Robbie Băsho* ‎– The Falconer's Arm I

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C-1017 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm I(LP, Album) Takoma C-1017 US 1967 Sell This Version
SNTF 612 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm Vol. 1(LP, Album) Sonet SNTF 612 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SNTF 612 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm Vol. 1(LP, Album, Mono) Sonet SNTF 612 UK 1969 Sell This Version
C-1017 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm I(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Takoma C-1017 US 1972 Sell This Version
C-1017 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm I(LP, Album, RE) Takoma C-1017 US 2015 Sell This Version
C-1017 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm I(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label C-1017 US 2015 Sell This Version
C-1017 Robbie Băsho* The Falconer's Arm I(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Takoma C-1017 US Unknown Sell This Version

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December 28, 2018
referencing The Falconer's Arm I, LP, Album, RE, C-1017
Oh boy! If I've ever seen a half-assed bootleg, this has to be the one. This shady reissue with no licensing information whatsoever, is a low quality replica of original black label Takoma pressing. Print quality of the album cover is awful. Front cover photo is a pixelated blurry mush. Color palette is unnatural and completely off (eg. Basho's skin is bright red).

Sound quality is just as bad. Overall sound is muddy and record is very noisy. It sounds like the source material used was a bad quality needle drop of a worn out vinyl copy. There's a lot of surface noise and hiss. Some of this noise probably originates from source material used, while rest of it is probably due to bad pressing. Record is also badly off-centered, so constant audible wow makes matters even worse. I've compared this reissue with original UK Sonet pressing and Takoma's "Bashovia" compilation (contais 3 of this album's 4 tracks). This reissue is by a mile the worst sounding one. I'd strongly suggest avoiding this reissue.