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    The bundle of 180 gram vinyl just arrived. I have numbers 2347, 582 and 852. My new Mac Pro arrived at the same time so I have a few things to play with.

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    Considering getting these. Take it the SQ is as good as the first 4 albums?

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    I'll let you know m8.

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    All out of stock at petergabriel.com at the mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie spaghetti View Post
    All out of stock at petergabriel.com at the mo.
    Yeah said end of year before there would be any more, other places have had stocks ie Amazon but the prices will be higher.

    I've got mine but still in the box, will let you know about sound when I've had a listen.

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    I have two warped records of the eight, which is not acceptable. I had two albums replaced from the first bundle I bought but cannot recall how I contacted them.

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    Call real world. Women who works there is first class.

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    What's the number Paul?

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    +44 (0)870 720 2127.

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    Cheers.

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    They asked for photos of the warps, which is difficult to do so I uploaded a couple of short videos and sent them the links. I received replacements of So and Us today and with So, disk 2 is warped so I now have a good double set. With the first copy, disk 1 is warped. With Us, the first copy disk 2 is warped and in the replacement copy, disk 2 and 3 are warped so I cannot make a good set of 3 flat records. I wrote to them again and they said all the remaining stock of Us is warped so they will refund the cost of the one record set.

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    Reading your comments on warped discs, I thought I'd better check my copy of So (no. 3356) that I bought the other day from my local independent record store, Resident Records in Brighton. Pleased to report everything seems okay: disc one is flat and disc two has no more than a millimetre or so of movement and plays fine on The Rock.

    I have had So and Us on SACD for a while and they sound pretty good but a little flat in direct comparison (Larry Klein's bass on Mercy Street is awesome on the new LP, rather than just very good on the SACD) but then again the record player, cartridge and preamp cost several times more than the old Sony player even when new. Resident are waiting for Us to come in so I'll probably grab a copy - I never really got on with Up so I'll not bother.

    Also found a new copy of Massive Attack's Mezzanine (I still can't remember why I sold my original copy.....) and will play that soon, along with several other albums I've bought over the past year or more but never played (thanks again for the rewire, Johnnie!).
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    Just sold my warped copies of So and Us on ebay.

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    Such a shame quality control seems to have died.....

    But then, I remember buying a copy of Fred Wedlock's 'Frollicks' back in the early 70's which was unplayable. The nice folks at Transatlantic sent me a new flat copy with the explanation that vinyl takes a certain amount of time to cool and harden (ie to come out of the press flat) and that a lot of plants operated their presses on a shorter cycle (for higher production one guesses). This of couse was back in the day of thin and dubious quality records. I'm guessing this still might be part, or even all, of the problem now: even more so with nice thick chunks of vinyl selling for sometimes silly prices. You'd think some of these supposedly specialist companies would be doing all they could to give us prime quality product, no names. I realise storage could be an issue also, but that doen't excuse off-centre pressings (again: no names), my other gripe!

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