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Definitive Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here on vinyl?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by buzzlulu, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. kippenhok

    kippenhok Forum Resident

    Yes, that's for ObC
     
  2. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    I think there is a general theme at least with Pink Floyd pressings that I have seen in that German pressings seem to be underrated.
     
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  3. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...


    I've got a couple of German "Animals" LPs and I agree. :agree:
     
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  4. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

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    This is my favourite too.

    This is what I have:

    1st UK Press: A-1/B-3 - w/ Black shrinkwrap + postcard
    1st JPN press: SOPO 100 - CBS/Sony with poster, postcard, sticker obi
    2nd German Pressing: 1C 064-96 918
    Italian pressing Part of German 'The Pink Floyd Collection' 15LP box
    US CBS Half Speed Mastered
    2011 EU Reissue
    2016 EU Reissue
     
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  5. Dr. Metal MD

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    Interesting. So, out of all of those pressings, the German 064 is your favorite? I may have to find one. I have the 2011 reissue and the SOPO 100. I have an incoming US 'Barry' pressing.

    You like the SOPO 100 over the CBS Mastersound?
     
  6. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

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    I definitely prefer the SOPO100 over the Mastersound, I'm not a fan of that one at all. But I have to say that maybe I have the "lesser" Mastersound, as I have a 1980 reissue with the matrix 2J / 2AB. I know there's a previous pressing, which might be better. I'd rate them as this:
    1. 2nd German
    2. 1st UK
    3. SOPO
     
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  7. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    Sweet. Thanks for your input. I need to get my hands on an 064!
     
  8. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    Well, got my 'Barry' copy in the mail. Still in shrink wrap and supposedly EX-NM. Going to clean it and give 'er a spin tonight while I sip on some bourbon.
     
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  9. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    Update:

    Love how the Barry sounds. It has the detail of the Japan pressing, if not more, but is so much more lively and warm. Mine is a Barry on A and BL on B. Got one still in shrink wrap. Highly recommend this pressing! I haven't compared it to a UK or the German 064, both of which are on my to buy list. Appreciate the recommendation for the Barry. I think it will keep me happy until I can come across a good UK.
     
  10. j.barleycorn

    j.barleycorn Forum Resident

    Question for those who’ve heard some of the early German pressings, what is it that supposedly makes ones with later stampers sound better ?
    I recently bought a NM A-1 / B -1 and think it sounds great. And it plays dead quiet thru the entire LP except for one small tic midway thru Side 1.
     
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  11. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

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    I’m glad you’re enjoying the ‘Barry’. Yes, much warmer than the Japanese and quite similar to the UK in fact.
    The German 062 first issue is more ‘reserved’ than the later 064. The latter is more ‘dramatic’, meaning goosed in the EQ, which works on some tracks IMO but sounds excessive on others.
     
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  12. j.barleycorn

    j.barleycorn Forum Resident

    Thanks for your above input. Anybody else have an opinion? I forgot to mention that my German is the 062 catalog #. Plenty good for me at this time as a final upgrade unless I were to find an early UK in the wild. Not a big enough fan of later Floyd to look online. This one has the postcard and the cover and hard stock inner are easily VG++ to NM.
     
  13. Dr. Metal MD

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    Well, just randomly offered $45 for a supposedly VG UK A1/B3 from a US seller and got it accepted. We will see.....
     
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  14. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    That seems way too expensive. Is it that rare in the US? I got VG+ copies for 20$ or so here in Sweden.
     
  15. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    Hmmm I hope I didn't overpay. I'm used to seeing A1/B3's go for more in the US. I thought it was a good deal. Please correct me if I am wrong!
     
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  16. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Well, I live in Sweden as mentioned, I would never pay 40$ for a VG copy, only a NM one, especially with the kind of album this is, lot of quiet segments. Probably different in the US though.
     
  17. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    Please, show me where to find a copy of WYWH UK A1/B3, with at least the vinyl in truly NM playable condition for 40$ (shipping excluded of course), and I'll give you a 20$ gift for your trouble!
     
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  18. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Well no, I would buy it myself of course ;^)
    Im saying I wouldnt pay more. I purchased an EX copy for 30$ though. I grade it more like VG+ but the seller did not so, close enough?
     
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  19. Giorgio

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    If it's more like VG +, it's not that close IMO, however there are sometimes lucky breaks in this world.
     
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  20. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Sure, but some say NM records dont exist either, so all NM sellers are lying in that case. Either way, I would not pay that much for a UK copy.
     
  21. Sky Dawg

    Sky Dawg Forum Resident

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    I'm going to go with this one.
    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Fair price if it plays good. VG can be problematic on discogs.
     
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  23. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    UK pressings from top tier bands run pricey in the US.
     
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  24. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Thought so, but is a VG WYWH even listenable? A hard rock or punk record I could see it being acceptable, but this is such dynamic music.
     
  25. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    The dynamics are not what would bother me, it's the quieter parts, which there are many, that would cause me concern.
     
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