i have a few new records on 180g vinyl,
rainbows "live in munich '77" and pink floyds "dark side of the moon" and "wish you were here"
they're bloody expensive! i only got the rainbow one because i'd been after it for years and could'nt find out if it even existed other than on DVD, and was brought out by back on black, it sounds like dog turd (my theory is that it was never made for vinyl, only video).
i got the floyd ones after repeatedly bidding and losing on old copies and getting naffed off with the ordeal (i also really appreciated that the artwork, fre posters and stickers etc. were completely reissued as they were, not made different to pull in new generations). i felt when i listened to that something was "missing", although i can't put my finger on it, maybe an ambience thing.
part of the attraction for me is finding hidden gems in odd places, old record shops, car boots, flea markets, the musty smell of old records as you dig through and strike gold, and get a classic record that you love for a quid or two.
i have old records, like floyds "relics" that is from EMI's cheap sister label MFP (music for pleasure) on flimsy vinyl, and it sounds GREAT.
i can't help but feel that all this re-mastering, and 180g thing is a load of rubbish and a complete money making con.
there were clearly nowt up with the old records and nothing has been gained from messing about with them.
£17-£25 for a record!? is it just me? am i mental?
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