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NOT a review of the music.
on 19 June 2013
I hate it when the review is not for the product, but a soapbox for the reviewer to have a moan about something else, but I felt I had to share my experience with other vinyl junkies.
The music speaks for itself, Queen at their (almost) best. Unbelievable to think this is almost 40 years old, and A Day At The Races is my fave Queen LP. I ordered a new, pristine copy in order to frame and have on the wall and intended to keep my battered old copy for listening to. However, after barely 12 hours in the hands of Parcelforce (or ParcelFARCE one of their own drivers referred to it as) my new pristine copy is frankly, knackered. It looks 40 years old, the sleeve is creased and damaged and has been crushed under something in a van somewhere because there is an imprint of the record shape embedded in the card of the sleeve-must have been something really heavy to do that. It plays fine, but as I said, I wanted this copy to have on the wall as a reminder of my formative years. I can't return for an exchange cos it's now out of stock. So THANKS FOR NOTHING, PARCELFORCE. I'll stick to buying from my local record shop until either Amazon come up with a better package for something as delicate as an LP, or they use a courier that does't HATE its customers. Shame on you, Parcelforce for reinforcing the recent stereotype that today's couriers are a load of cowboys. Rant over. Bet this review is censored or refused.