Low by David Bowie - what is your favorite pressing? *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Celticray, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Celticray

    Celticray Member Thread Starter

    Richardson, TX
    Playing catchup the last few days listening to a lot of Blue Note reissued lps, I was blown away when for a change I put on one my favorite sides on David Bowie Low, It is Japanese pressing RPL-2105(AYL1-3856)
    Anyone have this? whats your favorite version of this lp? This lp sounds great
  2. Summerisle

    Summerisle Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    I thought this was going to be about the amazing band Low. The David Bowie record is brilliant.
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  3. Alternative4

    Alternative4 Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    I once took a train to Warsaw with Iggy Pop
    What I saw from the window of the train was depressing
  4. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Strange topic. Maybe change the name? I thought it was about Nick Lowe:whistle:
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  5. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    There’s a great R.E.M. song called ‘Low’.
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  6. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    I've said it before but my RCA Dynaflex black label USA LP pressing sounds absolutely wonderful.
  7. I'm surprised our host hasn't jumped on the OP for this one yet. :laugh:
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  8. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    Low Bowie german RCA cd is the best
  9. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Me too.
  10. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    In High School?
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  11. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
  12. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

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  13. gregorya

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  14. erickana666

    erickana666 Forum Resident

    montreal, canada
    I thought it was for testament,s low album !
  15. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
    I crack up every time I see a vague thread title. Like the OP assumes everyone is gonna know what it’s about.
  16. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Poor thread title changed. Ambiguity removed. Carry on with the OP's question please.
  17. dumaisaudio

    dumaisaudio Forum Resident

    I have about 10 different pressings of Low on vinyl (I've lost count, but it's around there). The original US is very good, can't go wrong with that one. Japanese pressings are good, both 1st and 2nd. Honestly, I haven't heard a bad pressing of it except my RCA International Black Label pressing, but it's probably more due to wear than pressing. There are some subtle differences, but nothing major between any of them. The 1991 Ryko pressing is actually pretty good, though hard to find.
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  18. cmcintyre

    cmcintyre Forum Resident

    I suspect you mean the 1991 EMI pressing - RYKO's last Bowie on LP was David Live. Like the other EMI pressings from this period it does cram the original and bonus tracks on to a single disc.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  19. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    I pick that one because it's the one I have.

    That's how I roll.
  20. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Poneke, Aotearoa
    RCA International green label pressing is nice. Townhouse mastered....
  21. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    I've got that exact edition. Sounds incredible.
  22. dumaisaudio

    dumaisaudio Forum Resident

    Yes, 1991 EMI. Yeah, it's a shame about the bonus tracks being crammed onto one disc. Side A is actually normal, it's Side B that is running nearly 30 minutes. Having those two bonus tracks on vinyl is nice (I just ignore the remix). It's not my go to copy, but it's an interesting listen.
  23. Well I do like the original label RCA from the U.S.

    On CD the W.German for Europe is king.

    The latest remaster sounds nothing like the original and is an abomination. Heck, the Mew is better than the Visconti remaster.
  24. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

    Brussels, Belgium
    For those who have the original RCA WG CD, is the vinyl that much of an improvement?
  25. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    The ATX
    I've got the WG RCA cd, a black label international pressing lp, and a US Sterling lp, but I've never gotten around to doing a comparison. Maybe someday. . .

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