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Definitive Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here on vinyl?

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

  1. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    Yes, I meant quiet parts.
     
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  2. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    I have a sealed copy and I'm afraid to open it and see if it's the good one or not.
     
  3. Sky Dawg

    Sky Dawg Forum Resident

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    Not trying to sound glib, but as Mick and the boys said, "it's only rock and roll". Besides, how will you know unless you open it? I bought my copy in 1980 upon release and have enjoyed the heck out of it. I retired my tt in the 80's along with my vinyl and bought the 30th anniversary reissue on cd in '97. My trusty Dual is now back in the chain and Wish You Were Here" sounds like heaven.

    I don't know if mine is "the good one" or not. Play it loud or through some killer cans, it's a fantastic work.
     
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  4. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    Glad to hear I didn't get ripped off completely. Now I can at the very least compare it to my Japan OP and Barry US copies. I got it on eBay. Vinyl looked clean. Rolling the dice a bit since I thought it was a good deal and I haven't seen an A1/B3 come up in the US on eBay in a bit. Maybe I am too inpatient. If I love it and it's noisey, will just sell it and wait to find a quieter one.

    If there's too much surface noise, will definitely just re-sell it in auction. I've gotten lucky with some supposedly VG records that were dead quiet and had bad luck with "NM" or "EX" records that while visually looked good had significant surface noise throughout.
     
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  5. Thievius

    Thievius This is my sweet custom title, yo

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    I happened to listen to my copy yesterday, a '75 US pressing. Clean copy, sounded glorious.
     
  6. theMot

    theMot Forum Resident

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    What’s the best one for under $200 usd?
     
  7. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    I just love that moment of anticipation. It's going to have to be a special day.
     
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  8. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Why? Just look at the cat #. It'll tell you.
     
  9. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    I've gambled and won a lot on Discogs especially from Europe but I've rolled some snake eyes this year. The challenge this year is finding desirable things in the US.
     
  10. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    It has the sticker on it. Older jacket with sticker. It should be ok but wasn't it a little bit hit or miss during the transition? Everything I know about it was learned here.
     
  11. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Not sure on that, a possibility I'm sure.
     
  12. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    Yeah it's not a sure thing. It was brought to me so it was hard to turn down. I bought it eyes wide open at a good price. It's sitting there like a time bomb. Bliss or weird equalization curve.

    It's not like I haven't burned money on this album; I bought the damn limited edition SACD a year before they reissued it.

    I console myself with the A-1/B-5 and the QUAD and the German copies.
     
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  13. Dr. Metal MD

    Dr. Metal MD Forum Resident

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    Would love to get a great second German pressing....
     
  14. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    Are second pressings better regarded? I have A-2/B-2 and A-3/B-3 pressings. Both are great I think the 3 is a bit hotter.

    It used to be reasonable to buy records from Germany before the problem we have. These were not very expensive.
     
  15. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

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    Are your copies 062 or 064?
     
  16. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

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    I have one just like that and it's definitely not the "good one".
     
  17. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    2016 reissue for me.
     
  18. theMot

    theMot Forum Resident

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    I started out with the 2016s. Picked up a 2nd press Meddle, completely blew away the 2016. Final cut 2016 thought sounded great, got the Japanese first press, again it was on another level. I have an Aussie presss WYWH that is very noisy but still sounds better than the 2016.
     
  19. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

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    This is the WYWH thread though. For Meddle I prefer the first press A-1 / B-1 to A-3 / B-4.
     
  20. Nitrous

    Nitrous Forum Resident

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    IMO the hardest thing with this album is to get a quiet playing copy. There are so many quiet parts where crackle pops & clicks ruin it for me.
    I have bought a few copies in the past that look mint but play with far too much crackle for my enjoyment.
    Even the 2016 I purchased New was not perfect. Lots of crackle in the quiet parts. Finally I came across a U.K. A3/B7 and it is fantastic.
    I think it’s a second Pressing but who cares it is practically silent in terms of surface/background noise and sounds great.
    I’m done searching now on this title.
    I had a couple of copies of the CBS halfspeed mastersound but I didn’t like them and sold them on sounded harsh & digital to me.
     
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  21. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Many, many options better than the 2016 WYWH, IMO. For $200 you should be able to get nearly any press of this. I’d go with the A3/B3 German cut or the “Barry” 80s US cut and pocket the savings. But you could always go with an early UK press as well.
     
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  22. ODShowtime

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    Both are 064s. I didn't know that the first copies were 062 until I had already bought both of these. I pursued them based on advice here, probably earlier in this thread. The 062 vs 064 disctinction didn't come until later. Nice to know in the future though.
     
  23. Sky Dawg

    Sky Dawg Forum Resident

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    I just played the album in it's entirety and listened critically. My speakers are accurate and to my ears it was all there, extremely quite, zero sibilance, great dynamic range,
    incredible sound stage and no tubbiness in the bottom end. It didn't sound at all harsh, however it isn't warm sounding music.
    It definitely smokes my '97 cd. That said, my copy is the only one I've ever listened to. If a version out there blows it away, I'd love to hear it.
     
  24. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    Does anyone else here have a really hard time comparing versions of this album? There's so much empty space... It's hard to lock onto anything. Probably side 2 is better to focus on.
     
  25. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    True, Machine and sd 2 work well.
     
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