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posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Prayer. 5 months ago
I bought this for $30 back in the day. Who knew it would end up as such a rarity??? I always thought it was kind of ugly.
posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Prayer. 5 months ago
She can decide to reissue whatever she likes. Madonna has always been a forward looking artist but now that the recent music is mostly garbage, it'd be nice if she put some effort into proper editions of her back catalog. But look at the state of... See full review
posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Prayer. 5 months ago
Agreed although it seems now she is back at Warner they are reissuing her maxi singles on streaming platforms. Despite being her best album, LAP is her worst in terms of audio fidelity. My original vinyl press is tinny and harsh, the 2012 reissue is... See full review
posted a comment on Madonna - True Blue. 5 months ago
I have a record cleaning machine so all my records go into that. Cleanliness is not the issue. I have the debut album on clear vinyl and that sounds great. I skipped LAV due to the faded artwork and went with the white vinyl reissue, which is also... See full review
posted a review of Sade - This Far. 5 months ago
I lucked out and all six albums are just perfect. Soldier of Love is now listenable; I always hated the sound of the CD version. It's incredible to have all her albums on such high quality vinyl and audio and for such a reasonable price compared to... See full review
posted a comment on Sade - This Far. 5 months ago
The decision to "keep it simple" and present a basic white box with the 6 albums faithfully reproduced - without "deluxe" extra tracks - strikes me as a decision that Sade herself made. Simplicity and understatement have always been central to the... See full review
posted a review of Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek. 6 months ago
Amazing fidelity and great pressing. I'm not a huge fan of the cover art but the gatefold sleeve is nice. Could easily have been a double vinyl to fit the deluxe version of the album. That's a reissue I'd definitely buy.
posted a review of Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual. 6 months ago
Disappointing. I have a really hard time believing this is a remaster. It sounds like my original pressing on nicer vinyl - a bit lifeless and lacking the punch that this album so desperately needed. The artwork is also poorly reproduced. Colors... See full review
posted a comment on Sade - This Far. 6 months ago
Disagree. Every original Promise pressing I've owned has sounded like crap. Box set version blows them all away.
posted a comment on Lady Gaga - Artpop. 9 months ago
Because it contains the no-longer-available R Kelly track Do What U Want. She "cancelled" this track from all versions of the album so there won't be any more pressings made of the original album. The latest vinyl pressing omits this track - a stupid... See full review
posted a comment on Sade - This Far. 11 months ago
Let us know how they sounded. It really is unforgivable that so much new vinyl has pressing issues. I can buy 40-50 year old used records that have fewer issues than new vinyl straight out of the shrink. Three box sets I've bought this year had issues... See full review
posted a comment on Sade - This Far. 11 months ago
Amazon Canada has this for pre-order for a November 20 release. Is this a second run? It seems like the first run was never properly on sale/extremely limited as some retailers reported their wholesale orders were never filled by the distributor. I... See full review
posted a comment on Sade - This Far. 11 months ago
My retailer basically admitted they had to get it from a secondary seller so they could fill my order. They probably lost money on the sale.
posted a comment on Sade - This Far. about 1 year ago
I have read that some people have the "bubbled label" issue but that it's a double layer and there is another label underneath that is properly affixed to the record. Not sure if this is the case with yours but worth checking.
posted a comment on Wendy James - The Price Of The Ticket. about 1 year ago
Wendy is going to reissue this via her online store as a double vinyl with the full CD track listing. Wait for that and don't pay $300+ for the abridged single vinyl version.
posted a comment on Transvision Vamp - I Want Your Love. about 1 year ago
The CDs are great. The CD box set is really well done.
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posted a comment on Sade - This Far. about 1 year ago
I got it for a decent price. Worked out to be US$30 per LP, not bad at all given that 2012 repress versions go for hundreds for just one album.
posted a comment on Transvision Vamp - Velveteen. about 1 year ago
This version is part of the 2018 box set reissue. They also sold them separately.
posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Prayer. about 1 year ago
All of the original 1989 releases were scented. LP, CD, and cassette. I had them all.
posted a comment on Lady Gaga - Artpop. about 1 year ago
But without Do What U Want. The original release still stands as the copy to own.
posted a comment on Lady Gaga - Born This Way. about 1 year ago
Sounds better on a higher end turntable. Yes it's loud and compressed but so are the digital formats. To me this is slightly better than the CD and the artwork is magnificent. Get the US pressing if you can.
posted a review of Madonna - True Blue. about 1 year ago
Flat brickwalled audio on this pressing. It's so bad it almost sounds mono. Artwork is nicely reproduced but I'd be looking for a mint copy of an 80s pressing if you're looking for audio fidelity.
posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Virgin. about 1 year ago
My copy is flawless. Silent pressing, Zero faults. This is the best pressing of this album I've owned. Better than the clear version.
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posted a review of Lady Gaga - Chromatica. about 1 year ago
Excellent sounding silver pressing. Virtually zero surface noise and rich audio. I wasn't a fan of Chromatica on first listen but the vinyl album converted me. No artwork but hopefully that will come with a future release.
posted a review of Transvision Vamp - I Want Your Love. about 1 year ago
GZ pressings so each record was very dusty/dirty and needed three record machine vacuum cleans each to fully remove the dust/paper shed from the inner sleeves. After two cleans the stylus was still picking up dust but a third clean solved this. Each... See full review
posted a comment on Bananarama - Wow!. about 1 year ago
WOW was recorded digitally so the source can only be digital.
posted a comment on a-ha - Hunting High And Low. about 1 year ago
Not sure where this was pressed but it's the best clear vinyl I own. Good clarity and presence. Fantastic reissue.
posted a comment on Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. about 1 year ago
One of my favorites. Great pressing. Clear and no surface noise.
posted a comment on Bananarama - True Confessions. about 1 year ago
True Confessions contains SAW productions who recorded everything digitally anyway. Most albums from the mid to late 80s had digital masters. I'd say only Deep Sea Skiving and possibly the second album had analog masters but everything after that was... See full review
posted a review of Bananarama - True Confessions. about 1 year ago
Clean sounding vinyl mix and very low surface noise. Cover is fine. Not the greatest album of all time but a decent reissue with an extra star for the included CD.
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posted a review of Transvision Vamp - Velveteen. about 1 year ago
These Transvision Vamp colored vinyl reissues all come filthy with dust and inner sleeve debris. All three albums I own have minor scratches as a result. Also noticeable sibilance - compare Song To The Stars with a streaming version. Nice if you're a... See full review
posted a comment on Transvision Vamp - Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble. about 1 year ago
4 stars for the music, zero stars for Demon and the scratches caused by their dirty manufacturing process (all three of my TVV reissue albums have debris scratches). It's a nice color blue vinyl and is the best sounding of the three colored vinyl... See full review
posted a comment on Optimal Media GmbH. about 1 year ago
No superior German engineering here. (Sub) Optimal did a cheap and nasty 2012 pressing of Madonna's classic Like A Prayer. Filthy, warped, scratched, and artwork that looks like it was done on a home printer. Why do they release this garbage and... See full review
posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Prayer. about 1 year ago
Slightly better than the thin, somewhat tinny and lifeless original vinyl mastering - but not by much. The volume is also strangely low compared with any other record I own - magnifying the sound of the surface noise. All versions of this album... See full review