Musician, singer-songwriter and record-collector

Rank: 3451 [Apr. 2016]
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submitted Colin Hay - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself. 12 days ago
posted a comment on Geo Slam. 14 days ago
Yes, it's this guy. He Discogs profile doesn't look that impressive. If he really was the successful producer, he claims to be, he'd have quite a few more credits listed here. Seems he's a con-man.
posted a comment on Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail. 4 months ago
Happy to have a perfect copy of this release. Sounds great without any pops and clicks. Pressings from optimal media are just like a grab bag. You never know what you get. My experience is, as soon as a record is not housed in a poly lined inner... See full review
posted a comment on David Gray - Skellig. 4 months ago
A wonderful album. David Gray back to form, after a rather disappointing predecessor. The pressing is another bad example for nowadays vinyl. My copy is ok after cleaning it carefully. This is the first album in my collection that comes from a... See full review
posted a comment on Uriah Heep - Wonderworld. 4 months ago
Very disappointing, that this great sounding reissue comes in a plain white inner sleeve. As a release for collectors in first place, this is a no-go.
posted a comment on Del Amitri - Fatal Mistakes. 6 months ago
My copy, the black one by the way, plays perfectly. It also has some light hairlines coming right out of the box. This is a typical MPO issue and not the first time that I noticed that. Whenever it comes to cardboard inner sleeves, you might expect a... See full review
posted a comment on Genesis - Transmission Impossible. 10 months ago
who cares, that those recordings are mp3 sourced. Disc 1 sounds way better than 90 percent of Genesis bootlegs listed on Discogs.
The band themselves, should open the archives and properly release some of those gems with a little post-production maybe.
posted a comment on Transatlantic (2) - The Absolute Universe - The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version). 10 months ago
Thanks for your reply. I've already listenend to some bits of it. And that sounds basically like all the stuff before. It's Morse dominated with a scoop of Stolt. Funny how all the reviewers mention the Gentle giant soundalike part. When Marillion... See full review
posted a comment on Transatlantic (2) - The Absolute Universe - The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version). 10 months ago
There's an abridged version, there's an extended version and wow, there's an ultimate version. How can this all be without a regular version? It all sounds more like a business model, than a piece of music or art. I'm not interested.
posted a comment on Indio (5) - Big Harvest. 11 months ago
This is maybe the greatest piece of music almost nobody nows about. A wonderful collection of songs that would deserve be famous all over the planet.
posted a comment on Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. about 1 year ago
My copy comes in stereo on both discs and the label of disc one (including track-listing) on both discs as well. Manufactured by optimal media never comes without surprises.
posted a comment on Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. about 1 year ago
At least LP 1 is exactly the same pressing as the European 2018 version. Same runout, pressed by optimal media in Germany.

posted a comment on Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World. about 1 year 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... See full review
posted a comment on Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear. about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
My copy sounds perfect. This pressing is one of good examples of nowadays Vinyl standard.
submitted Pendragon (3) - Not Of This World. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Toto - All In 1978 - 2018. about 1 year 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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... See full review
posted a comment on Cream (2) - Royal Albert Hall - London - May 2-3-5-6 2005. over 2 years ago
Sounds great. Musically mostly boring. Apart from Ginger Bakers Drumming.
posted a comment on Crowded House - Woodface. over 2 years ago
Sounds wonderful, warm and rich. This is really a great pressing. Thumbs up.
posted a comment on Kate Bush - Aerial. over 2 years 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. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
submitted Lucy In Blue - In Flight. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Santana - Santana IV Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas. over 3 years ago
Where's the hammond organ on Jingo. Has Anybody heard it?

posted a comment on M1ke + The Mechan1c5* - Out Of The Blue. over 3 years ago
Sound is ok, no complaints. Nevertheless, this is no music for audiophiles.
submitted Spliff - 85555 / Herzlichen Glückwunsch. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Steven Wilson - Home Invasion (In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall). over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
submitted Toto - 40 Tours Around The Sun. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on The Antlers - Hospice. over 3 years 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... See full review
posted a comment on Shearwater - Palo Santo. over 3 years ago
mine is pretty decent as well. No crackling, flat and sounding fine
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive. over 3 years 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. over 3 years ago
submitted Genesis - Duke. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Villagers (3) - The Art Of Pretending To Swim. over 3 years ago
yes, and it goes with a different barcode on hype sticker
submitted Tina Dico* - Fastland. over 3 years ago
submitted Villagers (3) - The Art Of Pretending To Swim. over 3 years ago
submitted Starfish64 - The Future In Reverse. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Supertramp - Brother Where You Bound. over 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 years ago
Does anybody have some information on the pressing plant derived from the run-outs?
submitted Pete Townshend - Who Came First. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - In Absentia. over 4 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 4 years ago