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The Battle For Vinyl Still Rages On:
on 23 April 2013
A very surprising but welcome addition to the `Music on Vinyl' releases: the final DP MK2 studio Album from 1993. In the past, I have purchased numerous `Music on Vinyl' releases and I have found their recording and pressing quality to be excellent. In cases where I have an original copy of an album there has been no detectable deterioration in sonic quality with the `Music on Vinyl' pressings.
For this release we get the album covered with their normal re-sealable plastic cover, single heavyweight cardboard cover and lyric sheet insert. To finish off the high quality associated with Music on Vinyl releases, plastic coated paper inner sleeves are used to protect the heavy weight vinyl (182grams weight for this copy).
The quality of the pressing is excellent; record is flat and surface noise straight from the packaging low (even without liquid vacuum cleaning). I do not have an original copy to compare back to back to this release but there does not seem to be any sonic suppression and the recording sounds clean and fresh.
I feel this was a very under-rated album, ok overall it may be not one of their classics but in my opinion it contained threes tracks that would not be out of place on the MK2 Greatest Hits listing: The Battle Rages On (still part of their live set today), Anya and Ramshackle Man. These tracks sound superb on this vinyl release. The drums on The Battle Rages On sound like they have dynamite under them. The guitar solo at the start of Anya has real feeling and the guitar work in Ramshackle Man blows your mind. Absolute magic.
With original copies of this album very rare and when available going on eBay for well above £50 this 2013 release is good value for money. A great release and fully recommended. Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy a piece of vinyl heaven blasting out of your speakers.