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Great song, shame about the pressing (fuzz & loss of clarity)
on 11 November 2013
Amazon didnt quibble and made it easy to return and replace the duff copy.
I was very pleased that the second copy of the single looked exactly the same as the fuzzy version but it sounded perfect. So in summary there are some bad pressings out there mixed in with the good ones. If you are keeping it sealed and its just for looking at ten fine you'll never hear the problem if you have a bad copy but if you buy it to listen to then dont take poor quality production and QA methods lying down as you are paying enough for a quality product!
Would have been 5 stars except for the sound problem.
ORIGINAL REVIEW 11/11/2013
Received this single today from Amazon, it looks great and to be fair the B side (Sorrow Live) plays great.
However my copy was slightly warped (Ok so its vinyl and I dont expect perfection from vinyl all the time).
The A side starts out fine but about half way through the single this pressing becomes fuzzy and loses clarity. I've cleaned the single several times using a proper vinyl cleaning brush. played it several times to make sure its not just some residue in the groove and it still sounds fuzzy and annoying. I've also played other records to make sure its not my equipment and thankfully it isnt my kit. Unfortunately once you hear the fuzzy instruments and the clarity reducing you cant help not hearing it so I will never be able to "enjoy" listening to this copy!
The original single doesnt lose clarity (yes I still have it) so it must be either this individual copy of the single (fingers crossed) or the pressing process has introduced this artifact into the sound.
Very disappointed but I dont expect Amazon to listen to every copy they sell before they sell it, but I am sincerely hoping this isnt a pressing issue! Especially worrying as some people havent opened the singles and are keeping them to sell on as new or as a collectable.
A replacement has been requested, I will add a comment once I have it on my turntable. I really hope its just my copy.