Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream (MOFI UltraDisc One-Step 45rpm Vinyl 2LP)
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes with Mobile Fidelity’s One-Step Process: Monk’s Dream UD1S 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set Is the Definitive Version of Thelonious Monk’s Best-Selling Album
Luxurious Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Foil-Stamped Jackets, MoFi SuperVinyl LPs Pressed at RTI: Keepsake Edition Strictly Limited to 6,000 Numbered Copies
Monk’s Columbia Records Debut Bursts with Blues, Stride, Gospel, and Swing: Music Conveys a Joyous, Boundless, Exhilarating Freedom That Encourages Repeat Listening
The historical import, musical genius, and timeless artistry of Monk’s Dream can be best appreciated by first placing the record in the context of its era. In short, Thelonious Monk’s joyful Columbia Records debut triggered a domino effect of mainstream attention, best-selling success, and unstinting respect that led him to become one of only six jazz musicians to ever grace the cover of Time – then America’s most widely read weekly magazine. Couple the extraordinary feat with the fact the British Invasion and Beatlemania were already in full swing, and the cultural significance – not to mention its place in the jazz canon – of Monk’s Dream skyrockets to near-unthinkable heights.