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posted a comment on New Order - Substance. about 1 month ago
I think you're barking up the wrong tree if you want Factory to produce this, they're sadly long gone. I'd suggest going one further, and instead of a 1 LP Extra set make it a 6 LP set with the last two being a recording of the show where they played... See full review
posted a comment on Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs - Under The Covers Vol. 2. about 1 month ago
I have all three of the albums done by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, and all of them are enjoyable. The covers are very faithful to the originals so if you're hoping that they do the songs in their own way you might be out of luck. I do find the... See full review
posted a comment on David Bowie. about 1 month ago
I think even those interview and transcription discs should be under miscellaneous instead of "albums".
posted a comment on Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home. about 1 month ago
It is nice when a download is included, or remember the days when they included a cd copy with the LP? Sadly downloads for U.S. versions of albums are becoming a rare thing, as so many of them don't get redeemed and record companies have tracked this.... See full review
posted a comment on Tin Machine - Tin Machine II. about 1 month ago
Doubtful this'll be around long, it was originally a 5000 piece run but was upped due to demand. Heck I ordered the day it was announced and got copy 3838.
posted a comment on Ride Reimagined By Pêtr Aleks?nder - Clouds In The Mirror (This Is Not A Safe Place Reimagined By Pêtr Aleks?nder). 4 months ago
Probably, (just my guess), they haven't been "turned on" by the label yet. It's happened to me before, I bet they'll be up and running tomorrow if they aren't already.
posted a comment on NewOrder* - (The Best Of) NewOrder. 5 months ago
New Order wasn't affected with label issues the way Taylor Swift was. Factory Records operated differently than most, and allowed the bands to own the rights to their music, so London didn't have any legal issues with licensing the songs. The 94... See full review
posted a comment on Peter Gabriel - So. 8 months ago
This original pressing suffers from horrible sibilance. The 2016 reissue fixes the problem and sounds fantastic. From what I've heard you can't go wrong with either the single 33 1/3 copy or the 2x45....(I have the single and I'm super happy with it).... See full review
posted a comment on Depeche Mode. 8 months ago
Ugh, so we now have 50 different CD's under one title (against the rules, and this artist is the only artist that has the live album series done one like this on Discogs), while other releases that could easily be cleaned up and moved to another... See full review
posted a comment on Sting - Mercury Falling. 8 months ago
Well, I see it's only been over three years since you asked but I just picked one up from Barnes & Noble (50% off year end sale). To me, this actually made me appreciate the album much more than the CD release did. Sounds great (one small scuff on my... See full review
submitted Simple Minds - Cry. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars. about 1 year ago
Take it from a guy who used to work at Turtles, CD's certainly can have defects when shipped to the store, it's just that back when there were such things as record stores around, defective discs were usually pulled from the shelves before too many... See full review
posted a comment on Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars. about 1 year ago
20 minutes to 22:30 per side is generally considered to be the maximum playing time for the best quality of the recording. Sometimes a good cutting engineer can produce good results with longer sides, but the sound is still compromised in some way.... See full review
posted a comment on New Order - Singles. about 1 year ago
I've always thought they do good work, why try to stop a good thing?
posted a comment on Bingo Hand Job - Live At The Borderline 1991. about 1 year ago
100% spot on. I'm glad I have it, and I feel the exact same way. If I had heard this before hand,I may have given some more thought to picking it up. As a fan of the music it's enjoyable and I'm glad I have the document of the occasion but I'll be... See full review
posted a comment on Bingo Hand Job - Live At The Borderline 1991. about 1 year ago
If you haven't seen it yet, R.E.M. posted on facebook that they are aware of the problem, working on a fix, and to hold on to your copies. Follow their page for updates.
posted a comment on U2 - The Best Of 1990-2000. about 1 year ago
My copy sounds great, and I'm impressed with it. Hopefully you can return yours and get a good one without too much of a problem. Since you mentioned distortion, could it be possible that it's time for you to change your stylus?
posted a comment on The Cure - Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018. about 1 year ago
I'd say no, because Mixed Up contained previously available mixes that were mostly on the singles for Disintegration. The remixes on Torn Down were new and exclusive to the album.
posted a comment on Weezer - Africa. over 2 years ago
I went back and checked my order today, it has switched from "backordered" to "not yet shipped".
posted a comment on Weezer - Africa. over 2 years ago
I finally decided to email Urban Outfitters, and received an email back saying that they were still waiting on copies to arrive on Sept. 14th.
posted a comment on The Cure - Greatest Hits. over 2 years ago
I know it's a late reply, but I was just looking at this today. It looks like they just used the U.S. C.D. track list for both versions of the vinyl. My first thought was that it was space reason as it's over 7 minutes, but the single cut used on the... See full review
posted a comment on Neil & Liam Finn - Lightsleeper. over 2 years ago
Enjoyable album, even if it is a bit typical of Neil Finn's solo output lately. I'm interested in what other think about the sound of the vinyl or even the CD. The vinyl sounds good, but similar in production (or mastering) of much of Neil's solo... See full review
posted a comment on Weezer - Africa. over 2 years ago
So did this actually come out already? I read somewhere that it was supposed to be released at the end of August.
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch. over 2 years ago
The RIAA defines an EP as containing 3 to 5 songs or under 30 minutes. In the United Kingdom for sales charts purposes, more than 4 actual songs and over 25 minutes makes a release count as a full album. I haven't looked to see what the Discogs... See full review
posted a comment on Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch. over 2 years ago
This is getting tiresome, more and more U.S. pressings don't get a download card while overseas copies do (or even a CD). It's a nice bonus. I purchased this and the reissue of The Cure's Mixed up and Torn Down this week. No downloads for any of the... See full review
posted a comment on Sting & Shaggy - 44/876. over 2 years ago
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did, it's a fun summer album, despite being a bit "lightweight". It's recorded at a very low level, I have to turn up my stereo way past my normal setting to listen, not a bad thing at all, but wondering... See full review
posted a comment on Beach House - Bloom. over 2 years ago
Not at clocking in at around 53 minutes, unless they wanted to lose much of the sound quality.
posted a comment on David Bowie - Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78). over 2 years ago
Aron75, I don't know if this will help but the first thing I'd do is contact the store you purchased it from. Small chance, but they may be able to help, or at least tell you your next step, which I would say is probably contacting the record label.
posted a comment on David Bowie - Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78). over 2 years ago
My copy is the same way ! Thanks Neaton77 for posting about them being the right discs with the wrong labels. I was on the verge of a minor freak out when I opened my copy. Out of all the RSD 2018 purchases, this was the one I wanted the most, and... See full review
posted a comment on Ride - Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed. over 2 years ago
It's certainly not my favorite Ride album, but I found it enjoyable enough. Kinda what I was expecting though. My Side D plays just fine (US copy).
posted a comment on Jack White (2) - Boarding House Reach. over 2 years ago
Sadly, it's becoming more and more common to not get a download card with new vinyl releases, and more so with reissues. It's disappointing, back before the age of CD players in cars we made tapes, it only makes sense to give us a way to play music on... See full review
posted a comment on Simple Minds - Walk Between Worlds. over 3 years ago
My copy arrived in great condition (sent all the way to the US). Sorry you had an issue with yours. How bad was the warp? Was it slight and the vinyl still playable or bad and unplayable. I tend to be forgiving of very slight warps as long as they... See full review
posted a comment on David Bowie - Black Tie White Noise. over 3 years ago
It has to be a legal rights issue. I was very lucky to get copies of Outside, Earthling, and Hours, Heathen and Reality when they were issued by Friday Music and Music On Vinyl, and I bet they would have continued if they were able to get the... See full review
posted a comment on U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990. over 3 years ago
Supply and demand. I can only agree that it's much more than I would spend, but if someone out there has the cash, more power to them. Everyone knows that vinyl from this era was produced in low quantities and is very sought after. This and the other... See full review
posted a comment on Pearl Jam - Live At The Fox Theatre, Atlanta Georgia (USA), April 3rd 1994. over 3 years ago
This was actually an officially (un)released promo item. They were made for a radio station (99X) here in Atlanta to give away. You could win one, but it wasn't out there for purchase. I tried and tried to get one, was never successful...
posted a comment on The Sundays - Static & Silence. over 3 years ago
My copy turned out very nice. Perfectly flat. Perhaps a little bright, but good sounding overall.
posted a comment on The Brian Setzer Orchestra* - 25! Live!!!. over 3 years ago
I was pretty happy to get a copy, not that I thought they'd be hard to find later. It sounds great, very nice and flat, well pressed. If you hold it up to the light a cool marbled effect shows up.
posted a review of The Dream Syndicate - The Days Of Wine And Roses. over 3 years ago
Sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do and hope that it comes out okay. I'd been after a copy of this for a long time and while I didn't want to purchase this particular edition based on the reputation of 4 Men With Beards, I pulled the... See full review
posted a comment on David Bowie - No Plan EP. over 3 years ago
It's only a one sided EP. All the music is on side 1, there is an etching on side 2.
posted a comment on New Order - Singles. over 3 years ago
The whole purpose of this collection is the 7 inch versions of these songs. A collection of full length versions would be kind of difficult as well and probably need at least one more piece of vinyl, maybe two (although I admit myself I'd love a... See full review
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posted a comment on New Order - NOMC15. over 3 years ago
I think this is the best sounding officially released live album from New Order. 3 nice pieces of vinyl, mine arrived in perfect shape.
posted a comment on David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed. over 3 years ago
But would/could you (and everyone else) be able to pay for it? To include everything on the 3 CD set you'd need at least 6 records (probably 7 or 8), which would lead to a price tag of around $200,probably more. I would love to have some of the tracks... See full review
posted a comment on Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler - Private Investigations (The Best Of). over 3 years ago
It's not really censored, as much as it's using single versions of the songs. The CD has the full length versions. It's too bad they couldn't (or didn't) add a third piece of vinyl so they could include all the songs at full length on the vinyl set as... See full review
posted a comment on Peter Gabriel - Us. over 3 years ago
I just got around to listening to my copy. I can't compare it to the 45 RPM copies but I can say it's a huge improvement over the CD version, which I've always thought was "muddy" sounding in the bass which affected the entire recording. The vinyl is... See full review
posted a comment on Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions* - Until The Hunter. over 4 years ago
I'm sorry to hear that you're having a bad experience with this LP. I picked one up and in my experience it's quiet and sounds wonderful. However, your table is a bit nicer than what I have so maybe yours can pick up more nuisance noises than what... See full review
posted a comment on David Bowie. over 4 years ago
It seems that any time that an artist has two releases in the same year the later release is posted first. This happens with every artist I've looked at.
posted a comment on New Order - Singles. over 4 years ago
So is there only one version of this release on vinyl? I purchased a copy that did not include a download code. I emailed Rhino about it and was informed that the version released in the U.S. doesn't include a download card, but overseas versions did.
posted a comment on Neworder* - Run 2. over 4 years ago
I had always heard it stood for "Made To Order". Another New Order mystery!
posted a comment on Pixies. over 4 years ago
Pearl Jam is the same way. Any band that has deal set up for one of the services that provide official bootleg copies of their live shows has the same issue. Depeche Mode is another. I think it would be nice if there was a sub category for these type... See full review