The Amorphous Androgynous* ‎– The Isness (The Abbey Road Version)

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EBV ‎– LPRSDTOT74
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, 180g
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1000 copies, 180g vinyl, made for the Record Store Day 2018.
Machine-numbered at the bottom left corner of the front cover artwork.
"The Abbey Road Version" bronze roundal is also part of the artwork i.e. these are not stickers.
Protective outer plastic has three hype stickers.
Includes a printed inner sleeve.

Back Cover Notes - Engineered by Yage for Ebv. Mixed as the Galaxial Pharmaceutical east London uk.

Distributed in the UK by Essential Music & Marketing.

Made in England

Downloadable mp3 version of the album with vinyl purchase from fsoldigital.com.
Track durations sourced from the above mp3 version:
01 Elysian Feels 6:04
02 The Mello Hippo Disco Show 3:48
03 Goodbye Sky (Reprise) 1:12
04 Osho 3:02
05 Galaxial Pharmaceutical 14:47
06 Little Miss Divinity 7:55
07 Guru Song 3:43
08 Go Tell It To The Trees Egghead 5:30
09 Her Tongue Is Like A Jellyfish 2:01
10 Meadows 4:03
11 High Tide On The Sea Of Flesh 5:25
12 Goodbye Sky 4:43

Six tracks out of twelve are different takes/edits from the 2002 UK Abbey Road CD promo Amorphous Androgynous - The Isness or the 2002 US mispressed CD The Future Sound Of London - The Isness, making this 2018 Abbey Road cut an unique version.

Code-barres et Autres Identifiants

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): LPRSD TOT 74 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): LPRSD TOT 74 B-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013993988755
  • Rights Society: mcps

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dagerman

dagerman

19 octobre 2018
Love the music, pressing suffers from sibilance though, at least my copy does. Even adjusted myTT set up to eliminate that as a possibility.
bell-end

bell-end

18 juin 2018
Love the galaxial pharmaceutical version on this!! Can't decide whether I prefer this version or the original!
mr_a_jones

mr_a_jones

16 mai 2018
Really enjoyed this despite the problems. Firstly it's been squeezed onto 2 sides so the content is so quiet that the noise floor becomes more of an issue, it's surprisingly quiet considering how close to the noise floor it is. Whether they had to cut a lot of bass to fit it on is another issue. It does work well as 2 sides though, really draws you in.

RSD pressings always seem to be a problem, too many manufacturers trying to get their product in the store for the 'big' day, quality control suffering in the factories. Choosing to go with a printed card liner is a bad sign that the label are cutting corners, it should have been a poly bag with separate liner notes, would have cost a few more pennies but saved some of the scratches.

Still happy to own it. Just needs the volume right up to enjoy it at decent volume.
chrissy.winter

chrissy.winter

15 mai 2018

A really enjoyable record. After a good cleaning I found it to be a good pressing. I was expecting the Abbey Road mastering magic but that would be nitpicking.. the inclusion of a more bulked out sleeve (gatefold) would have been nice. But this shouldn't detract from the excellent music within.. goes well in my FSOL collection
bullfinchart

bullfinchart

6 mai 2018
Six of the tracks here are actually different to the versions on the 2002 Abbey Road version - Divinity, Osho and Meadows are longer and feature new sections, while Mello Hippo, Her Tongue is Like a Jellyfish and Galaxial are shorter and feature minor editing. Yes My Brother is missing and Go Tell it to the Trees Egghead is later in the running order. There will never be anything approaching a definitive version of this album!
timc4978

timc4978

5 mai 2018
£24.99 on the fsol website. Might be a better pressing too.
observerstation

observerstation

5 mai 2018
Not quite as bad a pressing but quite noisy...FFS you would expect for RSD they would make sure that it is a quality pressing!
Does anyone know where it was pressed?
Desperate-Dave

Desperate-Dave

1 mai 2018
Got a really bad press too, a big scratch on side one which sticks then pops & crackles on side two
vinylsvinyls

vinylsvinyls

29 avril 2018

Personally, happy to get The Abbey RD cut on vinyl....if you are disappointed, wait for the CD pressing - seems pipelined - or try to get this: https://www.discogs.com/Amorphous-Androgynous-The-Isness/release/229146
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

29 avril 2018
My copy has zero background noise, so no issues there. True, it's a little on the quiet side. BUT you can always turn up the volume AND it means less up and downs to flip the record - something that delivers a much more gratifying listening experience. Thanks FSOL for putting this one out there!