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Reviews of this album abound as it is often found at or near the top of the 2019 most wanted list. Not really being a DLR fan I listened by streaming first: it took me by surprise. I liked it so much I decided to invest in a vinyl copy. This is DLR on the up. So do you want a vinyl copy?
Both pressings of my 2 LP copy are very clean and flat as they should be. I don’t think the sound is special compared to my other 2018 or 2019 vinyl tho it does allow things to focus on the vocals and is easy on the ear.
My pet peeve (minus one star) is the vinyl packaging. The double album gatefold has no lyrics on the inside nor on the inner sleeves (noted also by a German reviewer headlining "Super Platte aber ohne Songtexte!" or "Super record but without lyrics!"). All you get is a bunch of credits for each track. Duh. Two square feet of gatefold space wasted.
You'll need to replace the inner sleeves. They are made of card that is fibrous on the inside. They are a stupidly tight for the LPs so you have to almost shake the disks out as you can’t get your hand in sufficiently to guide the disks out Echoing another reviewer, why do record producers keep doing this?
The inner sleeve art is poor (maybe it means something - I don’t care) and the lyrics aren’t here either. I think the album designers took a holiday.
On the upside the included “Sound of Vinyl” download voucher is for a zip of lossless WAV files (639MB download). Brilliant – CD quality files that are easily integrated into a media library for home streaming or transcoded as needed. If that’s too much then Amazon’s complementary mp3 download may be all you need when away from your vinyl or online streams.
Absolutely incredible. Purchased it on cassette in 2020, crazy yes but played back on my WM-D6C the quality of the master is crystal clear, beautiful recording.
Beautifully sung and songs that seem to take you along until all of a sudden you're at the end and the cassette player goes "cuh-chunk!" to signal the end of the tape bringing you out of your daze. LDR has a voice that can make your entire world disappear into nothing but the turning reels of tape in front of your eyes and the audio coming through the headphones. Would recommend purchasing.
Über die Musik braucht man nichts zu schreiben! LDR ist mittlerweile bekannt für gute Musik! Hier wird die Vinyausgabe beschrieben. Die Pressung ist miserabel, Finger weg! Ich habe wirklich einen sehr guten Plattenspieler mit einem sehr guten Tonabnehmer! Die erste Platte habe ich zurückgesendet, leider auch die zweite Platte nicht besser! Viele Stör- und Nebengeräusche im Vinyl! Habe beide Platten auch schon gewaschen, keine Besserung! Auch Verzerrungen sind dabei, kratzende Höhen usw! Also selbst der mp3 Download klingt besser! Schade eigentlich, aber leider keine Seltenheit bei Neupressungen! Kann nur abraten vom Vinyl und die CD empfehlen, vom Frequenzbereich ist die Platte eh nicht besser gewesen als die CD! Das mit dem schlechten Vinyl ist bei LDR übrigens keine Seltenheit! Dafür kann sie natürlich nichts!
Great voice, songs and melodies. I loved this after listening once via Apple Music and bought it immediately on Vinyl. It’s dark (my wife doesn’t get it) but I just love listening to it and would say it’s her best work. I have other albums of hers which I’ve found are good in parts but this is brilliant all the way through.
Brilliant album that gets better with every play. Dim the lights, light some candles, a glass of wine and just relax and enjoy. Along with Ghosteen by Nick Cave this is one of the albums of the year. Vinyl highly recommended.
Bought the black vinyl edition. Oh good grief, when will record companies learn? Cardboard inner sleeves damage vinyl people! Plus my copy arrived sealed but already covered in surface marks and sounded horrible - almost unlistenable surface noise in places. Plus the download didn't work in Chrome, finally got it using Safari but then only offered a WAV file and no album artwork attached. Pretty rubbish. Will be returning but no doubt receive the same again!
Awful skipping on the first song on all of my record players, sad because I love this item but unfortunately I had to return the item because it was impossible to enjoy a song with all of the skipping.