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Five stars for the music. BUT BEWARE THE 2016 VINYL!!
on 30 August 2016
BEWARE OF THE 2016 LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL OF ALL SABBATH ALBUMS. Very poor pressings. "Black Sabbath" skips and clunks throughout track two (possibly pressing residue). "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" has severe crackling on lead out track side two. All album cover reproductions are pretty terrible ("Master Of Reality" isn't even embossed). My "Sabotage" album arrived with the cover severely scratched even in the factory sealed cardboard box. My sealed box for "Master Of Reality" actually contained "Paranoid". I think they dropped the ball on these ones. All albums seem to have a fair bit of dust and surface noise on first play. Musically, apart from the faults they sound good to fantastic but it's a gamble I will not take again.
I received my replacement "Sabotage" vinyl today. LABEL GLUE RESIDUE ALL OVER BOTH SIDES OF THE LP AND THE OFFENDING LABEL RIPPLED BEYOND BELIEF!! EXTREMELY NOISY TRACK RUN-OUT ON SIDE ONE. I GIVE UP !! AVOID THESE ATROCITIES LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!!!!!!