T. Rex - Electric Warrior - Kevin Gray AAA Vinyl Reissue

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GentleSenator, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ongoing disucssion in the thread regarding this year's Rhino "Rocktober" vinyl reissues (Rhino "Rocktober" releases coming soon... ), but I bet not everyone is checking in there, so I'm hoping a dedicated thread will help point the spotlight on this release as it definitely deserves some fanfare.

    This was just released this Tuesday the 23rd, and even though Rhino didn't really advertise the details (T. Rex - Electric Warrior | Rhino ), the reissue is AAA and cut by Kevin Gray. The vinyl is also pressed at RTI. The press release(s) and the website don't mention these things, but it came with what seems like pretty transparent hype stickers on the front. It also comes in a nicely done tip-on gatefold sleeve. Available in US and Canada only.

    I grabbed a copy and gave it a listen and inspection yesterday and I'm interested in what others think. I have both an original UK Fly and original US Reprise which sound pretty different from one another to my ears.
     
  2. gonz

    gonz Well-Known Member

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    i've got a US reprise one and i picked up the 2004?iirc reissue. the reissue was terrible, no mids and boosted bass. i'm satisfied with the reprise version, but could be tempted to pick up the latest reissue.
     
  3. SinisterGinger

    SinisterGinger Well-Known Member

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    Glasgow
    I'd love to get a copy of the new reissue so looking forward to hearing what people think of it!
     
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  4. Well this is awesome news. I looked for a while to find Fly UK pressing and it sounds great. If this one is better... it’ll be one of the best sounding rock LPs I own.
     
  5. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

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    What do you think?
     
  6. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Its a bit better sounding that the US original. But the original is nice. The new one seems fuller. Richer.
     
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  7. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    I have a UK Fly and US as well. Not sure if my UK is a first. Sounded pretty bright as I recall. Haven’t played it in years.
     
  8. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    i like it a lot more than the original US Reprise which has always sounded a little stuffy to me, and it's a bit more open than the UK Fly. i've never heard a Cube pressing, but i'd say it's right on the heels of the Fly in my ears.
     
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  9. Leviethan

    Leviethan Forum Resident

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    I wonder if he used a the UK master or a US copy tape? I have a German Cube/Fly copy, but I would check this one out for sure. Kevin's cut of John Prine's debut in this series is excellent.
     
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  10. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    That's what I love about this place. I had no clue about this release and it's a must buy for me. Just ordered it.
     
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  11. CBackley

    CBackley Forum Resident

    Yep. I had no idea about this release. I have a copy on hold now. I can’t wait!
     
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  12. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Forum Resident

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    It's getting great reports. But a USA-only release by the sound of it. I'm in the UK..... I feel that we're being deprived of our own heritage. :(
    I guess it's T.Rex licensing problems.
     
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  13. 0476pearljam

    0476pearljam Well-Known Member

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    I had just bought some months ago a dutch copy on EMI stateside, so it was written in the stars that this long player was ready for an AAA reissue...
     
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  14. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Is that the late 70's reissue with "Starpower" and "Get It On" written on both labels? Never heard it.
     
  15. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    How many times can one reissue one single little album? But if this is AAA and sounds different to the excellent UK Fly... well I love this album so....:righton:
     
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  16. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Forum Resident

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    Can't wait to crack it open tonight!
     
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  17. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    Amen brother! I had no idea this reissue even existed. Love T rex.
    love this place!
     
  18. Terry

    Terry Forum Resident

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    Milwaukee
    I do not see this on Amazon. Grr.
     
  19. mick_sh

    mick_sh Forum Resident

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    Dear forum members. Please refrain from buying the Kevin Gray Electric Warrior. I have a second copy on the way and don’t want this to be OOP if I need a replacement. Thank you very much. :D
     
  20. nightenrock

    nightenrock Well-Known Member

    Rhino's Rocktober issues are meant to be sold in brick and mortar stores.
     
  21. stoneknuckle

    stoneknuckle Well-Known Member

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    reading pa usa
    Does anyone know how many of these were pressed. The Rocktober announcement list numbers on most of the titles but not this one.
     
  22. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    As being discussed in the other thread, because this title was released with a different version, for RSD back in the Spring of this year, AS A LIMITED EDITION, this version appears to NOT be limited in any way.
    .
     
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  23. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Well if they are not readily available in stores then why not continue re issuing them as along as there is a demand.

    Gone are the record store days when virtually everything released stayed in print.
     
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  24. libertycaps

    libertycaps Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR, USA
    Good to see a properly done analog AAA reissue. My OG Reprise LP & 2003 Rhino CD are good enough for me.
     
  25. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    Atlanta
    Only bummer is when there's a really good reissue and it goes out of print and the next one isn't so good, as happened recently with Black Sabbath Vol. 4.

    I hope this particular one stays in print for a good long time.
     

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