New Pearl Jam Reissues, complete studio vinyl box coming

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bigdoug920, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Joe Spivey

    Joe Spivey Your friendly neighborhood Spivey-Man

    Glad to hear Amazon has some flat ones. I purchased mine from Amazon last week and they suffered from warping, which seems to be more about the packaging. The warps were located towards the edge of the records near the gatefold openings ? Perhaps not enough cool down and tight shrink wrap?? It didn't take much time in the Vinyl Flat to correct it... less time than most records that need it. Perhaps they changed the procedure during the pressing which had a positive affect....
     
  2. Bigrfish

    Bigrfish Active Member

    Location:
    Edmonton,Alberta
    Problems seem to be fairly random with these recent reissues. The only one that I had an issue with was Riot Act.. A bit warped like some others have seen.
    They all sound decent to me. I don't have originals to compare them to though.
     
  3. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    I still have my faulty version of Avocado with the badly warped first disc. The seller refunded me and let me keep it and I will get rid of it shortly.

    However, I wanted to see if it was worth my while getting another copy. So I listened to a few bits of the second disc, which was largely flat due to being in the second part of the gatefold and away from the booklet. I dropped the needle and listened to ‘Gone’ and I’ve got to say I’m pleasantly surprised. It sounded really quite nice with a decent depth to it. This may not be the most dynamic piece of vinyl ever, but overall this sounds pretty good.

    I just placed an order for another copy. At least I have a decent cover and flawless second disc so I just hope the replacement has a half decent flatness to the first disc. I wanted to preserve if it sounded good. Overall, I like these 3 reissues compared to most other PJ vinyl reissues. They are a step up from No Code and Yield. Also, the legacy VS is good so if you can get these, I don’t think it’s too bad.

    My reissues of Binaural and Riot Act are pretty flat and well pressed so no issues there....just got to get a copy of Avocado.
     
  4. DrStroganoff

    DrStroganoff Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    I received a copy of Riot Act for Christmas. It has a badly warped disc 1, as seems to be a common problem. It's the EU pressing, which came from Amazon UK.

    Have just received a replacement, which is also warped, to a slightly lesser extent, but I would still describe it as pretty bad.

    My Ortofon 10 is tracking through the warped disc OK, and it generally sounds fine. (Although I'm noticing a fair bit of inner groove distortion on discs 1&2, something that Binaural had NO trace of).

    I'm guessing that all/most of Amazon UK's stock could be warped. So I'm thinking maybe I should return it for a refund and try ordering a US pressing, as I seem to be noticing a few members here reporting no warping issues with their US pressings.

    ...Or should I just live with the warped copy?
     
  5. Jam757

    Jam757 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    Hi, depending on how many records you own (I have between 1500-2000) you may want to invest in a Vinyl Flat. It cost me $220 and at this point had probably easily paid for itself after correcting or saving 35-40 records. It doesn't work every single time but pretty consistent on new vinyl warps. I now it's hard to spend that much on a device but it does make buying new vinyl a lot less stressful.
     
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  6. DrStroganoff

    DrStroganoff Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Hi Jam757. Thanks for the reply! Yes I'm familiar with the VinylFlat. My collection is between 900-1000 LP's, and TBH I can only think of 1 other disc I own that is a bit warped (not to the extent of the PJ LP). Also, being in the UK, it would work out quite expensive to import the VinylFlat.

    I was mainly just wondering if people thought it would be worth me gambling on a US pressing. :)
     
  7. MedozK

    MedozK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Both EU and US pressings are the same, cut at SST and pressed at MPO in France.
     
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  8. DrStroganoff

    DrStroganoff Well-Known Member

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    South Wales, UK
    Thanks for clearing that up for me!
     
  9. Jam757

    Jam757 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    Out of all of them I believe Riot Act was the only one that did have a minor/moderate warp so yes I would still recommend trying a replacement. Amazon has a great return/refund policy if you order from them.
     
  10. DrStroganoff

    DrStroganoff Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Wales, UK
    Thanks for the reply Jam757! After my previous comment stating that I have barely any warped discs, this week I have received Ween, Afghan Whigs, and 3 Pearl Jams (2x Riot Act, 1x Avocado). All warped!

    I am glad I had got them from Amazon tbh, because the returns are so good. Unfortunately, every replacement they have sent has been warped. But they DO play, so I'm just gonna suck it up and keep them.
     
  11. Jam757

    Jam757 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    Thats too bad and really unfortunately sort of the norm wth new vinyl these days. I have gotten pretty lucky recently though but did go through a bad streak at one time. Hell, if you keep buying enough warped vinyl you might be able to justify the Vinyl Flat someday! :D
     
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  12. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    Just played my Riot Act from eBay and get_importcds during their latest sale.

    Disc 1 nice and flat. Disc 2 so horribly warped I am afraid to play it.
     
  13. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Exactly!
     
  14. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    Location:
    Midwest
    A lot of stuff from the 90s was mastered to DAT: Jagged Little Pill, the first 5 Black Crowes albums, Pearl Jam...I'll assume Blood Sugar Sex Magic and the first 4 STP records were, since they were mixed by BOB, as well.
     
  15. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    Location:
    Midwest
    right? Why do so many people think a booklet is doing that?
     
  16. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    Location:
    Midwest
     
  17. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    Location:
    Midwest
    Vinyl Flat
     
  18. telepicker97

    telepicker97 Got Any Gum?

    Location:
    Midwest
    Yuuuuup.

    Got a Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits in mine right meow.
     
  19. marcfeld69

    marcfeld69 Forum Resident

    Any opinions on the original UK vinyl of Ten? I can’t recall any here. It doesn’t seemto be much cheaper. Simply Vinyl doesn’t get a mention, either, AFAIK.
     

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