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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bettsaj, May 8, 2019.

  1. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter

    Mine has arrived...... But I'm at work presently.
     
  2. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    Re: the 2007 Rhino Vinyl - U.S. pressings, the problem IMHO wasn't the sound of the mastering, the problem was the horrible pressing quality. Both my UP and Closer were significantly off-center on at least one side of each LP (A Rainbo job IIRC?). I wound up giving mine away after I bought the 2015s.

    I'm sure many will disagree vehemently but for me the definitive version of these albums has always been on the Heart and Soul CD box set.

    I also agree with @c-eling that the earlier U.S. Qwest CDs sound fine too.

    And yes I would love to see a label like MOFI, Analogue Productions, Intervention, Speakers Corner, Impex, etc. do AAA remasters on LP but that seems highly unlikely to happen.

    Curious to hear how the new 2019 pressing stacks up but if it's not a new cut that significantly improves on the 2015 LPs I'll probably pass. I don't need it just for the colored vinyl.
     
  3. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    I stopped with the 2007 Closer :laugh:
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. nosliw

    nosliw Azunyan! にゃーーー!

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    I get the feeling that the 2019 pressing was done either at MPO or Optimal GmbH for the European market. I'm sure someone will be able to confirm if via the matrix runout information
     
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  5. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    No info anywhere it seems about who actually cut the lacquers for the US 2007 Rhinos. Around that time Ron McMaster was cutting a lot of LPs for Rhino that ended up being pressed at Rainbo. Wonder if he did it? It's said that around that time Capitol Mastering used a digital delay preview head also.
     
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  6. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Yeah, Factory blurb stuff handwritten in wax + cat number info that's it. I will give them props for the packaging and design. Pretty much the only saving grace for this one. :laugh:
    Ron would of had his sig in the wax I'd think.
     
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  7. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    I bought it this morning, took it home put it on the turntable, was badly dished and jumped all over the place!

    Back to the shop who exchanged it with no problem, the new copy is ok.

    Still I do have 2 Factories, a US Quest and the 2007, so I doubt I'll play it much anyway.
     
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  8. SamS

    SamS Forum Legend

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    A sonic comparison is very much appreciated :)
     
  9. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    Ron does sign most of the time, but not always IIRC.
     
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  10. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    Would you mind posting deadwax inscriptions? Thanks.
     
  11. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Its just a repressing of the 2015.
     
  12. JeffMo

    JeffMo Give The Gift of Music!

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    New England
    "The Man" loves you! :laugh:
     
  13. JeffMo

    JeffMo Give The Gift of Music!

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    Beautiful. If I were a collector.....

    Instead I will spin this great album today in honor of 40th.
     
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  14. -Cabinessence-

    -Cabinessence- Forum Resident

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  15. Eamon

    Eamon Forum Resident

    Got mines today. It's good but not as good as I recall the original pressing. Though I would empathise that I haven't heard an original in about 20 years so might be my memory playing tricks on me.
     
  16. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

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    waiting on mine.....
     
  17. JeffMo

    JeffMo Give The Gift of Music!

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    What? Not a national holiday in UK???

    Wow, just wow.....
     
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  18. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Think that design has been pimped out to everything. I had a roll of toilet paper that included it :winkgrin:
     
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  19. sparkmeister

    sparkmeister Forum Resident

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    Nope. Why, is it a national holiday in the States today?
     
  20. jimhb

    jimhb Forum Resident

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    Denver, CO, USA
    I am confused. Is this much different from the 2007 cut?
     
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  21. JeffMo

    JeffMo Give The Gift of Music!

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    No, I’d like to tell you that JD isn’t a cult band here...
     
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  22. sparkmeister

    sparkmeister Forum Resident

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    Ah, sorry. I was a bit slow on that one. Now you mention it, it’s not a bad idea ;)
     
  23. Dave 81828384

    Dave 81828384 Forum Resident

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    I bought my wife a tote bag with THE design on it. I did get it at a Hooky show though, so it's legit. :laugh:
     
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  24. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.” Thread Starter


    It is from the 2007 remaster... I'm interested to know what your dead wax etchings are. The copy I have here has the UK 2007 dead wax etchings of just the bar code.... The 2007 US pressings had the original dead wax etchings as found on the original pressings along with the bar code number.
     
  25. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Even better: Already ten reviews!!!

    Guess I'll be playing my German Intercord today. That's definitely a great addition to the UK Factory!
     

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