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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: The Velvet Underground and Nico, 1967 US Original vs. 1967 German Original vs. 2000 reissue

Ever since shooting out the German original and my 2000 reissue, I have of course been curious to…

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LP12MF: Supatrac Blackbird Tonearm — Updated Version with Magnetic Pivot

This past summer, my world was rocked by the Supatrac Blackbird tonearm — a brilliant original design that…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Bob Dylan, Self Portrait — Canadian vs US vs Japanese first pressings vs Sundazed reissue

What is this shit? My favourite album by one of my favourite singers! Yep, I said it. I…

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Best Pressing Shootouxt: Bob Dylan, Rough and Rowdy Ways — US vs EU vs Coloured

I’ve been meaning to write up a bunch of Bob Dylan Best Pressing Shootouts… and here’s the first!…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Prince Lasha, The Cry!, Take 2

Despite all appearances (I haven’t posted anything to this site since the summer!), I have been busy with…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Sun Ra, Lanquidity — Original Silver vs. Strut 4LP “Definitive Edition”

My friend Jared — the one who lends me all his fancy records and who has successfully turned…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Neil Young’s Ditch Trilogy (Time Fades Away, Tonight’s the Night, On the Beach) — US First Pressings vs. Neil Young Archives 180g Reissues

I’m going through a pretty huge Neil Young phase at the moment. I mean, there’s so much to…

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LP12MF: SUPATRAC Blackbird Tonearm Installation and Review

In September of last year, my friend Mark started a thread on AudioFlat called “Rather cool new arm.”…

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Best Pressing Shootout: The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967 German First Pressing vs. 2000 Reissue)

Well, this is an exciting one — quite plausibly the coolest record ever. It needs no introduction. And…

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Best Pressing Shootout: Stanley Cowell, Regeneration (Original Strata East vs. Pure Pleasure Reissue)

Last week, I had one of those moments I live for as a blogger. Listening to borrowed copies…