Musician, singer-songwriter and record-collector

Rank: 3451 [Apr. 2016]
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World. 3 months ago
The pressing is better than expected, after reading the comments below. The center hole of record one is too, so it's a bit tricky to get the record into the center position. After being washed it sounds pretty fine. Anyway, it's sad that the standards ... See full review
posted a comment on Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear. 4 months ago
Once again Optimal Media managed to screw it up. Loads of dirt inside the inner sleeves leave several audible scratches on the records. The pressing itself is good, but if you pay a hundred bucks for a set of vinyls, it's pretty depressing if your ... See full review
posted a comment on Starsailor - Love Is Here. 5 months ago
My copy sounds perfect. This pressing is one of good examples of nowadays Vinyl standard.
submitted Pendragon (3) - Not Of This World. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Toto - All In 1978 - 2018. 7 months ago
If you release a boxset entitled "All in 1978 - 2018", you should not miss out one single track from that era. Otherwise there's simply not all in. Apart from being not complete, this is a great sounding set for a really good price.
posted a comment on Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis. 9 months ago
Much of the Vinyl coming from Optimal Media is being damaged by small piece of dirt inside of the inner sleeve. I had this countless times now. I think the damage is done by vibrations during transportation. It's even worse, if the vinyl come in a ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis. 9 months ago
When it comes to Optimal media GmbH, you'll never know what you will get. If they manage to get the vinyl into the sleeve before breakfast break, you'll be lucky. Otherwise, you'll find all sort of stuff inside and pops and noises while you listen to the ... See full review
posted a comment on Cream (2) - Royal Albert Hall - London - May 2-3-5-6 2005. 12 months ago
Sounds great. Musically mostly boring. Apart from Ginger Bakers Drumming.
posted a comment on Crowded House - Woodface. 12 months ago
Sounds wonderful, warm and rich. This is really a great pressing. Thumbs up.
posted a comment on Kate Bush - Aerial. about 1 year ago
Great sounding pressing, apart from Kates voice, that sound a bit sharp in places. Removing Rolf Harris' part in a an understandable decision. Who wants a complete asshole on its album.
posted a comment on Bear's Den - So That You Might Hear Me. about 1 year ago
Anybody else having annoying pops in the begininng of B5? I returned mine, but it was the same with the replacement cop
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
submitted Lucy In Blue - In Flight. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Santana - Santana IV Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas. about 1 year ago
Where's the hammond organ on Jingo. Has Anybody heard it?

posted a comment on M1ke + The Mechan1c5* - Out Of The Blue. about 1 year ago
Sound is ok, no complaints. Nevertheless, this is no music for audiophiles.
submitted Spliff - 85555 / Herzlichen Glückwunsch. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Steven Wilson - Home Invasion (In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall). about 1 year ago
A great package. Pressings are superb. Fortunately each record is housed in an antistatic inner sleeve. The box itself is beautifully designed and worth the price. I got mine from Thalia in Germany with 18% promotion discount. Watch out that space, as ... See full review
submitted M1ke + The Mechan1c5* - Out Of The Blue. about 1 year ago
submitted Toto - 40 Tours Around The Sun. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Antlers - Hospice. about 1 year ago
Really an improvement in pressing quality and sound. Still not perfect. The center holes of both discs aren't exactly in the center. This album would deserve the perfect treatment and being pressed in a high-standard pressing plant like Record-Industry ... See full review
posted a comment on Shearwater - Palo Santo. about 1 year ago
mine is pretty decent as well. No crackling, flat and sounding fine
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive. about 1 year ago
The pressing is superb and far better the the European release from 1987. The sonopress pressing from back then was pain in a.... Optimal did a decent job on this one, however the vinyl housed in a rough cardboard inner sleeve is still a no go. You've ... See full review
submitted The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. about 1 year ago
submitted Genesis - Duke. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Villagers (3) - The Art Of Pretending To Swim. about 1 year ago
yes, and it goes with a different barcode on hype sticker
submitted Tina Dico* - Fastland. about 1 year ago
submitted Villagers (3) - The Art Of Pretending To Swim. about 1 year ago
submitted Starfish64 - The Future In Reverse. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Supertramp - Brother Where You Bound. over 2 years ago
This record really sounds amazing. I don't miss Roger Hodgson a second. Supertramp return to prog
posted a comment on Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages. over 2 years ago
plain white inner sleeves, missing lyrics and credits are a real downer. Hey, that's what makes a whole package. But this is cheap, it's a scam.
posted a comment on 10cc - Windows In The Jungle. over 2 years ago
plasticwax
10CC's hidden gem!

that's what it is. warts and all
posted a comment on Marillion - All One Tonight (Live At The Royal Albert Hall). over 2 years ago
agree, they sell us a premium product, so they say, for real music lovers. But especially with optimal media pressings, you often have minor quality. Made in Germany Haha
posted a comment on Yes - The Steven Wilson Remixes. over 2 years ago
Just received the box today. I'm wondering why the original inner sleeve with lyrics from "Close To The Edge is missing?
Seems there's none such box without a downer. A digital download would have been nice.
But maybe my expectations are pitched to high

posted a comment on Villagers (3) - Where Have You Been All My Life?. over 2 years ago
This is just a typical problem with Optimal media pressings. They're got a serious problem with their prodution quality. Dirt particles in sleeves, fingertips, decentered label. The whole range.
Two scratches on my copy right out of the sleeve for the ... See full review
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake. over 2 years ago
Does anybody have some information on the pressing plant derived from the run-outs?
submitted Pete Townshend - Who Came First. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - In Absentia. over 2 years ago
The remaster sounds fantastic. The original CD sounded great as well. It's a bit disappointing, that both "Drown with me" and "Chloroform" have been left off. This would have given this release an extra charm. As Steven Wilson is a vinyl lover too, I ... See full review
submitted UFO (5) - Obsession. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on D.D Dumbo - Utopia Defeated. over 2 years ago
My copy is nice as well. Not perfect though, but definitely not sub-standard. It comes frm MPO. Not the best pressing plant. Had problems with some MPO pressings as well.
submitted Plenty (2) - It Could Be Home. over 2 years ago
submitted Loma (10) - Loma. over 2 years ago
submitted Perfect Beings - Vier. over 3 years ago
submitted The Tomicks - The Tomicks. over 3 years ago
submitted The Badloves - The Mushroom Tapes. over 3 years ago
submitted DBA³* - Skyscraper Souls. over 3 years ago
submitted Shearwater - Winged Life. over 3 years ago
submitted Grobschnitt - Grobschnitt. over 3 years ago
submitted The Flying Eyes - Burning Of The Season. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Bad Company (3) - Live In The UK - 11th April 2010, Wembley Arena. over 3 years ago
Fairy disappointing poor pressing quality housed in rough company cardboard inner sleeves. A real peeve
submitted Robert Reed* - Sanctuary Live. over 3 years ago