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posted a comment on The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle. 4 months ago
I stand corrected. That domain was registered before August 1996. However, I still think these new sealed copies that I find in all Toronto record shops surely can’t be NOS from 1997. It must’ve been repressed in recent years, but not sure when.
posted a comment on The Beatles - Revolver. 6 months ago
I think I have a misprint; the record itself plays the stereo version (has YEX in the matrix runouts) but the labels reference XEX and LDS 2135. So a stereo record with mono labels. Anyone else have this too?
posted a comment on Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain. 11 months ago
Based on the matrix runouts and weight, I have this pressing. But it sounds quite alright for me; zero noise and no skips. I just got lucky I guess? Curious how much better the 180g pressing sounds.
submitted Alvvays - Antisocialites. 11 months ago
posted a comment on The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle. about 1 year ago
My copy is not completely flat. Sound quality is alright, but bass is (at times) a bit on the boomy side through my setup. Doesn't have the clarity or punch of the Repertoire half-speed Abbey Road remasters, the '87 Rhino pressing, or even the Big Beat ... See full review
posted a comment on Stars - Heart. about 1 year ago
I wonder what they used as the source for this. It's been said for years that they couldn't reissue this album on vinyl because the band lost the master tapes. Did they finally find the tapes, or were these from basically CD quality digital sources?
posted a comment on The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. about 1 year ago
Actually, I think what you're seeing on the OBI is the price, 3000 yen?
posted a comment on St. Vincent - Masseduction. about 1 year ago
To my ears, this pressing sounds better than the pink and yellow ones.
posted a comment on Coldplay - Parachutes. about 1 year ago
The 180g reissue has the same -1-1/-1-1 matrix, so it's pretty hard to tell a 1st press from a reissue without weighing it. If you found it in-store sealed, then it's probably a reissue. I'm going to make a wild guess that if it says it was printed in ... See full review
posted a comment on Coldplay - Parachutes. about 1 year ago
The 180g reissue has the same -1-1/-1-1 matrix, so it's pretty hard to tell a 1st press from a reissue without weighing it. If you found it in-store sealed, then it's probably a reissue. I'm going to make a wild guess that if it says it was printed in ... See full review
posted a comment on The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead. about 1 year ago
This is a bootleg from the late 2000s, according to http://www.passionsjustlikemine.com/disc/queenisdead-c.htm
posted a comment on St. Vincent - Masseduction. about 1 year ago
Mine finally arrived (and it's the yellow version, yay), and while it came with freebies like pins and an XL black tshirt, the record itself is slightly warped and skips :( I'm going to contact Sandbag.
posted a comment on St. Vincent - Masseduction. about 1 year ago
Wait, so there *is* a yellow version? That was what I ordered from her website the day it was announced. I still haven't received it, but I thought they switched from yellow to pink for all deluxe versions.
submitted Alvvays - Antisocialites. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Oasis (2) - Don't Believe The Truth. about 1 year ago
A5 and B5 on my copy of this record skip a lot...pretty much unplayable.
posted a comment on Alvvays - Alvvays. over 2 years ago
My copy of this record says RMR017 on the label but RMR018 on the sleeve.
posted a comment on The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Plus Other Songs. over 2 years ago
The hype is warranted. This pressing has an impressive sound. That Rickenbacker bass on "Baby You're A Rich Man"...
posted a comment on The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle. over 2 years ago
The new copies currently in stores appear to be a legit release that is *based on* the 1997 edition. The back cover clearly refers to www.acerecords.co.uk, which I doubt existed in 1997, and Ace Records is selling new copies on their website. Unlikely to ... See full review
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posted a comment on Radiohead - The Bends. over 3 years ago
My copy sounds flawless. Previously, I had the 2014 EU Parlophone repress; that one was noisy and skipped a couple of times during My Iron Lung. This XL reissue has no problems whatsoever. However, the matrix runouts are exactly the same as those found ... See full review
posted a comment on Radiohead - Burn The Witch / Spectre. over 3 years ago
Those who got the single in the UK/EU, can you confirm whether the details on the record are the same as above?
posted a comment on Sondre Lerche - Duper Sessions. over 3 years ago
I'm not sure why this was not a double LP like the other Mona reissues. The bass on this record was disappointing.
posted a review of John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band. over 3 years ago
My copy skips a lot on Remember and Well Well Well. I expected better QC given it was pressed in Germany.
posted a comment on The Rutles - The Rutles. over 3 years ago
Unfortunate that the LP version didn't have some of the songs (e.g. Goose-step Mama, Get Up And Go).
posted a review of Stone Temple Pilots - Core. over 3 years ago
Agreed...this pressing sounds amazing, especially the drums! Punchy and clear.
posted a comment on Radiohead - The Bends. over 3 years ago
My Iron Lungs has lots of clicks due to blemishes, but my record is playable.
posted a comment on Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers (2) - My Bonnie. over 3 years ago
I have a misprint version of this: it has "Rock" on the label for My Bonnie, but like the "Twist" version, it has the English intro. By the way, the intro is not "spoken"...
posted a comment on The Smiths - The Smiths. over 3 years ago
That's very strange. I have a copy that has the cursive Rough Trade logo on one side's label, and the rubber stamp logo on the other side, but I've never seen a reverse-coloured label on a UK copy. Have you looked at this? ... See full review
posted a comment on Blonde Redhead - Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons. over 3 years ago
I have this version (matching barcode, UK address, no MP3 download), but it weighs only 200 grams.