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Chapterhouse - The Best Of Chapterhouse
posted a review of Chapterhouse - The Best Of Chapterhouse. 1 day ago
Exquisite. Just incredible.

The packaging and pressings are lovely. The great playback and sound tops it all off and the song selection for me leaves nothing to want in terms of a best of.

10/10 from me, couldnt be happier!
Weather Report - Sweetnighter
posted a review of Weather Report - Sweetnighter. 1 day ago
I have the 2021 issue and i bought this for a backup as the 2021 is superb alround.

The only difference is the vinyl colour. While the red with some black marbling looks quite cool the 2021 looks better and makes far more sense in mimicking the... See full review
Tricky - Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)
posted a review of Tricky - Maxinquaye (Reincarnated). 4 days ago
I prefer the CD counterpart.

3 sides is an improvement on what came before but non fills and crackly vinyl arent good enough.

The same acceptable mastering (yeah its just about good enough but not outstanding) is available for 1/3rd the price on CD... See full review
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
posted a review of Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells . 14 days ago
It took a long wait and a 5th attempt but i finally got a defect free copy with vinyl that Optimal used to produce without issue.
Happy at last!
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
posted a review of Jethro Tull - Aqualung. 23 days ago
Couldnt agree less. This is a flat, muffled mess with little bass and treble that sounds like its coming from another room. With its doors closed. The drums hit with all the force of a 10 cent water pistol.

The Wilson remix makes the music... See full review
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
posted a review of John Coltrane - Giant Steps. 23 days ago
More AP 75th Atlantic brilliance.

Beats my Rhino stereo copies and the mono cut for me.

Dynamic, alive and quiet of press.

Naima is INCREDIBLE.
Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun
posted a review of Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun. about 1 month ago
I concur with the below having jist grabbed the repress on vanilla black vinyl. Superbly flat and quiet vinyl atypical of MOV/RI. Sounds fresh and lively in a good way. Excellent reissue!
Jackie McLean - A Fickle Sonance
posted a review of Jackie McLean - A Fickle Sonance. about 1 month ago
No luck AGAIN. 1st copy non fills.

2nd copy EVEN MORE non fills.

Yours sincerely, "Enraged Collector"
Jackie McLean - A Fickle Sonance
posted a review of Jackie McLean - A Fickle Sonance. about 1 month ago
No luck AGAIN. 1st copy non fills.

2nd copy EVEN MORE non fills.

Yours sincerely, "Enraged Collector"
Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly
submitted Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly. about 1 month ago
Gypsy (15) - In The Garden
posted a review of Gypsy (15) - In The Garden. about 1 month ago
Not great. The sound on side 2 - which is not very long - surprisingly really suffers after the first track. IGD really comes on strong and no, its not my brand new microline tipped cart. This is the main issue i have with this KPG cut.

In other... See full review
Gypsy (15) - In The Garden
posted a review of Gypsy (15) - In The Garden. about 1 month ago
Not great. The sound on side 2 - which is not very long - surprisingly really suffers after the first track. IGD really comes on strong and no, its not my brand new microline tipped cart. This is the main issue i have with this KPG cut.

In other... See full review
Whodini - Back In Black
posted a review of Whodini - Back In Black. about 1 month ago
This completes my Whodini wantlist. Im so glad MOV have reissued the self titled album, Escape album and this one.

Whodini are best known dor 2 or 3 hit singles that tend to show up on "old school" compilations. But they are so much more than this.... See full review
Gene Ammons - Nice An' Cool
posted a review of Gene Ammons - Nice An' Cool. about 1 month ago
Superb. Just superb!

This and Soulful Moods are essential relaxing, melodic jazz. None of your self indulgent random note playing to technically impress here, thank god!

Pressing is flawless here.

But why 3 listings on Dcogs? The 2015 and 22 and... See full review
The Greg Foat Group - Blue Lotus
posted a review of The Greg Foat Group - Blue Lotus. about 1 month ago
Just another superb slice of modern electro jazzyness from Mr Foat who has been on fire and deserves WAY more recognition and fandom.

I didnt know what to expect from the press or packaging. While the packaging with its crappy plain paper inner is... See full review
Greg Foat & Ayo Salawu - Interstellar Fantasy
posted a review of Greg Foat & Ayo Salawu - Interstellar Fantasy. about 1 month ago
OMG i love this.

I agree the album art is cool as... just sets the scene for the spacey jazz within. Which is even better itself!

I didnt know what to expect from the press or packaging. While the packaging with its crappy plain paper inner is low... See full review
Cocteau Twins - Milk & Kisses
posted a review of Cocteau Twins - Milk & Kisses. 2 months ago
Good sound. Poor pressing. Side 1 plays super quiet as expected from a brand new and ultrasonically cleaned lp. Side 2 is tics galore. Back it goes!
Wes Montgomery - The Complete Full House Recordings
posted a review of Wes Montgomery - The Complete Full House Recordings. 3 months ago
Wow.... another crafty shaft by Craft.

The hype sticker VS runouts and rear sticker are all at odds.

To add insult the inners are plain paper and the packaging is so tight disc one is dished with a non fill spot just to seal the... See full review
Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk
posted a review of Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk. 3 months ago
NO sir it does not. Same as the AP Sacd.

Both are superior to the 33rpm BNC reissue in these regards and maybe abit better sounding to boot albeit not by enough to make the difference alone. However to enjoy the music without entire track... See full review
Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude
posted a review of Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude. 3 months ago
Yep i concur, this MOV repress is a winner. £20 for a double LP with both discs flat and quiet and this great live recording shining through is well worth paying for! If like to try the FRM KPG cut but this is great and 1/3rd the price jn the UK!
Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
posted a review of Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill. 3 months ago
Brilliant remaster. An album that has been poorly mastered and sssibilant in the past but BG nails it. Gets me very excited for the AP UHQR and Sacd!
Dr. John - In The Right Place
posted a review of Dr. John - In The Right Place. 4 months ago
Dr John goes audiophile!

This always was a HUGE recording quality upgrade over his murky (but wonderful) previous recordings. Its always been audiophile demo worthy but this release takes it all up a notch.

The quality of the packaging is superb. ... See full review
Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies
posted a review of Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies. 4 months ago
Ive tried two copies of this pink version. One at launch and one just today.... first one seemed good at first, side 1 played well but side two a total rh channel crackle fest. So i returned it and waited a while before getting another copy because... See full review
Bill Evans - The Brilliant
posted a review of Bill Evans - The Brilliant. 5 months ago
Three cracks at this one. Two damaged on arrival but i tested them and theres quite abit of surface noise sadly on each. Ive kept the third undamaged one which still has some extraneous noise. This is poor by MOV standards. I prefer my gold copy... See full review
Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
posted a review of Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson. 7 months ago
Crap.

Alot of Waxtime are better than expected. This one is just manufactured with no care and is more of a dig at GZ media who should just give up and stick to CDs.

2 copies tried. Both badly non filled with 2nd one dish shaped to boot.

Not acceptable See full review
Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
posted a review of Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine. 8 months ago
Mostly very quiet, minor warp but on centre. Plays well, sounds fine. Nothing spectacular and perhaps the CD makes more sense but this looks nice on an acryl platter i suppose!
Sonny Rollins - Go West!: The Contemporary Records Albums
posted a review of Sonny Rollins - Go West!: The Contemporary Records Albums. 8 months ago
Compared to the OJC.... this is cut quieter and cleaner. Most notably the stereo field is more expansive here, but the OJC doesnt have the extreme width of this and as this is a very primitive stereo sound recording the OJC sounds better for being... See full review
Garbage - beautifulgarbage
posted a review of Garbage - beautifulgarbage. 8 months ago
Superb sound like the white vinyl copy. Nicer sized spindle holes on this one but the white vinyl once corrected does liven up my deck with its glossy whiteness!
Either way a stunning remaster, audiophile demo worthy job even!
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal
posted a review of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal. 8 months ago
Absolutely phenomenal release. Perfect sound. Perfect pressing. So, does anyone want to buy mine for double what i paid?
Bill Evans Trio* - Waltz For Debby
posted a review of Bill Evans Trio* - Waltz For Debby. 8 months ago
A very pretty version of the 2011 OJC. Both mine are excellent as echoed in this and the regular black version reviews. Buy with confidence when it comes to any RTI pressed OJC reissue imo..
Bill Evans Trio* - Waltz For Debby
posted a review of Bill Evans Trio* - Waltz For Debby . 8 months ago
Paid a little extra over RRP for mine here in the UK but glad i did.... my copy is perfectly pressed (or 99% there!). It does outperform the previous OJC issue if not massively (i still think that sound excellent) but i had to have this and its a... See full review
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
posted a review of Miles Davis - In A Silent Way. 8 months ago
Not a patch on the quality of pressing of the 2015 and 2018 black and green variants pressed at MOV/RI, but then thats MPO for you, rarely a flat non fill free record in their inventory and so it proves here. Sounds ok but with this music the quality... See full review
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
posted a review of Miles Davis - In A Silent Way. 8 months ago
Essentially this is a lovely green version of the excellent 2015 issue pressed at Record Industry using the MOV plates and thats a good thing. A very good thing indeed. Flat, quiet, well mastered and really does the business. While it has no... See full review
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
posted a review of The Rolling Stones - Some Girls. 8 months ago
Really nice pressing. Mine isnt MPO though and is a different variant to this. It still has the Miles Abbey 1/2 Speed runs but then has Record Industry plant imprints. For me this is a bonus as RI are farrrrr better at producing records than MPO. ... See full review
The Flower Kings - The Sum Of No Evil
posted a review of The Flower Kings - The Sum Of No Evil. 8 months ago
Small warp on first disc and slightly large spindle hole on disc 2 thankfully dont stop the pressing being of good quality! It mostly plays dead silent.

Im less convinced by the sound and the remix. This is cut quite low for relatively shortish... See full review
Aphrodite - Style From The Darkside / Navigator / Bomber / Basslights
posted a review of Aphrodite - Style From The Darkside / Navigator / Bomber / Basslights. 8 months ago
Normally D&B singles/EPs get middlibg quality pressings. This one by Record Industry is flawless. Pressing quality is on par with anything in my 2500+ mostly album based collection! Great reissue
DJ Seduction - Hardcore Heaven / You And Me
posted a review of DJ Seduction - Hardcore Heaven / You And Me. 8 months ago
A classic A side and a should.be classic B side at 45rpm and sounding HOOOOJ!
The Poll Winners - The Poll Winners
posted a review of The Poll Winners - The Poll Winners. 8 months ago
Mild dish warp. Clean and defect free. Excellent remastering.

Very good but the DSD of the counterpart SACD knocks this out as do all the Craft SACD counterparts of the Contemporary series.
Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
posted a review of Danny Elfman - Edward Scissorhands (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 8 months ago
An abomination of a record. Major dishwarp albeit JUST playable. What is far worse (even after two deep cleans in a Degritter!) is the sheer amount of crackle, snap, pop and little rips. Ice Dance should take you on a journey but its just ruined... See full review
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
posted a review of John Coltrane - Giant Steps. 8 months ago
Well done Rhino! The recent Stereo versions are excellent but this is even better. I could have done without the paper only inner sleeve but it still came clean and after Degritter treatment plays clean too. Very thick heavy and flat and defect... See full review
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
posted a review of Ohio Players - Skin Tight. 8 months ago
Got lucky with mine. A mild bit insignificant warp is all to note and it plays well enough. Very solid, if not audiophile and is never going to be. £22 on Amazon UK was what tempted me as these FM US imports in the UK are often nearer £40 which... See full review
Tame Impala - Lonerism
posted a review of Tame Impala - Lonerism. 8 months ago
Mmmmm not bad.

Come in paper inners and they mark/hailine the lps alot. Needed full degritting too. After this, disc one is nigh silent but disc two does crackle quite abit and not just between tracks. Owing to the mildly lo fi production it... See full review
Gong - Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2)
posted a review of Gong - Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part 2). 8 months ago
Beautiful reissue. Clear artwork solid gatefold, great notes/book/lyrics. Most importantly the pressing is Pallas at their best... FLAWLESS. I cant imagine the GZ one offers this!! Got lucky buying mine from an Ebay record dealer. Mastering... See full review
James Taylor (2) - JT
posted a review of James Taylor (2) - JT. 8 months ago
Really good pressing. Red vinyl seems an odd choice to me but it looks nice i guess and most imprtantly is flat, centered and nr silent. Mastering is fresh, think this has always sounded good as a recording. Will compare with the Mofi edition soon... See full review
Pharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammad - Africa
posted a review of Pharoah Sanders / John Hicks / Curtis Lundy / Idris Muhammad - Africa. 8 months ago
Yeah a gatefold would make a 9/10 release, a 10/10. Trying to be positive though, the records are less lilely to come warped in the non gatefold!
Pendragon (3) - The World
posted a review of Pendragon (3) - The World. 9 months ago
I totally agree with below reviewer. Excellent sounding pressing, never heard this album sound better. I realise its the same master as the CD version but somehow the record has more fulness on account of my rig being warmer than my digital and it... See full review
Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
posted a review of Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon. 9 months ago
Gosh the lyrical waxing below should have warned me but tempted i dipped and..... this is abit overrated.

This is more Paul Ssssimon than Paul Simon. The separation, dynamics and the bass are great, all hallmarks of 45rpm and short sides. But its... See full review
Aretha Franklin - The Queen In Waiting (The Columbia Years 1960-1965)
posted a review of Aretha Franklin - The Queen In Waiting (The Columbia Years 1960-1965). 9 months ago
WOW.

This is sensationally good. Late into July 2023 and this is a contender for release of the year so far, for me at least. In fact at the time of writing i see just 64 other owners on Dcogs and i feel priviledged to join them. There arent many... See full review
Doop - Circus Doop
posted a review of Doop - Circus Doop. 9 months ago
DOOP!

What happens when 90's Dutch eurohouse music combines with 20's Jazz club music.

This happens.

Same super positive pressing as the Pink version... flat, silent and the production and sound quality is excellent!!
posted a review that has since been deleted. 9 months ago