Top positive review
Almost perfect, a great re-release!
30 July 2017
This is a great example of how a vinyl re-release should be done..... but first some history..... being of the age to remember the whole late 80's summer of love/rave/acid scene when this album came out I must admit I was a bit snobbish about it and saw it as simply cashing on the scene....... how wrong I was.... It was only about 10 years ago that I finally listened to it and ultimately brought the CD. It is a fantastic album (as you probably know if you are here reading this), and being true to the time it has managed to pass the years since and stay to my ears at least fresh and interesting..... so despite my initial disdain I'm happy this is an excellent album and that lead me to wanting the vinyl. The vinyl is 180gram and is an excellent quality pressing, absolutely crystal clear, not the slightest pop on the lead in, it's perfect. I did think the backing vocal parts on Movin on up sounded a bit muffled but that is probably just where I am used to the CD version. The sleeve is a lovely Gatefold and seems pretty strong. As a whole it's almost perfect, my only wish lists would be that the sleeve was glossy rather than matt as it looks nicer and is harder wearing. Also having the option for red vinyl to match the sleeve would have been great. This is a great addition to any collection, unless of course you can pick up a mint condition original :)