Demon Fuzz ‎– Afreaka!

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Dawn (7) ‎– DNLS 3013, Dawn (7) ‎– DNLS.3013
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
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A1 Past Present And Future
Composed By – R. Rhoden*, W. R. Joseph*
9:50
A2 Disillusioned Man
Composed By – R. Rhoden*, W. R. Joseph*
4:58
A3 Another Country
Composed By – R. Polte*
8:28
B1 Hymn To Mother Earth
Composed By – R. Rhoden*, W. R. Joseph*
8:10
B2 Mercy (Variation No. 1)
Arranged By – P. Corea*Composed By – Ray Harris (6)
9:20

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DNLS 3013, DNLS.3013 Demon Fuzz Afreaka!(LP, Album, Gat) Dawn (7), Dawn (7) DNLS 3013, DNLS.3013 UK 1970 Sell This Version
JLS 3028 Demon Fuzz Afreaka!(LP, Album, RE) Janus Records JLS 3028 US 2004 Sell This Version
ECLEC2111 Demon Fuzz Afreaka!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2111 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CAS 36226-2 Demon Fuzz Afreaka!(CD, Album, RE) Castle Music CAS 36226-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
JLS-3028h Demon Fuzz Afreaka!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Janus Records JLS-3028h US Unknown Sell This Version

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Musical_Mainline

Musical_Mainline

January 22, 2020
edited 4 months ago

This is an amazingly good quality pressing. The sleeve is excellent quality, very nice glossy finish. The inner sleeve is 'POLY LINED' wow!... ;) Although it really shouldn't be surprising, it's better than most re-presses these days.

The sleeve imagery is good. But it's not as deep as the original. It does look a little fuzzy in comparison so I'd say it's certainly a scan. The inner of the sleeve has less contrast. The blacks are more grey.

I'm a graphic artist and I can most certainly re-create the original exactly so it just needed more time to get the colour balance correct.

The vinyl is a nice weight and it sits very flat on the turntable. The labels are a good reproduction of the originals, not exact of course but nicely done. The pressing is very quiet too.

The sound is good, but it does sound a little bit 'shouty' in places. It's not as balanced or as warm as the original for sure but it's still very good indeed. Remastered?... Possibly, but It's most probably a digital transfer with some EQ added in the mids to make it sound louder and it certainly could have been done more sympathetically. The organ in places is louder than the original cut and it also has the missing organ in places.

It needs more bass for sure and more presence added for sure.

This is reported to be a limited edition of just 300. Judging by the quality it must have cost a lot to have just 300 made. I've no idea if any of the band had anything to do with this release. I fear not though.

Overall, it's a good reproduction but it's not up to an original pressing. But judging by the over-inflated prices some greedy people want for this album then this is a good buy for sure.

If you have never heard a minty original then you will certainly enjoy this copy.

It's a real shame it's just not as nice as the original pressing because the attention to detail of the whole package is really very nice indeed.

Sleeve - 8/10
Inner - 9/10
Vinyl quality - 10/10
Pressing quality - 9/10
Remaster quality - 7/10
Worth buying (if you can find a copy) - Yeah!
Should you feel guilty about buying this unofficial pressing? - Nope.

My overall rating... 8/10

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hans_gruber

hans_gruber

June 28, 2017

Anyone know if this is an official release? my guess it's a boot and need to be marked unofficial.