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

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

  1. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
    yeah, I was thinking the former. not sure why anyone needs a backup...unless they need a backup of everything.
  2. JP Christian

    JP Christian Forum Resident

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
  3. topekatj

    topekatj Well-Known Member

    NorCal, Bay Area
    Does this new pressing include a poster?
  4. DHamilton

    DHamilton Forum Resident

    sounds pretty good to me - of course it has the long version of Sweet Jane with the bridge.
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  5. googlymoogly

    googlymoogly Forum Resident

    Is it a Kevin Gray mastering also?
  6. DHamilton

    DHamilton Forum Resident

    I cant seem to find any information regarding the mastering...I am hoping it is a KG master though. Will look at it when I get home.
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  7. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if Thread Starter

    Portland, OR
    Several are "limited" and list the number made, here: Rocktober | Rhino

    a bit of hyperbole to indicate how much i plan to spin this one. i'll want a backup for when it's worn out (as if).
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  8. zongo

    zongo Forum Resident

    Davis, CA
    So, can someone please directly compare an original UK Fly with this new reissue, in terms of the sound? Thanks.
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  9. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    And throw up some clips!

    We are a needy bunch :D
  10. David Beckwith

    David Beckwith Forum Resident

    This is the big question...did anyone get any confirmation on this?
  11. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    Just spun mine and I love it, my favorite version of the album is the first japan cd cuz it sounds so analog. Never heard it on vinyl before now and I'm very pleased.
    Any barnes and noble coupons around ?
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  12. Electric Sydney

    Electric Sydney Forum Resident

    Scarsdale, NY
    I think an In Store discount is available this weekend.
  13. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    Listening to my copy now. This really is good.
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  14. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    Might have to check out my B&N, won't even see it they are in stock. It will be like a surprise !
  15. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    Love It To Death stands out as the limited Rocktober title I would buy as an investment copy and that depends on it's audio quality. The T Rex and ZZ Top are not reported as limited and will probably be around for a good while. I find a couple of the other titles moderately interesting as investment copies, but as a whole - I shy away from investing in Rhino releases. They always show up again in a different presentation. I cannot name one Rhino title released in the last 5 years that I would consider having appreciated in value. To the contrary, I find that Discogs stays flooded with sealed Rhino releases for much less than their original suggested retail price. To a person considering vinyl investment copies, Rhino is to MFSL as a modern day Nickel-Clad quarter is to a pre-1964 silver quarter. However, limited color runs do demand more than the following black vinyl runs for about every album from any genre listed on Discogs. You are basically gambling on the colored vinyl aspect alone with very little support from that title's future scarcity. It is a rare occasion when I let vinyl color be the only reason I might buy an investment copy. An exception as of late was the Mazzy Star 'purple' vinyl release limited to 1000 pressed. I know a good many here could care less about the investing aspect of our hobby, but Kevin J asked to be enlightened. Now, on to the audio quality of Electric Warrior.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
  16. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

    How much did amazon uk sell the 'brown' for?

    Did reprise do the proper semi-gatefold?

    Sorry - off-topic
  17. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    An Alice Cooper reissue limited to 6500 copies as "investment"? You think this will fetch 100+? :unhunh:

    If things only were that easy:yikes:
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
  18. warleywarrior

    warleywarrior Forum Resident

    Manchester England
    The Brown was approx £18 and was a full replica of the Reprise original semi gatefold sleeve..It’s still available on Amazon Uk..Ignore the £34 price tag and go to other sellers..think it’s Rarewaves and Screamingcds Sellers ..it’s £21.38 inc postage
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  19. Macman

    Macman Forum Resident

    I picked up a copy of this yesterday and am very pleased. It sounds great and the pressing is absolutely flawless. Not a single crackle or pop.
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  20. James_S888

    James_S888 Forum Resident

    Anybody got an answer on this? I would guess a US copy tape. The original must be in the UK somewhere and I'm guessing it's highly unlikely the original would be flying across the Atlantic to do a limited press run....
    I have a minty original Fly so this would have to be pretty good to convince me to go for yet another copy of Electric Warrior....
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  21. SteveCam

    SteveCam Forum Resident

    These are also available in Canada. I picked a copy up at Sunrise Records yesterday.
  22. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Go online to B&N, they have them available.
  23. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

  24. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

    I read that the poster was used as the inside of the gatefold.
  25. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

    Georgia US

    LP (12" album, 33 rpm), 180 gram

    YEP....2017 version on Amazon

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