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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Tendaberry » 2019-04-23 10:28

I'm not familiar with that pressing, but I'm not surprised that it doesn't sound good. In fact I have yet to hear a Pearl Jam record that does. This pressing might be an option, at least it's not expensive: https://www.discogs.com/Pearl-Jam-Ten/release/1704831
Then again, I'm very sceptical regarding remasters. They tend to screw up the timing and musical flow of the music.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-04-23 22:12

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-05-02 22:06

https://www.discogs.com/Dire-Straits-Br ... se/6717429

Expensive but it worths every penny ...

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by markiteight » 2019-05-03 01:04

Matteo wrote:
2019-05-02 22:06
https://www.discogs.com/Dire-Straits-Br ... se/6717429

Expensive but it worths every penny ...

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I used to have that pressing along with this:
https://www.discogs.com/Dire-Straits-Br ... ase/770027
I found the standard pressing much better than the remastered, and it's 1/10 the price! I sold the Mo-Fi for a bit more than I paid for it and never looked back.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-05-03 07:34

I have also this one (first UK pressing MASTERDISK RL):

https://www.discogs.com/Dire-Straits-Br ... ase/382417

MOFI is a lot better ...

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-06-14 21:52

Can you suggest the best vinyl version of Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure (1973)?

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Tendaberry » 2019-06-15 11:36

Based on experience with various Bob Marley and Fairport Convention albums, I'd say it'll be hard to find a better one than this one: https://www.discogs.com/Roxy-Music-For- ... se/1496320
Or this one: https://www.discogs.com/Roxy-Music-For- ... se/4186837

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-06-21 20:33

Thanks Tendaberry

Not easy to fine US versions in EU

Finally I went for this

https://www.discogs.com/Roxy-Music-For- ... se/1620330

Highly recommended

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Tendaberry » 2019-06-22 09:59

Once you've heard the difference between those digitally remastered reissues and the originals, you won't touch the former any more...

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-06-25 10:34

Tendaberry may you also suggest which is the best vinyl version of the first Roxy Music album?

https://www.discogs.com/master/view/58135

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Tendaberry » 2019-06-25 13:34

I have the UK-original, which does sound very good: https://www.discogs.com/Roxy-Music-Roxy ... se/4001865
As an alternative, also consider a US-original like this one: https://www.discogs.com/Roxy-Music-Roxy ... se/2385857 It is, however, more expensive than the UK original.

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Post by Matteo » 2019-06-25 17:09

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by beck » 2019-07-14 10:42

I am tempted by Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of Supertramps “Breakfast in America” (new record) in the “Original Master recording” series but it is not cheap. Is it any good?
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Post by Charlie1 » 2019-07-14 11:41

The original UK pressing is so good that I think it will be very hard to beat. It’s one of the best productions / recordings I have.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by beck » 2019-07-14 14:02

Charlie1 wrote:
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The original UK pressing is so good that I think it will be very hard to beat. It’s one of the best productions / recordings I have.
Thank you Charlie1.

I am listening to Billy Joels “Its Still Rock and Roll to Me” from Glass Houses. I cannot get my hands down. This perfect original 1980 copy bought for next to nothing. :-)
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by lejonklou » 2019-07-14 16:15

beck wrote:
2019-07-14 10:42
I am tempted by Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of Supertramps “Breakfast in America” (new record) in the “Original Master recording” series but it is not cheap. Is it any good?
I have never heard a Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording that impressed me. They have always sounded weird. Usually any random pressing has been more musical.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by beck » 2019-07-14 17:35

lejonklou wrote:
2019-07-14 16:15
beck wrote: I am tempted by Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of Supertramps “Breakfast in America” (new record) in the “Original Master recording” series but it is not cheap. Is it any good?
I have never heard a Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording that impressed me. They have always sounded weird. Usually any random pressing has been more musical.
Thank you Fredrik.

I will look for a cheaper solution.


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I have untill now not done anything special to take care of my collection but I feel it coming. I have to buy some extra inner and outer sleeves.
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Tendaberry » 2019-07-16 15:41

lejonklou wrote:
2019-07-14 16:15
beck wrote:
2019-07-14 10:42
I am tempted by Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of Supertramps “Breakfast in America” (new record) in the “Original Master recording” series but it is not cheap. Is it any good?
I have never heard a Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording that impressed me. They have always sounded weird. Usually any random pressing has been more musical.
I have to agree with Fredrik here. In the past year I have bought quite a few US originals to replace my MoFi records and the difference was always shocking. That is, how shockingly bad the MoFi lp's are. I have sold most of them by now.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-08-01 21:34

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by beck » 2019-08-12 09:16

It is kind of wild to think about the fact that most of my best sounding records I bought when I was in my teens many years ago.
I had heard what my big brother was playing loud in his room and him being 10 years older made me go for 60’s and 70’s groups even though I lived in the 80’s.
That many of them have survived several turntables and carts are a small miracle.
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2019-10-07 18:14

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Defender » 2019-10-14 22:41

Harry Belafonte: At Carnegie Hall
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1959 at the beginning of Stereo but still one recording which is a benchmark through all the past 60 years!

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