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1.0 out of 5 stars
Poor Vinyl Pressing, 1 May 2012
The music on the album is superb (as is most of Rufus Wainwright's output) but the quality of this vinyl pressing is an absolute shocker, made more so by how expensive it is. I have seen several copies of this album now and they are all the same-manufacturing defects include:
Bits of label embedded in the vinyl
'Dents' in the vinyl surface, which means that when your needle runs across the grooves there are massive 'thuds' during quieter passages
There are also 'waves' in the vinyl where the plastic has not been flattened properly.
This really is an amateurish pressing especially coming from a 'serious' record company like Decca. Buy it if you want to have the singer's albums on vinyl where possible but really, this is dreadful product and the materials used are obviously inferior. Most of these copies would be rejects if there was any quality control at the manufacturing plant.
I have given up trying to get a 'good' (even half good would be nice) copy of this LP
5 stars for the music 0 for the product itself.