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Yaz - Upstairs At Eric's FLAC

Yaz - Upstairs At Eric's FLAC Performer: Yaz
Album: Upstairs At Eric's
Country: US
Released: Jul 2012
Style: Synth-pop
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Catalog #: MOFI 1-020
Size FLAC: 2240 mb.
Size MP3: 1660 mb.
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 103
Record Source: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered


1Only You
2I Before E Except After C
Other [Extra Chit-chat] – Eric's Mum
3Bad Connection
4Too Pieces
5Goodbye Seventies
6In My Room
Other [Extra Chit-chat] – D. Davis
7Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)
8Don't Go
10Winter Kills


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
STUMM 7Yazoo Upstairs At Eric's ‎(LP, Album, Mus)MuteSTUMM 7UK1982
STUMM 7Yazoo Upstairs At Eric's ‎(LP, Album, Ged)MuteSTUMM 7UK1982
92-37374Yaz Upstairs At Eric's ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)Sire, Mute92-37374Canada1982
45002Yazoo Upstairs At Eric's ‎(Cass, Album)Mute45002Greece1982
600015Yazoo Upstairs At Eric's ‎(CD, Album, Gre)Mute, Vogue600015France1983


  • EngineerE.C. Radcliffe, J. Fryer
  • Lacquer Cut ByPS
  • NoisesClarke
  • Photography ByJoe Lyons
  • ProducerE.C. Radcliffe, Yazoo
  • Producer [Additional], Noises [Additional]Daniel Miller (tracks: A1, A2, A6, B1, B3)
  • Vocals, PianoMoyet


℗ 1982 & 2012 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records Inc. Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. This edition and packaging © 2012 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.
Recorded at Blackwing 1&2 Studios
Mastered on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System (tm)
Made in the U.S.A.

Individually numbered limited edition.


  • Barcode: 8 21797 10020 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MOFI 1-020-A4 20377.1.. PS@MOFI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MOFI 1-020-B3 20319.2.. PS@MOFI


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.
  • Licensed From – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Recorded At – Blackwing Studios
  • Mastered At – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Lacquer Cut At – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated
  • Record Company – Warner Music Group


Solid pressing imo, but there is something that might bother some people. I'm pretty sure the master for this is from a CD, if not it's at least something that has a 44.1 kHz sampling rate, the way I noticed was I took a rip at 96 kHz(the standard for when I'm digitizing records), and then I look at the plot spectrum where it shows the high end at about 22 kHz(meaning that it's a 44.1 kHz sample rate), so yeah.
Again, crappy MOFI vinyl letting the whole package down. Great mastering / artwork, but pops and clicks everywhere.
We have #4886 and (fortunately) there is no warp nor seam splits. Sounds far better than the cassette that followed me around for decades in my college & group house years.
My copy sounds good, but doesn't have the ultimate quiet and dynamic punch found on the regular MFSL editions. It's pressed by Rhino Records. It's a okay pressing ,but I found that on playback it really had to be given a higher level than most re-issues. "Winter Kills" is a very quiet song and there was some noise (minimal) during playback. Again, this edition sounds good but isn't going to be causing anyone to go "Wow"
Why do say write Yaz instead of Yazoo? Any issiue with the name rights.
From what I understood (in the 2008 Yazoo's "In Your Room" documentary), Alison chose the name "Yazoo", borrowing directly from the blues label of the same name that was legally operating in the US. To avoid legal action, and in order to market their own music in the US, Yazoo were renamed "Yaz", hence it appearing on all US/Canadian releases to the present day, I believe... Also of note, the US/Canadian release/s feature different tracklisting from the original UK release/s...
Yazoo had to use the name Yaz in the USA, as another group with the name Yazoo already existed.
In United States they haven't the rights to use the name yazoo
My copy of this sounds excellent. I see complaints about the mastering, which I fully expected to see here, though I've got no problem with it at all. IME these newer MOFI pressings are mastered with very little compression and need to be cranked to be fully appreciated. Back in the 80s records were often cut hotter with more compression to sound punchier. That's not what you get here. This is more like audiophile style mastering where things sound more "open" and less compressed. Not necessarily "better" depending on your tastes, but "different".
Got #5106, there are more than 5000 copies! Sounds great!
Okay pressing but a little too bright sounding. Listenable but it sounds somewhat flat. The artist is lost behind the music. Not mixed very well. Missing the low end. Earlier pressings capture a much fuller, warmer and rich sound.
Mixing has nothing to do with MASTERING. MOFI only mastered this. The mixing was handled in 1982 by the original engineers.
Sorry, this album reissue is a huge disapointment. The mastering is really bad; compared directly to the original 1982-pressing, this version completely lacks the detail and dynamic of the original. My only use of this vinyl is as an example of how bad things sometimes go in the mastering process.
Just got 2 copies in the mail (4496 & 4510). Sounds great! Both have seam splits, one on the side and one on the bottom, possibly from poor packaging and handling in the mail. Mobil Fidelity doesn't say how many they are limiting this pressing to but they usually press 5,000 copies so, it looks like they nearing the end of this one.
The Mobile Fidelity Pressing is dead quiet between the grooves and sounds great.Another great job by Mobile Fidelity.