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posted a comment on T. Rex - Electric Warrior. 2 months ago
This absolutely not true. This was a Rhino Roctoberfest sale item exclusive to 2017. There's no way a store had hundreds of these. These were highly sought after world wide because for whatever reasons (licensing most likely) these were only released... See full review
posted a comment on Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication. 3 months ago
Well then go listen to the CD. All other pressings sound just like it. I promise you, this is worlds better. For the longest time the so-called "unmastered" version was the go to copy. You didn't even have to pay for it. You just had to be smart... See full review
posted a comment on Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction. 7 months ago
This isn't a counterfeit. I bought it when it came out and an import into the USA. Nobody was counterfeiting records in the early '00s. Nobody was buying records. It's a 320 pressing, meaning it was mastered Universal M & L,... See full review
posted a comment on John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Blues Breakers. 9 months ago
I bought the 2000 release under the auspices that it was a Speakers Corner release. I bought it back and it was cataloged as a Speakers Corner release. I don't know the legalities of Vivante. It might have contracted Speakers Corner for distribution... See full review
posted a comment on Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. 9 months ago
I added matrix data. It's remastered. GZ most likely cut it to a DMM plate.
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - The Complete Studio Recordings. 9 months ago
This is silly. These sets aren't selling for $100 as they were when new. And your post is actually against the terms of service. So consider deleting it.
posted a comment on Weezer - Weezer. 9 months ago
Confirmed. Was hoping MoFi was an improvement. It isn't. Krieg Wunderlich usually cuts great lacquers. But his cut for the MoFi pressing is really bad. This pressing sounds glorious.
posted a comment on Rolling Stones* - Let It Bleed. 10 months ago
It's a fold down. It's included here because because it exists. I was included in the Mono Box set. So it's also here. The mastering is different from the 2002 SACD mastering were more or less just transfers from the analog tape to digital then... See full review
posted a comment on Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York. 10 months ago
This is is a repress of the ORG pressing. The new version is cut by John Golden. This one is cut by Bernie Grundman.
posted a comment on Bad Company (3) - Bad Co. 11 months ago
It's not bad, but a George Piros 1st pressing is better. A lot better. I own this one.
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - The Complete Matrix Tapes. about 1 year ago
I ordered from Amazon Germany. Amazon France was out of stock. Even price was about 1/2 the listed price in the USA.
posted a comment on The Who - Who's Next. about 1 year ago
No it's not remixed. It's the original mix by Gly Johns.
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin. about 1 year ago
They were $700. If you could get one. I got one.
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - Loaded. about 1 year ago
Confirmed. The running time is incorrect. Sweet Jane is 4:09 and not 3:15.
posted a comment on Van Halen - Van Halen. about 1 year ago
It's the same LPZ-2066 is the DCC catalog number. Recycled stampers.
posted a review of Fleetwood Mac - "Live" In Boston. about 1 year ago
Surprisingly good live album. It's a gray label recording with no track gaps. But don't let this fool you. It's a first rate recording of the early version of Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green still in the band. The band is well recorded and this... See full review
posted a review of The Clash - London Calling. about 1 year ago
Chris Bellman got everything right on this pressing. Compared to the UK (same as Music On Vinyl) pressing, this is the one to get. Everything is right. There are a lot of Ska songs on this album. Revolution Rock is one of them. The horn section sounds... See full review
posted a review of Dido - No Angel. over 2 years ago
Honestly, this doesn't sound that great to me. I have a copy of the Classic Records pressing. It is worlds better. And not by a small margin.This record is pretty lifeless in comparison. I'm not saying it sounds bad, but the mastering has a lot of... See full review
posted a comment on Tool (2) - Lateralus. over 2 years ago
Chris Bellman improved the mastering, but, it's still a picture disc. My copy sound really good until side 4. Crackle from hell at the lead-in. It's a shame. Just give me a clean, black vinyl version.
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch. over 2 years ago
Download is available if you buy it from You get a link with your purchase.
posted a comment on Love - Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition). over 2 years ago
What is the matrix for the LP? It seem unlikely that Grundman would recut the lacquers that is protege Chris Bellman cut for the 45th anniversary edition.
posted a comment on Nirvana - Nevermind. over 2 years ago
This the same mastering as the 2009 ORG. It's crossed out in the matrix. Excellent mastering by BG. It's the US version with US addresses. The hype sticker on the has the Pallas logo on it.
posted a comment on High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings. over 2 years ago
Current listing on website is as follows:
Second Press
350 x Yellow Standard Gram
350 x Yellow and Red Merge Standard Gram
300 x Black 180 Gram

First Press
500 x Green Standard Gram
500 x Red Translucent Standard Gram
500 x Black 180 Gram
100 x Clear... See full review
submitted Rob Wasserman - Duets. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking. over 3 years ago
It's ok. The Audio Fidelity Gold CD is better by a mile.
posted a comment on Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking. over 3 years ago
Hype sticker is incorrect, only 10 songs. No Pig in Zen. This is the same mastering as the Sterling Spoon box set.
posted a comment on T. Rex - Electric Warrior. over 3 years ago
It's amazing. Might be Kevin Gray's best work this year. Everything is perfect. Everything sounds like live instruments and great separation of Bolan's voice and the background vocals.
posted a comment on Cash* - Unearthed. over 3 years ago
Yeah they aren't cheap, I bought one with a 20% off coupon and it was still over $200. I state this because the American Recordings box set is $150 for 7 records. If I used the coupon, it would only be about $110.
submitted Nine Inch Nails - Broken. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Joni Mitchell - Blue. over 3 years ago
I have very mixed feelings about this pressing of this record. This probably my favorite album by Joni Mitchell. I was in awe the first time I heard it. It stark at times and reflectively hopeful throughout.

This record was mastered by Kevin Gray and... See full review
posted a review of Black Sabbath - Mob Rules. over 3 years ago
This pressing smokes my 1981 Warner copy. The 1981 pressing is heavy handed on the bass obscuring vocals, drums, and other instruments. On this pressing, the vocals have more breathe and synergy with the guitar. Don't bother getting a 1981 US issue.... See full review
posted a review of Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes. over 3 years ago
The is vinyl is dead silent. The problem is the mastering is horrible. The snare doesn't sound like a snare. And 90% of the drums are snare. Just an awful mastering. I've compared it to both the 1984 repress and the 1987 CD. The CD sound better than... See full review
posted a review of Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon. over 3 years ago
Great sounding reissue. Sonics:8/10. Music:9/10. The mids and vocals are nicely placed in the sound stage.
posted a comment on The Who - Who's Next. over 3 years ago
I disagree with this assessment. This pressing is actually quite dynamic. Most of the recording sound pretty good. What doesn't sound all that great is the drums. The drums are muddled and cymbals aren't the best. Keith gets no love on this pressing.... See full review
posted a review of Bad Company (3) - Bad Company. over 3 years ago
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched [Variant]): ST-SS-743137-H (unknown intials) 0-3SM2-1 (PR)
Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched [Variant]): ST-SS-743138 F 0-2SM1-1 (PR)SP

Sonics on this are amazing - 10/10.
Music is excellent - 8/10
posted a review of Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey. over 3 years ago
It's a decent listen, but compared to the 1971 Green Label 1st issue, the sound is thinner.

Here are the discrepancies between the 2 issues:
Van just doesn't have much soul. Resonance in his falsetto if diminished.
Drums tend to lack some snap.... See full review
posted a comment on Tool (2) - ?nima. over 3 years ago
I'd just like to comment on whether or not Test Pressing were sealed by Classic Records.I have purchased a number of Test Pressing from Classic Records. I some of them bought them directly from Classic Records. Every single one has been sealed in a... See full review
posted a comment on Portishead - Dummy. over 3 years ago
Agree with KnightDG. It's a alternate pressing from 2007. The 2014 version was an anniversary edition with the sleeve used as the interior artwork of the gatefold cover.
submitted Creedence Clearwater Revival - Absolute Originals - Bonus 12" 45 rpm.. over 4 years ago
submitted Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session. over 4 years ago
submitted Wingless Angels - Wingless Angels Volumes I & II. over 4 years ago
submitted Neil Young - Harvest. over 4 years ago
submitted John Coltrane - Blue Train. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Charlie Parker - The Charlie Parker Story. over 10 years ago
Catalog Number I have is CY-78990
Original Release was 1957. The recording was 1945, specifically 11-26-45 per liner notes.