This review is for the vinyl issue of this album and is not going to dwell on the contents, they are adequately covered in the cd review.
Why buy vinyl? Well there have been plenty of reports of albums being remastered for cd and the amounts of compression being applied to them being excessive, therby ruining the sound quality. This does not happen in vinyl. Vinyl has been around for a long time and the dark arts of mastering a record have been well sorted out. CDs, whilst having existed for thirty years, do not appear to have reached the sonic perfection that we were promised in a lot of cases, Whitesnakes 'Live in the Shadow of the Blues' being my personal worst case. Some like the Beatles remasters and the King Crimson remasters are stunning.
I first heard this album on a cd burned from an iTunes download and thought it was worth buying on CD, so I did and it was noticeably better. I think the band are good and apart from a couple of issues with lyrical content am pleased with it.
So much so, that I decided to get on vinyl for my nephew, who is a vinyl fan at 21. He was well pleased and offered to let me hear it on his system, coz I had flogged my vinyl gear years ago. It was cut on 2 discs, loads of good strong virgin vinyl, and was in a double/gatefold sleeve. It sounded magnificent, better than the CD version, everything sounded more organic and less processed(even if this is just an illusion, it is a dang good one).
The only quibble I have with it is the artwork. It looks fine on CD, where it was designed for, but lacked detail or interesting stuff that rewards repeated viewing.
Anyway, if you have the choice and the cash get the vinyl version, you will not be disappointed.