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Good pressing thread
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:11:53 PM »
We have a cr@p pressing thread but there are some good New pressings out there which I believe should be shared.New pressings please.

1)Paul Simon-Graceland.25th Anniversary Edition 180gm.Distributed by Sony Records.Cost R280.00. Beats the
original on quality.Original pressing by Warner Bros.I have both pressings.
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 05:23:33 AM »
All Stockfish records.
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Good pressing thread
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 05:36:16 AM »
All Stockfish records.

Now we need a real music on good pressings thread. Sara K quite nice but not too sure about the rest.
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 05:45:57 AM »
Ed zachary

That is an awesome point - these audiophile pressings have the worst kind of music on it - I certainly fell into the trap and bought a stockfish or similar  lp and listening to it is like pulling teeth

Then again I guess I do listen to strange stuff - but I would not listen to it if someone suggests it will make my system sound like a million bucks

My current favourite labels for great pressings -Original pressings

- Linn
- Kitchenware
- Rough Trade
- ECM
- Japo
- Verve
- Blue Note
- Nautilus
- MOFI
- Simply Vinyl

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 05:53:59 AM »
Of the new and  re-issue labels - these I often seek out

- Music on Vinyl
- Light in the Attic
- Sub Pop
- Jagjaguwar
- Domino
- Rhino
- Back to Black series

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 08:04:52 AM »
Gents,
I demo'ed a vinyl 180 gram kings of Leon...it was garbage and expensive.

Then I listened to a jack Johnson (same label pressing) and it was brill...

So I have no idea to be sure my money is not wasted...would be great to be able to demo.

Anyone listened to the Alison Kraus & union station latest pressings?

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 08:13:36 AM »
Now we need a real music on good pressings thread. Sara K quite nice but not too sure about the rest.

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 08:27:13 AM »
Gotchaman, Alison Krauss & Union Station's 'Paper Aeroplanes' is both an excellent pressing and an excellent LP!

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 09:47:40 AM »
My few cents worth. 

Original Pressings -

Nimbus Supercuts
Mofi
Sheffield Labs

Current/reissue pressings -

MOFI
Music on vinyl
Tacet
Impex
ORG
ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS
Music Matters
Speaker corner
Pure pleasure records
Stockfisch

Another fact to consider is to follow the mastering/cutting engineer that you like - EG George Peckham known for his trade mark inscription in the dead wax - "porky" or "Porky prime cut"


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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 09:54:41 AM »
Also add

Original pressings

Virgin
Dindisc
4AD

Re-issue

4 men with beards
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 10:22:05 AM »
You cannot go wrong with anything on

Factory
Deutsche Grammophon
Bizzare
RCA Living Stereo
Capital Full Spectrum
Brain
Marmalade
Blue Horizon
Decca FFSS
Decca FFRR
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 10:29:42 AM »
For great sounding lps also check out

One little indian
EG
Music for Nations
Roadrunner
Reprise - early pressings
Elektra

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 12:45:54 PM »
Now we need a real music on good pressings thread. Sara K quite nice but not too sure about the rest.
Agree.
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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 02:01:16 PM »
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-made this Topic a sticky...

-think its a goog source of information for would be vinyl buyers wrt pressings...

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Re: Good pressing thread
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 02:46:59 PM »
Just come back from my local auction and came home 4 crates of mixed masala

Spinning a few and came across these two lps which sounf effing funtastic

Sade on local Epic and Bob James and Earl Klugh on Tappan Zee - brilliant pressings both
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