Haven't had time to enter everything into the database, especially the rather large number of CDs I have.
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posted a comment on The Who - Who's Next. 2 days ago
I think it sounds excellent, recommended. Be careful if buying sealed because there is another run out there featuring a different lacquer cut released either around the same time or just after this one. The only way to know for sure is to open the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Who - A Quick One. 3 days ago
I'm pretty sure it is 180g. Not that the thickness of the vinyl matters that much.
posted a review of Theon Cross - Fyah. 4 days ago
One of the most interesting contemporary jazz releases I've heard. My copy is a fine pressing, well centered, and no major flaws. The cut is full sounding and the tuba hits hard with the bass notes. I'm not getting any IGD whatsoever on my daily driver ... See full review
posted a comment on Red Rockers - Condition Red. about 1 month ago
L&F is a quasi-bootleg label. I would love to see this album officially released on CD from the masters but that seems unlikely. Until then I just play the LP.
posted a review of Yaz* - Upstairs At Eric's. about 1 month ago
My copy of this sounds excellent. I see complaints about the mastering, which I fully expected to see here, though I've got no problem with it at all. IME these newer MOFI pressings are mastered with very little compression and need to be cranked to be ... See full review
posted a review of Third Man Pressing. about 1 month ago
This plant is generally doing a good job, if my small sample size is anything to go by. The one issue I have run into is LPs being warped. This is likely either due to records being shoved in the jacket before they are fully cooled cooled and/or overly ... See full review
posted a review of Harold McKinney - Voices And Rhythms Of The Creative Profile. about 1 month ago
My personal copy of this sounds great, no obvious pressing defects. Recommended.
posted a comment on José James - The Dreamer. about 1 month ago
I've played my copy once in full so far and I think it sounds very good. However, I don't have anything else to compare it to as I don't own any other version of the album. My copy has no obvious pressing defects that are so common these days. I think it ... See full review
posted a review of Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica. about 1 month ago
For a Scorpio reissue pressed at Rainbo, my copy doesn't sound bad at all, though I'm not sure I would say it beats my CD version on Reprise. It is a bit easier to listen to due to the break between each side. According to Rhino, it was cut from a "24 ... See full review
posted a review of Clifford Jordan Quartet - Glass Bead Games. about 1 month ago
Stellar sound on this one, no complaints. Buy with confidence.
posted a comment on Clifford Jordan Quartet - Glass Bead Games. about 1 month ago
The price is fair when you consider what you get. PP doesn't skimp for the most part. Their single LP releases retail for $35 a pop here in the U.S. and they are predominately cut from tape by a reputable engineer and pressed at Pallas in Germany. U.S. ... See full review
posted a comment on Clifford Jordan Quartet - Glass Bead Games. about 1 month ago
Superfly goes for the limited collector market and their stuff isn't as well distributed. Pure Pleasure mainly goes for the audiophile market and has worldwide distribution.
posted a comment on Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis. 2 months ago
I'm listening to right now. Sound is superb. Pressed at RTI and cut by Chris Bellman. There is another reissue on 45rpm which might be better but I've got nothing to complain about with this one.
posted a review of 8th Records. 2 months ago
This label definitely seems to be closely related to Scorpio Music, Inc. They're using the same types of hype stickers and many of the albums are titled that were pressed up by Scorpio a few years back. Don't pay too much for these if you want to buy ... See full review
posted a review of Recollection GRM. 2 months ago
One of my favorite LP reissue series over the last few years. I've never had any problems with any releases I've bought but it looks like things may be starting to slip a bit from reading some of the comments here. I really hope this isn't the case and ... See full review
posted a review of Screamers - Demos 1977-78. 3 months ago
This record definitely appeared way before 2013. I pulled my copy out of storage after being put away for 15+ years. I bought it some time between 1999 and 2002. Audio quality is definitely rough, so I wouldn't recommend paying too much for this. Maybe ... See full review
posted a comment on Scorpio Music, Inc.. 3 months ago
You can blame Scorpio and the pressing plant. The majority of Scorpio stuff is pressed at Rainbo, which has a long history of hit or miss quality. Still, Scorpio chooses to press there and likely pays for and tells Rainbo what tier of quality to make for ... See full review
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica. 3 months ago
My copy on translucent red that matches the info here is NOT 180g. Not like it's going to matter anyway, especially with a Scorpio reissue pressed at Rainbo.
posted a review of Mike Santiago & Entity - White Trees. 3 months ago
I was drawn to the cover of this record after seeing on the jazz wall at a local shop. I ended up buying it, which turned out to a be a good move. The sound ranges from ECM-ish atmospherics to more fiery, guitar driven fusion sections. Well worth seeking ... See full review
posted a review of Trisomie 21 - Passions Divisées. 3 months ago
Like a lot of this type of music, distribution of the earlier releases in the U.S. was not great and they are difficult to find over here today. Major credit is due to Dark Entries for making this music available again. Pressing quality is quite good - ... See full review
posted a review of Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. 3 months ago
Like the Wayne Shorter release in this series, top marks all around and one of the best sounding records I've bought in a long time. Highly recommended.
posted a review of Wayne Shorter - Etcetera. 3 months ago
One of the very best sounding records I've bought in awhile. Everything from the packaging to the pressing to the sound is absolutely stunning. I wish more new vinyl was made to that standard. Glad Blue Note stepped up with this series after all the ... See full review
posted a review of The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. 3 months ago
A very nice sounding reissue, though not an AAA cut as confirmed by Andrew Sandoval. The stereo master tape was first transferred to 24/96 in London, then cut by KG @ Cohearent in LA. Without this info, I doubt anyone would be able to tell what the ... See full review
posted a review of Severed Heads - Come Visit The Big Bigot. 3 months ago
A nicely done reissue of this landmark album by and underrated group. If I have one complaint it's that one of the records in my set has a pretty significant dish warp in it. Seems like the plant here (the normally reliable RTI) shoved the records in the ... See full review
posted a review of Rubellan Remasters. 3 months ago
A great independent reissue label unfortunately closing up shop due to the shitty behavior of majors with respect to licensing semi-obscure back-catalog titles. Get them while you can.
posted a review of Van Morrison - Moondance. 3 months ago
Just an FYI for anyone looking to buy a copy of this, word on the street is that the KG/SH@ATM pressing is no longer being kept in print. I got mine a few years ago. Apparently at some point recently KG recut the album at his new studio, Cohearant. No ... See full review
posted a comment on Big Star - Radio City. 3 months ago
1) The music itself is sibilant. It's been that way since I first heard the album on CD in the 90s. When Chris Bellman cut the lacquers for Classic, they were "no compromise" cuts straight off the master tape. If they had been transferred to digital ... See full review
posted a comment on John Prine - John Prine. 3 months ago
Nothing is ever set in stone with Rhino. They're part of Warner Music Group so they can easily access many titles for reissue. They've also been known to repress reissues years later with same plates used on a previous edition.
submitted Forward (2) - Future Troops. 5 months ago
submitted Forward (2) - Against Their Insanity. 5 months ago
submitted Modern Eon - Fiction Tales. 5 months ago
posted a review of Gigi Gryce Featuring Richard Williams - The Rat Race Blues. 5 months ago
Fantastic hard bop record. A shame this is OOP. I'd love to see a real audiophile label like Analogue Productions tackle this as an AAA reissue, but since Concord owns the rights I doubt that's going to happen.
posted a comment on The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - The Complete Lansdowne Recordings 1965 - 1969. 5 months ago
Good info - seems like this could be AAA. Did Wharton put a sig in the deadwax? For further clarification I emailed AR. If they respond I'll share what they say here.
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posted a review of Concord Music Group, Inc.. 6 months ago
One of the most frustrating label groups around. They seem not to give a toss about quality and buying anything released by them these days is a total crapshoot.

On the CD front, they started pressing up many classic jazz albums (originally released ... See full review
posted a review of Phillip Ranelin* - Vibes From The Tribe. 6 months ago
A very well done reissue of a unique jazz album. Musically it mixes in funk, fusion, Latin rhythms, and even gets abstract and avant (mostly on side 2). Ranelin's sing/speak vocals on some of the tracks might be an acquired taste for some but I don't ... See full review
posted a review of Jack Wilson With Philly Joe Jones* & Leroy Vinnegar - The Two Sides Of Jack Wilson. 6 months ago
A fine album from the hard bop era, even if it does play things a little safe at this point. Most of the tracks are standards but they're well done and enjoyable to listen to. Side A has the upbeat tunes while side B has the slower ballads. Worth picking ... See full review
posted a review of Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics. 6 months ago
I originally bought both Acid Bath albums on CD during the 90s but lost my copies over the years. When I went to rebuy them I found that the remastered versions were way too compressed for my taste. Although it is a hassle to track down the original ... See full review
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posted a review of The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically. 6 months ago
Overall a very nice reissue but definitely subject to GZ's iffy quality control. Per my exchanges with the mastering engineer, the source for this was a 24 bit version of the previous remaster released on CD in 2009. I never bought that disc, but ... See full review
posted a review of Moses Boyd Exodus - Displaced Diaspora. 6 months ago
One of the best albums I've heard this year. If you liked the Binker and Moses stuff, this one is a bit different and incorporates other non-jazz genres and more electronic flourishes. Unfortunately this record could have been pressed a lot better. My ... See full review
posted a review of Art Farmer / Jim Hall - Big Blues. 6 months ago
Very nice sounding pressing of this album. One warning though - the A side is cut at 45rpm while the B side is cut at 33rpm.
posted a review of Phish - A Live One. 6 months ago
My set sounds great except there is a huge audible scratch across side 4. Probably got scratched when a pressing plant worker pulled it off a cooling rack spindle. Buyer beware if you are thinking about getting one of these. GZ needs to tune up quality ... See full review
posted a comment on Univers Zero - Univers Zéro. 6 months ago
My copy seems to match this pressing but instead of a printed cover it's in a plain white DJ-style jacket with a rubber ink stamp of the group's name in the upper right hand corner. Anyone know anything about this version? Was it a promo?
posted a review of The Proletariat - Soma Holiday. 6 months ago
Very well done and quite powerful sounding. I don't know why I ignored this band for so many years. I'd like to see a reissue of their second album as well.
posted a review of Norman Connors - Love From The Sun. 6 months ago
Very well mastered and nicely pressed. The gatefold looks good but it's a direct to board print rather than tip-on style jacket. No big deal. Recommended.
posted a review of Wendell Harrison & Phillip Ranelin* - Message From The Tribe. 6 months ago
Much nicer than the cheaply done reissues of this album that have been circulating for years. Agreed that it could've used an insert with more info about the record. Otherwise, top notch.
posted a comment on Chip Wickham* - Shamal Wind. 6 months ago
Yikes. My copy was perfectly pressed, no audible issues. I hate non-fill. I wonder if some portions of the run were just all defective.
posted a review of John Prine - John Prine. 6 months ago
A great sounding pressing of a great album. Unfortunately the initial run of this sold out quickly and now prices have risen substantially on the secondary market. If you want one I would probably hold out, as Rhino/Warner has been known to press ... See full review