Neil Young Harvest Moon 2XLP Reissue for Record Store Day

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Leviethan, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    @chacha is referring to Decade from the 70s. The new one is from last year.
     
  2. polchik

    polchik Well-Known Member

    got my RSD 'harvest moon' from sonicboom for $28.99 …. i was just walking home from union station, and popped in to check out their used bins, not thinking i'd actually see any copies left …… there were at least 5 displayed (on sunday night)
     
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  3. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 Forum Resident

    Not bad at all, that’s a great price.
     
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  4. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 Forum Resident

    Spinning this now. It’s a beautiful pressing and so far it sounds very nice. I am getting a tad distortion in a few spots on Unknown Legend, but I guess it’s due to cart set up, or limitations of my amp? Either way it’s not enough to ruin the listening experience for me. I guess it will get better when I upgrade, but I can’t say I’ve had issues with other pressings...

    No sibilance at all with this pressing. I know it’s not a remix, but I’d swear something is different compared to my CD version. For instance when the chorus kicks in on From Hank To Hendrix I’d swear the vocal levels were different compared with the CD.

    Nice purchase overall, happy to have it in the collection as it’s one of my all time favourite albums.
     
  5. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    Location:
    mill valley CA USA
    No I’m not
     
  6. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    Location:
    mill valley CA USA
    Yeah I have the Classic pressing of it as I recall. Maybe from 10 years ago?
     
  7. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    ok never mind then.
     
  8. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Salem, MA
    Which cuts sound better on the original pressings compared to the Greatest Hits (One-Step)?
     
  9. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    12 years ago. I have one too. Neil Young - Greatest Hits

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  10. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    I can’t really recall. It’s been ages since I’ve listen to it. I do remember cinnamon girl was one .
     
  11. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    I have the Classic Greatest Hits +7". It was the first Neil Young LP I ever bought. It inspired me to hunt down originals of all his early albums and I found some nice ones. The Classic still holds up extremely well in comparison IMO.
     
  12. JNTEX

    JNTEX Well-Known Member

    Location:
    TX
    Opened mine today. Into side 2 now and the recording is nice. Quality wise...Both records look manhandled. Should play though. Side 3 is the worst looking. Win some/loose some.
     
  13. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Would like the hit LP but I think I would get the Reprise over the Classics
     
  14. polchik

    polchik Well-Known Member

    the other night i thought i heard a tad of distortion too (analog grunge) where folks were mentioning but on a 2nd listen (just now) i have to say that i am not hearing it, and i had it quite loud. it is certainly a peak in regards to the overall loudness of the track, but there was nothing grungy or sibilance-like (as described in the discogs comments) about it this time, it sounded smooth. the only difference tonight is that my tubes have been running all day, as compared to the 5 minutes they had been on for the other night.

    i do hear actual sibilance on 'war of man' though. "it'SSSSS a war of man … "

    i'm running my all purpose groovemaster stylus btw

    i don't encounter sibilance often. the last time was the recent nick cave "lovely creatures" best of … on "red right hand", a track with a lot of extra treble content

    hopefully this is something i can get rid of changing carts. (i'll definitely give this NY track a spin when i do just out of curiosity)

    overall though, i am very pleased. it's a wonderful listening experience.

    i'm ready n waiting for 'ragged glory' and 'weld' …. CB is the man!

    oh i forgot to mention i encountered a skip on side B, i can't even remember which track now, as a 2nd going over with a carbon fibre brush dealt with that issue. it's dead quiet too without a spin clean. looking forward to giving it a once over though and get rid of those paper inners.
     
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  15. Vinyl Fan 1973

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    This has to be one of the nicest pressings I’ve seen and heard in a long time. Although you wouldn’t have guessed that by looking at the LPs when they came out of those crap sleeves. I’ll never understand why companies use those inner sleeves, all they do is scuff the vinyl and they are dirty.

    Thankfully they cleaned up nice, both LPs are flat and CD silent. I’m really enjoying listening to this on vinyl.
     
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  16. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    I guess because most vinyl records came in paper sleeves since the 1950s. Only a very small portion were ever issued in plastic or poly lined sleeves.

    Some Columbia in the late 60s (Dylan Byrds etc) and mostly classical. But hardly rock and roll at all until the audiophile labels .
     
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  17. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

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    Seattle Area
    Side 4 is the worst for me. Someone scratched the hell out of it, although the song is pretty cool...
     
  18. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    mill valley CA USA
    I’ve never had a problem with paper sleeves. Most LPs seem pretty resilient to me.
     
  19. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Picked up a copy over the weekend. I have an original German copy bought new around 25 years ago or whenever the album came out. The new one is “warmer” sounding which gives the background vocals more prominence which is nice. My original is more open and detailed with a bit more top end and spatial information. A cooler tonal balance which I’m guessing is how the album was recorded. Bellman has warmed up the recording nicely but there’s also less air than on my original.
    So yet again, I can’t get rid of one or the other!
     
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  20. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Yes agreed. It’s really hard to put into words just how bad side 4 is.
     
  21. canada_toque

    canada_toque Active Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Damn it. I totally expected this to sell out in Toronto. But then again, I've still got hundreds of copies of MY band's albums in my basement so maybe this town don't know good music, harrumph, etc.
     
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  22. Classicrock

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    South West, UK.
    The original Greatest Hits was on Classic Records and does sound better. I would say that you should have both in your collection to get a fairly complete sweep of NY's career up to the 90's.
     
  23. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    I have all the original LP pressings purchased as they were released so I may or may not grab the hits album. I’m sure if I stumble upon it I’ll grab it though .
     
  24. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Was it first, or the Reprise I have, and reference above ?
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  25. Cassius

    Cassius Forum Resident

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    Lafayette, Co
    Classic was definitely 1st. From memory I started seeing the Reprise show up 2-3 years later as Classic began to fade away.
     
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