This Heat ‎– This Heat

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The original Piano LP issue has "Testcard" sound on run-ins and run-out's which lead to locked grooves.
These Records reissues were a different mix, advertised as an improved version at the time, although there is no mention of any remix on the product. Most notable the "Testcard" was at a lower level, and the general sound was punchier/crisper.
The RéR Megacorp distributed This Is label reissue reverts back to the original LP version and is about as authentic as is possible.

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
THIS-1 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album) Piano THIS-1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
0060.310 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album) Metronome 0060.310 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
THIS-1 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album) Piano THIS-1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
7006 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album) Atem 7006 France 1979 Sell This Version
RTL-36 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTL-36 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
RTL-36 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade RTL-36 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
HEAT 1 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album) These Records HEAT 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
heat 1 c.d. This Heat This Heat(CD, Album, RE) These Records heat 1 c.d. UK 1991 Sell This Version
WWCX 2032 This Heat This Heat(CD, Album, RE) Eva (7) WWCX 2032 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
none This Heat This Heat(11xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Morphius Records none US 2006
LC-0267 This Heat This Heat(CD, Album) Warner/Chappell LC-0267 US 2006 Sell This Version
this is 1 This Heat This Heat(CD, Album, RE, RM) This Is this is 1 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
this is 1 This Heat This Heat(CD, Album, RE, RM) This Is this is 1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
this is 1 This Heat This Heat(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) This Is this is 1 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
RTL-36 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rough Trade (2) RTL-36 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
MCR 916 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Yel) Modern Classics Recordings MCR 916 US 2016 Sell This Version
MCR 916 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Modern Classics Recordings MCR 916 US 2016 Sell This Version
MCR 916 This Heat This Heat(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP) Modern Classics Recordings MCR 916 US 2016 Sell This Version
none This Heat This Heat(11xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Ioda none Unknown

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solartemple

solartemple

August 4, 2018
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, MCR 916
I think this pressing sounds fine. Price is right and I'm perfectly happy with the sound quality.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

June 28, 2018
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Yel, MCR 916
For some reason my record store had a brand new copy of this hiding amongst it's bins so you can imagine I was beyond stoked to find this. Mine is perfectly flat, no warpage whatsoever, maybe it flattened out over time because it has been sitting around sealed tightly in a heavy stock tip-on gatefold since 2016. Anyway, this record sounds awesome. Pressed perfectly with a dead silent background. Extremely detailed with exceptional clarity. The drums are super punchy, highs are nice and clear and midrange is given a lot of attention. It could sound a little thin at times but the sound is very dynamic nonetheless. No surface noise, not even a pop or click, also centered properly. Really enjoying this, a very engaging listen.
23tvam

23tvam

March 9, 2018
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, THIS-1

The matrix number of my LP board is carved in the NIRUP (reverse engraving) symbol THIS 1 A // 4 ▽ E UT ♫ 1 on the A side, THI S1 B /// 3 ▽ E UT on the B side It is engraved.
This album was fresh and isolated so far that methodology and sound did not exist before, and gave extremely serious scratches to the scene from a different phase from the punk.
letmetrythisname

letmetrythisname

August 23, 2017
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, MCR 916
My copy sounds fine but my setup is super-cheap so take what I say with a grain of salt.
gullgrey

gullgrey

June 4, 2017
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, THIS-1
Does anybody know what the matrix number for this version?
phunkypbj

phunkypbj

May 5, 2017
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, RTL-36
I'm bummed that i bought this. I thought it was the recent reissue when I saw it at the store :(
Kashkarcha

Kashkarcha

March 5, 2017
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, RTL-36
This is actually an official release, part of a wider series Rough Trade's Japanese pressings, all with the RTL prefix.
kapervisser

kapervisser

February 7, 2017
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, MCR 916

Good music but worst repress i bought in a long long time....
TheArmpitLover

TheArmpitLover

October 10, 2016
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, MCR 916
my copy is very bad pressing. such a shame, i'm so disappointed.
genezyp_kapen

genezyp_kapen

February 13, 2016
referencing This Heat, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, MCR 916

I have the original Piano issue and I must say that this record has never sounded as good as on this reissue. I'm hearing so much more details, so it's like discovering it all over again. The record itself is a little bit warped but it doesn't affect the sound. However there is a little noise, here and there, which shouldn't happen. Nevertheless I'm very happy with this purchase and I recommend to buy it. You wouldn't be disappointed.