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1.0 out of 5 stars About the VINYL version, 8 Feb 2014
This review is from: Hotel California [VINYL] (Vinyl)
A couple of issues here one on Amazon the other on the pressing.

Firstly, most of the reviews linked to this VINYL pressing relate to the CD version, neither use nor ornament, when purchasing a vinyl I want reviews about the vinyl, not the CD, come on amazon get your house in order here...

Secondly, I have now had two pressings of this "high quality" 180 gram pressing, both have been awful, first one was warped so unplayable, second one has so many clicks, hisses and jumps at the beginning as to immediately ruin ones enjoyment of the format, persevere and you are rewarded with a flat lifeless example of what is classed as one of the Eagles finest albums, it sounds like it has been pressed from a sample taken from an iPod... I have this album on old standard vinyl, cassette tape and CD and all of these sound far superior to this pressing, what a shame, what a let down, what a waste of time.
The manufacturer needs to go back to the drawing board, sack the idiot that re sampled this, sack the quality control (if there is one) and start again. Produce a quality vinyl, a quality that this album so richly deserves.

Update, half way through track three on side two the album comes to life, someone obviously found the slider that adds the correct subtleties to the album, shame they didn't re-do the whole album all over again with this correct setting.

I guess they either don't like the Eagles, vinyl or both. If you purchased this album as a route back into vinyl you would drop the format like a hot potato.
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2014 16:29:16 GMT
J. Milner says:
Thanks for the heads up. Was looking at replacing my 80s vinyl version with this. No chance. Surprising as Warners are usually pretty reliable with their vinyl reissues.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2014 16:34:30 GMT
Shane Dunn says:
Agreed, this is indeed a sad situation with such an iconic album.

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 17:37:58 BDT
Well written ! Thoroughly enjoyed the read.
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