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posted a review of Yabby You Meets King Tubby - Walls Of Jerusalem. about 1 month ago
I've bought the digital version on Bandcamp, so I can't comment on the press quality of the vinyl itself.

Giving it a critical listening with headphones I can say that this sounds a bit better than the previous Yabby You releases on Pressure ... See full review
posted a comment on Roy Shurland And His Big Bamboo Orchestra - The Big Bamboo. 2 months ago
Really awful fake stereo mix on my copy. Stereo is also metioned on the label, not mono
posted a comment on Mike Horgan (2). 3 months ago
He was a great drummer. Rest in peace . . .
posted a review of Prince Ras Murray - Militant Dread . 3 months ago
This re-issue sounds terrible, very poor "restoration" work. Only thing they did is transfer the original LP, downmixed it to mono to get rid of the noise. Which didn't work at all but instead it killed the stereo mix.

Such a shame, it's a great LP.
posted a comment on Jah Caretaker - Children of the Most High. 5 months ago
The artist is actually Prince Ras Murray. I wonder if he released more under different names.
posted a review of Niney The Observer - Roots With Quality. 7 months ago
This would have been a great set if the mastering wouldn't be so crappy.

-Compressed dynamics (a perfect example for loudness war)
-Excessive use of noise filtering
-Harsh and cold sound.

Trojan did a much better job with Niney* & Friends* - Blood & Fire
A real shame since ... See full review
submitted Gregory Isaacs - The Lonely Lover. 9 months ago
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posted a comment on Cornell Campbell - Dance In A Greenwich Farm. about 1 year ago
Finally found an original pressing in great shape. I wasn't blown away by it but the Radiation sounds clearly worse... Here's a recorded sample, first original, second radiation repress: https://my.mixtape.moe/yghtzz.flac
posted a comment on Various - Rock A Shacka Vol. 20 - Sugar & Spice - 14 Studio 1 Rock Steady Sure Shots. about 1 year ago
Why has this record been blocked from sale . . ?
posted a review of Bob Marley & The Wailers - Ultimate Wailers Box. about 1 year ago
Bought this for the dubs and alternative versions. Just as expected, this is not a quality press. Lots of noise, some tracks sound really poor. Get it if you want but don't pay too much for it, it's not really worth it.
posted a review of The Maytones - Only Your Picture. about 1 year ago
Terrible audio and very shitty press. The vocals sound very harsh and the drums like plastic. There's hiss on the right channel and clicks and pops throughout the whole record and the bonus 12" looks like it was made from recycled vinyl.
They've finally ... See full review
posted a comment on The Wailers - The Best Of The Wailers. about 1 year ago
Bought another copy, listened on my new 2m Black cart and compared both... They look pretty much perfect and were cleaned with an RCM but it sounds like they really used a vinyl source for the audio.
posted a comment on Sunspot. about 1 year ago
They are pressed by Optimal Media GmbH. Lots of problems on my copies too, flat mastering, scratches and surface noise.
posted a comment on Burning Sounds. about 1 year ago
The recent represses are really bad, most of which I received were scuffed already. Judging by the looks of the label they are pressed by Optimal Media GmbH. The same plant that is responsible for the Sunspot releases.
I'd appreaciate a good standart pressing ... See full review
posted a comment on Still Cool - Still Cool. about 1 year ago
This would be a very cool LP if they wouldn't have used sand paper for the inner sleeves.
posted a comment on Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon. about 1 year ago
The replacement looks and plays even more worse. Will send all records pressed by that shitty pressing plant back from now on. What a fucking rip off...
posted a review of Various - D.I.P Presents The Upsetter. about 1 year ago
Didn't expect anything from this press but I still bought it because this LP has been on my wishlist forever just for the Watty Burnett tune. What a nice surprise, the press plays fairly quiet!
No hiss or crackles like the most of the other presses from ... See full review
posted a review of Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon. about 1 year ago
Perfect job on the mastering, sounds really nice. I guess it's be the same master as the Heartbeat Records issue.
Pressing however... done by GZ Media. Side C and D suffer from non-fill and side C as lots of clicks and pops (at least on my copy).
This ... See full review
posted a review of Dub Store Records. about 1 year ago
Most records are pressed in germany at Pallas, according to an article I read in a german magazine. These pressings are far away from "audiophile" imo. Not bad but take a listen on a turntable with a good cartrige and you'll see.
posted a comment on Althea And Donna* - Gone To Negril. about 1 year ago
But side one is 7 minutes, looks like pressure sounds messed up again.
posted a comment on King Tubby And The Aggrovators - Shalom Dub. about 1 year ago
Audio quality is very great, but the pressing is... kinda crap. gzvinyl just sucks. Still better than the Jamaican Recordings reissue.
submitted Jah Shaka - Revelation Songs. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Revolutionaries - Dub Expression. about 1 year ago
Both Music on Vinyl and Dub Store just repressed this LP. Are there any differences?
posted a comment on Althea And Donna* - Gone To Negril. about 1 year ago
can someone tell me why the b-side "crazy negril" stops at 5:04? the full track should be 7 minutes...
posted a comment on Junior Byles - Jordan. about 1 year ago
really crappy vinyl transfer, lots of pressing noise at times even though press is clean.
posted a comment on Lee Perry - Excaliburman. about 1 year ago
Audio improved a lot compared to the Seven Leaves pressing, but it's indeed a noisy press. The quality of the original press isn't much better though.
posted a comment on Freddie McKay - Picture On The Wall. about 1 year ago
Okay I guess. Nice job on the mastering but my vinyl looks quite scuffed and plays with lots of ticks. But probably still better than the original pressings and it comes with a free download.
posted a comment on Maya Dread - Kaya Dub. about 1 year ago
yep, needle is fine, clean and set up properly. but this record plays like a 90s JA press. each side starts with a really nastly surface noise.
I've noticed Digikiller's LPs are getting more and more worse.
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posted a comment on Maya Dread - Kaya Dub. about 1 year ago
Digikiller should look for a better pressing plant, this pressing is awful.
posted a comment on I. Roy* - Presenting I. Roy. about 1 year ago
Just received my 2nd copy. Both have exact the same flaw, small scratch (barely visible) on A6. The whole song plays with a constant click, damaged stamper?
Whatever, this was the last time I gave my money to this crappy publisher. Audiophile? ... See full review
posted a comment on Music On Vinyl. about 1 year ago
So far, most of the records I bought from MOV had to be returned due to scratches or dirt pressed into the vinyl. Frustrating...
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posted a comment on Various - Duke Reid Rock's Steady. about 1 year ago
My copy had some kind of black dirt pressed into the vinyl, so I returned it. The next copy I received has the same issue. The Pioneers - Long Shot looked even worse, completly unplayable. Still waiting for the exchange but I don't raise my hopes too high...
posted a comment on The Congos - Heart Of The Congos. over 2 years ago
So the original mix is only present on the 3CD set? What a disappointment...
submitted Tito Simon - This Monday Morning Feeling. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Linval Thompson - Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks. over 2 years ago
sounds like audio was sourced from rather worn 45s ...
posted a comment on Macka B - Never Played A 45 . over 2 years ago
exactly, better stick to the cd. mine had noise throughout the whole record, like a cheap JA press.
posted a comment on The Wailers - The Best Of The Wailers. over 2 years ago
Really nice audio, but... plays with so many ticks and pops, it's annoying. Not sure why this was pressed in 45 rpm either.
posted a comment on Tommy McCook & The Agrovators* - King Tubby Meets The Agrovators At Dub Station. over 2 years ago
Back cover says "Licensed by Gorgon Entertainment", sounds like they licensed it straight from Bunny Lee.
posted a comment on Tommy McCook & The Agrovators* - King Tubby Meets The Agrovators At Dub Station. over 2 years ago
Seems to be a sublabel of Radiation Records (3): http://radiationrecords.net/ Amazon lists a couple of more reggae LPs for preorder, from Linval Thompson, Johnny Clarke and Derrick Morgan. I hope they gonna keep up this quality.
posted a comment on Tommy McCook & The Agrovators* - King Tubby Meets The Agrovators At Dub Station. over 2 years ago
Audio sounds nice to me and a very quiet pressing! I dont have the trojan issue, so I don't know how it compares to that but it's a lot more better than this garbage pressing: Bunny Lee - Creation Of Dub
posted a comment on Wailing Soul* - Soul & Power . over 2 years ago
I bought this a while ago and it made me believe that "Soul & Power" was just the debut LP "Wailing Souls" with renamed song titles and extended versions. This release is actually pressed from the same stamper as The Wailing Souls* - The Wailing Souls. I'm not sure if this press is ... See full review
posted a comment on Wailing Soul* - Soul & Power. over 2 years ago
I think that's the first Studio One press in my collection that doesn't have any flaws. Clean press, lovely audio quality and great music.
submitted Horace Andy / The Sharks (2) - Fever / How Could I Live . over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Impact All Stars - Java Java Java Java. over 2 years ago
I don't have a copy of the 89 version but I just looked up some tracks on youtube. I don't think that's a reissue at all.
These titles are not on the original Java Dub LP:

Java (Original Version) <- the Melodica intrumental, not the dub.
Wackie Fence ... See full review
submitted Stepping King Miguel - Trad Along. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Horace Andy - Ain't No Sunshine (The Best of Horace Andy). over 2 years ago
The tracks don't match at all with the tracklist on the back cover, took me a while to figure out why. The songs are the same order as the CD. However, Clocktower left out most of the dubs I think. I'm pretty sure this is a bootleg, sourced straight from ... See full review