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The Chronic [VINYL] Review
on 2 June 2017
Arrived on time and good service from Amazon - it stops there.
The Vinyl plays okay - but there is visible damage on the Vinyl sleeve, but no damage to the shipping box/cardboard box, which leads me to believe that something has happened to it before transport. Surely I cannot blame them? maybe. Although I am not a collector of Vinyl I'm sure if a collector did receive this in the state it was in they would double check that they did not accidentally order a second-hand Vinyl. If it wasn't for the shrink wrap on the case I would have done the same.
Another criticism I have with the particular packaging that Death row (although I'm not sure who does the re-prints now) use is that they fit 2 LP vinyl "discs" into a single fitting sleeve - which can cause compression and quality degradation in anything higher than room temperature due to the "squeezing" that occurs. And also the paper insert/sleeved that they use for each LP is very cheap stuff. When I first pulled the Vinyl out the sleeve there was LOTS of small white paper bits, and thousands of a lot smaller paper follicles. This is something that only a liquid bath would get rid of - plus there is a considerable amount of static to the vinyl - also most likely caused by the type of paper they used.
I'd suggest only buying this is you are anything more than a novice because you are inevitably going to have to clean the vinyl with water to remove all that noise caused by the paper bits - and please replace the inserts with polyvinyl sleeves to prevent it from ever happening again!