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

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

  1. I have cut back on purchases recently but this is one of my all-time favorite albums so I had to!
     
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  2. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    At least you didn't have to pay a hundred bucks for it. It can be had for around twenty bucks.
     
  3. Oh definitely. I got my Fly UK last year on a trip to London and paid maybe 12-15 USD for it. It's a bit rough but I couldn't pass it up and the music still shines through.
     
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  4. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Yeah, I think I paid around $20 for mine. In great shape.
     
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  5. googlymoogly

    googlymoogly Forum Resident

    Your thoughts on the bass and drums in the UK original vs. this reissue?

    As for your latter observation, that is certainly true. It's hard to find original pressings of albums like this that aren't scratched or grooveworn to a fare-thee-well!
     
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  6. I will have to listen again soon but I recall drums being very similar on both - kick drum on "Mambo Sun" is massive regardless. Bass I'll have to check again soon. Listening was cut short tonight, unfortunately!
     
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  7. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Thanks for your review! Im on it. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Very welcome!
     
  9. Leviethan

    Leviethan Forum Resident

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    I have to agree. I have two original Slash copies. One is signed to me by John and Exene! Thanks @Recordwhirled!

    Also, this pressing of Electric Warrior is fantastic. Another reissue knocked out of the park by Kevin Gray and Rhino. It's also flat, and noise free. All for $25! I've said it before and I'll say it again, all reissues of albums originally recorded and mixed to tape should be done this way.
     
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  10. Marko K

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  11. 0476pearljam

    0476pearljam Well-Known Member

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    Great review here, thanks a lot. As I only have a seventies press on dutch ariola, do you think your german ariola pales a lot in cimparison with your fly uk and the new kevin gray reissue or do you think the german press is almost there ?
     
  12. I'll have to listen again soon but I recall the German being not very close to Fly. Didn't sound bad... but not very close.
     
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  13. yarbles

    yarbles Forum Resident

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    ...no sticker?
     
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  14. Jgirar01

    Jgirar01 Forum Resident

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    seems like Barnes and noble is sold out online- where can I get this online outside of amazon. Want to grab it before it’s too late based on these reviews.
     
  15. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Forum Resident

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    I pm'd you
     
  16. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Forum Resident

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    I just couldn't stand it any longer. I bought one.
     
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  17. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  18. Phan71

    Phan71 Active Member

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    Can anyone say how this compares to the 45 box set that came out on RSD a few years ago?
     
  19. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    This is work in progress, man! :evil:
     
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  20. yarbles

    yarbles Forum Resident

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    I think I got very lucky with mine, which was complete in two relatively cheap stages and is in unbelievably good condition.

    First, I got everything except the poster, for about £15 I think. Cover, sticker & inner all near-mint; vinyl looked & sounded unplayed, didn't even need a clean! Amazing sounding album, astonishing bargain. Then, because I'd got the first version so cheaply, I was happy to pay £40 for a VG+ copy which had everything except the sticker; the poster has some tape residue discolouration on the rear, but apart from that it's perfect. Kept the complete near-mint copy, gave the lesser version to my son. Both 2Us.
    Excellent business, considering what some jokers are asking for incomplete versions in average condition :edthumbs:
     
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  21. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    I was lucky too, paid 10€ for NM vinyl in VG sleeve. And 35€ for a NM poster. Now I need that sticker....

    The sleeve is always tricky.
     
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  22. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    If anyone is looking for the rocktober release, I ordered from bullmoose yesterday even if it said not available and today I got an e-mail that my order is getting ready to ship.
     
  23. Summerisle

    Summerisle Forum Resident

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    Seattle, WA, USA
    My US Reprise pressing sounds wonderful. Glad to read the positive feed back this 2017 pressing is getting.
     
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  24. dachada

    dachada Well-Known Member

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    so the UK has the umfff factor of Mr George Peckham. check the below video at 4;56
     
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  25. yarbles

    yarbles Forum Resident

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    I didn't buy Warrior when I was a kid, just Bolan Boogie and then The Slider. However, if I had bought EW back then, the very first thing I would've done - on the bus, on the way home from buying it, probably - would've been to remove 'that sticker'...funny how our neuroses change as we get older and weirder :laugh:
     

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