Walmart color vinyl

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  1. Humongous Donkey

    Humongous Donkey Active Member

    FWIW ..... a brief overview of my experience with Walmart color vinyl.

    1. Kiss Destroyer Resurrected ... Orange .... awful ..... unbearable surface noise. Tried 3 times to get a good copy ... nope ... sounded like they all came from the same stamper. RETURN
    2. Aerosmith Greatest Hits .. White .... awful .... stylus killing double warp RETURN
    3. Doobie Bros Best of .... Green clear cola ... Excellent ... low surface noise, flat, mastering is good to my ears. KEEPER
    4. REO The Hits ... White and Black Splatter ... bad ... surface noise is terrible Kept but won't see much play
    5. Boston self titled ... blue ... side A awful, side B excellent ... ordered 2 copies, both had identical results, apparently from same defective stamper ... too bad because side B was quiet and was quite good. Side A had grating static every rotation throughout the whole side. RETURN
    6. ZZ Top Eliminator ... yellow ... average ..... not bad and not great .... kept
    7. Bob Seger ... Greatest hits .. Green clear cola ... Excellent .... low surface noise, mastering is good to my ears. KEEPER
    8. Bob Seger Live Bullet ... Red ... Excellent .... low surface noise, mastering is good, great music! . KEEPER
    9. Fleetwood Mac Rumours ... Clear .... STEAMING PILE OF DUNG .... atrocious surface noise and awful master RETURN
    10. Wolfgang Van Halen Mammoth .... Red .... great .... acceptable surface noise .. KEEPER
    11. RUSH Icon ... Red .... good ... better than I expected. Acceptable surface noise, not top level but a good listen. KEEPER

    The best as far as surface noise were the cola green vinyl. As quiet as some of my best vinyl (including MoFi). If all new vinyl was made using this recipe, I'd buy more color vinyl. However, from my experience buying new vinyl and especially color vinyl is a crap shoot. Warp is a whole other detriment.

    Does anyone have a report on the surface noise of the new Van Halen Box. It could be a very good thing that these are not color vinyl.
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  2. Humongous Donkey

    Humongous Donkey Active Member

    Also bought the clear Journey Escape vinyl. Acceptable surface noise it's better than average and a keeper.
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  3. fmfxray373

    fmfxray373 Capitol LPs in the 70s were pretty good.

    san diego
    My clear Rumors (I think it’s an Optimal pressing) sounds great. All my color vinyl FM from Walmart sounds great. I bought them about 3 years ago.
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  4. thatguy1976

    thatguy1976 Forum Resident

    I’ve waited a few months for this to come back in stock and it finally did, if anyone else is interested:

    Robot or human?

  5. Bloom

    Bloom You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards

    Walmart's orange and blue Californication got Kobe'd

  6. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

  7. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Comfortably Dumb

    I hope the numbers 8 and 24 are somehow a part of this LP set!
  8. jb welda

    jb welda yellow eyed dog

    I thought I ordered John Coltrane's A Love Supreme on blue vinyl the other day but looks like somehow I did not. I thought I created an account on their miserable website, but looks like somehow I did not. I thought I had given them my credit card numbers, but looks like somehow I did not. I thought I got an email acknowledging my purchase of said album, but looks like somehow I did not.

    So either I have been on some other world the past week or so, or their miserable piece of shiet website is just as bad as I thought it was.

    Like, for instance (note this is the description for the black vinyl version of A Love Supreme):

    About this item
    Product details

    Smooth out rough edges using this Nicholson File 21862N. This file is 8" long and fits well in the palm of the hand for easy maneuverability during use. The flat file can be used on metal parts to create a more appealing surface or reduce slag from welded parts. This file is used by machinists and those who build machines to create even surfaces to work with. It's lightweight and easy to maintain as well. The metal supply is an ideal addition to the tool collection and can be stored in a toolbox or drawer until needed.

    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (Remaster) - Vinyl:

    • Item type: file 8" flat Bastardcdd
    • Brand: Nicholson
    • Manufacturer number: 21862N
    • Used by machinists, machinery builders, ship and engine builders and repairmen
    • Rectangular in cross-section and taper slightly towards point
    • 8" file is lightweight and easy to use
    We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.
    ["A Love Supreme Vinyl","John Coltrane Vinyl Record"]

    Music Genre


    John Coltrane

    Manufacturer Part Number

    Record Label
    Impulse Records

    John Coltrane

    Physical Media Format

    Track Listing
    Love Supreme Pt. 1: Acknowledgement,Love Supreme Pt. 2: Resolution,Love Supreme Pt. 3: Pursuance/Pt. 4: Psalm

    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
    5.50 x 0.50 x 7.44 Inches

    Release Date

    F Walmart, I am done screwing around with these halfwits.

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  9. Tjazz

    Tjazz Breakfast at (a record store) Thread Starter

    Thanks. Was it green vinyl last time?
  10. thatguy1976

    thatguy1976 Forum Resident

    I believe so
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  11. NewKidInTown

    NewKidInTown Forum Resident

    York, PA, USA
    Anyone have a copy in hand yet and can share deadwax, or give an opinion on sound?

  12. LedHetland

    LedHetland Well-Known Member

    Moorhead, MN
    I would like to know about the matrices as well. Somebody on the Discogs page mentions that it was difficult to see but it may have had the European matrices (not Chris Bellman) and another said they couldn’t tell the difference between it and the CB.
  13. NewKidInTown

    NewKidInTown Forum Resident

    York, PA, USA
    Thanks for sharing. May be worth springing for! I'm so tempted!
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  14. Bloom

    Bloom You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards

    A new comment today said that it's HL in the deadwax not CB.

    I have a copy but I'm waiting on a walmart replacement to see if they actually have orange + blue ones
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  15. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    How does this sound?
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  16. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Memphis, TN
    Why is it green?
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  17. zackswax

    zackswax Well-Known Member

    Nashville, TN
    Anyone have any info on the By The Way pressing? Deadwax info?
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  18. NewKidInTown

    NewKidInTown Forum Resident

    York, PA, USA
    I'm all ears too...actually for all 3 of the RHCP releases
  19. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

    I stopped at Walmart this morning after a workout. Saw all of the Chili Peppers releases--indeed the copies of "Californication" are purple/yellow. I mean the website clearly had pre-orders for Blue/Orange, it's laughable!
  20. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

    I bought 4 LPs at Target last week, so I didn't pull a trigger today.

    Sometimes I'm glad at my self-control in places that have vinyl records. I seriously wanted like 8 LPs when I stopped in *Captain Kirk voice* but.....I.....managed anything....but....a few....groceries :yikes::kilroy::help:
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  21. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

    If the color thing is your thing (and I kind of like them when they relate to the album artwork), the Dio "Holy Diver" release is nice.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2022
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  22. Aggie88

    Aggie88 New Member

    Is the Target exclusive box mastered by Chris Bellman, too?
  23. jazon

    jazon A fight between the blue you once knew

    Ugh, kinda disappointed in that. The orange and blue would of been a better match. I am not a basketball fan.
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  24. Boomy

    Boomy Forum Resident

    Which are you referring to? It looks like my response was regarding a Van Hagar release.
  25. t4t3r

    t4t3r Forum Resident

    Little late to respond but also for anyone else...I'm not sure what the discogs reviews were listening to but to me it was not good. It's been a few months but if I recall, one of the discs was ok and the other sounded very flat, very much CD-ish with zero dynamics. Very disappointing.
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