RJD2 ‎– Deadringer

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJX35 RJD2 Deadringer(CD, Album) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002 Sell This Version
none RJD2 Dead Ringer(CDr, Promo) Definitive Jux none US 2001 Sell This Version
DJX35 RJD2 Deadringer(2xLP, Album) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002 Sell This Version
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer(CD, Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DJX35CD, 088.0035.020 RJD2 Deadringer(CD, Album) Definitive Jux, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] DJX35CD, 088.0035.020 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
DJX35 RJD2 Deadringer(CD, Album, Promo) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002 Sell This Version
CVOS1055 Rjd2 Deadringer(CD, Album, RE) Creative Vibes CVOS1055 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
DJX35 Rjd2 Deadringer(CD, Album, RE) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002 Sell This Version
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2009 Sell This Version
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer(CD, Album, RE, RM) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2009 Sell This Version
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2015 Sell This Version
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Yel) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2015 Sell This Version

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truefaithdub

truefaithdub

March 14, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RJEC004
The pressing is not poorly mastered. It is intentional as another user pointed out. The CD & record sound exactly the same.
dynamitereed

dynamitereed

February 28, 2019
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RJEC004
I've seen people on Discogs and on Amazon complain about this album's sound quality. Some blame it on the pressing or the engineer who mastered it. I originally bought this album digitally. The qualities of the tracks are exactly how RJD2 intended them. Every vinyl click and pop was meant to be there. Any distortion was meant to be there. I could understand fans of vinyl being disconcerted by the crackles and pops, but those are parts of the tracks, not scratches on the disc.

I was sad to find that the hidden track after Work, Here's What's Left, is missing from the vinyl pressing. I understand why, though. It's a long track at almost six minutes and there's no room for it on what's already a double LP.
Better-grooves

Better-grooves

October 22, 2018
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, DJX35

Smooth grooves. Drums sound fantastic. A gem of the collection.
ricstultz

ricstultz

October 22, 2018
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, DJX35
The first pressing of this record sounds great, def jux knew how to do it, later pressings are trash
stashmusic

stashmusic

May 6, 2018
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RJEC004
Anyone venture to get this and can say if this is an improvement over the 2009 pressing? A few complaints about that one, so I'm hesitant to trust this one...
dahoo

dahoo

March 17, 2018
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RJEC004
the distortion on Work is unbearable. Bad pressing overall. Not sure if the first pressing is better.
slinger333

slinger333

January 7, 2018
referencing Deadringer, CD, Album, DJX35
he's the guy with the hit record... . . .
makinroom

makinroom

April 19, 2016
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RJEC004
Sounds awful. Don't buy this pressing. It does not sound good.
juhpopey

juhpopey

March 29, 2016
referencing Deadringer, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RJEC004
Dunno about you guys, but this is one of the worst sounding pressings in my collection....
scoundrel

scoundrel

July 30, 2015
referencing Deadringer, CD, Album, DJX35

RJD2's debut, DEADRINGER, made a huge splash... and how could it not, with such a gripping, spooky and funky opener as "The Horror"? But as he moves into the moody blues of "Smoke & Mirrors" and the soul of "Good Times Roll Pt.2," he begins to show his range. "Ghostwriter" takes a mellow folk path while the spaghetti western interlude of "Shot In The Dark" pops in momentarily to make itself known, as does the shiny "The Proxy." All throughout, there's plenty of dexterous scratching to accompany the more straightforward tracks, and it all comes together in a powerful package. Indeed, the closer, "Work" carries an ache to it, and the hidden track, "Here's What's Left" is a lovely slice of instrumental soul. A powerful debut.