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posted a comment on Duster (2) - Capsule Losing Contact. 7 days ago
There's an unlimited black run for people who want it affordably. A limited run of 500 is going to create inflated prices
posted a comment on Thom Yorke - Suspiria – Unreleased Material. 11 days ago
What was the retail price of this supposed to be? My local store has a copy but it's $40 and that seems insane
posted a comment on My Bloody Valentine - Ice Cream. 28 days ago
wow RIP whoever paid $200 hoping for some unreleased music
submitted MC5 - Kick Out The Jams. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles. about 1 month ago
Yea dhsparkman seems to be confused on the Kink's catalogue. There was no double LP Great Lost Kinks Album and this record (Kink Kronikles) never existed in any other form than a double LP compilation. You can makes stuff up and then complain it is ... See full review
submitted Acetone (3) - Cindy. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on The Monkees - Cereal Box Record Set. 2 months ago
Seriously they should have reissued the original cereal box records in a co-promotional campaign with those original cereal manufacturers. Now that would really be something
submitted Gram Parsons - GP. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Hum (2) - Downward Is Heavenward. 2 months ago
Refreshed the store page at 12:01 and it showed coming soon. Refreshed again at 12:07 and it was sold out. Can't believe they sold out so ridiculously quickly. Guess I'll wait for another potential repress
posted a comment on Duster (2) - Contemporary Movement. 2 months ago
I think he's just mad because he foolishly paid $300 for each vinyl and now the prices will go down on his precious investments
posted a comment on No Artist - An Audio Obstacle Course - Shure Trackability Test Record. 2 months ago
If you're really curious I'm pretty sure the extreme stereo separation will damage the cartridge because mono cartridges aren't designed to move along stereo grooves, but I could be wrong.
posted a comment on Stereolab - The Groop Played "Space Age Batchelor Pad Music". 2 months ago
Exactly, that's the problem. They pressed the 2008 master to clear vinyl instead of the new 2018 master
posted a comment on The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money. 2 months ago
I disagree, just look at Lumpy Gravy which came with black labels. I'm sure there are counterfeit copies but I believe there are genuine copies with black labels. The copy I have with a black label comes in a cover which is definitely from 1968, you can ... See full review
posted a comment on Stereolab - The Groop Played "Space Age Batchelor Pad Music". 3 months ago
From what I understand, the clear vinyl reissue was supposed to be a remastered version. However in the US the label accidentally pressed the old master to clear vinyl instead of using the new remaster. The black vinyl is from 2008 and therefore uses the ... See full review
submitted David Gray - White Ladder. 3 months ago
submitted Holst* - The Planets, Op. 32. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs. 3 months ago
Cool, they should update their bandcamp page then. Any thoughts on the pressing/mastering/packaging?
posted a comment on Stereolab - The Groop Played "Space Age Batchelor Pad Music". 3 months ago
According to the label this US version is a mispress. It's just the 2008 master pressed on clear vinyl. Email the label arkive@beggars.com with proof of purchase to get a replacement copy
posted a comment on Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs. 3 months ago
Can anyone provide more info on this? The bandcamp page makes it sound like they are selling copies of the Modern Classics version but this page seems to indicate there's a new pressing on their label
submitted The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek - A-Sides And Besides. 4 months ago
Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the pressing. Only the very mildest of surface noise in between tracks. GZ seems to be stepping up their quality somewhat as the recent Stereolab reissues pressed there also sounded excellent
submitted Stereolab - The Groop Played "Space Age Batchelor Pad Music". 4 months ago
posted a comment on Acetone (3) - Cindy. 5 months ago
The Light in the Attic compilation happened. Honestly it goes to show how effective something like that can be. I had never heard of the band before getting it and now they're one of my favorites
posted a comment on Stereolab - Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2]. 5 months ago
Seems unlikely to me, Amoeba in Hollywood had at least 20 copies.
posted a comment on Lord Huron - Strange Trails. 6 months ago
My copy sounds very good. Clean sound with no noticeable vinyl defects. My only complaint is it seems to have a significant amount of background noise, not ticks or pops but just a background hiss. Can really only hear it during quiet parts and between ... See full review
posted a comment on Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos / You And Your Sister. 6 months ago
Found a leftover copy at my local store and took a chance on it. Very happy to report it sounds wonderful. I have a linear tracking turntable which might help but I don't hear any sibilance and the two songs sound significantly cleaner than on the I Am ... See full review
posted a comment on The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds. 7 months ago
By series I was referring to the Summer Of Love Reissue series Rhino was running last year which this was released as part of
submitted Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica. 9 months ago
Personally I disagree, the poem was perfectly fine and fitting as a eulogy. You have to a appreciate his style of writing which is shamelessly full of references to this album's lyrics which I can understand some might find grating. In any case I agree ... See full review
posted a comment on Lord Huron - Vide Noir. 9 months ago
This deluxe package has nice packaging. The matte cover finish with the green foil is really beautiful. Just be careful handling it, everything you do leaves marks on the jacket. I'm not usually a fan of vinyl etching but the picture on side D is really ... See full review
posted a comment on Big Star - #1 Record. 10 months ago
Fantastic pressing. Don't have the classic records version to compare but I can't imagine it can be much better. The Tip-On sleeve is glossy and looks beautiful, never seen a cover like it. And the record of course sounds amazing with the Chris Bellman ... See full review
posted a comment on Black Sabbath - Forbidden. 10 months ago
It's illegal to buy or sell counterfeit copies of albums. Discogs cannot legally allow them to be sold. Not supporting the law but it is the law, Discogs has no say.
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. 10 months ago
It's pretty much the same idea. It also gets rid of egregious panning like they did at the end of Interstellar Overdrive. It all comes down to the mix and personal preference though.
posted a comment on Big Star - #1 Record. 10 months ago
I'm pretty sure it's just a Classic Records thing to distinguish it from their 200 gram vinyl. Kind of the opposite of a hype-sticker
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. 10 months ago
Not necessarily true. Many RSD items receive general release. Many people speculate since the sticker says “limited edition packaging” that it will get a regular release without the cover and poster
posted a comment on The Creation (2) - We Are Paintermen. 11 months ago
Also strangely the cover and label say stereo though it is clearly a mono recording (and advertised as such on the front hype sticker)
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - 1965 (Their First Recordings) . 11 months ago
Why make an unofficial pressing of something so rare and then press only 100 copies?
posted a comment on Brian Eno With Kevin Shields - The Weight Of History ● Only Once Away My Son. 11 months ago
As an audio engineer I don't know what this is supposed to mean. Just spun my copy and it sounds great with no skips. Any distortion sounds absolutely intentional.
posted a comment on Brian Eno With Kevin Shields - The Weight Of History ● Only Once Away My Son. 11 months ago
I thought it was a Europe release but my store in AZ had a few copies
posted a comment on Lord Huron - Vide Noir. 11 months ago
I don't think it is, whoever submitted it made a mistake. If you wouldn't mind feel free to edit this release to match yours, especially if the EU and US version are the same pressing
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. 11 months ago
It's supposed to be 6000 in the US, 15,000 worldwide I believe. Shouldn't be difficult to find
posted a comment on The Creation (2) - We Are Paintermen. 11 months ago
Really nice reissue of this hard-to-find album. Nice heavy tip-on jacket which replicates the original artwork really nicely. Cut from the original mono master and you can tell, it sounds really clean and powerful. Flat and quiet vinyl (although I would ... See full review
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. 11 months ago
If they made it with a proper tip-on jacket I would definitely buy one
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. 11 months ago
Nope unfortunately it's just a fake flipback. It's gloss on the "flaps" and matte finish on the gray area but it's all one piece.
posted a comment on Yo La Tengo - There's A Riot Going On. 11 months ago
I can't comment on the black but the orange vinyl is dead quiet and sounds amazing. I can only assume the black is as good or better
posted a comment on Various - C86. 11 months ago
Unfortunately I don't have a copy or else I would. I mainly asked to hopefully encourage someone who managed to snag a copy to add it in
submitted The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man. 12 months ago
submitted Donovan - Sunshine Superman. 12 months ago
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - The Verve/MGM Albums. about 1 year ago
Unfortunately there's too much wrong with this set to make it essential. The "box" is flimsy cardboard, the 3rd and 4th album has the wrong label (should mgm, not Verve), the 3rd album's mono mix is just a lame fold-down (should have used the closet mix ... See full review
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground. about 1 year ago
Nice pressing, like others have said not the closet mix. Still a nice, quiet vinyl. Only question is who decided on the yellow MGM label from the 50s? Wish they had used the Blue/gold like the original.