Popmarket has an exclusive 5LP Sly and the Family Stone box

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by deadcoldfish, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. deadcoldfish

    deadcoldfish Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. Crispy Rob

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    Thanks! Just saw that, too. Anyone know about the quality of these pressings?
     
  3. SuperFuzz

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    Sundazed has released all 5 of those titles and they're still available... but I'm guessing these are new remasterings? (Probably by Kevin Gray as he does a lot of work for Sony/Legacy)
     
  4. sonofjim

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    Why only at Pop Market? Why has nobody heard of this before? It looks potentially really cool but the deal lasts for 14 hours more and it's kind of an unknown.
     
  5. jimhb

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    I think Pop Market wants to get into having exclusive items. I think this may be one. I wish they would tell us who cut the lp's and where they were pressed.
     
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  6. Louise Boat

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    Still available - https://www.popmarket.com/popmarket...re-name=popmarket-exclusives&feature=29965617

     
  7. deadcoldfish

    deadcoldfish Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    When I get mine I'll let you know.
     
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  8. SuperFuzz

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    I'll be curious to know too.
     
  9. mikemoon

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    I bit on these plus the 8-lp Higher box set. The price on both sets was good especially with the 10% off code. Does that always work.

    Both are scheduled to arrive today. I will try to report back.
     
  10. mikemoon

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    The legacy 5-lp box was cut at "Welcome to 1979" and pressed at United. It seems they went budget with this series but I'm not going to jump to conclusions until I listen. It was basically $14 an album so I'm not going to complain unless it sounds bad. In saying that, Welcome to 1979 does great work. It's United I'm more worried about. We will see. Popmarket at least has hassle free returns.
     
  11. jimhb

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    Were they cut from the original tape? I would love to hear how they sound...
     
  12. mikemoon

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    I doubt they were cut from tape. The promo said "sourced from OMT" I believe. This is a similar method Legacy has taken with a number of releases like Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Joplin, etc. which all sound very good to great. This one seems to fit along those lines so far as I'm just starting. Cameron Henry (Welcome to 1979) is a member here so maybe he could chime in but he may not be able to disclose such matters as labels frown upon this. The bottom line is the sound good so far.

    I actually just started listening with 'A Whole New Thing'. I'm not that familiar with this title or the "recording sound" of this album and I don't have an original to compare it to so I can't critique it with a fine tooth comb. It does sound pretty good so far. I have originals for There's a Riot and Stand, so when I get to those, I will try to provide comparisons.

    If anyone is buying these for packaging, you will be greatly disappointed. This appears to a be bare bones budget release, still done with quality, just not luxury. The jackets are thin like many of their other releases mentioned, they come in plain paper sleeves (which is fine with me as I replace them) but in the end, these are priced in the $15 range which seems to be a value so far.

    I just dropped the needle on 'Dance to the Music' and the sound quality is nice here as well. I do have an original this title which I can compare later and report back. To me the mastering has that "analog sound" but I until I pull out an original, I won't know the true differences.

    I apologize is my review is a bit ambiguous. I just don't won't to get carried away with hyperbole or start complaining for no good reason. I will go into a bit more depth later.

    So far if I had to review these, I'd lay it out like this: Sound Quality - 8.5 / Pressing Quality - 9 / Packaging - 7.
     
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  13. E.Baba

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    UNfortunately Popmarket became more expensive here and costs became unclear so I lot of us just stopped even bothering to look.
     
  14. mikemoon

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    Have you got a chance to listen to your box?
     
  15. deadcoldfish

    deadcoldfish Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Nope, since I'm working in a different state than where home is, but maybe this weekend.
     
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  16. jimhb

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    I bought it and so far I really like the sound of the lp's. I don't have the originals or the Sundazed lp's, but these sound very nice. Of course,the music is excellent! So far, my only knock on it is the cheap packaging.
     
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  17. mikemoon

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    This is about the same way I feel. These were mastered (Vic Anesini) really well and the cutting job (Welcome to 1979/Cameron Henry) was done really well too. Even the pressing quality is really good, I have only heard some minor noise but not much. All lps are flat and look flawless and centered perfectly for the most part. These are some of the better United pressings I've seen in a while.

    I think this is a great package for many to get into Sly Stone who may not have before. If someone likes Sundazed, they would like the quality of these. It's basically the same. The only minor complaint is the packaging but Legacy does this exact packaging for a lot of their reissues.
     
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  18. B. Bu Po

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    Didn't Legacy skimp on the gatefold packaging for a couple of these albums?
     
  19. jimhb

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    I think they sound good, but the packaging is very skimpy..
     
  20. telepicker97

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    $40 today on PopMarket.
     
  21. kwadguy

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    If you want all five of these albums, you can't beat that price...$8/each.

    HATE HATE HATE that generic 5-Albums-By slipcover packaging though (taken from the CD series).
     
  22. telepicker97

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    I had to pull the trigger on that one.

    Been eyeing "Riot" for $20 in my store, debating on whether to take it home or leave it for someone else...popmarket solved my dilemma.
     
  23. JMAC

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    Picked this box up for $25 on DeepDiscount last week--just arrived. Can't beat the price!

    Listening to Riot from the other room; feels like summer. That's enough for $5/pop. I'll listen more critically later, but this was perfect for someone like me who isn't an uber fan but wanted good pressings.
     
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  24. SJP

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    Still available at less than $25 but the order would have to be juiced to get free shipping...and there is a weight up-charge, amount unknown.
     
  25. Radio

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    How does this set compare to the "Higher" box set?
     

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