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"There are only 3 things that would survive a nuclear holocaust: cockroaches, Keith Richards, and the Space Jam website."
- R.A.

* NOTE - all of my Discogs release ratings are BASED ON THE MUSIC ONLY as they were meant to be from the beginning. When I do pressing/sound quality ratings, I only write them in the review.

Hello all!

If you somehow landed here because I randomly complemented your profile icon, then consider it a privilege! (ESPECIALLY if it's Animaniacs-related 😃)

I'm a proudly Canadian vinyl enthusiast and the guy behind the YouTube channel OldMusicOnVinyl1, where I have been entertaining millions with high-quality vinyl rips for close to a decade.

My parents introduced me to record collecting back in 2007 and I've been hooked ever since - it's a hobby that's greatly expanded my musical horizons, and years of thrifting and web-surfing have only helped the cause. Having accumulated an estimated total of about.... let's see.... over 5,000 records over the years (together with driving old-fashioned manual stick-shift), I'm interested in all sorts of different types of music and enjoy everything from early 20th-century blues to eclectic modern acts like Gorillaz, Rival Sons, Jack White, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers (hey - MY DAD said that even though I'm a huge fan too) - and NO, I'm not limited to those!

Not to mention that Baby Driver is my VERY FAVOURITE movie as of late... so expect frequent references - amidst cultural references from all sorts of other strange and obscure places that are absolutely B-A-N-A-N-A-S! See what I did there?

Especially in recent years, becoming obsessed with sound quality and audiophilia has allowed me to more deeply appreciate the music I enjoy. The complex maze I'd like to call the modern-day vinyl renaissance can be a world of confusion and occasional disappointment if you don't know your way through it, so it's my duty to give back to other Discogers and vinyl collectors by offering my opinions on the quality of all sorts of vinyl releases. I like painting a realistic picture of what a record sounds like so that your buying decisions are more educated - because on maybe a few occasions, records I've purchased based on vague praise have turned out to be somewhat disappointing. (I mean absolutely no disrespect to any reviewer - realistically, *everyone* has a different perception of sound quality and every stereo setup has its own sonic 'signature' - so if you like a pressing I don't, then that's fantastic!)

Please note that some of my reviews on Discogs may be abridged 'teaser' versions (even though I've previously posted some very lengthy reviews here, and on a New Zealand-based music review site of note), so if you're curious about seeing my opinions in greater detail, then be sure to follow my record review blog: http://daytrippindotcom.com/category/ryans-record-reviews/

Cheers! Be sure also to follow me on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/user/OldMusicOnVinyl1

And let's not forget my active presence on a legendary audiophile discussion website, owned by an obscure little mastering engineer from California... http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/members/oldmusiconvinyl1.26121/ (It's Steve Hoffman, in case you can't tell.)

***MY STEREO SETUP***

- Primary Turntable 1: Dual 701 with Audio Technica AT91 cartridge (.6 mil conical needle).
* I occasionally pop on an ATN5625AL (.7 mil conical) for 1950's mono records

- Primary Turntable 2: Akai AP-A201 with Sanyo/Fisher MG-66 (.7 mil conical needle. it's good to have two or more turntables, because this cartridge has a brighter top end than the AT, which is helpful for certain records!)

- Preamp: Pioneer VSX-D2S receiver

- Razz box (complements to Barry Diament for coining that term): BBE Sonic Maximizer 1002

- Front end: E-MU 0202 USB (used also for vinyl digitization)

- Speakers: Yorkville YSM2P studio monitors

Recent Activity

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Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
posted a review of Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life. about 1 month ago
[quote=Kaijala] Great pressing, such an excellent album to put on and take in while looking over the lyric booklet. It can be hard to find this record in good condition out in the wild, the cover is often worn and it may be missing the 45 and/or... See full review
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
posted a comment on Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star. 10 months ago
[quote=mikeSF_] This record is quite an adventure through two different concepts, with quite a bit of work in the writing and execution. Guest appearances by Sanborn, Brecker Brothers, and others. Rundgren's vocals are very nice at times.Although this... See full review
Record Technology Incorporated
posted a comment on Record Technology Incorporated. 12 months ago
solarmusic
Some records that were pressed/made at RTI before 2009 have inner paper polylined sleeves with a glue line about an inch from the edge of the sleeve on each side. Beware becuase the glue can leach into the vinyl

Also,... See full review
Record Industry
posted a comment on Record Industry. 12 months ago
[quote=kyle15] Top class in Europe and probably the world. Pallas comes very close, RTI in the ballpark. If you want to experience a virtually noiseless and I mean [noiseless] LP, get a Record Industry disc. If immaculate can be applied anywhere it's... See full review
Robert Plant - Band Of Joy
posted a comment on Robert Plant - Band Of Joy. about 1 year ago
e60starwars
My copy has the CMS Logo [as indicated in the EU Version] in addition to the Matrix listed for this version. The back cover also has Made in the EU.

Correct. A submitter might've forgot to note that.

Also of the few... See full review
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
posted a comment on Fleetwood Mac - Rumours. about 1 year ago
[quote=SavageDragon73] I have this copy of the album. It sounds immaculate, but I noticed that the opening of "Gold Dust Woman" begins with a count-off before the song begins. Is that supposed to be there? Did I get a misprint? Are there other... See full review
Kiss - Kiss
posted a comment on Kiss - Kiss. about 1 year ago
alcoholica
Yes, I think you are right, I will submit it as a new separate release. Thanks for your input and useful information. Cheers.

Pleasure's all mine! Please do. The Kiss Army collectively deserves our enlightenment.
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
posted a comment on ZZ Top - Tres Hombres. about 1 year ago
[quote=JiLm69] This is such a great album I use to listen to in the late 1970's before I went in the army and 4 years later, they were kinda new wave, so I drifted off. Though I was totally wrong. Now, I realise they are an incredible band and what do... See full review
The Residents - Duck Stab
posted a comment on The Residents - Duck Stab. about 1 year ago
yeehaw90125
anybody know what the pressing quality on this is like?

I have 3 of these MVD Residents reissues (DS/B&G included), all pressed by Gotta Groove Records. To call the QC impressive is an understatement. All are flat,... See full review
Rival Sons - Before The Fire
posted a comment on Rival Sons - Before The Fire. about 1 year ago
nearperfection
How come there's MPO in the runout? I thought they sold their presses to URP a while ago.

Rainbo Records, not MPO, is the company that sold their presses to United. MPO is still active.
Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra* - The Nubians Of Plutonia
posted a comment on Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra* - The Nubians Of Plutonia. about 1 year ago
cimaroost
Sounds surprisingly good for a Scorpio reissue! Not crystal, but very little noise or pops. Can't complain for the price of the thing. Would def recommend picking it up if you happen to find a cheap one like I did.

I agree... See full review
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
posted a comment on AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You). about 1 year ago
kissman73
I have this with a gold WEA promo stamp on the back. Should it be a separate release?

[quote=thatmatt_] Welll if it's the same release just with a promo stamp, I don't think it deserves a standalone release. Sure if it was... See full review
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
posted a comment on Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality. about 1 year ago
Progishness
Originally released 26th September 1972 - all other sources agree on this.

Surely you're talking about Vol 4, right?
Jack White (2) - Lazaretto
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Lazaretto. about 1 year ago
Look at the pictures—notice that copies sold in Germany seem to be the ONLY ONES that actually instruct you to play Side One from the inside out, just as it is mastered.

In the rest of the world, you need to look up the TMR YouTube... See full review
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
posted a comment on Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones. about 1 year ago
Andy71c
Does it have the lyrics insert?It's not mentioned in the Discogs description...

NO lyrics insert. Just a plain white poly-lined paper sleeve. A bummer. The US B2B pressing seems to have a lyrics insert, but it's reputed as... See full review
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica. about 1 year ago
3inactive5u
To be fair, you need to have 3 doctorates to recognize the unintentional time signature changes 🤔

No. You don't need a fancy piece of paper from an academic institution. You just need the spirit of Frank Zappa in the room... See full review
Peter Gabriel - So
posted a comment on Peter Gabriel - So. about 1 year ago
GaryProctor
Does anybody know which plant did this pressing?I'm curios to know as it is not mentioned in the wealth of information provided.Thanks.

Record Industry in Haarlem, Netherlands, the ex-CBS/Sony pressing plant that also... See full review
The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money
posted a comment on The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money. about 1 year ago
NDK1979
Does anyone know if this is the remixed version or the original? I really want the remixed version on vinyl !

1993 digital remaster of the original stereo mix. If you want the 80's remix on vinyl, this 1985 Barking Pumpkin... See full review
The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money
posted a comment on The Mothers Of Invention* - We're Only In It For The Money. about 1 year ago
recorddeviant36
who plays the bass and drums on the remix?? yeah not a fan of him doing that. if it ain't broke don't fix it

Arthur Barrow on the bass and Chad Wackerman on drums.
Maurice Jarre With The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Original Soundtrack Recording:  Lawrence Of Arabia
posted a comment on Maurice Jarre With The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Original Soundtrack Recording: Lawrence Of Arabia. about 1 year ago
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
posted a comment on The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. about 1 year ago
[quote=raveenshahdadpuri] I just got the repress of 2012, USA version of the The Smashing Pumpkins ‎– Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness 4x LP Vinyl Reissue.https://www.discogs.com/release/4082874I got it off ebay; initially told it was the EU/UK... See full review
Patti Smith - Horses
posted a comment on Patti Smith - Horses. about 1 year ago
fishpresident
A bit of surface noise here and there but nothing crazy. Edge is weirdly sharp but it's not warped. Great album and happy with my copy.

Sharp and sloppily trimmed edges are the norm for United pressings, I'm afraid. Be... See full review
Jack White (2) - Lazaretto
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Lazaretto. about 1 year ago
lee.c.dylan
As much as I like the album itself, I'd love to have a copy without the gimmicks. Is the Vault edition the only vinyl pressing without them?

No. The colored Vault release is still an "Ultra LP" with all the same pressing... See full review
Slade - Sladest
posted a comment on Slade - Sladest. about 1 year ago
KRhea
there's A LOT more good Slade to be found, old new borrowed , in flame , nobodys fool's , live , b sides , 70-80 there're gems not found here

Yep...that's why I said "MOST of the essentials," not all. Many of the selections from... See full review
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
posted a comment on Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication. about 1 year ago
XETSOF
An absolute piece of junk. Do not buy - brick-walled to the limit. Buy the 2020 pressing, mastered by Chris Bellman.

Did you mean to comment on this pressing?... See full review
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica. about 1 year ago
Got this at TMR in Nashville on February 2020 for $25 USD + tax, pre-pandemic. Crazy what this is going for on the market now — ALMOST as much as complete Vault copies!

Hopefully, for those who are still after this regular version, there'll be... See full review
Paul And Linda McCartney* - Ram
posted a comment on Paul And Linda McCartney* - Ram. about 1 year ago
Found it — here's the Los Angeles pressing with the full apple on both sides: https://www.discogs.com/Paul-Linda-McCartney-Ram/release/2930313
International Concert Orchestra ‎– Franz Lehár ; Johann Strauss* - Gypsy Love / Gypsy Baron‎–Sweetheart
posted a review of International Concert Orchestra ‎– Franz Lehár ; Johann Strauss* - Gypsy Love / Gypsy Baron‎–Sweetheart. about 1 year ago
The oldest record I ever owned at one point. Mine was a Canadian pressing with a blue-background Victor label, made & distributed by the Berliner Gram-o-phone Company.
Miles Davis - Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud. about 1 year ago
Someone told me that this 3x 10" pressing, with the bonus material and alternate takes found on the 80's CD, is in stereo, not mono. Can anyone confirm? Furthermore, is it a wide stereo mix, or mono with added reverb?

I'm thinking of getting... See full review
Pallas USA
posted a comment on Pallas USA. about 1 year ago
SailorMaxie
vinylfilmaholic Quality has been going down the tubes with them, either that or I'm just the most unlucky MF on the planet. Off centered pressings out the arse. The curse of every US plant.

Pallas USA is not an American... See full review
Gorillaz - Humanz
posted a comment on Gorillaz - Humanz. about 1 year ago
MusicNerdB52
Awesome. I have a feeling the person who owned my vinyl copy before me wasn't aware of this which is why I probably ended up getting it used at a discount.

Second here to confirm that "Let Me Out" indeed has... See full review
Paul And Linda McCartney* - Ram
posted a comment on Paul And Linda McCartney* - Ram. about 1 year ago
simon.deslauriers1
Pressing with a label mispress.It has uncut apples on both sides (according to pictures above + the copy in my possession.)

Seems to be the case for every original Canadian copy I've seen (and owned). This is not... See full review
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers. about 1 year ago
KeithEmersonFan
anybody know what year this record is from? Just got it at a store today.

I own one too. I'd say at least 1972-1973.
The Creeps - Enjoy The Creeps
posted a comment on The Creeps - Enjoy The Creeps. about 1 year ago
sklerici
With an Hammond as magic carpet instead of Vox or Farfisa but this is one of the most important garage rock record ever..

If that's the case, then I can tell you that the keyboardist CONVINCINGLY made it sound like a Vox or Farfisa! See full review
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
posted a comment on Gorillaz - Gorillaz. about 1 year ago
maxrauschenbach
How can I see wich release I got 2001 or 2015 to my eyes they look the same.

2001 pressings have an EMI logo to the right of the barcode (bottom left of back cover). The 2015 repress, which I own, does not.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
posted a comment on Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium. over 2 years ago
VolutedMetal85
Did they just reissue this or did they find some leftovers? I found it in two different stores two days in a row. Glad to finally have it!

I have it on very good authority that RTI was closed due to the Damn-demic, hence... See full review
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
posted a comment on Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium. over 2 years ago
SylSkunky
A new vinyl reissue is coming for 2021, be patient, don't pay crazy prices.

It's already out — and yes, it still uses the same highly-desirable Steve Hoffman/Kevin Gray... See full review
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
posted a comment on Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery. over 2 years ago
thatmatt_
For whatever reason, it seems like the percussion in Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Pt. 1 is muffled. Is this just my copy or is it just mastered weirdly? The rest of the record seems to be mixed fine, just wondering.

Same here... See full review
Jack White (2) - Lazaretto
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Lazaretto. over 2 years ago
Well, someone had to come along and acknowledge the differences at some point. Kudos to Ben Blackwell for being upfront about this second pressing.

As for the year of release — the second pressing run began unquestionably in the 1st year. I... See full review
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune
posted a comment on Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune. over 2 years ago
captainkirkasmith
Yes the sleeves are translucent pink. Thank you so much for the information. I also had the same problem with Jimi Hendrix - Blues.

Hey, glad I could be of help! Yes — that first batch of Experience Hendrix LPs, they... See full review
Harmonium - Harmonium
posted a comment on Harmonium - Harmonium. over 2 years ago
[quote=Petcodjac] I agree with what you're saying. Some with white accents, and some with silver accents. Also, the one with accents that I have seen also have a non-textured cover, compare to the original ( and look almost mustard in color, compare... See full review
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune
posted a comment on Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune. over 2 years ago
captainkirkasmith
I bought my copy brand new and both of the records had like a baby powder all over them. Once cleaned they did sound fine. Had to replace the inner sleeves. Anyone else have this problem with this release?

Are the... See full review
Yes - Yes
posted a comment on Yes - Yes. over 2 years ago
Anyone who owns this — can you confirm if "Beyond and Before" on this pressing sounds SIGNIFICANTLY BRIGHTER than the rest of this album? If so, that may explain the love-hate feedback this seems to get — a further-generation US copy tape.

I have... See full review
Yes - Yes
posted a comment on Yes - Yes. over 2 years ago
Sinsonido
Kevin Gray has a great track record so to speak, but it's still a job, and nobody's perfect. This is not one of his best efforts.

It largely comes down to the source. You can have one album that isn't even touted as an... See full review
Slade - Sladest
posted a comment on Slade - Sladest. over 2 years ago
small_plastic_discs
Really the best Slade album, and hence the only one you need!

I agree completely — this one has most of the essentials.
Billy Talent - Billy Talent
posted a comment on Billy Talent - Billy Talent. over 2 years ago
olivhakuna
Records without printed inner sleeve are repress isn't it ?

Correct. I got one new in 2017 and there is no printed inner, just a plain white paper sleeve with beveled edges at the top. Same matrix numbers as this 2003 original. See full review
Patti Smith - Horses
posted a comment on Patti Smith - Horses. over 2 years ago
Scocasso
No. Only what you see above under "Matrix / Runout" is there.

Thanks for confirming! 👌
Queen - A Kind Of Magic
posted a comment on Queen - A Kind Of Magic. over 2 years ago
Leo1255
Сan anyone answer me: this release - 180 gr or not?

Even though it doesn't say so, it's irrefutably 180g. I know, because I own it, and it has the heft and thickness of heavy vinyl.
Bowie* - Diamond Dogs
posted a comment on Bowie* - Diamond Dogs. over 2 years ago
villanovajunction
Was it ever confirmed that this is an AAA reissue?

I highly doubt this is AAA — the sound has a very strong digital sheen to it. To my knowledge, out of all the Bowie vinyl reissues, Ziggy Stardust is the only... See full review
Adele (3) - 21
posted a comment on Adele (3) - 21. over 2 years ago
mikeybee321
Just got one and it has NRP etched into the runout. It sounds really thin with almost no low end and overall volume super low.

Thank you for clarifying! With your comments and all the others, it's all clear now. I'll stick... See full review