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DON'T BUY IT ON VINYL!
on 21 August 2013
Brand new, first play, greatly disappointed to find that the vinyl is full of loud pops and crackles, much like a lot of modern vinyl. Seems that Rough Trade have had this LP pressed on poor (recycled?) vinyl. A great shame, since the album has been well mastered for vinyl and the dynamics are superb, really highlighting Greens unique voice and the excellent production. Rough Trade should take a lesson from ISO / Columbia, whose recent vinyl press of Bowies The Next Day was superb. As it is, this LP is unlistenable. I'll be going back to the CD.
UPDATE: Amazon replaced my copy. Full marks to Amazon for an easy and efficient returns process. Unfortunately the replacement copy is worse than the original. Noisy vinyl, loud cracks and pops through it, looks like a scuffed second hand record even though it's fresh out of the sealed sleeve. Avoid the vinyl version.