mephisto1982

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon mephisto1982

August 8, 2019
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

Seems like they released a new version with fixed track listings. Unfortunately, the artwork was the only thing they changed. Still the same crappy United pressing quality. Mine did not have any noticeable warps, like others reported, but had plastic threads sticking to record 1, and side C is off center (both labels and vinyl). Record 1 also has some kind of dots that look like someone was poking it with something pointy, mostly in the runout, but also in the last track. It's kind of surprising it still sounds fine.
My rating is for the music, not the vinyl quality...
mgilham

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon mgilham

April 19, 2018
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
Finally got around to opening the copy I bought a while back -- warped indeed! :-( Also, the track listing is somewhat off!!
die-wrekt.

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon die-wrekt.

March 12, 2017
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

Thankfully (based on some other comments here) my copy is perfect. Such a great album.
tarwater3

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon tarwater3

February 23, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 4x12", Album, ESL 0060

This is defenitely a great album and also a fantastic edition , heavy gatefold , 4 lps in dedicated sleeves with fine artwork , even the quality of paper is exemplary , all in all , an amazing combo !!! My only caveat would be the production , I don't really get that "overcooked highs" thing , it adds a piercing quality that fatigues after a while ... I also have the same issue with their first album I own in original German , toned & brittle highs that spoil the party ... also , other fields of production could be better , lows sometimes sound fat and congested , voices muffled , I could go on ... anyways , life isn't perfect , so I'll stop bitching and plain enjoy :-)
element-apart

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon element-apart

February 14, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
I was just sent replacement copies for all the I(n)Grooves Thievery reissues. Im kind of scared to open them since I already know that at least Richest will be warped. I appreciate that Thievery's people replied to my emails and eventually did what they could do by replacing them with sealed copies. Still, I think Thievery has learned a valuable lesson(too late in my opinion) about where they should outsource their music for vinyl mastering and reissuing. They probably should of stuck with the original format of the original releases, but maybe next time, look into a reputable company like Light in the Attic Records, they are doing it right these days.
cottonmouthVII

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon cottonmouthVII

June 15, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

Haha I got a copy that had 2 first discs as well. Luckily the seller is an awesome guy and let me return it for a perfect copy. No warping on mine, so there is hope for getting a good copy still.
APX400

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon APX400

April 8, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

I would like to know this as well because all of my copies are unplayable garbage
bimbashi

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon bimbashi

March 2, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
How did you contact them? i just bought this and got two copies of the same A and B disc as opposed to A B C D... Thank you
APX400

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon APX400

February 13, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

well i got a replacement copy of this lp.. and that one was warped too.. in multiple places on the second disc...
such a bummer.. had been looking forward to owning their albums for about 10 years or so now.. prob the artist i've listened to the most in that span.

if you are thinking about buying this pressing.. i'd avoid doing so unless the retailer you're buying from has a good return policy.
APX400

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon APX400

April 8, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

and apparently the store that sold it to me continues to knowingly sell these seriously flawed records
APX400

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon APX400

March 24, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

well, the replacement i received was more of a "we'll send you another copy..and hope you get lucky" kind of approach. haha. no from the label or thievery themselves. just another copy from the same batch.
APX400

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon APX400

January 25, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP

Vinyl C/D of mine has a ridiculous warp. Where the hell was the quality control on this release?
lenny006

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon lenny006

February 3, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
i ordered mine about three months ago from a german recordshop. it was a preorder back then, but amongst the other reissues of thievery corp. this album was the only one which was always delayed and never arrived until today. the sleeve is definitely corrected, the tracklist is now right. i hope they did something about the quality as well, should arrive tomorrow.
edit: arrived today and almost every side plays perfectly, no warp, no paper stuck to records, tracklist is right, side d has clicks and pops. shame about the nice music.
and the other reissue (sounds from the thievery hifi) states 120 gram. mine is 140 gram.
element-apart

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon element-apart

January 25, 2015
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
I notified everyone in Thievery Corporations Staff about the horrible quality reissues and received a few replies but no update on what they are doing about it . As far as Ingrooves goes... F*** those dudes, I wrote them several times since they are the ones who cut and pressed the vinyl but no response from them.
tokivintagefinds

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon tokivintagefinds

November 29, 2014
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
Vinyl #1 was highly warped. Side D on vinyl #2 was pressed off-center, causing sound distortion when played. Sadly had to return it to the record store since Until the Morning is my favorite song and was unbearable to listen to on this pressing.
absolem_stash

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon absolem_stash

October 6, 2014
referencing The Richest Man In Babylon, 2xLP, Album, RP, Gat, ESL061LP
There's actually a typo in the track labeling. Basically the track labeling for all sides of the record is wrong. Side A only has three tracks. Therefore, Side B has Interlude, Omid (Hope), All That We Perceive, and Un Simple Histoire (A Simple Story). Side C has Meu Destino (My Destiny), Exilio (Exile), From Creation and The Richest Man In Babylon. And Side D has Liberation Front, The State Of The Union, Until The Morning and Resolution.