RSD 2021 6/12 (pressing/overall quality review) *first drop*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jerry James, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Jerry James

    Jerry James Forum Reticent Thread Starter

    Let's post here about the pressing and overall quality of our Record Store Day RSD purchases from June 12, 2021 6/12/21 (first drop) here! Only a few hours to go...!
     
  2. WhatDoIKnow

    WhatDoIKnow I never got over it, I got used to it

    Location:
    Italy
    I'll start then.
    Tom Petty - Angel Dream on cobalt blue vinyl sounds really really good!
     
  3. healter skealter

    healter skealter Mullered

    Location:
    Penny Lane
    Ariana Grande 3LP sounds magnificent
     
  4. healter skealter

    healter skealter Mullered

    Location:
    Penny Lane
    Steely Dan, 2vN: side 4 has the worst, most pointless etching ever :biglaugh:
     
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  5. Karmageddon

    Karmageddon The Audio Guru

    Aren’t all etchings pointless, though? :D

    Especially since they tend to cause dish-warping.
     
  6. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Prince- The Truth:

    Flat and quiet so far (thankfully given the contents). Decent pressing. Sound is quite good.
     
  7. ScottishStuart

    ScottishStuart Stay Hard, Stay Hungry, Stay Alive

    Location:
    Stirling
    The Who Face Dances sounds good to me. No pops on any of the 4 sides.
     
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  8. geddy402

    geddy402 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    No mastering info on the Donnie Hathaway (hype sticker or dead wax), which seemed a little weird. Anyone give it a spin yet?
     
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  9. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Florida
    Can vouch for the Donny Hathaway . Super clean copy no noise , nice flat pressing.

    Sounds phenomenal
     
  10. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Tom Tom Club- The Good The Bad And The Funky. MPO pressing. Cool looking blue vinyl.

    Mine is quiet. Decent pressing. Sound is good, but not spectacular...maybe a little flat sounding.
     
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  11. dloew

    dloew Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    The "Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer" 12" sounds good to my ears. Some small noise in the quieter parts, but nothing distracting. 45 RPM. CB in the deadwax. Previous pressing of this i don't think has CB in deadwax according to Discogs.
     
  12. Batman21

    Batman21 If you don’t run you rust

    Location:
    DC
    Gotta disagree. Flat and quiet but disappointed in sound quality. I was just A-B ing to an original. my five year old picked the original, i have to agree. I think my expectations were too high.
     
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  13. Batman21

    Batman21 If you don’t run you rust

    Location:
    DC
    The Penrose showcase is killer! Both sound and content
     
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  14. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Florida
    dont have the original to compare. I’m sure you’ll be able to sell the new one rather easily to someone who wants one.
     
  15. Batman21

    Batman21 If you don’t run you rust

    Location:
    DC
    Ya its def NOT bad. I was just super pumped for this as its hard to find a clean original, been thru a few.
     
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  16. Larry Loves LPs

    Larry Loves LPs Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    I’m listening to the Vanguard Chicago Blues comp disc 1 right now. The first disc is a little wobbly but doesn’t effect playback on my system. I’m really enjoying it, the drums (esp bass drum) are very present which isn’t the case usually on a lot of this era of releases.

    I will report back on my experience with my other stuff as I get around to it. I got the Kenny Dothan, Monk, Rage against the Machine and the Dead box
     
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  17. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Florida
    My Lips release is definitely a wobbler ,

    getting some significant surface noise as well. Anyone else having issues? Or did I get unlucky here?
     
  18. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Devo- Somewhere With Devo

    Cut at Well Made Music, not sure were it was pressed. Quiet flat pressing. Sounds fine. The live material "is what it is", the remix material sounds quite good.
     
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  19. Oh, deer.
     
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  20. Batman21

    Batman21 If you don’t run you rust

    Location:
    DC
    Agreed! Sounds great. I was worried w the colored vinyl.
     
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  21. Satrus

    Satrus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cork, Ireland
    Those records are usually pressed at Gotta Groove in Cleveland, OH. where WELL MADE MUSIC is also located. The fact that the vinyl is a 'quiet flat pressing' confirms that it is the folks at GGR who pressed this. The best plant in the U.S.A., in my opinion.
     
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  22. Isitquiex

    Isitquiex Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    Slight dish warp on disc 1 here as well, and slight warp on disc 3, but both play fine. The drums do sound great and the overall sound quality is solid - my copy has a bit of noise between tracks
     
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  23. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Indiana
    I am unable to get out to a store today. Hoping some will have online after tomorrow or whenever they normally do. Also in the market for Keith Richards' single and possible the Bigger Bang Stones release.
     
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  24. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD bought too many records this week

    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Steely Dan: Everything Must Go
    Fantastic job. Flat vinyl, really quiet. Sounds fantastic. I’m really happy about this one. I like this album a lot and this is a top notch presentation.

    Tom Tom Club: The Good, the Bad, and the Funky
    Mine has a slight edge warp, but nothing to worry about. It’s reasonably quiet (background not completely black, but no noise that intrudes into the music). This was an impulse purchase and I don’t know the original album. But it sounds like what I’d expect from something recorded in 1999.
     
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  25. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Florida
    The Kenny Dorham is worth the hype. Holy **** does it sound awesome!

    flat and clean
     
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