N.W.A* ‎– Straight Outta Compton

UMe ‎– B0019004-01, Priority Records ‎– B0019004-01, Ruthless Records ‎– B0019004-01
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2013 "Respect The Classics" reissue on heavyweight vinyl.

Produced for High Powered Productions.
Recorded & mixed at Audio Achievements, Torrance, CA.
Engineered by Donovan Sound (A.E.S., N.A.R.A.S.).
Mastered at Bernie Grundman.
℗ 1988 Priority Records, Inc. © 2013 Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 - USA. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution.

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  • Barcode (Text): 6 02537 49803 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B0019004-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B0019004-01-B

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September 22, 2018
I bought my copy of this sealed, and the sound quality is pretty good. However, my copy came slightly warped and there were a few finger print/grease smudges on it? Not really sure how that happened at the factory but whatever, gave it a quick clean and it was fine.


May 7, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

I just received a new/sealed copy of this. Previous commenter asked for a comparison to the original release which I can't do but I'm spinning it on a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB with an Ortofon 2M Blue + Lounge Audio LCR MKIII preamp. Nowhere near as bad as reported but yeah, the noise floor is higher than I'd like. The vinyl itself is nice and flat, no warping or sharp edges. Channel separation is great and the mix is good - overall I'd give it a 7 out of 10. if the noise floor was silent it'd be a 9. I wouldn't say avoid it at ALL costs, I'd say avoid it at HIGH costs - got mine for $13 and I'd say avoid if cost is over $20.


March 29, 2018
Anybody else have a review in regards to pressing/sound quality on this release? Hopefully a comparison to the original US release and a note as to the TT you're using. Thanks!


July 1, 2016
This version is horribly pressed at United (muddy with non-fill). The original cd sounds a lot better than this. Avoid this pressing at all costs.