APP "I robot" 2017 vinyl?

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  1. Echoes Myron

    Echoes Myron Forum Resident

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    Don't even get me started on Dark Side of the Moon :)
     
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    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

  3. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Nice! I bet the 45rpm set is sweet, but I'm passing on it as I'm not a fan of breaking flow on proggy albums.
    I have the Classic Records dual sided (192/96) DVD-A which I find surprising faithful to the UK Blaires cut.
    Hafta' admit I'm surprised to see you rate the UK so low....different strokes!
     
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  4. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Tell me about it!! I'm still in the double digits on DSOTM even after gifting a bunch out...oh well,
     
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  5. Echoes Myron

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    @Slick Willie I think the UK I Robot is absolutely phenomenal. I need to play it again. Honestly on my list all of them are winners. But the MOFI 2x45 edges it slightly for detail and the Classic has a tubey oomph to it (also very detailed) that they are just a little cut above. Even the standard US pressing can do some amazing things. This album is so well engineered and there are so many great mastering/pressings of this it really is just an embarrassment of riches.
     
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  6. richbdd01

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    Just bought the recent 45rpm MFSL and it sounds incredible....really great warmth and detail. I cannot recommend it enough...
     
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  7. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Well true, sorta' like DSOTM? But there are differences that I would not quite rate as subtle. Mostly dealing with the mids/highs/detail.
    The CR DVD-A is not "tubey", not in any way.
     
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  8. richbdd01

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    Skip it and buy the new one...
     
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  9. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

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    Near mint vinyl originals are still commonly available for around £10/€10 or less in the UK/Europe.
     
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  10. Dr. Funk

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    So does Slick or Echoes have more pressings of I Robot?..........I lost count. :shh:

    Seriously, this remains one of those albums where one can walk into any record store and plump down $5 to $10 and walk out with a true audiophile piece of wax. I only own two vinyl pressings of this album..........the 80's MFSL and a US original. I prefer the US.
     
  11. Not including multiples, which would bring it into double digits, I have:

    Canada
    UK
    US
    Classic
    Mofi 33
    Mofi 45

    If someone were new to this album I would say to get any of these in VG+/NM condition and you'll be happy. It's a shining example of how albums should be recorded, mastered and pressed. If that person then wanted to expand their collection I would say to definitely include the original UK Sparty 1012. I rate the Canadian & US equally. For the reissues it becomes a bit blurrier as they all have their strengths & weaknesses (although those are few, if any), and it'll depend more on personal preference for any sound signature each reissue has.

    For sound I would choose the MFSL 2X45, but NOT for continuity. Although it doesn't bother me a whole lot, the double-flipping can be a bit annoying sometimes. I'm glad I therefore also have the Classic Records and MFSL 33 reissue. I'm not saying it's better, but I prefer the Classic over the MFSL 33 ever so slightly. I've invested enough in this album, so I'm stopping and will forego a Japanese pressing and the MOV reissue.
     
  12. Echoes Myron

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    You all were right about the MOFI Tales. Massive soundstage!

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  13. Ben Adams

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    I wonder how many times this needs to be explained on this forum?

    MoV is a trustworthy reissue label.
     
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  14. Sax-son

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    I have an excellent copy of the US I Robot. Sonically one of the best records in my collection. However, the can still be obtained in good condition for little money.
     
  15. Echoes Myron

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    Yeah I recently picked up a US Arista I Robot for $1. They usually go.for $3-$10. Best deal in audiophiledom.
     
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