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Offline George-2.0

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Re: Vinyl
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2019, 08:46:31 PM »
I was sittin' going through my old LPs - enjoying the cover art. Not that you can't do interesting things with CDs (Aimee Mann's got some nice CD packaging that's won a few awards over the years), but I just love the large size, the gatefolds, the gimmick covers Alice Cooper used to do (ala the Schools Out LP, which open like a school desk, and the album itself was covered by a pair of panties.)

I was listening to some of my old Nazareth records. While known for blues flavored hard rock, they dabbled with a little of everything (Scottish Folk, AOR)

Seeing the covers, listening to the tracks, brought back memories...

I used to put the album covers on a music stand, and stare at the good ones while I played the record.

Of course, I had to give their album masterpiece a go, Hair of the Dog

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Re: Vinyl
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2019, 11:08:07 AM »
I finally have a nice copy of the Beatles white album on white vinyl.   I've wanted one since the mid 80s when I would occasionally see one in a used record shop, but they were always way out of my price range back then since I was poor (the reason I was going to used record shops in the first place :D ).

I got the US release since near mint condition copies of those are not too expensive, I payed $60 for mine, the jacket is a bit worn but the discs are pristine.  The UK pressings are supposed to sound much better but they start at around $250 and go up from there.  Of course you have to take some of those claims that certain pressings are much better with a grain of salt, some of that talk is people listening to them on super high end equipment, I doubt the average person playing it on a a few hundred bucks worth of equipment would be able to tell the difference.

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Re: Vinyl
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Re: Vinyl
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2019, 11:47:24 AM »
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