Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ampzilla77, May 15, 2009.
When if ever will MoFi or Classic Records Do Amused To Death on 200gm Vinyl
Hopefully at some point in the future; great album.
The plain vanilla CD sounds really good.
yeah, all things being equal, I'd rather have a MFSL SACD of Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking...
The MasterSound gold CD is very well regarded around here. Is there a big difference between it and the standard CD?
They're both good.
Try the vinyl of Radio K.A.O.S.; it's excellent and not expensive.
This album is high on my want list. Unfortunately, vinyl editions sell for hundreds. Would love an inexpensive reissue, although yes, as far as CDs go, this one sounded great. Terrific album. I have fond memories of travelling with my family as a teenager across country to Colorado to see my sister and listening to the album on my walkman. Went well with the beautiful flatlands of the prairies just after the sun went down.
It is not that expensive now if you are patient. I bought mine mint several months ago for about $60 plus shipping.
The sound on this Columbia 2 LP vinyl album is awesome, and it handily beat both regular and gold CD issues which themselves are quite nice indeed, that is, for a CD...
I got confused above, did you guys mean the vinyl of Amused to Deaht is rare and $$$? or Radio KAOS? That one seems rather common to me, but I could believe Amused as a double is rare, being released in vinyls nadir era...
(EDIT: Ah, gold Cd, must be Amused... thanks..)
Why are we trying to compare apples with oranges?
the record is AAA ANALOGUE, the digital (read COMPACT DISC) is DDD. I own both and the only way I can compare them is like comparing a VW to a Lambourgini!
The only thing better on the gold cd is the lack of surface noise. The vinyl sound's like rice cryspy city. It still blow's the sock's off the cd!
The album can't be AAA and DDD at the same time, they only recorded it once!
I think there are a few 'reissues' whose legitimacy is unclear. I have 2 copies of the original UK vinyl, one still sealed, and they don't have the same sticker as some I have seen recently on ebay e.g.:
These are shown with '180gramme' stickers, unlike mine. I've attached a photo of my unsealed copy for comparison. I agree with the remarks re sound quality - the vinyl is superior to the mastersound CD I have.
Yep my CD is AAD.
Incorrect the feed's were simultaniously fed to analogue and digital recorder's.
What's your source for this info?
AFAIK, the 1993 vinyl version (it was released a year after the cd version) is the only legitimate issue. Recent copies with '180 gram' stickers are counterefeits, from what I've heard.
BTW, are you sure about the vinyl being an UK pressing? I always assumed vinyl versions were only made in Holland at the time.
I saw one back in '93 new for about 35 Dutch Guilders (about $20 I think), but I didn't buy it. One of my biggest regrets ever.
His wild imagination.
I have an earlier copy that says "COLUMBIA" on record labels (unlike the CBS SONY on the reissue labels, with 180 gram sticker, in the link you included,) and has the same bar code sticker as yours on the wrap. The label rim lettering say Made In Holland on mine. Does your rim say Made In UK?
Could you include a label photo from your open UK LPs?
You're right, I wrote that without checking the labels - mine is pressed in Holland also.
Yeah, I know, just wanted to see how far he would take it...
my wild imagination has Water's liked mixing in analogue. Could have been somebody else though. I LOVE the sound of the mastersound. Probably one of my favorite sounding albums.
I picked the original and probably only legit vinyl issue of this up by chance when I spotted it in HMV Coventry early 1993. I have long been puzzled by these 180g copies on ebay.
The listing in the link
"http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROGER-WATERS-...lenotsupported" refers to deliberate surface noise at start of sides??. The real pressing is superbly pressed on virgin vinyl which is dead quite. Pressed in Holland on Columbia. This is the same plant that later pressed some Simply Vinyls and possibly those Timeless reissues. (Same record centre profile). Was owned by Sony Music then I'm sure.
After Sony took over, the CBS imprint was never used in Europe, just the Columbia logo, so I'm sure these 180g pressings are bootlegs. Don't waste your money would be my advice.
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