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Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by lv70smusic, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
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  2. 8tracks

    8tracks Forum Addict

    San Diego, CA USA
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

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    Galley Forum Resident

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  6. katstep

    katstep Forum Resident

    Still $13.99. Grabbed it last week (thanks Lecords!). Here's the review of this new reissue I just posted and a Spoon specific thread:

    So I figure that this was the best place to drop this info. Let me start by saying that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is one of my favorite albums of the past 10 years. It's timeless in my world. I've probably spun it 100+ times since 2007. That said, you can understand why I might be excited that a 10th anniversary vinyl reissue was coming. Even then, I hesitated, as I have the original John Golden cut vinyl, but the Get Nice bonus CD on vinyl, plus the claim that Chris Bellman had cut it (borne out in the deadwax) pushed me over the edge when a forum member mentioned I could get it for around $14 on Amazon last week. I duly ordered. I cracked the seal tonight, as I have an unimpeded listening space, with the wife away and the teen sequestered in her room. I dropped the needle on track one. Hmmm, seems kinda toppy. Treble enhanced, although the original has some of that quality. When it got to Cherry Bomb (surely one of the great singles of the past decade, if not ever), it all came into focus. This new vinyl cut is a smeared, grainy mess. The emphasized top end is quickly fatiguing. I went to the shelf and grabbed the Golden cut original, and sure enough, the vocals and that weird reverby soaked tambourine in Cherry Bomb existed within the music and not smeared all over the top of it. Chalk it up to system dependence (*see equipment profile) and ears (*see me), but I am sonically intimate with this album. We're best friends, and on my system at least, the new vinyl reissue is glaringly cut, with a compressed sheen that emphasizes a top end that veils all subtlety of this underlooked masterwork. The John Golden Cut breathes, adding a dimension that the original CD lacked. Finally, it's probably nitpicking, but the new cut failed to replicate the unique, hypnotic lock groove loop at the end of side 2 on the original Golden cut, which for me at least, has always been a essential part of the vinyl experience for this album. It was weird to not have it there.
    Whew! You or I probably didn't expect such a long winded review of this new cut of an album that 10 other forum members and I have heard, but here I am with time on my hands, an empty living room and a very tall beverage. You must admit though, it's not one of those "sounds great to me!" 4 word sound quality reviews, is it? A and B battled it out here in my living room, and A won. A mopped the floor with B. Take that for what it's worth. If you've made it this far, thank you and goodnight.
  7. ad180

    ad180 Forum Resident

    Thanks for the review. I'm glad I didn't take the plunge! While I wouldn't mind hearing the new version on my system, I'm incredibly happy with the original (purchased the week of release and including the demo version of The Underdog on 7").
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    Radio Forum Resident

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    recstar24 Forum Resident

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  11. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Professor of Dead Languages

    Three Rivers, USA
    Stone Temple Pilots - Core - Super Deluxe is 39.00 on Amazon US right now.

    I just snagged one.
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  12. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Remove the doubt by getting the UPC Code, and doing a search on Amazon. If it brings up the on sale item, you're good !
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  13. recstar24

    recstar24 Forum Resident

    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Confirmed! Cool trick, thank you!
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  14. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

    Chapel Hill, NC
  15. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa It's a lonesome old town...

    Dayton ohio
    I had it and was not impressed
  16. Galley

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  17. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Alpine, TX
    Thanks for that. At that price I was tempted but the bonus disc isn’t a big selling point for me, the cd bonus of it from 2007 had 3 or 4 bits I liked. I love the album and agree the 2007 vinyl sounds fantastic. Still have my signed Underdog 45 from the 2007 merge preorder!
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  18. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
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  19. inspiracy

    inspiracy Forum Resident

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  20. Dan

    Dan Forum Resident

    Deep Discount has the pre-order for $52.69! Importcds is $49.19! Wish I knew if this was going to sound good.
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  21. efgffggfdg

    efgffggfdg New Member

    New Jersey, USA
  22. They also can usually be had cheaper if you import them from the UK.
  23. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Beaver Stadium
    It's the Sweet one!

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  24. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

    Cambridge, MA
    I am very skeptical about sound quality here. Are all the original masters accounted for?
  25. black sheriff

    black sheriff Forum Resident

    Sorry, just saw your post. It is the Kevin Gray cut.

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