Inessential vinyl reissues

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the tim buckley reissues i used to have were pretty good from memory & big star's third sounded great. the john fahey america fiasco made me super wary about their product but still pick certain things up if i see them going cheap.

no lime tangier, Friday, 3 February 2017 01:19 (seven years ago) link

yeah that Big Star one is good. as I said (I think) on the other thread nomar is remembering, you basically have to look for the words "remastered from the original analog tapes" or some such when considering a vinyl reissue these days, otherwise u can assume it was straight from CD.

did not know about any issues with Fahey's America, I have the Fahey 6LP box on 4MWB but it does not sound appreciably better than the originals I have (just cleaner), and there are a few (like, 3-4) nasty pressing flaw (I assume) glitches for like tenths of a second over 6 LPs, not perfect but OK.

sleeve, Friday, 3 February 2017 01:50 (seven years ago) link

main thing with america was they copied it directly from the expanded cd version including the shortened version of mark 1:15 that was cut so everything would fit on the one cd. also remember reports that some copies of the second lp consisted of side 1 being pressed on both sides (first thing i checked for when i got mine!)... also major scuffs :-/

mention of glitches reminds me: their reissue of anne briggs' first album is atrocious.

no lime tangier, Friday, 3 February 2017 02:09 (seven years ago) link

there's this other label 1972, which reissued some Stereolab LPs a couple years back, among other reissues like the Aphex Twin ones. stereolab hates these reissues and is still trying to work at their own reissue series. not sure if they're affiliated with 4MWB et al, but they seem to be another dodgy CD sourced crew.

nomar, Friday, 3 February 2017 02:47 (seven years ago) link

four years pass...

what is going on with this Garth Brooks "Legacy" 7xLP boxset? apparently Amazon was selling them for like $25 before jacking up the price to $ can still get them from resellers for $30-35. There must've been a million copies of this thing printed. It probably has singlehandedly set new vinyl releases back 6 months. Do I like Garth enough to pick this up myself?

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 21:46 (two years ago) link

He's obsessed with selling more physical copies of releases than anyone in history.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 4 August 2021 21:58 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

it's $12.50 on Amazon right now. what the fuck. i think i need to buy this actually

frogbs, Monday, 29 November 2021 22:40 (two years ago) link

It’s the perfect gift for the one getting the gift and the one Giving the gift!!

Enjoy the warmth of the original analog recordings
140-gram weight vinyl
Also contains 7 CDs
Enjoy the brighter sounds of Analog on CD

lmao @ $12.50

licorice in the front, pizza in the rear (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 29 November 2021 22:52 (two years ago) link

Its absolutely insane that there's an analog version and a digitally remastered version

licorice in the front, pizza in the rear (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 29 November 2021 22:56 (two years ago) link

 In Pieces Fresh Horses

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 29 November 2021 22:58 (two years ago) link

Next, he'll sell a box of all his records remixed to mono, plus each album on 8-track cassette.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 30 November 2021 01:58 (two years ago) link

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