Phosphorescent ‎– Muchacho

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DOC050 Phosphorescent Muchacho(LP, Album) Dead Oceans DOC050 US 2013 Sell This Version
DOC087 Phosphorescent Muchacho De Lujo(2xCD, Album, Del) Dead Oceans DOC087 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
DOC050 Phosphorescent Muchacho(CD, Album) Dead Oceans DOC050 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version
DOC050 Phosphorescent Muchacho(CD, Album, Promo) Dead Oceans DOC050 US 2013 Sell This Version
DOC050 Phosphorescent Muchacho(CD, Album, Promo) Dead Oceans DOC050 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
DOC050 Phosphorescent Muchacho(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Dead Oceans DOC050 US 2013 Sell This Version
28-11-12 57 Phosphorescent Muchacho(CDr, Album, Promo) Dead Oceans 28-11-12 57 US 2013 Sell This Version
DOC050 Phosphorescent Muchacho(LP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Dead Oceans DOC050 US 2014 Sell This Version

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grassman77

grassman77

February 9, 2019
referencing Muchacho, LP, Album, DOC050
Unfortunately it looks like my issues aren't unique... I bought a copy of Muchacho (black) and C'est La Vie (clear) at a recent show, but my turntable was down until just now. Both have issues, including pops and crackles (even after thorough cleaning... although admittedly not a full-on washing). Muchacho has a scratch throughout "Sun Arise," and the entire record has multiple about 2mm wide dimples all over it (both sides). I also agree that the speed doesn't seem right, although in my case it sounds just a touch slow (i.e. everything sounds about a 1/4 - 1/2 note flat); never come across this before. C'est La Vie doesn't have the scratches or dimples, and it the mastering at least sounds pretty good, but it's also rather crackly (but not as bad Muchacho). But it's just sloppy; the center hole wasn't even cleanly punched and I had to clear it out with a sharp knife. Guess I need to avoid Dead Oceans (or Phosphorescent) vinyl...
Pauler

Pauler

February 2, 2019
referencing Muchacho, LP, Album, DOC050
I bought two copies trying to find one that sounded decent and wasn’t terribly noisy. No luck. Apparently Here’s Too Taking It Easy is the same. With this band I think you just need to stick to CDs.
torlporl

torlporl

September 26, 2016
referencing Muchacho, LP, Album, DOC050
I've just received mine from an ace discogs seller and, alas, I agree with the other comments- it sounds bloody awful. Sad times 😭
aloha__aloha

aloha__aloha

December 14, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Muchacho, LP, Album, DOC050
I bought it at one of their concerts. The vinyl version of that album sounds insanely bad. The volume is pretty low, there are glitches and noises all along as well as an annoying saturation, which comes from a pretty unprofessional vinyl mastering. Besides, on my copy, Side A has a problem. On 'Song for Zula', a scratch on the vinyl makes it flicker, it's impossible to listen to the whole song. It's not the first time that it happens to me with a Phosphorescent vinyl. Their previous album, Here's to Taking It Easy, had a very bad sound as well. It is a shame that Dead Oceans does not pay attention to mastering and quality control. They probably think that only collectors will buy the vinyl version but that they're going to listen to the digital version, which is what you have to do if you want to hear the sound of those beautiful songs the way they were meant to be heard.
nelso33

nelso33

May 1, 2013
referencing Muchacho, LP, Album, DOC050
I contacted the label, as the pressing is at the wrong speed! Seems to be a wide spread issue! Each song is about 30-40 seconds shorter than they should be....Everything is slightly speed up! Sadly a "true" recording doesnt exist on VINYL