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Metallica - Ride The Lightning
posted a review of Metallica - Ride The Lightning. 2 months ago
I’ve had this pressing forever and digging it back out, it indeed rips.

However, I just now noticed that during “Trapped Under Ice”, during the bridge right before the 3rd mini solo (before the final verse), the mids/highs of the guitar in the left... See full review
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Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
posted a review of Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP. 5 months ago
Better watch out! The store owner is looking for you and better return it or give them $200 like they were wanting to sell it for originally!
Bob Ludwig
posted a review of Bob Ludwig. 5 months ago
As of 7/17/23, Bob has officially retired from the music industry, with over 3,000 credits to his name spanning well over 50 years and 13 Grammy wins under his belt.

Here’s to you, Mr. Ludwig, for making each album you’ve worked on mastering a treat... See full review
The Beach Boys - Summer In Paradise
posted a review of The Beach Boys - Summer In Paradise. 5 months ago
And what’s even more funny is the people ponying up 3-4 figure dollar amounts to proudly say they completed The Beach Boys discography on vinyl. I guess really smelly turds of albums do come with an expensive price tag…
山根 ミチル* - 悪魔城ドラキュラ X ~月下の夜想曲 (Original Game Soundtrack)
posted a review of 山根 ミチル* - 悪魔城ドラキュラ X ~月下の夜想曲 (Original Game Soundtrack). 5 months ago
Queen - Una Noche En La Opera
posted a review of Queen - Una Noche En La Opera. 6 months ago
I’m super impressed with how awesome this pressing sounds. The disc itself might be thin, but the stereo separation and the dynamic range is remarkable, being that pressings from Argentina and generally all of South America range from mediocre to just... See full review
Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoolook
posted a review of Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoolook. 6 months ago
It’s using the 30th anniversary remaster so going off what I’ve heard, it’s terrible and absolutely brickedwalled.

Save your money and get an original French pressing, it sounds fantastic
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* - Texas Flood
posted a review of Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* - Texas Flood. 7 months ago
They’re both cut from the same source (OG master tapes at Sterling Sound), but this one is pretty awesome. The AP press I’m sure will have a leg up over this since it’s a 2xLP 45 cut.
Brand X (3) - Brand X Squared
posted a review of Brand X (3) - Brand X Squared. 7 months ago
Someone has a rip of this online and I can confirm it does decode properly via SQ (Marantz 4240 with the SQA-2 decoder installed).
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
posted a review of Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic. 7 months ago
From hearing this in a two-channel setup, it’s not a bad mix at all. You hear more of Hamilton’s bass come in more clearly, although both Joe and Brad’s twin guitars kind of do get buried in the mix. I’m sure it’ll sound more clear with a proper... See full review
Rainbow = レインボー* - Long Live Rock 'N' Roll = バビロンの城門
posted a review of Rainbow = レインボー* - Long Live Rock 'N' Roll = バビロンの城門. 8 months ago
Good pressing quality as per usual with Japanese pressings of the era, and it’s a top tier album with Dio on lead vocals.

However, the original mix is…lacking a bit in the bass side, like it sounds a bit hollow. I’m usually a fan of Birch’s... See full review
The Cult - Love
posted a review of The Cult - Love. 8 months ago
I have both the OG US Sire pressing and this one, and while the OG copy I have is a bit noisy from being played a bit, the clarity and dynamic range is much more present on that then this one.

Bass/low end is cranked up a bit in this one which is... See full review
Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
posted a review of Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail. 8 months ago
Even though my copy is a little noisy in some spots, the music is much more dynamic on the UK pressing than the couple US Atco pressings I’ve heard and listened to.

I’m not sure how the MoFi pressing will compare to this one, but for now it’s one of... See full review
Nirvana - Bleach
posted a review of Nirvana - Bleach. 8 months ago
I’ve got this same pressing too, and from the looks of it this was considered a “remaster” when Geffen acquired the rights to distribute this album overseas, as this was the same master used on the Geffen CD and cassette pressings as well.

It still... See full review
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
posted a review of Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. 8 months ago
It may not be the true Alan Parsons discrete mix of the album, but I honestly prefer how this one sounds over the original stereo mix, even on a two channel setup. It’s not because of the additional instrument overdubs, but rather how OPEN the... See full review
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The Cult - Love
posted a review of The Cult - Love. 10 months ago
I have both this one and an OG US pressing that’s not the most clean copy, but I’ll compare both and report back.
Junko Ohashi - Point Zero
posted a review of Junko Ohashi - Point Zero. 10 months ago
Don’t have the original pressing of this to compare to, but after hearing this reissue, why would you throw down a lot of money for the original?

This one SMOKES. Flat disc, zero surface noise, and dynamic as hell. Get a copy and turn it up!
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
posted a review of Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair. 10 months ago
Yeah, the original pressings of these sound great as is, I don’t see this one being an improvement. I don’t think it even fixed the infamous reverse channel issue that was present form the start.
The Beatles - Reel Music
posted a review of The Beatles - Reel Music. 10 months ago
Apparently the 1982 “20 Greatest Hits” comp was going to have an 8T release, but was withdrawn last minute and all copies were ordered to be destroyed. Only 10 copies are known to exist.

However, Reel Music is in fact the last official Beatles... See full review
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
submitted Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. 11 months ago
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
posted a review of Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. 11 months ago
@JazzElectronics if you still have your copy, can you confirm if the runouts include SP-AR on side 1 and SPAR on side 2? I've got a copy that has that quasi-quad mix and it's a bit noticeable in certain parts, but not by much.
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
Ceasar Frazier* - 75
posted a review of Ceasar Frazier* - 75. 11 months ago
Can anyone who owns this pressing chime in on sound and pressing quality? Thanks!
Frank Zappa - Läther
posted a review of Frank Zappa - Läther. 11 months ago
At the rate live show releases are the norm now from the ZFT, I highly doubt this will ever get reissued on vinyl.
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Tatsu Yamashita* = 山下達郎* - Ride On Time = ライドオン・タイム
posted a review of Tatsu Yamashita* = 山下達郎* - Ride On Time = ライドオン・タイム. 11 months ago
Exciting news! Only thing is that it looks like the wrap around Maxell sleeve isn’t going to be with it, since that was a promotional tie in with the brand for the album when it was originally released.
Seiko Matsuda - Strawberry Time
posted a review of Seiko Matsuda - Strawberry Time. 12 months ago
Track A3 was famously featured in a Season 6 King of the Hill episode :)

Song and album slaps hard, I tell you ‘hwat.
Bernard Wright - Haboglabotribin'
posted a review of Bernard Wright - Haboglabotribin'. 12 months ago
Couple of possible reasons:

1. This song slaps hard, from start to finish.
2. It was a well known sample on a Snoop Dogg song, and was also featured in Grand Theft Auto 5.
3. Wright did pass away in May ‘22, so the price is only going to climb higher... See full review
Bernard Pretty Purdie* - Lialeh (Original Movie Sound Track)
posted a review of Bernard Pretty Purdie* - Lialeh (Original Movie Sound Track). 12 months ago
Plaid Room Records in Loveland, OH just put out a SEALED copy of this pressing! $2,000 for sale! Give ‘em a call if you’re interested.
Of Machines - As If Everything Was Held In Place
posted a review of Of Machines - As If Everything Was Held In Place . 12 months ago
I recall hearing a few small clicks in that track, but after a quick clean and static brush run, it played without any issues.
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
posted a review of Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde. 12 months ago
It is, same stamper as the mono box set.

Plus hype sticker says (from the original mono tape)
Roxy Music - Avalon
posted a review of Roxy Music - Avalon. about 1 year ago
The US Masterdisk kicks ass in terms of how well it was cut, but I give this one a slight edge over all because of the fact there’s virtually no surface noise.

Don’t have the OG UK press but yeah, this is one of the better Japanese pressings ever made.
Namco Sound Team - R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 ダイレクト・オーディオ = R4 / Ridge Racer Type 4 / Direct Audio
posted a review of Namco Sound Team - R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 ダイレクト・オーディオ = R4 / Ridge Racer Type 4 / Direct Audio. about 1 year ago
It’s funny you mention that, as Namco in partnership with Victor DID release the original Ridge Racer soundtrack on vinyl in 1996.... See full review
Various - Ultimate Love Songs Collection: When A Man Loves A Woman
posted a review of Various - Ultimate Love Songs Collection: When A Man Loves A Woman. about 1 year ago
Let’s be honest, you’re here looking up this release on Discogs because your mind just remembered that TV commercial that you know by heart. You know which one, the one that was a staple of 2000’s cable tv…
Pink Floyd - El Lado Oscuro De La Luna
posted a review of Pink Floyd - El Lado Oscuro De La Luna. about 1 year ago
I mean, it’s gonna be night and day. Japanese pressings and South American pressings are apples and oranges compared to one another.

I saw this exact pressing in a shop one time here in the US and just like all the other South American pressings I... See full review
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
posted a review of Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic. about 1 year ago
Sounds like one of those flimsy bootlegs from Taiwan. Words
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Pink Floyd - Animals
posted a review of Pink Floyd - Animals. about 1 year ago
Odd that the international releases on 8-Track like this one have the original track list front to back, yet the US Columbia Records issue on 8T has Pigs on the Wing as one song with the Snowy White solo.
Anberlin - Cities
posted a review of Anberlin - Cities. about 1 year ago
Seeing that this was pressed at Welcome to 1979 using what I assume is different plates, I’m curious how this compares to the OG vinyl pressing that was pressed at Rainbo.
Various - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
submitted Various - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Beverly Hills Cop". about 1 year ago
Cocteau Twins - Treasure + Aikea-Guinea
posted a review of Cocteau Twins - Treasure + Aikea-Guinea. about 1 year ago
Well said. Held off on buying those recent remasters/reissues since the one for Heaven or Las Vegas was terrible, and lucked out on this exact pressing from a local shop. This sounds phenomenal, dead silent wax to boot.
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
posted a review of Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas. about 1 year ago
Miles better than the recent remaster/reissue from 4AD, full of sound and very dynamic in sound. If you can’t find a good deal on a clean original UK or US pressing, this is a good one to get.
A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls
posted a review of A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls. about 1 year ago
Agreed on what others said, this is a wonderful sounding pressing, full of sound. Prefer this over the US pressing since the track list is the original UK list which honestly flows so much better. Gives you desire to listen to the whole album vs.... See full review
Van Halen - 5150
posted a review of Van Halen - 5150. about 1 year ago
You can faintly see the remains of the Warner/Atlantic “Loaned for Promotion” gold stamp on the sleeve (right on top of the VH logo), meaning the sleeve was copied from a US pressing.
Steely Dan - Aja
posted a review of Steely Dan - Aja. about 1 year ago
Safe to say that the AA-B (etched out) dead wax is more or less the same as the original AB pressing, correct?

Because out of all the copies I have of this album (US Record Club, original Canada yellow vinyl, early 80’s MCA German pressing, and mid... See full review
Yes - Fragile
posted a comment on Yes - Fragile. about 1 year ago
[quote=leonthepro] SartoriTangier Glad to see this being back in print again (I remember people were scalping prices up the nose for this), as this is a killer sounding reissue. Kevin Gray did a phenom job with this.If you don't want to throw down... See full review
Kishi Bashi - 151a (10th Anniversary Edition)
submitted Kishi Bashi - 151a (10th Anniversary Edition). about 1 year ago