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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-05-09 14:25

Not at the same level of the previous album, but also their second album deserves a listen:

https://www.discogs.com/America-Homecom ... se/3744574

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-05-15 21:08

My favourite PMC album

https://www.discogs.com/Paul-McCartney- ... se/1138123

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Tendaberry » 2018-05-24 10:00

I just replaced my James Carr US-reissues from 2001 with these Japanese Originals from 1977 (the US originals from 1967 and 1968 are still too expensive for me). This is the biggest upgrade for lp's that I have ever made. The 2001 reissues are like a blurred fax in comparison to the Japanese pressings.
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-05-29 15:07

Nice record:

https://www.discogs.com/it/Supertramp-C ... se/3583118

School is one of my favourite songs ever.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by ThomasOK » 2018-05-29 16:14

Dreamer and Crime of the Century are great as well. Really not a bad song on the album. I am also rather fond of Even in the Quietest Moments.
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-05-29 17:13

ThomasOK wrote: I am also rather fond of Even in the Quietest Moments.
Which LP version would you buy?

https://www.discogs.com/Supertramp-Even ... ster/25381

I had it only on CD.

On vinyl I have also Breakfast in America, but I do not rate it high.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-05-30 10:56

Perhaps the best album of the Fredrik's double :) :) :)

https://www.discogs.com/Bryan-Adams-Rec ... se/1451593

Only great songs.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by ThomasOK » 2018-05-30 16:45

Matteo wrote:
ThomasOK wrote: I am also rather fond of Even in the Quietest Moments.
Which LP version would you buy?

https://www.discogs.com/Supertramp-Even ... ster/25381

I had it only on CD.

On vinyl I have also Breakfast in America, but I do not rate it high.

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I have never compared different pressings so I can't give you any advice on this one.
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Charlie1 » 2018-05-30 17:45

I’ve got an original U.K. pressing which is one of the best sounding records I have. Never looked into alternative pressings. It looks like the label at top of this webpage:
http://www.rootsvinylguide.com/ebay_ite ... perb-audio

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by beck » 2018-05-30 17:49

Charlie1 wrote:I’ve got an original U.K. pressing which is one of the best sounding records I have. Never looked into alternative pressings. It looks like the label at top of this webpage:
http://www.rootsvinylguide.com/ebay_ite ... perb-audio
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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-05-30 18:07

Charlie1 wrote:I’ve got an original U.K. pressing which is one of the best sounding records I have. Never looked into alternative pressings. It looks like the label at top of this webpage:
http://www.rootsvinylguide.com/ebay_ite ... perb-audio
Hi Charlie

My question for Thomas was referred to Even in the Quietest Moments (not to Breakfast in America).

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Charlie1 » 2018-05-30 20:19

Oops sorry

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-06-08 17:45

An incredible performance by Lindsey Buckingham (Big Love):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xA-j5Llnmo

IMHO his best song.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-06-08 17:52

Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy (Live from The Dance - 1997):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-HXG3jfjQs

It' deserves a listen.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Charlie1 » 2018-06-09 12:37

Matteo wrote:An incredible performance by Lindsey Buckingham (Big Love):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xA-j5Llnmo

IMHO his best song.
Some great playing there. tx

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-06-27 21:41

For RHCP fan (US 2016 version):

https://www.discogs.com/Red-Hot-Chili-P ... se/8126637

4 discs, analog recording, mastered by Steve Hoffmann.

Simply astonishing pressing, for less than 30€.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Charlie1 » 2018-07-02 15:53

I missed this on vinyl first time around - I think I delayed cos I dislike flipping sides after only 3 songs. I seem to recall there were two versions, this Steve Hoffman/Acoustech one and a digital vinyl version. I will have another look and see if I can get a decent 2nd hand copy.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Charlie1 » 2018-07-02 15:59

One of the albums I grew up listening to:

https://www.discogs.com/Helen-Reddy-Hel ... ter/232628

I've got the UK pressing. Lovely 70s recordings too.

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Charlie1 » 2018-07-05 10:35

Ordered Stadium Arcadium after some research. The original release is averaging about $150-200 on discogs, so the reissue (with same mastering) does indeed look like a real bargain. Apparently it's miles better than anything available on digital - i.e. far less compressed. The reissue is 150g whereas the original was 180g. Thanks for highlighting and looking forward to playing it :)

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-07-09 08:22

Charlie1 wrote:Ordered Stadium Arcadium after some research. The original release is averaging about $150-200 on discogs, so the reissue (with same mastering) does indeed look like a real bargain. Apparently it's miles better than anything available on digital - i.e. far less compressed. The reissue is 150g whereas the original was 180g. Thanks for highlighting and looking forward to playing it :)
Yes, I can confirm that it's a bargain

Let me know your impressions

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by Matteo » 2018-07-16 15:03

Impressive live performance of FM (available on dvd):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5-W1znnqOs

Mirage tour (1982).

"Not that funny" is a gem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrCeJdyPqE

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by beck » 2018-07-30 11:42

I am rediscovering Manfred Manns Earth Band from my elder brothers record collection. I have to get some good copies for myself to play:

https://youtu.be/5YWaIglbCak

https://youtu.be/dY7yDRU4xd4

https://youtu.be/WEDxC3L1BF0

Just love the sounds and the music.........

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Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Post by John » 2018-07-30 13:48

Matteo wrote:
ThomasOK wrote: I am also rather fond of Even in the Quietest Moments.
Which LP version would you buy?

https://www.discogs.com/Supertramp-Even ... ster/25381

I had it only on CD.

On vinyl I have also Breakfast in America, but I do not rate it high.

Thanks

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That’s interesting about BiA, I always felt Supertramp albums sounded great. I would always recommend original pressings. I bought this when it came out and it sounds great:

https://www.discogs.com/Supertramp-Even ... se/1857870

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