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just wondering if there is different LP masterings of this classic album.
before i buy it is there a particular one i should look for or are they all the same?

also,do you guys prefer elusive disc or music direct for your music? same difference?

thanks for helping the newb.
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just wondering if there is different LP masterings of this classic album.
before i buy it is there a particular one i should look for or are they all the same?

In the days of vinyl I owned 2 if not 3 distinctly different LPs, and there have to be more today if you include the used disk market.

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I own, of all things, a Korean release of this album. Don't know if it's mastered differently from other releases.

My recollection is that there was a highly regard vinyl remastering done in Japan in the mid 80s.

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The MFSL one is very good

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just wondering if there is different LP masterings of this classic album.

Certainly more than one.


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before i buy it is there a particular one i should look for or are they all the same?

If there's more than one mastering, then they're not all the same.

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also,do you guys prefer elusive disc or music direct for your music? same difference?

thanks for helping the newb.

I prefer a good digital version...like the DSD layer of the SACD.

You might want to ask your question at www.stevehoffman.tv, where the LP listener pool is bigger.
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I own, of all things, a Korean release of this album. Don't know if it's mastered differently from other releases.

My recollection is that there was a highly regard vinyl remastering done in Japan in the mid 80s.

How does it sound in Korean?

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How does it sound in Korean?

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There is a quad version which has a slightly different mix. By that I mean it is different even listening in stereo (which is all I listen to it in). Some extra/different sound effects here and there.

I have quite a few copies of this album, (i.e. MFSL, US, UK, Quad and 30th Aniversary re-issue) and my personal favorite is the UK copy. YMMV of course.

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The MFSL one is very good

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I'm kind of weird about Pink Floyd recordings. While I own both vinyl and CD versions, being as I'm old enough, I remember going to their concerts before they were all that. To state the obvious, the concerts were always different and what I tend to look for on the web are recordings, sometimes bootleg, of their live performances. For example, you can listen and download various of their concerts from the KingBiscuit site. They're not perfect, the bitrate could be better, but at least for me, they're real. I'm still looking around for a copy of their performance at Carnegie Hall that I attended back in the early 70's. There I was waiting for Atom Heart Mother and what I heard was DSOTM before it make its way to vinyl. Nice concert.

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It's almost always best to catch bands before they have broken out huge, and almost always best to catch them live. PF is no exception. Listen to an early live recording of 'Embryo' or 'Careful with that Axe' to hear them when they are still hungry.

It's why opening acts these days usually transport me more than the 'main event'. Case in point is the St. Vincent concert I just left at Webster Hall in NYC
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