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posted a comment on Mötley Crüe - Shout At The Devil. about 19 hours ago
Does this use the Kevin Gray remastering as the 2008 & 2016 reissues use?
posted a comment on The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. 6 days ago
Was the re-cut at D&M or Record Industry?

Was the whole 2LP re-cut or just the faulty side?
posted a comment on Deee-Lite - Dewdrops In The Garden. 9 days ago
Anyone care to comment on the sound quality?

Who does Get On Down use for their mastering and pressing?

Thanks.
posted a comment on Kaoz 6:23 Chandler* Meets T·C· 1993* - Harmony (Remixes). 9 days ago
This seems to be a new label, any comment on the mastering / sound quality?
posted a comment on Infiniti / Reel By Real - Techno Por Favor / Sundog. 9 days ago
Agree, it would have been great to get "Techno Music" on the flipside. No disrespect to Reel By Real - "Sundog" but it has been readily available since 2010 on the Reel By Real ‎– "20 Years Surkit" 2x12" which was repressed again last year.
posted a comment on Skid Row - Slave To The Grind. 11 days ago
Agreed. With 12 tracks in total would make a great candidate for a 45 RPM 2xLP. Cut from tape by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman or Ryan K Smith at Sterling Sound.
posted a comment on Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction. 21 days ago
Would love to see MFSL give the earlier Megadeth albums this 2LP treatment.
posted a comment on Jaime Read - The End Of The Beginning. 25 days ago
A selection of album cuts will be reissued across two 180 gram 12"s.
submitted Merv - Re-Melted. 29 days ago
posted a comment on Carl Matthews - Call For World Saviours. about 1 month ago
Any comments on the remastering and pressing of this reissue?
posted a comment on James Otis White Jr. - Baby Come On. about 1 month ago
Are you definitely reviewing the Boogie Times version, or the Italian bootleg?
posted a comment on Space Art (2). about 1 month ago
Anyone care to comment on the sound quality of the 2016 vinyl reissues which were cut from the 2010 digital remasters?
posted a comment on Space Art (2) - Trip In The Center Head. about 1 month ago
Anyone care to comment on the sound quality of this pressing?

"Digital Remaster" makes me sceptical...Who did the remaster?
posted a comment on Crustation - Flame. about 1 month ago
Any reviews on the sound quality for this one?

Over 23 minutes of music on the A side, not sure why they just didn't give us the Mood II Swing mixes with one track per side at 45 RPM?

£17 seems pretty steep for a 12" these days.
posted a comment on Sanasol - a.m.e.p.. about 1 month ago
Disappointing pressing.

This needs are remastering and re-cut by Dubplates & Mastering.
posted a comment on Cosmic Chronic. about 1 month ago
This label needs to repress all of it's back catalogue.
posted a comment on Willem Makkee. about 1 month ago
A brilliant mastering / lacquer cutting engineer who did beautiful work.

Such a shame he was never able to do 2LP AAA versions of "Appetite For Destruction", "Nevermind" and "Badmotofinger" with the original master tapes.
posted a comment on Weta - Geographica. about 1 month ago
Classic album from that late 1990's / early 2000s heyday of New Zealand music.

Would love to see this get the 2LP remaster that Shihad's "General Electric" (45 RPM) and Feelers "Supersystem" albums have been treated to.
posted a comment on The Isley Brothers - Heat Is On. about 1 month ago
Most likely remastered at Friday Music by Joe Reagoso. Around 2015 Friday Music was using Ron McMaster at Capitol mastering for lacquer cutting. Not sure if all analogue (I'm certain that Ron McMaster has a digital preview in his cutting ... See full review
posted a comment on The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On. about 1 month ago
Anyone compared this to an original?

Would love to know ...
posted a comment on Various - Record Review 1992. about 1 month ago
This would have been a cracking 12" had it not been for cramming twenty minutes of club music on one side of vinyl.

Looks to be a recent press modeled on a 1992 Record Review 12".
posted a comment on Lil' Louis & The World - Journey With The Lonely. about 1 month ago
This is crying out for a 2LP properly remastered reissue.
posted a comment on Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love. about 1 month ago
I will no longer buy Expansion reissues. I purchased a couple of 12"s from them recently and the sound quality was disgusting.
posted a comment on Hardrive - Deep Inside. about 1 month ago
Some mixed reviews here. I have a good original (somewhere). Worth picking up this remaster?

Any remastering credits?
posted a comment on Hunee - Hunchin' All Night. 2 months ago
Why does this only have 2 LPs when the original a few months earlier is 3LP?
posted a comment on Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. 2 months ago
Interesting to hear that. I thought it would have sounded amazing spread across two LPs when the original and all re-issues until now have been single LPs.

Matt Colton always does nice work too, he cut the lacquers? Is there a 'MATT' hand scribed in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Shake - 5% Solution. 2 months ago
Any comment on the sound quality / mastering here?

Some of these Metroplex re-issues have been lacking in sound qualiy.
posted a comment on Zero 7 - Simple Things. 2 months ago
Lots of good reviews of Warner's 2015 Abbey Road cut / MPO pressed "Simple Things", which the price has increased for.

Any thoughts on the mastering and pressing quality for this 2018 New State pressing?
posted a comment on Rolling Stones* - Exile On Main St. 2 months ago
Analogue tape to 96/24 transfer and dynamic compression (squashed) by Stephen Marcussen before being half-speed mastered by Miles Showell.
posted a comment on Jaydee - Plastic Dreams . 3 months ago
These single sided reissues of legendary R&S tracks are great with a dedicated side to itself but would be even better if they cut the same tune on both sides.
posted a comment on Charlie - Spacer Woman. 3 months ago
Any clue as to the mastering source for this 2005 reissue?

Thanks.
posted a comment on Tony Moore D.J. - Tonight. 3 months ago
SureThang
don't touch DE "reissues", if you can't get the original - continue your life as is.


Interested to know what is wrong with the Dark Entries reissues?
posted a comment on Ricardo "Eddy" Martinez* - Expreso Ritmico. 3 months ago
Any more comments on the sound quality.

Pressed at Record Industry in NL so pressing should be OK?
posted a comment on Jimmy Ross - First True Love Affair. 3 months ago
Can anyone comment on the sound quality of the mastering and pressing?

I'm always dubious when i see "REMASTERED 2018" with no remastering credits.

A shame they did not cut at 45 RPM for maximum fidelity.
posted a comment on Various - Deep Disco & Boogie. 3 months ago
Excellent compliation.

However, its a shame this was not released as a 3LP, rather than a 2LP + two separate 12" samplers which doubled up tracks from the 2LP release. So from the 12 track CD, 10 tracks appeared on vinyl, two of them twice. WHY?!?!?
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Equinoxe. 3 months ago
Agreed. Scott Hull at Masterdisk is up there with the best.

It'a a shame Scott Hull has been overlooked when it comes to Jarre's recent vinyl remasters and reissues.
posted a comment on Everland. 3 months ago
Can anyone comment on the mastering and pressing of this label's reissues?

Thanks.
posted a comment on B12 - Time Tourist. 3 months ago
Anyone care to comment on the sound quality of the gold vinyl?

Any mastering / pressing credits?
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Claro Intelecto - Peace Of Mind. 3 months ago
Agreed.

Never been impressed with Rand's work, Delsin's best pressings was when they used Dubplates & Mastering or Schnittstelle for lacquer cutting.
posted a comment on Love Committee - Pass The Buck. 3 months ago
Agreed.

10, 15, 20 years ago a Joe Claussell or Sacred Rhythm related record was mastered and cut at Masterdisk by Tony Dawsey. Not these days. Nasty pressings by United Record Pressing.

And now they are twice the price
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Arrow Records (21). 4 months ago
Some nice stuff being reissued here.

Anyone care to comment on the sound quality?

Or is it another OST reissue label focused on packaging for limited editions?
posted a comment on Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon (Jeff Mills Remix). 4 months ago
Agree with the comment below. A rather conservative DMM cut, considering it has been cut at 45 RPM and has a side to itself.

The original cranks. A shame this wasn't sent to CGB at Dubplates & Mastering or Simon at The Exchange for the pumping cut this ... See full review
posted a comment on Norman Connors - Once I've Been There. 4 months ago
Overly bright / harsh sounding reissue. I have the 2010 Italian bootleg which sounds much nicer.
posted a comment on Instinct (2) - Just A Feeling. 4 months ago
Thanks for the reissue but I don't know if it's just my copy but lots of pops and clicks?

Distributor's website says it was mastered from original tapes but sounds mastered from old dirty vinyl?

Given it a couple of cleaning cycles through a vacuum RCM ... See full review
posted a review of Nthng - The Traveller. 5 months ago
Sounds like a long lost Harthouse Frankfurt record beamed in from 1993.
submitted Leon Ware And Janis Siegel - Why I Came To California / Can I Touch You There. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Leo's Sunshipp - 45s Collection. 6 months ago
Would love to see the whole album mastered by Stu Hawkes @ Metropolis and re-issued.
posted a comment on Dan Curtin Presents Time Undefined - Alive / Cascade. 6 months ago
Thanks for the warning. Was the quality an issue on the original Europadisk DMM pressing?