The records were then sent to Furnace’s Virginia facility for careful inspection before insertion into the gatefold, double pocket “old school” case-wrapped jackets along with a very “new school” extra: a card containing a code for downloading the album at 320Kpbs MP3 resolution, or at higher quality Apple Lossless or full resolution FLAC.

“Furnace MFG has a strong reputation for special edition, multiple component vinyl packaging and for producing the highest quality single and double record sets” says Eric Astor, Furnace MFG’s CEO. “With our exclusive partnerships with world-class vinyl pressing plants and our experience in exacting and difficult assembly and configuration, more and more customers are turning to Furnace MFG for both one of a kind and standard projects produced at the world’s highest quality levels.”

About Furnace MFG: In business since 1996, Furnace MFG (www.furnacemfg.com/vinyl ) is a recognized leader in CD and DVD duplication, replication, and vinyl record manufacturing and packaging.


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