Bought this on Bleep on sale for 16€. It's outragious that people here are selling this for more than 200€. Discogs is becoming a dangerous place where sellers are speculating and it's a fraud. please Discogs, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Besides this, the pressing of this reissue is marvellous. Deep sound, crystal clean!
Yeah, I don't know guys. I have this pressing (my copy is mint), bought it back in 2013 or 2014 and I've always thought it sounded pretty good. Bought a new pair of reference headphones last week and am listening to the album with them now and it seems to have plenty of depth, dead quiet pressing, on center, crisp highs, fat and detailed bass.
My copy sounded terrible. Bought it years ago and barely touched it.
Recently was able to clean with a spinclean and this is so much better now. Some of the issues are still there: random distortion on high end, and distortion towards the end of the side with deeper inner grooves.
However, now this thing sounds awesome. Completely opened the record up. There is a great sounding record under all the grime. I'm thinking if I can find a better cleaning solution the remaining bit of distortion will go away.
Well, after years of owning this version, and barely playing it, I must say it sounds like shit compared to the 97' CD I've owned since it was released. Inside cuts are distorted and compressed. The highs are crusty and distorted throughout. Not fun, but oh well, I have a solid digi copy.
I've got mine pretty early on (thinking i'd get a UK repress...). I'm pretty sure it was before 2010.
I've compared it to my OG UK CD & OKNOTOK EU LP (through 2 rather nice turntables/systems) and, sound-wise, it's far from being as bad as some have encountered. In fact, some parts can be heard better than on the remaster (but i assume it comes from the different mixing) and the bass seems a bit more present. On the other side, the remaster have a better separation, and therefore sounds a bit clearer. But the US repress is far from being muddy to me. Also i haven't heard any sibilance in both pressings. Packaging wise, there is nothing bad to say: carboard is sturdy & records seem even heavier than the remaster (if that matters). I also welcome the original artwork, especially in the gatefold (which the remaster doesn't have). Too bad the etched messages aren't in the runouts anymore. The only problem comes from the horrible QC Rainbo is known for: all sides came with marks. Thankfully, it has little to no effect on the sound. Still, the remaster wins here as it is almost quiet.
I guess Capitol has pressed tons of those VS Parlophone in the UK/EU. I reckon the plates must have suffered from that like someone else said already. So, if you're in the States, find an early copy and play-test it, maybe you'll be up for a bargain VS the UK repress or even the UK OG...
Shocked to find how poor this pressing is. Lots of surface noise (somehow side 4 is nearly unaffected) and very muddy. The base and mids blend together resulting in a serious lack of clarity, while the highs are occasionally struck by sibilance. Great shame, as this is one of my favorite albums. Especially strange, as I own several other Radiohead albums that sound fantastic. Stay away from this pressing.